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AUTHENTIC SOUNDS. COMPLETE VERSATILITY. ZOOM B3n Intuitive Multi-Effects Processor for Bassists

The Zoom B3n lets you create your own original sound, no matter the kind of music you play. This bass pedal has countless amp, cabinet, and stompbox effects that you can use on stage or in the studio. Plus, its editing features are simple enough that you can tweak your sound even when you're on the road. 

67 Built-In Stompbox Effects for Monster Tone

The B3n is pre-loaded with 67 high-quality stompbox DSP effects, including 19 dynamics and filter effects, 15 overdrive and distortion effects, 17 modulation effects, 11 delay and reverb effects and more. (Download a list of the B3n pre-loaded effects)

Faithful Bass Amp and Cabinet Emulations

The B3n’s newly created emulations include five classic bass amps and five matching cabinets that have been modeled to sound and respond like the real thing. To adjust the sound of each model, simply use the B3n’s parameter knobs just as you would with analog gear. You can also download even more amp/cabinet combinations via ZOOM Guitar Lab software.



NOTE: Manufacturer names and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. The names are used only to illustrate sonic characteristics and do not indicate any affiliation with the Zoom Corporation or Zoom North America.

Create Custom Effects Chains

Chain up to seven effects, amps, and cabinets together simultaneously in any order you like to experiment with and create new sounds. You can also store up to 150 of your custom effects chains as patches.




FEATURED: Frank Bello (Anthrax), ZOOM Creator - B3n Patches


Master Your Sound

The B3n’s simple layout and controls make for
faster and more intuitive editing. Its
three independent LCD screens display your entire
effects chain at a glance, and its tactile knobs
and switches give you effortless control over
adding, editing, deleting, or changing the
order of effects.

FEATURED: Stu Hamm, ZOOM Creator - B3n Patches


Just Plug It In
and Play

There’s no complex setup with the B3n—just
plug in and start playing. Thanks to its 68
built-in rhythm patterns, the B3n is great for
both practice and solo performances. With the
onboard looper, you can record and overdub
phrases up to 80 seconds long, creating textured
layers of sounds using the effects of your choice.

The looper, rhythm patterns, and delay effects
can all be synchronized using a tap tempo function.
And a built-in chromatic tuner lets you bypass the
currently selected patch while tuning, or mute
the signal altogether.











FEATURED: Eric Abert (The Life and Times),
ZOOM Creator - B3n Patches


Connect, Perform, and Record

It’s easy to integrate the B3n into any live performance or studio rig. In addition to a standard 1/4” input, there's an auxiliary 1/8” stereo input for connecting smartphones or music players. There’s also a dedicated headphone jack for practice, and dual outputs for mono or stereo L/R connection to bass amps, PA systems, and audio interfaces. Add the ZOOM FP02M expression pedal via the dedicated control input for real-time control over effects parameters.

ZOOM Guitar Lab Software

With the new Guitar Lab app for Mac/Windows, you have access to Zoom’s library of amp models, effects and patches. A one-stop shop for effects management, users can easily edit effect parameters, build effect chains, and backup/organize their patches. Guitar Lab’s advanced UI monitors your CPU usage while you edit for maximum efficiency. For user convenience, the new Clipboard function memorizes up to four effects with custom parameters, so you can copy and paste them onto other patches. Finally, the NEWS section contains newly added effects and patches, as well as demo sounds, all available for download directly from the app. 

Download the ZOOM Guitar Lab

Features At A Glance

  • 67 high-quality stompbox DSP effects
  • 5 amp emulators plus 5 cabinet emulators
  • Free ZOOM Guitar Lab Mac/Windows software
    allows for downloading of additional effects
    and patch management
  • Use up to 7 effects simultaneously, chained
    together in any order
  • 3 stompbox switches allow effects to instantly
    be brought in and out
  • Intuitive user interface with 3 independent
    editing displays
  • Onboard chromatic tuner with dedicated footswitch
    supports all standard bass tunings, including open
    and drop tunings (tuner range of 435 - 445 Hz)
  • Stereo/mono looper allows recording of up to
    80 seconds of phrase recording
  • 68 built-in rhythm patterns that can be used in
    conjunction with the looper
  • Tap Tempo with dedicated footswitch
  • Auxiliary stereo input jack for connection of
    smartphones and music players
  • Dual output jacks for connection to bass amps
    and mono or stereo PA systems
  • Dedicated stereo headphone output
  • Control input for ZOOM FP02M external
    expression pedal



Here's what comes included with the B3n:

  • Operation manual
  • Zoom AD-16 AC adapter

Optional B3n accessories:




FEATURED: Cory Osborne (Lightfoils, Panda Riot),
ZOOM Creator - B3n Patches




Guitar Lab 3.0: Introduction
B3n: Introduction

Learn all the basics of the Zoom B3n Multi-Effects Processor for Bassists.

Eric Abert - Downloadable B3n Patches

Check out Eric Abert's new custom-created patches for the Zoom B3n Multi-Effects Pedal for Bassists. 

Stu Hamm - B3n Factory Patches

Check out Stu Hamm as he demos the all-new patches he created for the Zoom B3n Multi-Effects Pedal for Bassists.


Effect types (Ver.2.0):

(86 DSP effects, 9 amp emulators, 10 cabinet emulators)

Number of simultaneous effects :


Number of user banks/patches:


Sampling frequency:

44.1 kHz

A/D conversion:

24-bit with 128x oversampling

D/A conversion :

24-bit with 128x oversampling

Signal processing :


Frequency characteristics :

20 – 20 kHz +1 dB, -3 dB (10 kΩ load)


128 x 32 dot-matrix LCD (x3) 


Standard monaural phone jack
Rated input level: -20 dBu
Input impedance (line): 470 kΩ


Stereo mini jack (3.5 mm)
Rated input level: -10 dBu
Input impedance (line) : 10 kΩ

Output R:

Standard monaural phone jack

Maximum output level:

Line +5 dBm
(with output load impedance of 10 kΩ or more)


Standard stereo phone jack
(combined line/headphone) 

Maximum output level:

Line +5 dBm
(with output load impedance of 10 kΩ or more)
Headphones 15 mW + 15 mW (into 32 Ω load)

Equivalent input noise:

-119 dBu

Noise floor (residual noise) :

-100 dBu

Control input:

Zoom FP02M


AC adapter DC9V (center minus plug), 500 mA      
(ZOOM AD-16)


Connector: USB2.0 Micro-B

Guitar Lab
Standard: USB 1.1 Full Speed

Power can also be supplied through the USB port.
When using a cable designed only for power, other USB functions cannot be used.


181 mm (D) X 234 mm (W) X 58 mm (H)
7.1 in (D) X 9.2 in (W) X 2.2 in (H)


1.28 kg / 2.8 lbs

* 0 dBm=0.775 Vrms