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Boss AC3 Acoustic Guitar Simulator Pedal

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The Boss AC3 Acoustic Simulator Guitar Effects Pedal delivers advanced electric to acoustic guitar modeling.
BOSS is pleased to offer another Authentic BOSS Compact Pedal; the AC3. 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 AC3 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 AC3 Acoustic Simulator Pedal Features
  • 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
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 AD8, the AC3 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 AC3.

Fine Control
Top and Body controls are provided for shaping the characteristics of the four acoustic models. Create the perfect acoustic-guitar sound quickly and easily with simple knob twists, or add depth and space to the sound with the AC3’s built in digital reverb. It’s like getting two pedals in one.

Reverb Included
Add depth and sweetness to the sound with the AC3’s built in digital reverb. It’s like getting two pedals in one!

Versatile Output Paths
Two sets of outputs are provided for connecting the AC3 to a standard guitar amp and to a direct input device such as a PA, recorder, or an acoustic-guitar amp configuration such as a Roland AC60.
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Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
Phone:  323-890-3700 Warranty:  BOSS Compact and Twin Pedals: 5 years parts, 2 years labor; BOSS (other): 1 year parts, 90 days labor

Product Specifications

Boss AC3 Acoustic Guitar Simulator Pedal Specifications
  • Nominal Input Level: -20 dBu
  • Input Impedance: 1 MOhm
  • Nominal Output Level: -20 dBu
  • Output Impedance: 1 kOhm
  • Recommended Load Impedance: 10 kOhms or greater
  • Controls:
    • Pedal Switch
    • MODE Switch
    • BODY Knob
    • TOP Knob
    • LEVEL Knob
    • REVERB Knob
  • Indicator: CHECK Indicator (also battery check indicator)
  • Connectors:
    • INPUT Jack
    • Guitar OUT Jack
    • LINE OUT Jack
    • AC Adaptor Jack (DC 9 V)
  • Power Supply: 9V Battery or optional AC Adaptor PSA Series)
  • Included Accessories:
    • Owner's Manual
    • Dry Battery 
  • Dimensions (WxDxH): 2 13/16 x 4 15/16 x 2 3/16 inches (70 x 125 x 55 mm)
  • Weight: 1 lb (450 g) Including battery


Customer Reviews

Review: Kenmorek Submitted: 12/27/2018

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Definitely gives an acoustic sound.
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Have read many reviews both positive and negative about this pedal. The negatives were not specific but didn't hear their guitar and amp give an acoustic sound with this pedal. The positives were sometimes vague but they liked it. Then some went on to say they liked it not through a tube amp but through an acoustic amp or a PA system. I HOOKED IT up through a very small practice amp set clean and used the emulation out into a mixer then into a low power full range PA type system. Sounded excellent with neck single coil. Didn't try it with the middle single coil nor the bridge humbucker. I am very happy to have this pedal.

Review: Mike Submitted: 7/22/2018

Product Rating4 out of 5 stars.

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Easy to use

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If think this is going to make your Les Paul sound like your Martin, think again. However it does soften the tone and give an audio illusion of acoustic sound. It’s fairly simple to use and control. Pretty much the same kind of set up as any Boss pedal.

Review: Bluesman Sammy Guy Submitted: 9/11/2016

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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A surprising twist from intended use

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I purchased this to attempt to get my Gibson Firebird to sound more acoustic for some songs, and it is OK, and works as intended. Not a perfect acoustic sound, but passable. However, out of curiosity I tried it with my Martin acoustic through a Bose Compact and in a word "WOW". It gave a new life, fullness and richness to my treasured Martin that I never heard before! The sound of the Bose compact is very dry, and I played hundreds of gigs with just my Martin and the Bose, but holy crap, this really gave it an incredible sound. Electrics will never sound truly acoustic, (passable for a song or two during a gig) but when used with an acoustic for acoustic gigs, phenomenal. Now using it with my acoustics, and keeping the electrics as they were intended. Thrilled with the new sound on my Martin. Outstanding!

Review: Cime Submitted: 1/25/2016

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Unbelievable!!!

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The online videos don't present this effectively... When I got this and actually hooked it up - holy ****! Bravo to the Boss development team!

Review: FRANK Submitted: 8/24/2015

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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IT IS FAR FROM ACOUTIC SOUND

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BAD

Review: Terry from Albany OR. Submitted: 2/11/2014

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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very surprised sounds good

Review: Guy Submitted: 2/28/2012

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


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Great Simulator

Well made, very durable

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Great pedal, gives many different options, very close to natural acoustic tones

Heavy, great tones

All the above options

Looks decent

Ready to go, manual comes with presets.

Review: brian zeller from south river, nj us, brianzellermusic@aol.com Submitted: 2/13/2011

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


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great pedal

yes

great

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great

great

great

Review: AMS Customer from USA Submitted: 2/5/2008

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


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THE ANGELINA JOLIE OF ACOUSTIC STOMP BOXES

Your general opinion of this product.



QUALITY:
EXCELLENT. TYPICAL GREAT BOSS QUALITY

FEATURES:
SUPER EASY TO USE-THE MULTIPLE TOP MODE IS GREAT-I HAVE USED STRATS, TELES, LES PAULS AND LP JRS AND IT SOUNDS GREAT, REALLY NATURAL THRU A NICE CLEAN AMP AT HIGH VOLUME

EASE OF USE:
EASY AS PIE-YOU WOULD HAVE TO BE A MORON NOT TO BE ABLE TO DIAL IN SOME INCREDIBLE SOUNDS!!

VALUE:
CHEAP FOR THE FEATURES YOU GET. VERY VERSITILE PEDAL

SOUND:
CRYSTAL CLEAR, I USE IT THRU THE PA, DIRECT INTO THE STUDIO BOARD, OR THRU A NICE CLEAN TUBE AMP AND IT ALWAYS SOUNDS SUPER

Review: AMS Customer from USA Submitted: 2/5/2008

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


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Boss is the Boss!

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QUALITY:
Built like a tank!

FEATURES:
Great features. Gives you alot of control for shaping your sound.

EASE OF USE:
Pretty simple. A little tweaking and you're done.

VALUE:
The sound you get from this thing was definitely worth the money. Definitley has a spot on my pedal board.

SOUND:
Awesome sound. Not identical to an acoutsic but close enough.

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