Boss AC-3 Acoustic Simulator

Effects pedal

  • Simulates the typical sound of an acoustic guitar
  • Four simulation modes are available: Standard, Jumbo, Enhanced and Piezo
  • Built-in reverb
  • Optimised for acoustic guitar simulations
  • Controls: Mode - Top - Body - Reverb - Level
  • LED: Effect On
  • Footswitch: Effect Bypass
  • Connections: Input (6.3 mm jack) - Output (6.3 mm jack) - Power supply connector (female connector 5.5 x 2.1 mm - negative pole inside)
  • Power consumption: 39 mA
  • Operation with 9 V battery or 9 V DC power supply (not included, matching power supply available under Art.409939)
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 73 x 125 x 55 mm
  • Weight: 440 g
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  • Enhance Mode
  • Jumbo Mode
  • Piezo Mode
  • Standard Mode

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Good Acoustic Sim.
Br7ian, 03.06.2013
I play in an acoustic duo and decided to try this with my Strat in leiu of my acoustic guitar with a Fishman soundhole pickup. Amazing, the AC-3 and Strat sound more "acoustic" than the real acoustic guitar. People do a double take when they see me playing the Strat, getting that full lush acoustic tone. I love it!! And the bonus is that leads are soo much easier to play on the Strat than on the acoustic!! I've been using it about a month now. Awesome!! It should be noted however that there is a slight hiss when playing through the AC-3 which can be quite annoying.
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MatthewP, 26.05.2013
Nice sounds very effective through a PA or acoustic amplifier. I purchased mine to avoid having to carry an extra guitar around but would only recomend you use them through a pa or acoustic amp as electric guitar speakers in my opinion don't do this pedal any favours. Really good for recording and alot cheaper than buying a nice acoustic guitar!
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Not my pedal
MathiasD90, 24.04.2020
I think this pedal may took place in someone's pedalboard but not in mine.

I found the sound really "artificial" but maybe it depends from my guitar.

It's better to use the money to buy a good microphone and use your real acoustic guitar imho.

From a constructive point of view, it's a boss pedal so almost perfect.

Cheers
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DocR, 11.01.2012
Meine Hoffnung war, dass die Roland-Entwickler die Physik schon weiter überlistet haben aber die wurde doch etwas enttäuscht.

Prinzipiell funktioniert der AC-3 schon und ich werde ihn auch bei Gigs mit den üblichen 2 Stücken für Akustikgitarren einsetzen aber man muß auf einige Dinge achten, die auch die anderen Bewerter schon abgeprochen haben.

- Ich hatte mit Gitarren mit Singlecoil Tonabnehmern bessere Ergebnisse als mit Humbuckern
- Der AC-3 arbeitet zumindest bei mir besser ganz vorne in der Effektkette, das kann aber individuell unterschiedlich sein. Ich hänge den AC-3 über eine DI-Box ans Mischpult, der Pegel ist ordentlich, somit reicht eine kleine passive DI-Box aus
- Störgeräusche werden gnadenlos mit übertragen - wurde auch schon von einem anderen Bewerter festgestellt
- Irgendwie klingen alles Sounds "künstlich" - was sie ja auch sind. Welche der vier möglichen Gitarrentypen man verwendet und wieviel "Body" man zugibt muß man ausprobieren, das hängt sicher auch von der PA und der Monitoranlage ab. Im Zusammenspiel mit der Band kann man auch Einstellungen verwenden die alleine gespielt nicht schön klingen aber das ist ja bei Gitarren meistens der Fall. Umgekehrt klingen auch viele Akustikgitarren mit Tonabnehmer an der PA nicht unbedingt toll.

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Ich hätte etwas mehr erwartet, die zahlreichen Videos im Internet dazu übertreiben (wieder einmal) etwas. Aber verwendbar ist das Teil trotzdem, vor allem eben als Alternative zur Schlepperei einer weiteren Gitarre, den Problemen mit Rückkopplungen usw. - eine Akustikgitarre für eine "unplugged" Band ersetzen kann der BOSS AC-3 nicht.
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