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  • Manufacturer: ZOOM
  • Model: AC3
  • Item Condition: NEW
  • ID: #103169


Zoom AC-3 Acoustic Creator Enhanced DI Box The Perfect Tonal Enhancement for Any Acoustic Guitar

Before you hit the stage for your acoustic gig, don't forget your Zoom AC-3 Acoustic Creator. This enhanced direct box takes your sound to the next level by restoring the tone that's lost through your acoustic guitar's pickup. Choose from 16 Source Guitar presets tailored to your specific instrument, then refine your sound further with 15 Target Guitar presets matched to your guitar's exact model. Finalize your sound with a 3-band EQ and single-knob compressor, then polish it to perfection with nine reverb, delay, and chorus effects. Complete with a 9dB boost, anti-feedback control, stereo outputs, and a built-in tuner, the AC-3 is everything its little brother, the AC-2, is and more.

Tonal enhancement that's tailored to your exact guitar

Adapting the AC-3 to your specific instrument is easy. First, select one of 16 Source Guitar presets like Dreadnought, Jumbo, or Parlor, then choose whether you have a piezo or magnetic pickup. After that, select one of the 15 Target Guitar presets like D-Eighteen, Humming Bird, or J-Forty Five. That's it — you're dialed in! You're ready to experience a lush, resonant sound that's faithful to your guitar's original tone. Beyond that, the AC-3 takes all of the guesswork out of gain-staging — its Volume control affects input gain and output level simultaneously.

Source Guitar Presets: Round Shoulder
Square Shoulder
Single Cutaway
Upright Bass
Triple 0
Double 0
12 Strings
Nylon Strings
Target Guitar Presets: J-Forty Five
Humming Bird
F-Fifty Five
Super Jumbo
00-Twenty One
000-Twenty Eight
OM-Twenty Eight
D-Forty Five
D-Twenty Eight
Enhance your sound with ultra-smooth compression

The guitar is a dynamic instrument. That's why the AC-3 comes with a compressor. It smooths out your playing, resulting in a full, balanced sound. On top of that, by virtue of its one-knob design and LED indicator, it's easy to adjust your dynamics parameters — even during a live set. And if you really need a volume bump, you can hit the Boost footswitch for an additional 9dB of gain — it makes switching between strumming and fingerpicking virtually seamless.

Polish your sound with onboard effects

The AC-3 comes loaded with nine different effects, such as delay, chorus, and reverb. These algorithms were developed by Zoom specifically for acoustic instruments, and they add a beautiful depth and color to your sound. At Sweetwater, we've found that the AC-3's effect algorithms rank among Zoom's best.

Effects: Chorus 1
Chorus 2
Tape Echo
Analog Delay
Hall Reverb
Mod Reverb
Features High-quality preamp restores the tone that's lost through your acoustic pickups
16 Source Guitar presets are tailored to your specific instrument
15 Target Guitar presets match your guitar's exact model
Volume control affects input gain and output level simultaneously
Single-knob compressor smooths out your playing
3-band EQ for sculpting your tone
9 onboard effects including delay, chorus, and reverb
Stereo outputs enhance your guitar tone and effects
Eliminate feedback with the anti-feedback button
Ground/lift switch removes unwanted hum and buzz
9dB boost allows you to switch from strumming to fingerpicking seamlessly
Built-in tuner with easy-to-read LED meter

Pedal Type: Acoustic DI Preamp with effects
Inputs: 1 x 1/4" (instrument)
Outputs: 2 x XLR, 2 x 1/4", 1 x 1/4" (anti-feedback footswitch)
USB: 1 x Micro-B
Effects Types: 15 Acoustic Guitar models, Delay, Chorus, Reverb, Compression
Features: Tuner, Anti-feedback control, Source Guitar presets
Power Source: 9V DC 500mA power supply (included)
Batteries: 2 x AA batteries (3 hours run time)
Height: 2"
Width: 6.2"
Depth: 4.2"
Manufacturer Part Number: ZAC3

*Specifications subject to change without notice.

Shipping Policy

We are able to ship anywhere within Australia, we do not ship goods internationally.

We do not ship acoustic pianos to locations outside Victoria without prior arrangement, please contact us to find out if we are able to ship an acoustic piano to you if you are outside Melbourne metro.

Please allow a minimum of up to 7-10 working days for delivery, subject to stock availability.

If your ordered item is out of stock, you will be contacted by Keyboard Corner.

Keyboard Corner will not be responsible for any typographical errors or errors in illustrations, price, pictures or descriptions. All prices are subject to change without notice. All retail prices listed are those suggested by the wholesaler/manufacturer. All discounts are calculated from these Recommended Retail Price lists.

Small items will be sent via Australia Post. If the item is too big for your letter box, they will leave a card in your letter box for you to collect it at the Post Office.

Larger items will be sent via courier and need to be signed for. We recommend having goods shipped to a business address where somebody is always available to accept delivery. Extra delivery charges may apply if there is no one available to take delivery of the item when the first delivery is attempted. Keyboard Corner will take no responsibility if you supply us with an incorrect shipping address.

Return Policy

If a product is damaged, please contact us for us to arrange collection and return of the item, within 7 days of receipt and we will exchange the item(s) or issue you with store credit or refund.

We will not exchange any item if you simply change your mind, so please shop with care.

All products must be returned as new, unused, undamaged and in their original packaging. We reserve the right to refuse a return on any product that does not meet these requirements. The following procedure must be undertaken.

1. E-mail with your name, invoice number, product name, reason for return and request for replacement, exchange or refund.

2. You will be issued with a Return Authorisation Number (R.A. #) which is to be written on the outside of the returned package. At the same time you will be given the address to return the package to.

It is your responsibility to supply Keyboard Corner with your correct shipping address. Freight drivers are only obliged to deliver to this address, and take no responsibility.

If the product supplied to you is faulty, Keyboard Corner will replace it with no charge once it is sent back postage paid we will send the replacement out with no added postage costs. Please call/e-mail for your Return Authorisation Number before returning any goods.

All information gathered will be held in confidence.

Store Information

Keyboard Corner was established in the late 1970's. The store had fairly modest beginnings, with a small corner shop, selling mainly organs and pianos. Over the decades our product range expanded greatly.

In the mid 90's we opened KC's Rock Shop, (Keyboard Corner's Rock Shop) to give us the ability to specialize in items other than keyboard based instruments. The two shops are now merged into one building with over 250 square metres of showroom.

December 2012 saw the opening of our specialised drum store, at 15 Erica Ave, just a 1 minute walk from the main store. With a great range of electric and acoustic kits, heads, percussion, cymbals, sticks and accessories we are well worth a visit.

We carry a huge range of everything musical and have specialised departments for pianos, keyboards, digital pianos, sheet music, electric guitars, amplifiers, acoustic guitars, bass guitars, classical guitars, PA gear, home recording, microphones, drums and more.

We have become one of the largest musical instrument suppliers in Melbournes suburbs, and have established a reputation of offering the best advice and service, while still offering great value pricing.