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Acoustic 360/361

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by TheDialog, Mar 28, 2013.

  1. TheDialog

    TheDialog Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2008
    Is there a show your 360/361 rigs?

    UPS dropped this off today:

    What's the best way to date these?
  2. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 29, 2008
    I convert 4 string Rickenbackers to 5 string basses.
  3. pfschim

    pfschim Just a Skeleton with a Jazz bass Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2006
    SF Bay Area
    show up dressed nicely with some flowers ? :cool:

    seriously though, I believe there are build codes tagged inside the amp somewhere (as there are for most amps) that will give some clue as to the manufacture date.

    great amp. BTW, there is a big article on these baby's in this months BP mag.

  4. Michael_STL_MO


    Mar 20, 2013
    I have an Acoustic Bass Amp too.... I think I got it around 1978 It's a powerhouse. I used it on a lot off band jobs... You know Acoustic has a web site, they are still selling these new for about 5 grand.... They might be able to help you P.S. When searching do search for Acoustic 360/361 , because there is 2 Acoustic sites... Also they started in 1967.... For $1200 now they are $4999.99
  5. JIO

    JIO Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 30, 2010
    Oceana (Pacifica) CA
    musician/artist/owner - Gildaxe
    As a Bassplayer mag subscriber, I saw the 360 feature and loved reading about it's history and the new re-issue. When I was just getting started as a bass player, I saw a local band (trio - B3/bass-vocals/drums) where the bass-player played a blond Tele-bass through a 360. Both of these products were new then and I wanted both so bad! Clearly influenced by Tim Bogert, they played Vanilla Fudge's version of "You Keep Me Hangin' On" (also new then) and that bass combo killed! - big, tight and flavorful. It wasn't until much later that I learned it was Jaco's amp of choice and I know why - it was because that big 18" driver pushed serious air! It massaged your chest and you felt the bass as much as you heard it! I think Jaco liked that about that amp because he was a very human-guy, someone who wanted to embrace his audience with his playing.

    I later bought a used Acoustic (?) w/2 2-15" cabs in the late 70's and played Blues in Chicago for years through it. I recently bought one of their small practice amps and it sounds great for the price.

    I couldn't afford a 360 back then, and can't justify buying the new re-issue no matter how much I still want one - but am hoping to see a live band soon w/one on stage (old or new)!
  6. Congrats! I carry a 40 year old 370 as a backup and it STILL kicks some serious butt.

    Gret acquisition!! :D
  7. SactoBass

    SactoBass I like all-tube amps! Supporting Member

    Jul 8, 2009
    Sacramento CA

    There is just something ultra classic about the Acoustic Control Corp's 360/361 rig.

    It, and the Ampeg SVT/fridge rig, are the two "kings" of classic bass rigs, IMO.
  8. TheDialog

    TheDialog Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2008
    Thanks all.

    Sacto...I have both:
  9. Basshappi


    Feb 12, 2007
  10. FranF

    FranF Supporting Member

    Jul 25, 2004
    Northeastern PA
    Pot codes will get you close. One good thing is there wasn't a big long run of them. 1969 to '72 or so I think. I had that setup in the 70s and it killed. Still use my 370 top to this day, purchased new in '73.
  11. TheDialog

    TheDialog Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2008
    I'll take it apart tomorrow.
    Anyone want some "guts" shots?
  12. Dominic DeCosa

    Dominic DeCosa Habitual Line-Stepper Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 9, 2008
    Vero Beach, Florida
    DiCosimo Audio
    I would absolutely LOVE some guts shots of the 360 head!
  13. punkrocko


    Jun 18, 2002
    Nashville, TN
  14. TheDialog

    TheDialog Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2008
    The serial number is L1500.
    I'm dating it to be either 1969 or 1970.

    More pics:
  15. Not yet

    Not yet

    Mar 26, 2012
    Awesome, feel like a teenager again
  16. bottomend!


    Oct 23, 2007

    Dont get too excited - theres not alot of "stuff" inside. Very stark actually.
    I'm still trying to figure out where they are hiding the dungeon full of screaming prisoners getting tortured to death when I flip on the fuzz circuit and crank it to 11....
  17. Muziekschuur


    May 25, 2009
    The Kustom head with 3x15 cab and the Fender Ps400 other Kings of bass ampland.
  18. Dominic DeCosa

    Dominic DeCosa Habitual Line-Stepper Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 9, 2008
    Vero Beach, Florida
    DiCosimo Audio
    Anything would be great. I build 360 preamp reproductions in pedal form, but I really haven't seen any detailed shots of inside of a real 360.
  19. lfh


    Dec 18, 2003
    Stockholm, Sweden
    Great find!

    The speaker is the rare Wagner era (Gen 4) model from the 1980:s

  20. lfh


    Dec 18, 2003
    Stockholm, Sweden
    I'm not a subscriber but I'm eagerly awaiting the day it hits the newsstands.


    This pic was posted on Facebook a couple of days ago:


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