Eric Struthers (Aaron Neville), Creator: 22 Custom-created Patches

Kyle Bolden (Stevie Wonder, The Jacksons), Creator: 8 Custom-created Patches

8 x Zoom Patches featuring this month's new Stompboxes and Amp + Cab

4 x Stompboxes

1 x Amp + Cabinet Combo

To download new Stompboxes and Amp + Cabinet combination, simply plug your G5n into an internet-connected computer, power on the pedal, and open the Zoom Guitar Lab software. Download and install the new, custom-created patches with the links below or on


Best known for his long career as the guitarist for the Neville Brothers band, Eric Struthers has played and recorded with some of the most celebrated artists in American music, including Michael McDonald, Jimmy Buffett, Bela Fleck, Kenny Rogers, Steve Miller, Joan Baez, and Linda Ronstadt—to name just a few. As this list indicates, Eric’s skills on guitar cross multiple genre boundaries and have led to him being an in-demand player for country, rock, funk, jazz, Reggae, and R&B, both on the road and in the studio. A longtime touring musician as well, Eric has appeared on Johnny Carson, Arsenio Hall, Jay Leno, Saturday Night Live, The Today Show, 48 Hours, CMT’s Prime Time Country, as well as numerous Canadian, European, and Japanese television specials. If that wasn’t enough, he’s also played for feature films like Money Train (Sony Pictures) and Things To Do In Denver When You're Dead (Miramax Films).

When not touring or recording in the studio, Eric stays involved in a variety of educational endeavors. A regular instructor at Victor Wooten’s music camps in Nashville, Eric demonstrates his passion for passing on the knowledge and insight he’s gained through his years of experience by offering a variety of master classes on guitar and performance to students from around the world. He also regularly accompanies legendary bassist and performer, Chuck Rainey (Steely Dan, Aretha Franklin, Roberta Flack, etc.) via his Rhythm Intensive workshops. Indeed, Eric’s rhythmic sensibility makes him a favorite guitarist among bass players and drummers in and out of Nashville and often leads to him being asked to join them on stage in impromptu settings.

With over twenty-five mainstream albums to his credit, Eric continues to demonstrate that he is a musician first—the electric guitar is merely his main way of expressing his creativity. Eric’s dedication to first and foremost “serving the song” through his instrument explains part of the reason he remains a highly sought after musician; the high level of skill which he does so explains the other part. Presently, he is finishing up a soon-to-be-released solo album that features a host of amazing and renowned musicians, and he looks forward to hitting the road in support of it soon after.

"The new Zoom G5n is versatile, easy to program and sounds great live and in the studio!"


  • Gig 1 - When in stomp mode this patch simulates a pedal board with a selection of pedal I use regularly on tour. Tube Screamer, Compressor, Chorus, Delay, Wah Pedal, amongst others.
  • Leslie - Uses the expression pedal to control the speed of rotation of a Leslie cabinet.
  • MST - Useful crunchy sound utilizes TubeScreamer and Fender Twin amp.
  • FunkRhythm - Combines a Chorus and Compressor for a tight, clean rhythm sound commonly found in Funk and R&B tunes.
  • TimeWarp - The Expression pedal is assigned to Delay time. Moving the pedal while playing creates a warp of time as well as notes.
  • h2oSmoke - Overdriven Marshall sound similar to Deep Purple's biggest hit.
  • Doowop - Classic Fender amp sound with Reverb and Vibrato found often in the 50's doowop style.
  • SoloBuild - Expression pedal assigned to the gain section of a Distortion pedal. The more you press down the dirtier the sound allowing you to build your solo from a whisper to a scream.
  • Wes - Warm fat Jazz sound a-la the great guitarist Wes Montgomery.
  • TalkBox - Talking modulator sound made by CRY stomp.
  • CmInsanity - Nice tricky sound with Sequence Filter and HPS stomp effect.
  • AutoFunk - Auto-Wah combined with compression to give more control to volume changes inherent with auto wah pedals.
  • Franknfunk - Auto-Wah combined with Octave Box for extreme fatness.
  • WhamyWah - Filtered Whammy sound utilizes Monaural Pitch-shifter.
  • EricSolo - My most commonly used solo sound. Tube Screamer set for drive, but still clean enough to distinguish notes with a Rack Compressor for sustain and combined with Reverb.
  • EchoContrl - Expression pedal assigned to number of echoes instead of delay time allowing you to go from subtle delay to drenched echo.
  • DelayLoop - This patch features Hold Delay stomp for Loop function.
  • VariLoop - In stomp position, a variety of effects before the Looper so that you can build loops with different sounds on each pass.
  • Rock - My version of a hard rock overdriven sound combining distortion with a 4x12 cabinet.
  • Satisfaxun - Overdriven Vox sound a la the early Rolling Stones hit.
  • Stones - Classic Rolling Stones rhythm sound.
  • MultiDelay - Combination of three different type delay effects. Excellent for single-note or arpeggio-style play.

