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    I'm looking for a pedal that does a good job of making an electric guitar sound like an acoustic guitar. I've tried the Boss AC-3 and it's not too authentic sounding. Something like the AC-3, but actually makes your electric guitar sound close to a real acoustic guitar would be nice. Thanks for any good recommendations.

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    There aren't many out there - in fact the AC-3 is the only one I can think of, other than multi-effects units.

    What guitar/pickups/amp did you try the AC-3 with? One of the major problems with acoustic sims is that you're never going to get it to sound like a lovely acoustic guitar when you're playing through a guitar amp. You'd probably find the AC-3 sounds a little more realistic through a PA or an acoustic amp.

    Still, I've had moderate success in getting a passable piezo sounds using acoustic sims by using a neck single coil. I find they're slightly more realistic sounding than humnuckers.
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    • #3
      Hmm. Bill Lawrence claims that his Q-Filter tone control can get you acoustic-y sounds from an electric. Not a pedal of course, and involves minor surgery on your guitar, but the only other acoustic simulator I can think of is the Behringer one, which is a copy of the Boss.

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      • #4
        I think you can probably approximate an acoustic sim with a compressor and an EQ, but you might have a hell of a time tweaking it just right. I'm guessing that compression and EQ is pretty much what's going on inside an acoustic simulator anyway.
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        • #5
          If I really wanted to get an acoustic sound from an electric, I'd get a piezo pup installed.
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          • #6
            You might as well buy an acoustic really.... it's the cheapest way to get authentic acoustic sounds.

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            • #7
              an eq pedal!
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              • #8
                I've found that using phasers where you can turn the rate to 0 can sometimes get you some acoustic-like results due to the weird stationary frequency notch. If you're after authenticity though, nothing is going to beat an actual acoustic.
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                • #9
                  I bought a Rogue acoustic electric from Musician's Friend for barely over $100 and it had a Fishman pickup installed. Sure, it doesn't sound nearly as good as my friends' Taylors and Larrivees, but for about the cost of a pedal it sounds better than a pedal. But then you have to have two guitars.
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