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Acoustic 370

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by spego, Oct 4, 2013.


  1. spego

    spego

    Dec 1, 2008
    Hazleton PA
    I picked up this vintage amp last night in a trade deal. It sounds good......never actually got to hear one. I got a good deal on it so I figured it was worth something. Does anyone know what this amp is worth or any info about what year it might be? It is in really good shape and everything works well. I cleaned the sliders and pots in it.......no crackle in any of the controls.

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  2. john m

    john m Supporting Member

    Jan 15, 2006
    To me, it's too big for what it does. Not very good sound on stage--- very good sound in the audience.

    I'd place the value at about $150. , $200 top.
     
  3. spego

    spego

    Dec 1, 2008
    Hazleton PA
    Wow really? I expected an old amp like that to go for more. huh
     
  4. john m

    john m Supporting Member

    Jan 15, 2006
    Would value it higher. For me, that amp would not leave the rehearsal space and not be very good there.

    Smaller, full range speakers and PA support when needed are my current needs. Reasonable stage volumes, even in rock situations are my preference.

    A "W" bin on stage is ridiculous.

    Good luck with your sale.
     
  5. mindwell

    mindwell

    Aug 17, 2006
    Wichita, KS
    I disagree with these assessments, but to each his own. Suffice it to say, the Acoustic 370 has a following, and one regularly sees the head priced between $250-$399. This is the place to look:

    http://unofficialacousticcontrolcorpmessageboard.yuku.com/

    Oh, and for outdoor gigs, nothing touches my Acoustic 361pp "w-bin."
     
  6. spego

    spego

    Dec 1, 2008
    Hazleton PA
    Thanks for the link mindwell!
     
  7. john m

    john m Supporting Member

    Jan 15, 2006
    We don't play loud enough on stage to justify carrying it.

    Did a gig w/2-12' on stage and 4-18's on each side of the PA for subs. But, to each his own.
     
  8. It is only worth what you can get for it. You couldnt sell it to me no matter how low the price. A collector in serious need might pay substantially more.
     
  9. lfh

    lfh

    Dec 18, 2003
    Stockholm, Sweden
    Don't forget the main site associated with said forum

    http://acoustic.homeunix.net

    FWIW, the 370 page there is the highest ranked product page (# daily visits).

    The 370 is still in demand. Your 370 looks great and still has the original white EQ slider knobs (unobtainum...), so it's at the upper end of the value scale. Here in Sweden it could fetch USD 600 or even 700.
     
  10. lfh

    lfh

    Dec 18, 2003
    Stockholm, Sweden
    Sure. They're rarely needed for the volume anymore, but if you're going for the classic sound and/or the looks they're still cool IMHO. (Of course you can use the 370 with other cabs than w-bins, too. ;) )
     
  11. spego

    spego

    Dec 1, 2008
    Hazleton PA
    That's what I assumed it was a nitch crowd that would want this amp. I wasn't necessarily expecting everyone would want it......just looking for a general idea of it's value (looking like $250-$500 depending on its condition). I was more interested in what year it may be and whether this is considered to be a 370 in good shape or not (previous poster claims this one is in good shape).

    Thank's for the helpful replies thus far. :)
     
  12. lfh

    lfh

    Dec 18, 2003
    Stockholm, Sweden
  13. spego

    spego

    Dec 1, 2008
    Hazleton PA
    Roughly 1972-73. Pretty cool! This dude has a few years on me!! lol
     
  14. jmpiwonka

    jmpiwonka

    Jun 11, 2002
    i think they usually sell for 250-400
    i've been watching them for a while because i'm interested in picking one up to see how i like it, never have been able to commit though. i usually end up thinking it'll just sit around not played because i really like the svtII i play with...
     
  15. spego

    spego

    Dec 1, 2008
    Hazleton PA
    So far so good here.....I'll know more once I hear it in a full band setting.....I'll try gigging it tonight and see what my thoughts are. I have a SVT-4 PRO and tonally I like this 370 over it.....but the 4 has it beat with low end and clean headroom obviously with its wattage. The 370 is still impressively loud for its rating though (didn't try it at 2ohm). I usually gig a LH1000 which I've always liked although I have to use a blended rat to dirty it up a bit.......where as the 370 doesn't need it at all. It has just the right amount of drive near peak volume which makes it sound VERY cool.

    I'm a gear whore though so I'd assume I'll sell/trade it eventually. Lol
     
  16. LOCOPELAND

    LOCOPELAND

    Aug 3, 2012
    Tacoma, WA
    Those 70's solid state heads are glorious. Your 370 looks really clean. Nice pick up! I'd say it's in the $300-$400 range.
     

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