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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.
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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 guitarrón 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 and 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 with metal corners, and very simple operation. The AB50 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 perfectly adequate. (I use a multi-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 music store 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 ran an mp3 play-along through it in the store and it sounded great--as did an acoustic bass I plugged into it. For what it is and for what it's for--the Acoustic AB50 unquestionably rates 5 stars.
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