AW-3

Dynamic Wah

AW-3
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Unbelievable “Talking” Wah Effects!

The BOSS AW-3 Dynamic Wah pedal gives guitarists a wide range of classic auto-wah and dynamic wah effects, plus a new "Humanizer" effect which can simulate human vowel sounds. A Bass input provides a variety of funky wah sounds for bass guitar.

A “Talking” Pedal

The AW-3 Dynamic Wah is the first compact wah pedal to incorporate human voice-type sounds through a new “Humanizer” Mode. Of course, you can also choose from standard up-and-down wah effects, plus a Tempo Mode and resonant synth-like Sharp Mode.

Endless Possibilities

Choose from both fixed and auto wah settings using the Manual control or pedal for tempo input. By connecting an optional expression pedal, the AW-3 can also be used for Pedal Wah effects. A dedicated Bass input permits direct processing of bass guitars.

Nominal Input Level
-20 dBu
Input Impedance
1 M ohm
Nominal Output Level
-20 dBu
Output Impedance
1 k ohm
Recommended Load Impedance
10 k ohms or greater
Bypass
Buffered bypass
Controls
MODE knob
SENS knob
MANUAL knob
DECAY knob
Pedal switch
Indicator
CHECK indicator (Used for indication of check battery)
Connectors
GUITAR IN jack: 1/4-inch phone type
BASS IN jack: 1/4-inch phone type
OUTPUT jack: 1/4-inch phone type
EXP/CTL jack: 1/4-inch phone type
DC IN jack
Power Supply
Carbon-zinc battery (9 V, 6F22) or Alkaline battery (9 V, 6LR61)
AC adaptor (PSA series: sold separately)
Current Draw
40 mA
Expected battery life under continuous use
Carbon: Approx. 2 hours
Alkaline: Approx. 10 hours
*These figures will vary depending on the actual conditions of use.
Accessories
Owner's manual
Leaflet ("USING THE UNIT SAFELY," "IMPORTANT NOTES," and "Information")
Carbon-zinc battery (9 V, 6F22)
Options (sold separately)
AC adaptor: PSA series
Expression Pedal: Roland EV-5, BOSS FV-500H, FV-500L, EV-30
Footswitch(momentary-type): BOSS FS-5U, FS-7
Size and Weight
Width
73 mm
2-7/8 inches
Depth
129 mm
5-1/8 inches
Height
59 mm
2-3/8 inches
Weight (including battery)
420 g
15 oz
* 0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms
* The specifications are subject to change without notice.

Support

If you have questions about operating your BOSS product, please check our Knowledge Base for answers to the most common questions.
You can also contact our Product Support department by phone or email.
In addition, we have a library of Owner’s Manuals and Support Documents that you can download and reference.

Owner’s Manuals

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