Pickup systems are the most popular option for amplifying acoustic guitars on stage,
however most are unable to capture the unique tone of each instrument. As a result,
different guitars can take on similar flat, electric-acoustic characteristics and
they all sound the same when amplified or plugged into a PA.
Zoom’s A3 is the first pedal of its kind. It allows players to restore the natural tone
of their acoustic guitars while continuing to use pickup systems for amplification.
In addition to being a powerful acoustic preamp, the A3 offers unrivaled acoustic
remodeling features, amazing acoustic effects and much more for crafting acoustic
guitar sounds for both live and studio applications.
Restore the sound of your acoustic guitar
Presets for 16 body types and 28 models restore the original sonic characteristics of
acoustic guitars that pickups cannot capture. By selecting the body and model type
that match your acoustic guitar, you can share its beautiful, rich tone with audiences when playing live.
16 Body types
The A3 allows you to choose from 16 guitar body types to re-create the signatures sounds of differing body
shapes. From the Dreadnought body setting, which generates a large tone full of rich low frequencies,
to the Orchestra body setting, featuring an outstanding response and tonal balance, the A3 has the ability
to remodel the sonic qualities of a wide range of unique body types
The A3 also has the ability to recreate the distinct sound components of 28 of the world’s most
famous acoustic guitars. The A3 even accounts for the subtlest of differences between these models.
The pedal accurately recreates the tone differences between guitars with the same body shape, but
different bracing or wood from which they are made (spruce, mahogany, rosewood, etc.).
High quality acoustic preamp
The A3’s pre-amp, specifically designed for acoustic guitars, can be used with piezoelectric,
magnetic and passive pickups. In addition, the pedal’s XLR-1/4-inch combination Mic input,
which can provide phantom power, allows you to connect a microphone and mix its signal with
that of your pickup via dedicated knobs to dial-in your sound. The A3’s pre-amp section also
features a 3-band EQ for adjusting your guitar tone according to your performance environment,
a BALANCE knob to set the ratio of the original sound (DRY) and the sound after adding effects
(WET), as well as a super-low noise design
40 Effects for acoustic guitar
With a focus on spatial effects, including chorus, delay and reverb, the A3 offers over 40 acoustic
guitar effects that can enhance the sound of your instrument. Other effects include compressors
that suppress input peaks and even out sound levels, air effects that simulate the feeling of space
from room tone, detuning effects that create the sound of a 12-string guitars and much more. You can
use up to two effects simultaneously and order them as you like
Anti-Feedback function with minimal effect on tone quality
If you experience feedback from your acoustic guitar during a performance, just engage the A3’s ANTI FEEDBACK
footswitch. While keeping changes to your tone to a minimum, the ANTI FEEDBACK function will quickly and effectively
detect the frequency that is causing the feedback and apply a steep filter to that frequency band. Later,
if feedback occurs due to another frequency, just hit the footswitch again, as the ANTI FEEDBACK function
can handle up to three problematic frequency ranges at once
Boost your sound up to 12dB
The A3’s boost function can be used to reduce volume differences between fingerpicking, chord strokes and other playing
techniques, as well as to increase amplification during solos. The pedal can provide a clean boost of up to 12dB.
You can also use the TONE parameter to adjust the sound of the level increase when the boost is active
All-in-one acoustic pedal that fits in your guitar case
A variety of amazing features for acoustic guitar have been combined in the design of the A3. In addition to its high quality pre-amp and effects for acoustic guitar, the A3 features unrivaled acoustic remodeling, DI box, feedback suppression, a booster, an auto-chromatic tuner and much more. Next time you take the stage, all you’ll need is your guitar and your Zoom A3