Acoustic AB50 Acoustic Bass Combo Amplifier  

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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. T... Read More

Overview

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.

Features
  • First amp designed for use with an acoustic bass
  • 50W
  • 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
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AB50 Acoustic Bass Combo Amplifier
 
4.9

(based on 7 reviews)

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5.0

WOW!!!Great Deal!!!

By Ken Baxter

from Olivet, MI

Comments about AB50 Acoustic Bass Combo Amplifier:

This is a great 50 watt bass amp. I did remove the tweeter as it seemed to buzz too much for my bass style. At any rate, a wonderful bargain, whether for practice at home (set at 1/4 volume) or blast your ears (full volume).

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great practice combo!

By Jack Clark

from Idyllwild, California

Comments about AB50 Acoustic Bass Combo Amplifier:

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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(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Acoustic-Electric Bass Amp

By Rod Dolman

from Seattle, WA

Comments about AB50 Acoustic Bass Combo Amplifier:

I bought my AB50 three weeks ago and it's a great amp for what it is designed for, and that's for playing with Acoustic-Electric Bass! I own an Ovation Celebrity acoustic-electric bass and haven't had any of the issues playing through this amp as stated in other reviews. It gives me the extra volume I want and sounds great! I haven't and won't play my Ibanez Electric Basses or use my DigiTech Multi Bass Effects Processor with this amp (I have a Line 6 Low Down 300 watt amp for those), since my reason behind buying this amp is for use with my acoustic-electric bass only.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

it is what it says it is

By Dillon

from TX

Comments about AB50 Acoustic Bass Combo Amplifier:

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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(4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Cheap Speaker

By Mickey

from NE PA

Comments about AB50 Acoustic Bass Combo Amplifier:

I bought this amp for practice since, the neighbors are not thrilled when I use my Ampeg. The amplifier itself has good power and volume for its size. The speaker is where I have issues. At half volume it distorts badly. I use effects with the bass specifically an envelope filter. This resulted in a blown speaker at about 1/3 volume. Not good at all. I personally believe an amp should handle effects without distortion or blown speakers up to its rated wattage. I guess you only get what you pay for! Look at a different amp if effects are your thing. (Save a little money for a new speaker, if you bought this already.)

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(3 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Definitly nice to have

By Chris

from Minnesota

Comments about AB50 Acoustic Bass Combo Amplifier:

Being my first amp, I'd have to say it does the job fairly well. I use this primarly for bass, which works very well. Easy enough to hear when cranked to halfway on the channel. Only downside is that practice with a band is difficult due to the "acoustic-ness" of the amp. Overall it gets the job done, and is a great buy for beginners.

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(23 of 29 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

great amp

By kamikazeetoast

from kaukauna

Comments about AB50 Acoustic Bass Combo Amplifier:

I just got this as my second amp, and its great! I had a 25 watt, a tight budget, and a desire to be heard when playing the bass. The second input is nice, and its sharp looking. Great for beginers.

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