“The pedal your ’board has been waiting for”? Zoom unveils the next generation of its cult classic MultiStomp pedal, cramming 100 effects into a $129 compact stompbox

Zoom MS-50G+ MultiStomp effects pedal
(Image credit: Zoom)

When it launched way back in 2012, guitarists underestimated the original Zoom MultiStomp. While the MS-50G had an astonishing array of effects in a compact chassis, the retro LCD screen and interface didn’t exactly scream ‘pedalboard appeal’.

Fast-forward 11 years, and the pedal and its offshoots – most notably the MS-70CDR Chorus Delay Reverb – have become cult classics among experimental guitarists, who prize Zoom’s comprehensive array of conventional and oddball effects and the ways in which they can be combined.

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Michael Astley-Brown
Editor-in-Chief, GuitarWorld.com

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of GuitarWorld.com, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism from Cardiff University, and over a decade's experience writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as 20 years of recording and live experience in original and function bands. During his career, he has interviewed the likes of John Frusciante, Chris Cornell, Tom Morello, Matt Bellamy, Kirk Hammett, Jerry Cantrell, Joe Satriani, Tom DeLonge, Ed O'Brien, Polyphia, Tosin Abasi, Yvette Young and many more. In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.