Zoom MS-50G MultiStomp Multieffects Review

MS-50G MultiStomp

Really interesting

It provides, in a very compact size, all the necessary for the guitarist, with an extraordinary flexibility and the power of the new Zoom DSP, the ZFX-IV. This new 32-bit processor is an important innovation, and delivers a large number of quality sounds.
It is a pedal with an excellent price.

ZFX-IV DSP

Small, but with many things

55 effects and amp models. Some of them are emulations of famous pedals and amplifiers. You can see the complete list in the specifications page of the MS-50G on the Zoom website.

Up to 6 simultaneous

It's incredible, but with the dimension of a stompbox it allows the use of 6 effects simultaneously, and the user can arrange them in any combination. Really, i don't know if exists a similar product on the market, at the moment.

Chain

Amps List

8 emulated models suitable to many different genres. Now we can see the list of the available options

PatchName
FD COMBOFender Twin Reverb '65
US BLUESFender Tweed Bassman (Crunch)
TW ROCKTwo Rock Emerald 50 (Crunch/Drive)
DZ DRIVEDiezel Herbert (High Gain)
DELUXE-RFender Deluxe Reverb '65
VX JMIBritish Combo (Class-A)
MS 1959Marshall 1959 Plexi '69
ALIENEngl Invader (High Gain)

List (Categories)

  • Dynamic/Filter
  • Compressors, noise reduction, attack, equalization, wah, a module to organize how the guitar signal works in the effects chain, and some filters.

  • Drive
  • 12 distortions, overdrives and boosters. Simulations of the Ibanez TS808, Boss DS-1, Electro-Harmonix Big Muff, Matchless Hotbox, Boss OD-1, MXR distortion+, ProCo Rat, Boss Metal Zone.

  • Mod/Sfx
  • 13 modulations.

  • Delay/Reverb
  • 10 for delay and reverb.

Manual and Firmware

The manual explains all the functions and lists all the amp models, and the effects, with an exhaustive explanations of every patch.
With the USB the firmware upgrade is fast and easy.

USB

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Effects (Pedals and Floorboards)

    ME-25
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    ME-25

    The Sound Library is, certainly one of its most interesting and useful features. The organization of the patches is easy and very comfortable. The built-in looper allow the Overdubbing. The Cakewalk Sonar 8.5 LE software is included.

  • RC-505
  • Loop | Boss
    RC-505

    The 5 tracks of each loop are equipped with indipendent controls and dedicated fader. Effects can be applied on each track and globally. Two knobs can be used to tweak the parameters. 85 rhythm patterns.

  • AF2 Airplane
  • Flanger | Ibanez
    AF2 Airplane

    The Enhance knob adjusts the Feedback volume, while the TAKEOFF mode produces a continuous oscillation, similar to a Whammy. In the manual there are some Paul Gilbert settings. It provides the true bypass and is really quiet.

Guitar Amps

Multitrack Digital Recorders

Handheld Recorders