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Boss AW-3 Dynamic Wah Guitar Effects Pedal  

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Overview

  • Auto-wah and dynamic wah
  • Humanizer simulates vocal sounds
  • Bass input
Description & Specs
  • MSRP:
    $189.50
  • Your Savings:
    - $70.50
  • Your Price:
    $11900

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      This wah is a better talker than you.

      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 that can simulate human vowel sounds. The Boss AW-3's bass input even provides a variety of funky wah sounds for bass guitar. An EXP mode allows wah control via optional expression pedal.

      Features

      • Auto-wah and dynamic wah
      • Humanizer simulates vocal sounds
      • Bass input
      • Expression pedal jack

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      BossAW-3 Dynamic Wah Guitar Effects Pedal
       
      4.0

      (based on 29 reviews)

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      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Bass Players: Yes, this pedal is for you!

      I had initially purchased the EHX Q-tron + because I wanted a funky sound for my bass. After all, there are countless articles about how the Funk Masters use this device (maybe the...Read complete review

      I had initially purchased the EHX Q-tron + because I wanted a funky sound for my bass. After all, there are countless articles about how the Funk Masters use this device (maybe the original Mu-Tron is the real answer, but I'm not spending the money on that vintage tool). The Q-tron + sucked my tone and volume, and also created a noisy sound similar to wow and flutter. Not what I wanted. This BOSS AW-3 arrived yesterday, and after comparing it to the MXR M-188 (Bass Auto Q Auto Wah) I decided to keep the BOSS. Several reasons: this device has many tonal variations, is noise free, built ruggedly, easy to use, and practically every tweak of the dials produces sounds that are pleasant. From subtle to extreme, this pedal is worth it and is cheaper in $ than the MXR box. It's made for both guitar and/or bass, has separate inputs for each, and even has another jack for an expression pedal for manual wah control. I don't plan on using the latter, because I get enough sound variations by using different dynamics with my right hand. Hard, soft, and slapping/popping produces different sounds. I use my Micro POG just before the BOSS to further enhance this already cool pedal. The two together are greater than the sum of their parts.

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      This Pedal is Not Good

      I just played this pedal at a local guitar shop and I was extremely dissappointed. I used it on a 6 string bass because thats whats I usually play and no features sounded good. ...Read complete review

      I just played this pedal at a local guitar shop and I was extremely dissappointed. I used it on a 6 string bass because thats whats I usually play and no features sounded good. There was a decent autowah sound when you messed with the decay to a very very exact setting and even that sound got old fast. I have the aw-2 and that pedal is much better then it and im not even too happy with that pedal because it lacks alot of the low end I demand out of my sound. This pedal had a better range as far as the low end went but it still was just lacking in sound quality. I played it out of an ampeg svt head on an ampeg 6x10. The sound was just lacking. There were more options then the standard pedal but the options weren't that useful. I use a bootie-collins snaring dog wah as well and that wah with the autowah achieves more sounds then this sounds. The overdrive/distortion settles were decent as well but the range was very very lacking in all the differant ways you can mess with that setting. and with the boosy collins wah it has a fuzz on it and its adjustable as well. **I used the expression pedal with this pedal for most of the time I was playing with it and it improved the every option on the pedal and it was still lacking. I mean maybe I'm being to critical but I have alot of pedal and I really look for as many diverse sounds as possible and this pedal would never earn a spot on my pedal boards....

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      For Funk players.

      Comments about Boss AW-3 Dynamic Wah Guitar Effects Pedal:

      I have been reading the reviews, particularly from guitar players. So this is my take on this pedal, which I own. This pedal is not meant to replace a real wah, and it is not marketed as such. It is not aimed at rock players (by reading the reviews you can tell they dont know how to use it). It is meant for funk players. A large number of professional funk guitarists have one of these in their rig. The auto-wah, or dynamic-wah sound is a staple of funk music. Some funk players dont use it, but many do. It has its place. But as I said earlier, it is not meant to do the same thing as a regular wah. It gives you different sounds based on sweeping frequencies. If you are lazy, and want the pedal to do the job for you, then you will be disappointed to know that this pedal wont do that. If you are into Funk, do yourself a favor and buy this pedal. It is a lot of fun, and funk rhythms take a new character when you use this pedal properly. Granted, some functions youll probably never use. But once again, if you are a funk player, youll love this pedal. Players who only play rock will never understand the true value of this gem of a pedal. My two cents.
      Great Pedal

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      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Many Features - None of them Good

      Comments about Boss AW-3 Dynamic Wah Guitar Effects Pedal:

      Overall I thought this would be an Crybaby like wah and a cool auto-wah/envelope filter in one amazing versatile and great-sounding unit. While it has many features, it's spread too thin. It's sort of like a cheap buffet, has lots of variety, but none of the food is anything you'd write home about.

      It sounds cheesy, it doesn't go to an extremes, it plays it safe.
      Yes this thing has many different modes and many features, but to me it's sort of like putting a bunch of toppings on a dried shriveled-up convinience store hot dog; no matter what you do to it, the meat of it just isn't all that good. The decay knob seems to do very little, and while there are many different modes, none of them seem to have much of a range of tonal flexibility and sounds cheesy.
      Built like any other Boss pedal, like a tank, and it even has an input for an expression pedal, but sound quality sucks, with the expression pedal this thing is nowhere near as good as even a standard Crybaby.
      I bought this fairly cheap and it feels exactly that, a cheap pedal more for laughs and amusement. I can't imagine a professional or serious musician using this for gigs.

