New Fire-15 and Fire-30 Modeling Guitar Amps from Zoom
Posted Feb 5, 2003 at 12:00am
From Zoom comes the Fire Guitar amplifier combos. The new Fire-15 and Fire-30 both feature Zoom amp modeling and multi-effects built-in to compact cabinets.
From vintage stack to modern high gain sounds, Fire amps provide a variety of sounds at the turn of a knob. From vintage tube, to acoustic, to solid state thrash metal--Zoom amps have it all. A clean amp setting is also provided for use with outboard effects and pedals. Fire-15 has 11 amp models, the Fire-30 has 22 amp models.
Fire combos also include a full complement of Zoom guitar effects. Standards like Chorus, Flanger, Phase, Delay, and Reverb as well as modern sounds like Ring Modulator and Slow Attack. There is a sound for every song. And every effect can be adjusted in intensity. Both combos offer 18 adjustable effect types.
Built-in memory allows the user to save up to 10 custom effect combinations, or "patches". A patch combines effects and modeling selections. Preset patches are also built-in that simulate classic amplifier tones. With the optional FS-01 foot switch, the user can switch between two effects patches. The Fire-15 has 10 user/10 preset patches; Fire-30 offers 10 user/20 preset patches.
The Fire-30 features an independent control section for Delay and Reverb effects. A Type/Time control selects the type and the duration of the effect. The corresponding Mix knob adjusts the depth of the Delay or Reverb. The Fire-30 also features a Modulation control that allows the user to control the intensity of modulation effects with the turn of a dial.
Fire combos also offer four post-effect processing tools including Boost, Sustain, Edge and Bottom. Control knobs allow you to adjust Level, Gain and a three band EQ with Bass, Middle and Treble controls.
Both Fire Combos also offer a built-in auto chromatic tuner allows you to tune your guitar quickly and accurately.
Fire amps also provide Zoom ZNR noise reduction, CD/AUX input, and output jack. a Power Damp Switch that lets you play at a low volume without losing the sound of your selected effects.
The 15 Watt Fire-15 has an estimated street price of $179. The 30 Watt Fire-30 has an estimated street price of $279.