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100 Available – Signed by Dave Mustaine – Zoom G2.1DM Multi Effects Pedal
I don’t know how long this offer will last – being that there are only 100 of these babies autographed by Dave laying around at Musician’s friend, but it’s worth looking into if you’re a fan of Megadeth.
Who knows maybe they’ll all be long gone by the time we get this article published, but if that’s the case, you can always get the non-signed version for $50 cheaper. Both links are below.
Let’s talk about some of the cool features this pedal has. First off, the expression pedal is modeled after the gas pedal on Dave’s Aston Martin car. The pedal can be assigned to control almost any effect on any patch.
The construction of any pedal is important, especially if you plan on playing out with it, and this one should stand the test of time with the solid metal construction. The claim is that it’s also small enough to fit in a guitar case – I doubt they’re talking about a hard shell case, unless this thing is collapsible. More than likely they’re referring to shoving it into the side pocket of a soft case.
The pedal features Zoom’s ZFX-3 sound engine as well, which was made popular by the g2.1Nu. That’s a digital modeling technology with 83 great sounding effects.
It also comes with the standard fare of extras – an onboard tuner, drum machine, USB and software to hook it to your computer and create your own patches, as well as a complimentary copy of Cubase LE 4.
The looper records for five seconds, so you can loop and overdub guitar phrases.
If you’re going to be recording direct with this pedal, you’ll appreciate the “Direct Mode”, which changes the modeling algorithm to sound better for line signals.
You’re not going to get many bluesy sounds out of this pedal unless you make your own, but overall – for the metal player this baby should provide just about any sounds you need. And most of them can be traced back to Megadeth songs so you know that when you pull up the “in My Darkest Hour” patch, you’re using the same settings that Dave uses onstage.
Random Zoom show off facts?
The thing is studio silent, with a noise floor of -100dBm and a signal to noise ratio of 120dB, made possible by Zoom’s own noise reduction technology, known as – what else – ZNR.
Also if you’re a pedalboard tap-dancer, or just fond of fast patch changes, you’re only going to have to wait five milliseconds for patches to change. In a year you’ll have saved enough time to add another song to your setlist.
Send Musician’s friend some shekels and they’ll catapult one of these puppies straight to your doorstep – take your pick:
- Here’s the standard model.
- The signed one is no longer available.
Here is a video with Dave talking about the pedal at NAMM: