AC-3

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.

Description

FEATURE

  • 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
  • BOSS five-year warrant

Advanced Modeling

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

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.

Reverb Included

Add depth and sweetness to the sound with the AC-3’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 AC-3 to a standard guitar amp and to a direct input device such as a PA, recorder.

SPECIFICATION

Nominal Input Level

-20 dBu


Input Impedance

1 M ohm


Nominal Output Level

-20 dBu


Output Impedance

1 k ohm


Recommended Load Impedance

10 k ohms or greater


Bypass

Buffered bypass


Controls

MODE knob
TOP knob
BODY knob
REVERB/LEVEL knob
Pedal switch


Indicator

CHECK indicator (Used for indication of check battery)


Connectors

INPUT jack: 1/4-inch phone type
LINE OUT jack: 1/4-inch phone type
G.AMP OUT(Guitar Amp Out) jack: 1/4-inch phone type
DC IN jack


Power Supply

Alkaline battery (9 V, 6LR61)
AC adaptor (PSA series: sold separately)


Current Draw

45 mA


Expected battery life under continuous use

Alkaline: Approx. 7.5 hours
*These figures will vary depending on the actual conditions of use.


Accessories

Owner’s manual
Leaflet (“USING THE UNIT SAFELY,” “IMPORTANT NOTES,” and “Information”)
Alkaline battery (9 V, 6LR61)


Options (sold separately)

AC adaptor: PSA series


SIZE AND WEIGHT

Width

73 mm
2-7/8 inches


Depth

129 mm
5-1/8 inches


Height

59 mm
2-3/8 inches


Weight

440 g
1 lb


INTRODUCING
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