Acoustic B100C 100-Watt Combo Bass Amplifier

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92 out of 100. Incorporating 50+ ratings and reviews.

Street Price: 

$280
Acoustic B100C 100-Watt Combo Bass Amplifier

Jaco Pastorius, John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin, Robbie Krieger of The Doors, and John McVie of Fleetwood Mac are just a few of many professionals who have been avid users of Acoustic branded bass amps.

These days, the company continues to produce amps with practical features, which appeal to professionals, and a great example of such is the B100C.

Right at the get-go you know that this is a pro musician's amp because it's cabinet allows for tilt-back position, which makes the amp viable for stage monitor use.

Another noteworthy feature is its Frequency "Notch" which lets you fine tune the middle frequencies, this works nicely in conjunction with its adjustable overdrive with blend control.

Finally, it has a host of connectivity options, including aux-in, headphone-out, XLR line out and effects loop.

Features

  • 100-Watts
  • 12” Speaker
  • Controls: Gain, Overdrive, Overdrive Level, Volume, Frequency Notch, Low, Low-Mid, High-Mid, High
  • AUX-In and Headphone-Out

Pros

The amp's tilt-back design seems like a simple addition, but it maybe its most appreciated feature. Reviews are very positive, with users describing the amp's tone in many ways, ranging from nice, to good to great. Even Premiere Guitar's Victor Brodén is impressed with its tone, describing it as having "Vintage highs with solid, modern lows." The versatility offered by its controls and DI controls add to the many reasons that makes this a crowd favorite.

Cons

There are a few who wish that the amp was a bit lighter, while some feel that the overdrive effect is a little too over the top.

Overall

Having helped many iconic bassists to craft their own tone, Acoustic is one brand that you should seriously consider.

Although this was previously on our recommended list, there are now more highly rated options available which you can see in our guide to The Best Bass Amps Under $500.

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