Zoom A3 Acoustic Guitar Preamp and Effects ProcessorItem ID: A3
Acoustic Guitar Preamp and Effects Processor
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A Complete Acoustic Pedalboard in One PedalTake control of your acoustic gig with the Zoom A3 Acoustic Guitar Preamp and Effects Processor. This robust and easy-to-use unit offers everything you need to make your guitar sound like a million bucks. A dedicated pickup input with a compensated pickup type selector remedies common issues with piezo and magnetic pickups. A collection of 40 digital effects let you add depth, shimmer, and complexity to your sound. And if your guitar needs a little sonic help you can choose from 16 body types and 28 legendary guitar models to bolster your sound. The full-featured and user-friendly Zoom A3 Acoustic Guitar Preamp and Effects Processor is a must have for every acoustic musician who plugs in.
Zoom A3 Acoustic Guitar Preamp and Effects Processor at a Glance:
Choose from an entire showroom of guitar models
Zoom's A3 Acoustic Guitar Preamp and Effects Processor offers an entire showroom worth of instruments and effects to choose from. Choose from 16 acoustic guitar body types to re-create the signature sound of each guitar. Body shapes include Dreadnought, Orchestra, Triple 0, Jumbo, Nylon, Resonator, and more. Or choose from 28 legendary guitar models of some of the most beloved acoustics ever. The Zoom A3 is a cornucopia of acoustic guitar tone that will enhance any gig.
Robust effects give your performance a professional touch
Take your performance to a new level with the effects library in the Zoom A3 Acoustic Guitar Preamp and Effects Processor. Select from 40 different effects to enhance your sound. Effects include compressors, reverb, chorus, delay, and even detune effects to simulate the sound of a 12-string guitar. A handy Anti-feedback switch stops feedback with a single stomp. This valuable feature automatically detects the offending signal and eliminates it. If another feedback issue pops up just hit the switch again. The Zoom A3's feedback function can handle up to three offending frequencies simultaneously.
Compensated pickup input delivers clear acoustic tones
Don't let thin sounding piezo pickups ruin your tone. The Zoom A3 sports a dedicated 1/4" pickup input with a pickup selector switch. Each setting (Flat, Magnetic, and Piezo) is tailored to compensate for missing or overpowering frequency ranges common to each type of pickup. Combine this with the XLR/TS combo jack on the back and you have a preamp and processor ready for guitar and microphone inputs. The Zoom A3's XLR input is phantom powered for use with your favorite condenser microphone.
Zoom A3 Acoustic Guitar Preamp and Effects Processor Features:
Get the acoustic sound you really want with the Zoom A3 Acoustic Guitar Preamp and Effects Processor.
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Reviewsbased on 4 reviews
Really awesome and great price
by TJ Doerfel from Key West, FLI'm mainly an acoustic player. I've used the fishman aura, lr baggs venue DI and para acoustic along with zooms older acoustic models like the a2. The A3 wins in my opinion by far. Having the option t... read more [+]o blend a mic and pickup really make a huge difference and the boost switch is awesome and the tuner works great. I've actually been playing 5string banjo through this peddle and even without the mic the tone I can get out of it is really good. And then I added a clip on mic and wow. Sounds just like my banjo acoustically...through the PA! Wether your and acoustic guitar player or if your like me and play lots banjo, mandolin, fiddle, and I bet the stand up bass would sound good too, you gotta try it. It's just what I've been looking for for years, thank u zoom! close [-]
March 20, 2013
Music Background: Pro Musician
1 Body model, 2 effects.
by John R. Gardner from United StatesNot sure how much the Body Model which effect slot 1 must contain really affects the sound. However the other two effect slots have a wide variety of Effects that can yield some very pleasing combina... read more [+]tions. I haven't gotten around to trying it with a mic as yet, but the ability to place the mic in the effects chain holds a lot of promise. close [-]
May 7, 2013
Music Background: Hobbyist
Nice sound, cumbersome controls for live use
by Pete from NYI bought this as a replacement for the Zoom A2, which I had for a couple years and regularly used in our church worship team. So far I have found that the pedal does not color the sound or add noise t... read more [+]o the PA system. I found a reverb setting that I like, and a chorus setting that I like. I experimented with the anti feedback button, and it does a nice job finding and killing those unwanted frequencies. I definitely like the boost feature for live performance. I am still getting used to the controls. I have not tried scrolling through presets yet for live use. For me it has more of a learning curve than the A2. Very rugged construction. close [-]
May 9, 2013
Music Background: church worship leader, hobbyist
Good Box, but...
by Badfinger Blues from Los AngelesZOOM's A3 product promo is a bit misleading...I discovered (after purchase), that you are only allowed to have Bank 2 & 3 running EFX patches at the same time! BANK #1 can ONLY be used for the embedd... read more [+]ed Guitar Models. This is quite disappointing and most inconvenient, especially given the price point. Yes, admittedly the A3 does sound quite good, low noise floor and has several useful key features. But, with only 2 EFX banks, this unit gets down rated. The pre-programmed Guitar & Body modeling has limited value IMO. Also annoying...(a) the ultra smooth, no texture surface on the small rotary KNOBS are way too slick and makes it a hassle to dial in Bank settings, (b) the anti-feedback circuit can not be quickly nulled without 1st stomping thru 4 time consuming button pushes, (c) there is a setting for ni-mh aa batteries, so why not include a built-in recharger as well? OK, so I'm an early first gen user and ZOOM does include a USB Port for future (?) FIRMWARE updates....but my best guess is the current A3 architecture and chip sets will not allow additional EFX Banks...hope I'm wrong, could be a 5 STAR Box. close [-]
April 30, 2013
Music Background: Hard working Musician
Robert, Chester, VA
Zoom A3 Acoustic Guitar Preamp and Effects Processor
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