Boss AC-3 Acoustic Simulator

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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 isn't practical. The AC-3 gives electric guitarists an acoustic effect with a tap of the pedal.

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 has allowed. Derived from BOSS top-of-the-line AD-8, the AC-3 pedal 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 Boss AC-3.


True acoustic sound in a pedal from the masters at Boss! You'll be glad you put it in the cart!

 

AC-3 Acoustic Simulator Specifications:

  • Type: Acoustic
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BossAC-3 Acoustic Simulator
 
3.7

(based on 7 reviews)

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4.0

Noisey, needs a mid control

Comments about Boss AC-3 Acoustic Simulator:

I was using it for bass to get that "Latin groove" sound. But it hisses a lot so I had to keep the "top" control all the way down. At times it sounded a little too subtle. It really needs a mid knob.

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5.0

Perfect Solution

By Mark Cooney

from Millville, N.B. Canada

Comments about Boss AC-3 Acoustic Simulator:

This particular pedal is like most other effects pedals...it depends on what you're using it for and what your situation calls for. In leading worship at my church, I found that I was constantly switching between mt acoustic and my electric. What a pain! And what a way to disrupt the flow of a service. So I picked up this pedal, tried it out, and was immediately sold! Some of the other reviews are true in saying that it needs to be tweaked to get that sound that you're happy with but to me that's half the fun! I have found the middle pickup on my strat gives me the best sound when I am going through my Fender Deluxe Reverb II amp. I have also found it sounds best on its own. If you add chorus or too much delay it just sounds too processed. It sure saves alot of switching around and provides all kinds of flexibility in an environment that can change on a dime. In a phrase -- money well spent.

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5.0

Excellent Pedal

By Aaron Henry

from Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

Comments about Boss AC-3 Acoustic Simulator:

This pedal sounds excellent with my strat, very acoustic like. It does not sound quite as good with my guitars with humbuckers and even worse with active EMG's. But when played with single coil pick ups it sounds awesome. I find myself not wanting to play my acoustic or play with high gain because the simulator sounds soo good ! I would highly recommend this pedal.

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2.0

Not exactly acoustic sounding

By rlane2k

from Mason, MI

Comments about Boss AC-3 Acoustic Simulator:

The pedal doesn't make any guitar I've plugged in sound acoustic. In fact, I can get close to the results of this pedal by playing with the eq. The sound that comes out is not natural sounding at all and nobody in their right mind would mistake it for an acoustic. Further, each change of guitar requires a you to tweak the settings. I'd stay away from this one.

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4.0

Maybe a name change. . .

By Josh Griffin

from Jackson, MO 63755

Comments about Boss AC-3 Acoustic Simulator:

I like this pedal. I like it because it gives me a little different sound, a more mellow sound than even my clean channel on my amp will give me. I play Les Pauls through a Peavey Classic 30 with few pedals in between. I like the AC-3 because it does give me more of an "acoustic" sound, although I don't believe anyone would mistake it for an acoustic. And you have to tweak the settings depending on your amp, guitars, etc. With my setup, the pedal sounds best on the "Jumbo" setting with the body and top both at about 50%. So you have to mess around with it a little. I propose that Boss change the name, to something like "Acoustic-type Modulator" or "Mellow Maker" or something like that. It's a great pedal to have in your arsenal, though.

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2.0

poor excuse for a simulator

By Drew Hinkle

from Atlanta, GA

Comments about Boss AC-3 Acoustic Simulator:

In a word - crap. I can get better acoustic simulation from my GT-8. IMO, this pedal does little to make your electric sound like an acoustic. You can try all of the different setting combinations, but you're just fooling yourself because you desperately want it to sound right. If you want a nice sound, try installing a piezo bridge and running through a D-Tar Mama Bear. Doesn't sound exactly like an acoustic, but it's the closest you're gonna get with an electric.

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4.0

pretty close, but still a little room for improvement.

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I bought this pedal about 3 months ago after seeing it on the video advert on musicians friend(dont

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