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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:41 am    Post subject: Nad!! Acoustic gt50h Reply with quote



50 watts tuebs

Clean, gain, Moar Gain, 25w switch...

$200

Cat has accepted it as a perch
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 12:46 pm    Post subject: Re: Nad!! Acoustic gt50h Reply with quote

robroe wrote:
Cat has accepted it as a perch

Pics or it didn't happen.


(Cool, by the way).
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just noticed it has diode and triode mode.

No idea what this means other then it turns the 25 watt switch into 12.5 watts.

I doubt I'll use it since I already have a 12 watt amp I love but I can't hear it playing with the band if I don't mic it
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sick wan.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Niceeeee, esp at that price. I don't think I've ever seen an Acoustic over here, and it's literally the hardest brand name to Google
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mez turned me on to them. He loves them and I dig his tonez
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool purchase. Do an riff
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Niceeeee, esp at that price. I don't think I've ever seen an Acoustic over here, and it's literally the hardest brand name to Google

Acoustic
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can't wait to turn the clean all the way up, plug in THRAWN, and melt my wife's face off
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I’ve seen those when browsing for heads but never tried one. I didn’t know they were tube, the ones I’ve seen were solid state, unless I’m a total idiot and didn’t notice
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

^no sweat Kingsley, that is a common impression of acoustic due to their history and they have a similar-looking/priced modeling head to this one (G120H)

acoustic have a long legacy with solid-state amps because with the 360 series in the late '60s they made some of the first proper huge 'n' loud bass guitar amplifiers just as the "stadium era" was beginning, which were hugely popular and had an "elite" reputation among professional bass guitarists. Prior to that most bass amps were guitar tube amps with a couple components swapped (like the Bassman, Marshall Super Bass etc) and though Ampeg were garnering lots of attention for their bass-specific rigs as well, and while acoustic were also making tube amps, they really nailed one of the first bass stacks that you could crank to world-ending levels without getting a farty fuzztone out of the preamp. Robby Kreiger and Ray Manzarak started using them for guitars and keys as well, for the same benefit.



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The volume of guitar amplifiers was on a hyperbolic curve throughout the entire decade that gave us The Boomers. If you start with the guitar volume of the Everly Brothers in 1960 and end with Jimi Hendrix in 1969, the volume differential is similar to the one between a sewing machine and a Saturn V rocket. The Ampeg B-15 was simply not designed to win a head-to-head collision with a Marshall stack set to “kill.” Something had to be done on behalf of bass players everywhere.

In 1967, enter the Acoustic 360, a 200-watt, solid state head designed to drive the 361 cabinet, a rear-firing 18” speaker enclosure modeled, I believe, after the Panzer tank. The 360/361 absolutely towered over the B-15, physically and sonically, and got the bass world ready for the Woodstocks, Altamonts and giant festival concerts to come.

In December of 1967, the Acoustic 360 actually helped The Doors get arrested for noise violations and put them - and the amp - on the cover of Life magazine. This notoriety had a very predictable response, which is that it made the amp a must-have for serious rockers who would love to be arrested by The Man for bass notes alone.

Not that this was an easily accessible piece of gear. The suggested retail price of the 360/361 package back in 1967 was $1250.00, which in 2014 dollars comes to USD$8,850.00 Not. A. Typo. There is not, to my knowledge, another bass amp that costs nine grand, unless you’re cutting an SSL console in half and dragging that around, which is actually a pretty awesome idea.

Nevertheless, price be damned, the best bassists of the era knew that this was a killer amplifier. Larry Graham himself used these towering stacks for the thumb, the stank and the funk. Led Zeppelin’s virtuosic bassist John Paul Jones had to keep up with Jimmy Page, for the love of Pete, and with the Acoustic 360 (or, say, a wall of them) he could. And there was a young bassist from Florida who knew that if he was going to be The Best, he had to play The Best Amp. That’s when Jaco Pastorius saved all his money (legend has it, sleeping on the beach when his bandmates on the road slept in hotel beds) and eventually purchased an Acoustic 360, which gave Jaco’s fretless J-bass that instantly-recognizable bump in the upper-mids that provided him bassdom’s most enduring, original voice.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Albert King used an Acoustic solid state amp and he had tone forever. In his last days he also toured with a Roland Jazz Chorus.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sunshiner wrote:
Doog wrote:
Niceeeee, esp at that price. I don't think I've ever seen an Acoustic over here, and it's literally the hardest brand name to Google

Acoustic


I didn't say I couldn't find the website, it's just a generic name which turns up a lot of ugly brown combos
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They're Guitar Center's house brand now, right?
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, they also bought the Simmons drums name (the trademark actually had already expired on that one IIRC) around the same time.

I believe Mez's is a proper old acoustic bass stack.

The new stuff actually seems to be great value for the money, though I've only played through some of their bass and keyboard amps, haven't tried their tube guitar amps. Can't go wrong with a 50w tube head for $200 tho.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ive been playing it since 2pm. (its 6pm)

4 hours straight no breaks until this upload. I haven't felt this inspired to play in YEARS



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im yelling as loud as i can in this demo and you can barely hear me over it.

i have no idea what the actual guitar solo parts are in this, im just monkeying around when they hit


its loud AF.


this is with the first overdrive on without boost or gain clicked on. mids scoops all the way. lolololol

nails fucking 1996 badreligion tones .


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nick wrote:
Can't go wrong with a 50w tube head for $200 tho.



its used. i might have forgot to mention.

it looks and feels and sounds brand new to me though. fuck whoever played it for 10 minutes and brought it back.

the og song if you want to compare tonez


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

robroe wrote:
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Can't go wrong with a 50w tube head for $200 tho.



its used. i might have forgot to mention.

it looks and feels and sounds brand new to me though. fuck whoever played it for 10 minutes and brought it back.
I figured, but lol who cares, as long as nothing's ratting around or microphonic. If it sounds good, you really have the previous owner to thank for breaking in the tubes.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ohhh also THRAWN sounds FUCKING RAD with it
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It sounds really good. If their solid state stuff is half as good as that, I'm definitely gonna have to buy one.
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