Acoustic 370 vs 470 Head

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by steeleyes, Jun 23, 2020.

  1. steeleyes


    Apr 5, 2008
    Hey I was wondering if someone could tell me how the Acoustic 470 Head stands up against the 370? I would really like to know if there is a big difference between the tones you get with their Graphic EQ's?
    Thanks much
  2. PraiseBassing

    PraiseBassing Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2017
    Have not used either, but the center frequencies are different, especially as you go up in frequency, and each band on the 470 +/-20 db. The 370 is +10/-15 db.
  3. Jim C

    Jim C I believe in the trilogy; Fender, Stingray, + G&L Supporting Member

    Nov 29, 2008
    Bethesda, MD
    I've owned the 450 and 370 and other than power and graphic center frequencies they sound nearly identical.
    I was playing bass when they were introduced and the entire line sounded very similar as I recall.
  4. Ed Byrnes

    Ed Byrnes Supporting Member

    Feb 13, 2015
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  5. kbakerde

    kbakerde Supporting Member

    Jan 24, 2012
    I liked the 270 best, never tried the 470.
  6. WoodyJ

    WoodyJ Supporting Member

    Jul 29, 2008
    Atlanta GA suburb
    I played a 470 from 1979-83. My take is that it tried to be a guitar and bass amp in one package and wasn't great at either but as a bass amp it could get very loud which was a plus when there was no FOH support which was quite often back then. The 470 was a decent bass amp, but its clarity as compared to today's amps even with the graphic EQ was....meh.

    In 1973 replaced it with a G-K 800RB, a world of difference. In it's day, the 800RB was a really great bass amp.