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Acoustic AB50 Acoustic Bass Combo Amplifier
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Specifically designed for acoustic-electric bass.

The AB50 Bass Combo Amp is the first amplifier specifically designed for Acoustic-Electric Bass. The 50W AB50 is a 1x10 amplifier that offers you simple operation, great bass tone and dashing looks. Two combination XLR/1/4" input jacks so that you can plug a high or low impedance device into either channel. Stereo 1/8" Line-in and headphone jack enables you to jam with your favorite CDs or MP3s right through your amp, without ticking the neighbors off.

Acoustic brand amps have always been known for their durability and simplicity. Designed by musicians, they sport unique and useful features, have outstanding tone, and are louder and more powerful than many similarly priced amps.

Acoustic AB50 Acoustic Bass Combo Amplifier Features:

  • First amp designed for use with an acoustic bass
    10" speaker + tweeter
    Tilt-back wedge shaped cabinet
    2 dual purpose inputs (1/4" & XLR Mic)
    Independent volume controls
    1/8" Stereo Line-in & Headphone
    Simple operation
    Tolex covering
    Nickel corners
    Aluminum capped knobs
    Rubber strap handle
    Rubber feet
    Poly-cone, rubber surround with high-frequency tweeter
    Blue accents, white type
    Blue LED
    Grey speaker cones
    Black grille
    White piping

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  • it is what it says it is

    As reviewed by Dillon on 12/3/2010

    this is an amp for acoustic basses and preamped uprights. In that role this amp performs masterfully. I use it with my 4 horn combo, and it clearly cuts through and catches all of the subtle nuances of my upright bass. Can be used for a smaller venue with a few other musicians and a drum set. We have two saxes a trumpet a trombone and a drummer, and I never have problems being heard or being overly loud. Overall, great value, but know what you're buying. This is not an amp for multiple FX and any kind of distortion. It's not marketed that way either. Read the label guys.

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  • Easy to use, sounds good, great value

    As reviewed by Roy on 7/25/2011

    I bought this AB50 to use with my Boos RC-50 loopstation. It really brings out the bass while still protecting the highs with its 2 inch tweeter. Much better freq response range than regular acoustic guitar amp. I took my RC-50 into Guitar Center and tried it with several amps (some other acoustics and one Fishman near this price range). The AB50 sounded better by far. The Fishman micro was good even on bass, until you turned it up to performance volumes. It's 6 inch speaker could not keep up with the real bass woofer and amp in the AB50. After my purchase, the blue pilot light went out on my AB50 - I think this may have been due to a powersurge in a thunderstorm, but not positive. Guitar Center replaced the AB50 with a new one because my purchase was so recent. I have had no problems with the replacement and I did put it on a surge protector which I had not with the first one. I dedudcted a point from my rating becasue I suspect the AB50 power supply is not protected as well as other equipment. I guess they have to save money somewhere to hit this price point. I also love the angle amp so you can use it as a monitor onstage. It's a great value and I love it overall.

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  • Great practice combo!

    As reviewed by Jack Clark on 12/22/2010

    Unlike some of the other reviewers, I actually use my Acoustic AB50 as it was meant to be used: as a practice combo with an acoustic bass. In my case, it's a highly-modified upright guitarr?n tuned E1-A1-D2-G2-C3-F3, which is redesigned to play double bass blues and jazz lines. This small combo is everything I need for practice, and I have no doubt that it would work well as a small-venue amp, too. (Although I never play rock music so I'd never have to compete with a slam-bam drummer.) It has features that I like very much, including: transparent sound, two dual-purpose combination high/lo impedance input jacks with separate volume controls (great for use with teacher/student or with a separate mic), an 1/8" input that allows you to play and accompany mp3 play-alongs (which you easily can make from play-along CDs), an 1/8" headphone jack, a comfortable strap-handle, rock-sturdy construction, and very simple operation. It also has several features that are not available on its sister combo, the Acoustic B20: a tight 10" speaker combined with a 2" tweeter (which make the soloist, chord player, and ride cymbal in play-alongs sound very good), a 1/4" output, tilt-back design, removable power cord, and a bit more power. It has a 3-band EQ (compared to a 4-band EQ for the B20), which I find to be perfectly adequate. (I use a 3-band EQ pre-amp with it anyway.) I originally thought that my AB50 buzzed when I played a G, Ab, or A, but that turned out to be because I had placed it badly in the room--much too close to some furniture. Changing its position eliminated any such problem. I was able to try out the AB50 at my local Guitar Center (San Bernardino) before I purchased. I was concerned that a bass combo might not reproduce the ride cymbal, soloist, and chord player very well in play-alongs, but I played an mp3 play-along through it in the store and it sounded great--as did an acoustic bass I plugged into it. I purchased from that store. For what it is and for what it's for--the Acoustic AB50 unquestionably rates 5 stars.

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