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AC-3

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Advanced Electric-To-Acoustic Guitar Modeling

BOSS is pleased to offer another Authentic BOSS Compact Pedal: the AC-3. 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 new-generation, compact pedal employs COSM modeling technology to transform any electric guitar into a variety of beautiful acoustic guitars.

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.

The noise can be tamed...5 of 5 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreWinnipeg North, Manitoba
A post above (MEH) points out the noise with this pedal. It's a valid point, but there is a solution the takes care of most of that problem. Always use the "LINE OUT" for the acoustic signal... never the G.AMP out. The G.AMP out ads a lot of artificial high end to the acoustic sound that is very irritating and noisy... the line out (even if you go to a guitar amp) is much more natural and doesn't have anywhere near the level of noise.
Posted by Sean on Apr 6, 2017
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Take advantage of the features ...4 of 4 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreWinnipeg North, Manitoba
Most people snub this pedal without taking full advantage of it. The AC-3 has two outputs, USE THEM! Send the electric signal to your amp, and the line out (acoustic sound) to the PA (or console, acoustic amp, etc...). It is quite convincing when setup as such. As for the sounds... I like to use the middle position on my tele, strat or les paul. The "standard" is great for finger style, the "jumbo" is nice for pop/country rhythms.. I don't use the others. The reverb is passable.. it's a nice touch when going direct to add a little extra depth.
Posted by Sean on Apr 6, 2017
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Boss Acoustic Simulator3 of 3 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreLondon North, Ontario
I tried one of these pedals using my Gretsch and Fender Deluxe and was totally impressed with the sound. It gave me all the acoustic tones i needed regardless of the settings and had no distorted sounds at all. Price is fair and durablity seems to be the same as all boss pedals. I will be ordering one from my local Long and Mcquade and recommend this to any player who normally plays their electric but would like an acoustic sound without switching guitars.
Posted by Rick on Dec 22, 2015
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Meh...2 of 7 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreCalgary, Alberta
Honestly this is not a bad sounding pedal AT ALL. This can definitely get the tone you may desire when you don't have a acoustic guitar on hand. I actually used this to do some recordings, the main issue I have with this pedal is that 2 of the 4 knobs on the pedal will introduce a large amount of distortion into your signal That being the "top" and "level" controls, you can get some really nice sounding stuff on this thing but at the cost of hearing extra fuzz on every single note you play. its shocking how unusable I found this pedal to be. after tedious amounts of tweaking I found that these knobs couldn't even get past around 10 o clock without introducing distortion, the manual specifically states that this can happen with raising these two knobs, but I thought that would mean somewhere past 12 o clock. Once you find that you don't actually have any introduced fuzz you notice that your tone is killed off and you aren't getting any sounds you want. Literally the pedal is silent until you play a note, you will hear that underlying fuzz that just ruins any attempt of playing an acoustic piece. Maybe it's my rig, my specific pedal or where I'm located but not even my ISP Decimator II G string could get rid of the added distortion in this pedal, while making all my other pedals added noise disappear. So either get an acoustic guitar or look for a different pedal seriously.
Posted by anonymous on Mar 9, 2015
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