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Boss AW-3 Product Overview by GAK

The AW-3 from Boss is a Wah pedal known for its funky sound. Boasting a number of fantastic wah tones to help you shape your sound.

Also onboard you will find a Humanizer effect which gives you a talk box effect, an expression pedal as well as an input for boss Guitar and Bass.

Boss Product Overview

The Boss AW-3 Dynamic Wah gives the funkiest wah sounds around. BOSS's Humanizer effect gives you a sound similar to a talk box, a useful and fun addition to the AW-3. Tap-tempo lets you set the wah effect to the speed you want and the AW-3 will automatically respond to how hard you pick. It doesn't matter if you're a guitarist or a bassist, BOSS have given us an input for both. So if you're looking for a compact, robust and versatile auto-wah, look no further than the BOSS AW-3.

*Boss PSA series power adaptor sold separately. You can purchase by clicking here.

  • Compact pedal creates a variety of classic "wah" effects
  • Dynamic wah sounds provide variable effect based on picking strength
  • "Humanizer" effect creates human voice-type vowel sounds
  • Dedicated Bass input for processing bass guitar
  • EXP Pedal mode allows wah control via optional expression pedal
  • Tempo can be set for pedal control or at fixed rate via Manual mode
  • BOSS five-year warranty
  • Nominal Input Level:
  • - -20 dBu
  • Input Impedance:
  • - 1M ohm
  • Nominal Output Level:
  • - -20 dBu
  • Output Impedance:
  • - 1k ohm
  • Recommended Load Impedance:
  • - 10k 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
  • - Width 73mm, 2-7/8 inches
  • - Depth 129mm, 5-1/8 inches
  • - Height 59mm, 2-3/8 inches
  • - Weight (including battery) 420g, 15oz
  • * 0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms
  • * The specifications are subject to change without notice.



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  • mr shaun connolly


    What you expect from a Boss pedal ...A1

  • John Miller


    Works well would have given 5 stars. Only a minor thing that guitar input jack is A little lower than other boss pedal so would have to pack gap about 3/16" underneath base of pedal to align when using solid jackplug links between all the other boss pedals.otherwise ok.

  • Anthony Jones


    This is an excellent pedal that completes my Boss 6-pedal board.

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