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      1.0

      Funky bass wah

      Comments about Boss AW-3 Dynamic Wah Guitar Effects Pedal:

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      At first, I really thought I had made a mistake with purchasing this pedal for bass. I had to tweak with the modes and settings for about an hour before I found the sound I wanted. The Manual control sets the frequency you want to wah. On some of the modes, if you turn the Manual knob too low, itll puts a real low, annoying sound as if you turned the mid range up all the way on your amp. The Sharp Mode is probably the quietest. Some of the modes are very noisy. The Tap Tempo effect is ideal for rock music in that it makes it sound like youre moving a wah pedal up and down. The Humanizer effect doesnt really do anything, not on bass, anyways. If you set it up the vowel controls a certain way, it sounds like straight Boss distortion. If you set up the Humanizer another way, it sounds like a synth. I was able to get an eye sound but thats about it.

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      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Not good for guitar...

      By fenderguy123

      from Ellicott City MD

      Comments about Boss AW-3 Dynamic Wah Guitar Effects Pedal:

      So I bought this wah pedal several years ago, thinking this was the best thing ever. Now I've come to realize that it is not a good wah pedal for guitar. Although there are many features on it, most of them don't sound all to great and you don't really get that "real wah" tone. There was one tone on there that I liked, but that got old after about a week or so. Maybe this pedal would be better for basses, but I know for guitar it's not. If you want my advice, definitely step up to a Crybaby Wah

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      2.0

      Expensive toy.......

      By Herman-TSTYv

      from Macau

      Comments about Boss AW-3 Dynamic Wah Guitar Effects Pedal:

      I've bought a used one. I must say that this is a fun toy to play especially with bass guitar. However, even if you plug an expression pedal into the pedal in order to achieve the real wah tone, you won't satisfy or even find it very annoying.So if you really want to get the real wah tone, I recommand the crybaby series........For bassist, if you want to have some envelope added to your tone, try out the Boss Bass Synthesizer.

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      3.0

      good for bass, go with real pedal for guitar

      By lz109

      from Pittsburgh

      Comments about Boss AW-3 Dynamic Wah Guitar Effects Pedal:

      I play guitar and bass. Its fun to jam with and play around with the different sounds for the first few days but I'm going back for a cry baby. Also, this pedal is very well built but overpriced.

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      4.0

      Not the Best but Great in it's Own Right

      By ninja4hire

      from My House

      Comments about Boss AW-3 Dynamic Wah Guitar Effects Pedal:

      Like a lot of (bass) players, I went for the AW-3 looking for that classic Mu-Tron sound. You won't find it in this pedal, at least not to my ears, but what you will find is that it possesses it's own definition of the wah sound. Plenty to be heard here, and the Humanizer adds some interesting sound ideas with its various vowel settings. So far, the funkiest sound is to dial the decay almost flat and the mode to sharp; play around in this area and you're bound to get a nice, although a bit "modern", drippy wah sound. Cheaper than some of the other bass-centric effects, BOSS offers good bang for your buck: affordable, solid, and effective...give the AW-3 a run before blowing your cash on something with less character or extravagant price tag.

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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Bass Players: Yes, this pedal is for you!

      By JakoCLE

      from Cleveland, OH

      Comments about Boss AW-3 Dynamic Wah Guitar Effects Pedal:

      I had initially purchased the EHX Q-tron + because I wanted a funky sound for my bass. After all, there are countless articles about how the Funk Masters use this device (maybe the original Mu-Tron is the real answer, but I'm not spending the money on that vintage tool). The Q-tron + sucked my tone and volume, and also created a noisy sound similar to wow and flutter. Not what I wanted. This BOSS AW-3 arrived yesterday, and after comparing it to the MXR M-188 (Bass Auto Q Auto Wah) I decided to keep the BOSS. Several reasons: this device has many tonal variations, is noise free, built ruggedly, easy to use, and practically every tweak of the dials produces sounds that are pleasant. From subtle to extreme, this pedal is worth it and is cheaper in $ than the MXR box. It's made for both guitar and/or bass, has separate inputs for each, and even has another jack for an expression pedal for manual wah control. I don't plan on using the latter, because I get enough sound variations by using different dynamics with my right hand. Hard, soft, and slapping/popping produces different sounds. I use my Micro POG just before the BOSS to further enhance this already cool pedal. The two together are greater than the sum of their parts.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Pretty good

      By Greg-zvmls

      from Milwaukee, WI

      Comments about Boss AW-3 Dynamic Wah Guitar Effects Pedal:

      I just purchased this today and in my opinion its pretty good. What I enjoyed about it is that you don't constantly have to stomp on it. One press and the wah-wah is on. For the price here it seems pretty reasonable. Just be sure to pick up the extra cord to connect it to your amp and guitar.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      AutoWahSolution!

      By Powerman

      from California

      Comments about Boss AW-3 Dynamic Wah Guitar Effects Pedal:

      This wah does what a wah is made to do. It wah wahs for you, enabling you to focus on playing rather than rockking your foot. Its tone is pretty convincing and have found 3-4 very usable settings on this BOSS.It's very musical in the right hands...give it a week before rating. It takes some time to find the sweet spots.

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