dagurime
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#1
ok... this looks like a neat little effector that would allow me to change between acoustic sound and electric sound quickly during a song

now of course, im aware of the fact that it's not gonna give me that martin sound, but still it's a good way to change quickly, and i heard that they sound alright

the question is, what's the real difference between the two?
i guess AC3 has slightly more features but is that why it's like twice the price of AC2 on ebay???
igotabcrich32
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#2
Theyre both terrible.

just trust me. I posted a thread like this a long time ago and everybody told me not to get one. So i bought an AC-2 on Ebay and it sat collecting dust for weeks until i sold it. There wasnt an 'acoustic' sound to be found on it.

a few months later i tried an AC-3 and felt the same way, only thing it had was a crappy reverb setting.

On a side note, i also bought one of those Clapton Crossroad pedals like 3 years ago to try out the acoustic settings, even worse than the Boss pedals.
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#3
I actually use the AC-2 in my pedal board for some whacky tones! I never use it as an acoustic sim, Hell if I want acoustic sounds, I'll grab my acoustic guitar!
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rocnroll4evr93
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#4
idk. ive heard theyre pretty good too. i was thinking about buying one myself. but idk man. the AC-2 is pretty much the same thing as the ac-3 for less $ so i'd probably buy that one
dagurime
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#5
I have ibanez AEF that i use for acoustic
but sometimes its just pain in the a*s when there is like one minute i have to play acoustic out of the entire jam and i have to carry two guitars
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#6
you might get better results by getting a Piezo pickup installed on your guitar. i beleive the Petrucci sig guitar has one.
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dagurime
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#7
Quote by chea_man
you might get better results by getting a Piezo pickup installed on your guitar. i beleive the Petrucci sig guitar has one.


how do i do that?
i'm not that involved with accesories and pickups so im not too familiar with that
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#8
i say to just buy a decent chorus maybe a phaser and turn up the reverb. play on neck pickup. digital acoustic simulators are terrible and dont even sound really acoustic
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#9
Quote by dagurime
how do i do that?
i'm not that involved with accesories and pickups so im not too familiar with that


What guitar do you have?
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Tomaz24
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#10
The AC3 provides quite a nice glassy sparkle which is certainly worth using. It's a ****e acoustic simulator, but quite a nice pedal for other things. If that makes any sense whatsoever.