NAMM Update: Boss AC-3 Acoustic Simulator

BOSS AC-3NAMM 2006 Winter Show: BOSS introduced a new Compact Pedal; the AC-3. This new-generation compact pedal employs COSM modeling technology to transform any electric guitar into a variety of acoustic guitar sounds.

BOSS’s COSM Acoustic-Modeling technology is 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.

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 AC-3’s built in digital reverb.

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, or an acoustic-guitar amp configuration such as a Roland AC-60.

More information is available at the BOSS site.

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