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Boss AC-3 Acoustic Simulator Pedal

Transform your electric guitar into a full-bodied acoustic by stomping your foot. This pedal features Standard, Jumbo, Enhanced, and Piezo simulation modes. (48) Read 3 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Product Description

How many times have you been onstage or in the studio with your electric guitar, and wished that you'd brought an acoustic along? For musicians who travel light, hauling an extra guitar to the gig isn't always the most attractive option. BOSS AC-3 to the rescue! This compact pedal employs COSM modeling technology to transform any electric guitar into a variety of beautiful acoustic guitars.

Features:

- BOSS's most advanced acoustic-guitar modeling in a compact pedal
- Four simulation modes: Standard, Jumbo, Enhanced, and Piezo-equipped
- Top and Body knobs for fine-tuning the virtual-body resonance
- Built-in reverb, optimized for acoustic-guitar simulation

Advanced Modeling

BOSS's COSM Acoustic-Modeling technology is beautifully showcased in this small but powerful pedal, which simulates an acoustic guitar much more precisely and realistically than previous technology allowed. Derived from BOSS top-of-the-line AD-8, the AC-3 simulates the sound of an acoustic guitar with incredible precision. Four simulation modes are provided: Standard, Jumbo, Enhanced, and Piezo-equipped; the latter supplies that famous "cut through the mix" direct piezo sound. Previous compact acoustic-guitar modeling-pedals were promising, but now the bar has been raised with AC-3.

Fine Control

Top and Body controls are provided, which allow you to shape the characteristics of the four acoustic models. Create the perfect acoustic-guitar sound quickly and easily with simple knob twists.

Reverb Included

Add depth and sweetness to the sound with the AC-3's built in digital reverb. It's like getting two pedals in one!

Versatile Output Paths

Two sets of outputs are provided, allowing you to connect the AC-3 to a standard guitar amp and to a direct input device such as a PA, or a recorder.

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- Nominal input level: -20 dBu
- Input impedance: 1 M ohms
- Nominal output level: -20 dBu
- Output impedance: 1 k ohms
- Recommended load impedance: 10 k ohms or greater
- Controls: pedal switch, MODE Switch, BODY Knob, TOP Knob, LEVEL Knob, REVERB Knob
- Indicator: CHECK Indicator (Serves also as battery check indicator)
- Connectors: INPUT Jack, G.OUT Jack, LINE OUT Jack, AC Adaptor Jack (DC 9 V)
- Power supply: DC 9 V: Dry Battery (6F22/ 9 V), AC Adaptor (PSA Series: Optional)
- Accessories: owner's manual, dry battery; 6f22/ 9 v (carbon), leaflet ("Using the unit safely," "Important notes," and "Information")
- Options: AC Adaptor PSA-Series

Size and Weight
- Width: 70 mm; 2-13/16 in.
- Depth: 125 mm; 4-15/16 in.
- Height: 55 mm; 2-3/16 in.
- Weight: 0.4 kg; 1 lbs. (including battery)
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 1 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 6 x 4 x 3 in
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 323-890-3700
Customer Reviews
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Boss AC-3 Acoustic Sim Customer Review
Sound: This pedal has excellent sound. I love instead of turning off the Distortion and getting a hollow sounding clean electric, now I just hit the stompbox and it sounds like I just picked up my acoustic that's sitting in the corner (Which is just too far to consider). Feature: The preset modes are nice, the Piezo is my personal preference. The Top and Body tone knobs are effective and can greatly change your sound, and the Reverb function is high quality and useful. Ease of Use: Standard Boss: Plug and play. Quality: Standard Boss Again: I'd imagine if I threw this pedal off of the roof it might break a knob off, but they pedal would still work. This pedal feels like a beast for its size. Manufacturer Support: Never needed support. Overall: Overall I'd give this pedal a 9, only because you have to adjust it quite a bit if you plug into a new amp to get the perfect sound you want.
Style of Music: Progressive Rock, Progressive Metal, Metal, Nu Metal, Hard Rock, Speed Metal, Thrash Metal
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Overall: I purchased this in the hope that it would be good enough to use for a couple of acoustic guitar parts on stage. I used a strat and tried it both direct to pa and through a guitar amp. There is so much digital fizz in this thing I feel it is unusable. The fizz seem related to the top control - if you turn it down the fizz goes away, but so does the acoustic tone. Too bad because under the fizz you can sort of hear promising acoustic tones..Maybe the AC4 will correct this problem, but I sent mine back.
Style of Music: jazz/blues
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