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Instant acoustic!

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.

Boss AC-3 Acoustic Simulator

Boss pedals - 5 year parts warranty
90 day labor warranty.
1 year warranty - Multitracks, Jamstations, etc.
Check with manufacturer for specific product warranty.

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  • good for one hundred dollars

    As reviewed by culver van vleck on 1/8/2011

    this pedal is pretty good for its price, when i bought it i wasn't expecting it to sound exactly acoustic and it doesn't. First of all you get this weird static sound when you turn it on, unless you turn it almost all the way down. it also has a bass-like tone so i always need to put the treble up on my amp or put my toggle switch on treble, but then again i would expect nothing more out of a pedal of this price. i have owned this pedal for 7 months and so far no difficulties, this pedal has sounded the same throughout and has been very reliable. This pedal sounds better through a 30-70 watt tube amp than solid state (just like everything else,) it gives off a more natural sound. I like the tonal options of this pedal, it can sound like just a standard acoustic, a jumbo acoustic, enhanced or with piezo saddles. This pedal sounds like django reinhart's acoustic guitar tone, and also can sound like the tone jimi hendrix gets for the clean intro to all along the watchtower. But if you dont have a decent acoustic guitar, dont try and save money by getting this instead of an acoustic.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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  • Great sound, one little problem...

    As reviewed by Keith A on 4/23/2011

    I'm using this with an ES-335, and after a few minutes of control tweaking this really sounds like a viable acoustic substitute. I did notice a bit of the static that was mentioned in some of the earlier reviews, and it honestly would have been enough to make me return the thing. However, this only seemed to occur when I used the G. Amp Out, and disappeared when using Line Out (hence the 4-stars). I assume this means that this is an effect of the amp simulation, rather than the acoustic simulation. The Line out, even plugged straight into a headphone amp sounds good enough that I can't see a need for the amp simulation. I've seen several bands come through that have used this on everything from a Strat to an LP, and I have always been impressed by the effect!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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  • Lots of static noise

    As reviewed by AL on 9/30/2010

    I was excited when I first got my pedal. Especially given the reviews. While Boss has done a great job with the reproduction of acoustic sounds, the pedal is rendered almost ineffective when the static kicks in. It is audible when the strings are hit. Once the unit stops trying to convert the sound, it goes away. But if you're looking to play with a band or plug into a PA for the acoustic portion of the sound, this will not do it for you. While I'm not a great guitar player, I can recognize good or bad sound when I hear it. Unfortunately, the static feedback ruins the pedal.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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