Zoom AC-3 Acoustic Creator Acoustic Guitar Pre-Amp and Effects Pedal

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  • Excellent all-in-one solution for live acoustic guitar performances
  • Translate the natural timbre of your guitar when playing plugged-in
  • Built-in chromatic tuner with LED indicator for easy control
  • Single-knob compression control, anti-feedback and EQ controls
  • Extensive connectivity across 1/4-inch jacks and balanced XLR
  • Boost switch up to 9dB gain for smooth and articulate output
  • Pedalboard-friendly size and gig-ready construction with stylish finish
  • Includes Zoom AD-16 power adapter (9V DC in), 2 x AA batteries, or USB bus power
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Delivery to UK mainland addresses* is FREE on orders over £75 and up to 30kg. (As a guide, a standard electric guitar weighs approx. 3-5kg).

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The Zoom AC-3 Acoustic Creator Acoustic Guitar Pre-Amp and Effects Pedal is the perfect performance and recording partner for those who want complex tools with an intuitive interface. With a range of guitar models to choose from, a selection of stunning effects, various connectivity options, built-in compression, EQ, Anti-Feedback and Boost Control, the AC-3 is a one-stop unit for all your live and studio needs.

Total control

The Zoom AC-3 features a high-quality preamp that gives your signal the kick that is needed to preserve the pristine timbre of your acoustic guitar. The integrated 3-band EQ allows you to finely hone your sound to suit any performance environment for a faithful representation of your beloved instrument. The AC-3 plays host to a selection of acoustic guitar body types and models, which allows you to accurately represent the timbre of your model, by zoning in on a particular shape and model for sublime tones.

Smooth compression

The beauty of compression lies in the affording the guitar's dynamics are delivered with a full, balanced output. The AC-3 features a single-knob control that makes it easier than ever to attenuate compression for masterful sonic representation. Thanks to the corresponding LED indicator, it is easy to make adjustments throughout a gig.


The Zoom AC-3 is equipped with balanced XLR mono/stereo outputs that feature pre/post control that enables the unit to be directly connected to PA mixing board or studio desks. You will also find a pair of 1/4-inch output for simultaneous mono/stereo connection to amplifiers, headphones for personal monitoring or audio interfaces. You can fully utilise stereo or delay effects to maximise your tonal potential.

Performance control

The Zoom AC-3 features an anti-feedback button that can be controlled via the Zoom FS-01 footswitch (sold separately), which allows you to cut out offending frequencies to preserve the integrity of your live performance. Across the rear panel you'll find the ground/lift switch that prevents unwanted hum or buzz from mics and speakers from blemishing your tone.

ModelAC-3 Acoustic Creator Acoustic Guitar Pre-Amp and Effects Pedal
Dimensions (H x W x D) 52 x 107 x 158 mm
Weight 1.13kg (Not including batteries)
Source Guitars 16 Types
Target Guitars15 Types
Effect Types9 Types
Sampling Frequency44.1 kHz
A/D conversion24-bit with 128x oversampling
D/A conversion24-bit with 128x oversampling
Signal processing32-bit
Frequency characteristics 20 Hz – 20 kHz (+1 dB/-3 dB) (10 kOhms load)
  • Standard mono phone jack
  • Rated input level: -20 dBu
  • Input impedance: 10 MOhms
  • Standard stereo phone jack (combined line/headphones)
  • Maximum output level: Line +7 dBu (10 kOhms or more output impedance)
  • Headphones 8 mW + 8 mW (32 Ohms load)

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  • Standard mono phone jack
  • Maximum output level: Line +7 dBu
  • (10 kOhms or more output impedance)

  • XLR jack
  • Output impedance:
  • 100 Ohms (HOT-GND, COLD-GND), 200 Ohms (HOT-COLD)
  • PRE/POST (switchable)
  • GND LIFT (switchable)

  • XLR jack
  • Output impedance:
  • 100 Ohms (HOT-GND, COLD-GND), 200 Ohms (HOT-COLD)
  • GND LIFT (switchable)
Equivalent input noise120 dBu
Noise floor (residual noise) -100 dBu
Control input FS01 Input
Power AC adapter: 9 V DC 500 mA center negative (ZOOM AD-16)
Batteries: 2 AA (about 3 hrs continuous operation time using alkaline batteries)
OptionsFS01 footswitch

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