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The Zoom A3 - Preamp & Effects for Acoustic Guitar

RRP: £179.99

Price: £179.99

The Zoom A3 - Preamp & Effects for Acoustic Guitar

The New Zoom A3 - Preamp & Effects for Acoustic Guitar: Available mid-March 2013.

No matter which acoustic guitar you have, most pick-ups make acoustic guitars sound flat when played through a PA. Now you can remodel the sound of your instrument with the NEW Zoom A3.

The use of an acoustic pick-up system is one of the most popular options for amplifying acoustic guitars on stage. Though pick-up systems avoid the need for microphones and are resistant to feedback, they are unable to capture the true sound of an acoustic guitar. Instead, every guitar takes on a flat electro-acoustic tone and they all sound similar in live performance. Designed specifically for acoustic guitars, Speed Music is proud to announce Zoom's NEW A3 - a powerful Pre-amp & effects processor that allows guitarists to remodel the authentic tone characteristics of their acoustic instruments on stage while continuing to use their pick-up systems for amplification.

16 body types: By selecting the body and model type of the guitar that you’re playing, you can share the true sound of your acoustic guitar with live audiences. Presets for 16 body types and 28 models simulate the sonic characteristics of various acoustic guitars with different body shapes and constructed of different materials. 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.

28 Models: 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 for both Acoustic Guitars & Microphones: 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, de-tuning 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 minimum 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 guitar pedal that fits in your 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.

On-board Auto-Chromatic tuner: Hold the footswitch down to activate the built-in chromatic tuner in an instant. Even on stage during a performance, all you need to do is move your foot to enable tuning. You can choose between a BYPASS mode that turns all the effects off and a MUTE mode that allows you to tune silently.

Balanced XLR output for DI use: With the A3’s balanced XLR output, you can avoid using DI boxes completely and directly connect the pedal to any mixing console to maintain a balanced, high quality signal. The GROUND switch can also be used to eliminate hum caused by ground loops.

Super low-noise design: The A3’s noise floor of –100 dBm and signal-to-noise ratio of 120 dB virtually eliminate background noise and the ZNR noise reduction removes feedback and other unwanted sounds, providing you with clear tones, along with natural release decay and reverb tails.

Stay up to date via USB:When connected to your computer and Zoom’s website via USB, you can perform system firmware updates to keep the functions of your A3 on the cutting-edge.

AC Adapter included.

  • Acoustic Guitar preamp & effects unit - a great live or recording tool
  • 16 body types with 28 of the world’s most famous acoustic guitar models
  • 40 effects for guitar (any (2 simultaneously)
  • ANTI FEEDBACK frequency notch filter
  • Auto Chromatic Tuner - built-in
  • Inputs: 1/4'' phone jack or XLR Mic
  • Cutting-edge 32 bit ZFX-IV DSP processor
  • Balanced XLR DI output