Zoom B3n review

An affordable bass multi-effects that can handle just about anything you throw at it

Zoom B3n
(Image: © Zoom)

Guitar World Verdict

A small multi-effects box with lots to offer - and a price that’s just right.


  • +

    Variety, flexibility, affordability


  • -

    No XLR jack; not compatible with all expression pedals

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Zoom’s B3n, the successor to the company’s popular B3 pedal, has 67 tweakable effects, includes amp models paying homage to Ampeg, Aguilar, Fender, SWR, and Trace Elliot, and allows for 150 custom patches that combine up to seven effects, amps, and cabs.

An aux in jack, headphone jack, and handful of rhythms make it a cool practice tool, while a USB input makes it easy to update firmware, download new patches, and tweak your creations. The B3n manages to accomplish all this while being seven inches deep, nine inches wide, and weighing just under three pounds.

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