Boss AC-3 Acoustic Simulator Pedal

Boss AC-3 Acoustic Simulator Pedal

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BOSS AC-3 Acoustic Simulator

BOSS AC-3 Acoustic Simulator is an innovative effect that turns electric guitar input into the sound of an acoustic. Four different types of guitar can be simulated, and each can be precisely tweaked to taste with the Body and Top controls. A reverb circuit is built in.

Separate outputs, one for guitar amps and one for recording or for going straight to a recording device, let you tailor your output to the situation. The BOSS AC-3 Acoustic Simulator gives you acoustic tone without having to carry a separate guitar.


Advanced modeling for authentic acoustic guitar sounds
BOSS’s COSM Acoustic-Modeling technology is beautifully showcased in the small but powerful AC-3, 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-tune controls to shape the acoustic sound you want
The BOSS AC-3 Acoustic Simulator provides Top and Body controls which allow you to shape 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, allowing you to connect the BOSS AC-3 Acoustic Simulator to a standard guitar amp and to a direct input device such as a PA, or a recorder.


Pedals: Bypass pedal

Switches: None

Controls: LEVEL knob REVERB knob
BODY knob
TOP knob
MODE knob

Connectors: 1 x 1/4″ Guitar Input jack
1 x 1/4″ Guitar Amp Out jack
1 x 1/4″ Line Out jack

Effects: Acoustic guitar simulation

Display: Power/Battery Low LED

Power Supply: 1 x 9-volt battery OR optional AC adapter

Dimensions: 2.88 x 2.38 x 5.13″ (73 x 59 x 129mm)

Weight: 1 lb (400 g)

Weight 3 lbs