Boss AW-3 Dynamic Wah


  • Decay
    Controls the rate of a sine wave moving the filter up and down.
  • Manual
    Controls the depth of the wave.
  • Sens
    Controls how the envelope filter responds to the input signal.
  • Mode
    Up mode: In this mode this effect is an envelope with an upward sweep.
    Down mode: In this mode this effect is an envelope with a downward sweep.
    Sharp mode is a resonant synth-like effect
    Humanizer mode: In this mode Manual and Sense are both used to select a vowel, the effect will then sweep the filter from the vowel selected by Manual to the vowel selected by Sense.
    Tempo mode turns the effect into a filter sweeping up and down at a rate you can set by tapping the external control pedal.



  • 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 even provides a variety of funky wah sounds for bass guitar.
  • 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 limited 5-year warranty.

Boss Japan

The world's first compact pedal to produce human-voice type wah sounds using a "Humanizer" effect. EXP Pedal mode allows foot control, plus dedicated Bass input for processing bass guitar.

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  • Nominal Input Level
    -20 dBm
  • Input Impedance
    1 MÙ
  • Nominal Output Level
    -20 dBm
  • Output Impedance
    1 kÙ
  • Recommended Load Impedance
    10 kÙ or greater
  • Residual Noise level
    -92 dBu (IHF-A, Type.)
  • Indicators
    CHECK/TEMPO indicator (Serves also as battery check indicator)
  • Connectors
    GUITAR Input jack, BASS Input jack, OUTPUT jack, EXP/TEMPO jack
  • Power Supply
    DC 9 V: Dry Battery 9 V type (6AM6/9V), AC Adapter (PSA-series: optional)
  • Current Draw
    45 mA (max)
  • Dimensions
    70 (W) x 125 (D) x 55 (H) mm / 2-3/4 (W) x 4-15/16 (D) x 2-3/16 (H) inches
  • Weight
    420 g / 15 oz (including Battery)
  • Accessories
    Owner’s Manual, Dry Battery (6AM6 / 9 V)


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