Zoom MultiStomp MS-50G Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal
The biggest selling point of the Zoom MS-50G MultiStomp is its small single pedal size. This means that you get to enjoy the benefits of multiple effects, amp models, and preset switching while keeping the size similar to regular stompboxes.
The MS-50G lets you use up to six of effects simultaneously, from its large pool of digitally modeled effects (47) and amps (8).
All of the settings and parameters are adjusted via its intuitive interface, albeit with just a single footswitch.
You can save each preset you create or edit, just store them into the pedal's 50 memory banks. This flexibility gives you a lot of tone options.
Other noteworthy features include its built-in chromatic tuner and its versatile power options, which include 2 x AA batteries or via a USB power source.
If you're worried that a single switch means it can only turn on one patch at a time, fear not; the unit can be set up so that the single footswitch cycles through selected patches.
- Effects: 47 (6 Simultaneous)
- Amp Modeling: 8
- Presets: 50
- Footswitches: 1
- Input: 1 x 1/4"
- Output: 2 x 1/4"
- Extra Features: Can be Battery Powered (2 x AA) or USB powered, Chromatic Tuner
- USB: USB (For Update and Power)
- Dimensions: 5.13" x 3.05" x 2.3"
- Weight: 0.77 lbs
Most users and experts agree that the Zoom MultiStomp MS-50G is a high quality and high value pedal. But it's not just about bang per buck, because many are satisfied with the quality of its effect and amp emulations. Trevor Curwen on Music Radar was convinced of its performance saying, "While not all of the sounds are going to appeal to all players, there are enough usable tones here to make this a very practical item for just about anybody who uses effects."
There are a few users who found the controls to be somewhat confusing, but this should be easily addressed by watching tutorials or reading the manual.
All in all, get the Zoom MultiStomp MS-50G if you want your multi-effect needs served by a standard size pedal.