Check out some samples of Eric's custom patches for April 2016 in the video above.


Kyle Bolden is a native of Memphis, Tennessee. There he attended Overton Performing Arts High School where his tenure with the Overton High School Jazz Band allowed him to expand his musical vocabulary. He also began to make a name for himself by performing in a number of local live music venues. After attending the University of Memphis on a full music scholarship, Mr. Bolden moved to Los Angeles, California where he has maintained an active career as a live performer, studio musician, and producer. Kyle Bolden currently tours with Stevie Wonder and The Jacksons and is a member of New Genesis, a popular Los Angeles based band.

"The G5n is very impressive! Its versatility as well as its ability to emulate modern and classic amps and pedals is remarkable. Definitely one of the best multi-effects units on the market!"


  • Beale St. - A li'l tribute to the home of the Blues, Memphis, TN. Sounds so good, you'll smell BBQ coming from your amp! Utilizes the MS800 + MS4x12 to get an authentic sound.
  • Clean Brit - This patch utilizes the UK-30A + UK2x12 to provide a clean sound similar to the Vox AC-30. Step on the boost for added volume.
  • The Crunch - This patch is a perfect template to achieve a nice crunchy sound. Utilizes the BG1x12 + BGMK1 to get that nice Mesa-like tone!
  • The Force - A high gain patch using the XtacyBlue + BGN4x12. Gives you the force to knock down any wall. Perfect for heavy rock!
  • Gainville - Using a hybrid match up with the XtacyBlue and the MS4x12. Gives a powerful high gain sound. Excellent for a hot solo.
  • RockBottom - A heavy distortion generated by the MetalWRLD. Added the Detune FX for a modern flair.
  • 80's Baby - Kind of a tribute to the great 80's rhythm guitar sounds. Perfect for single note funk-picking. Added a slight slapback with Delay And Fender Twin amp/Fender 2x12 amp model for a cool effect.
  • May Fever - This patch utilizes the UK30A + UK2x12 to reproduce a sound similar to the great crunch sound that Brian May (Queen) is known for. Try the StereoChorus for flair.

Check out a couple samples of Kyle's patches—"Gaineville" and "80's Baby"—in the video above.


  • MuddyRock - This all-purpose crunch sound combines SweetDrive and new FD B-MAN Stompbox through the JC-120 Amp/Cabinet combo.
  • MuddyRock (Direct for Recording) - This version of MuddyRock is Direct (Monitor Speaker), created specifically for recording.
  • GrungeMuff - This 90's alternative rock sound features the new NYC Muff Stompbox through the JC-120 Amp/Cabinet combo.
  • Comp Phase - The new GrayComp is paired with Phaser for playing disco funk rhythm guitar. Uses the JC-120 Amp/Cabinet combo.
  • Rock&Billy - The new GrayComp is paired with Phaser for playing disco funk rhythm guitar. Uses the JC-120 Amp/Cabinet combo.
  • Rock&Billy (Direct for Recording) - This version of Rock&Billy is Direct (Monitor Speaker), created specifically for recording.
  • May's Echo - Queen's Brighton Rock is the inspiration for this ping-pong delay sound. Uses the JC-120 Amp/Cabinet combo.
  • Hot Tweed (Direct for Recording) - Combining GoldDrive and the new FD B-MAN. It is Direct (Monitor Speaker), created specifically for recording.


New Stompboxes available for download via the Zoom Guitar Lab software. Simply plug your G5n into an internet-connected computer, power on the pedal, and open the Guitar Lab software.
  • NYC Muff - This models an Electro-Harmonix Big Muff Pi. An added parameter allows you to adjust the balance of original sound and distortion.
  • Gray Comp - This models a ROSS Compressor. Added parameters allow you to adjust the tone.
  • Early Reflex - This effect reproduces only the early reflections of reverb.
  • P-P Delay - This delay outputs the delay sound alternately left and right.


New Fender Bassman Amp + Cabinet available for download via the Zoom Guitar Lab software. Simply plug your G5n into an internet-connected computer, power on your pedal, and open the Guitar Lab software.
  • FDB-MAN Amp - This models the sound of the Fender '59 Bassman.
  • FD-B4x10 Cabinet - This models the sound of the Fender '59 Bassman cabinet with four 10" Jensen speakers.
We hope you love the new April 2016 additions to your G5n; there are plenty more on the way every month, like next month's patches created by Richard Patrick (Filter) and Allen Epley (The Life and Times, Shiner)!

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