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Acoustic 410

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Steve S, Oct 9, 2001.


  1. Steve S

    Steve S

    Jul 26, 2000
    I saw a used Acoustic 410 cab selling for $200. I recall Acoustic amps as being very good in the 70's. Does anyone have experience with the 410 cab?
     
  2. stevekim

    stevekim

    Feb 11, 2000
    los angeles, ca
    can you describe the cabinet to me? did it have a horn on top of the 4x10's? acoustic made quite a few cabinets with 10" speakers, but most of them were designed to be used for the guitar. if you've got a model number i might be able to look it up in some old acoustic catalogs i have.

    steve
     
  3. Steve S

    Steve S

    Jul 26, 2000
    There are no horns in the cabinet. It's very very heavy and I'll check to see if there is a model number. The speakers seem to have their own enclosures in the cabinet.
     
  4. Steve S

    Steve S

    Jul 26, 2000
    Steve Kim,

    There is absolutely nothing written anywhere on the cab. I wouldn't know that it was Acoustic if it wasn't written on the cones.
     
  5. stevekim

    stevekim

    Feb 11, 2000
    los angeles, ca
    oh, wait. it's got "acoustic" written on the speaker cones? this may be one of the later designs from the 80's. is the cabinet covered in carpet (all the older acoustics had tolex)? are each of the speakers in a cylindrical "tube-like" thing? sorry, but i don't know a whole lot about acoustic from this era. i do know they are less sought after than the earlier ones.
     
  6. Steve S

    Steve S

    Jul 26, 2000
    Yes, the cabinet is covered with carpet and the speakers are each mounted in a tube like enclosure.
     
  7. Nightbass

    Nightbass

    May 1, 2001
    Seattle, WA
  8. Rock City

    Rock City

    Apr 8, 2001
    Boston,Ma
    Being an ACOUSTIC freak........I think a company called The Wagner Group bought them in the early 80's. They were soon gone. Steven Rabe (SWR) and Aspen Pittman (Groove Tubes) came from the original Acoustic Control Corp. though!
     
  9. stevekim

    stevekim

    Feb 11, 2000
    los angeles, ca
    yes nightbass,

    that acoustic on ebay is one of the later models. it's funny because that guy has been trying to sell that cabinet for the past few months. i keep seeing it on ebay for $150 with no bidders. i'm glad he's finally got one, though.

    steve
     
  10. RAM

    RAM

    May 10, 2000
    Chicago, IL
    I completely forgot about these things! I didn't even include it in my "previously owned gear" section of my profile.

    I did have this particular enclosure for a few years. It was hooked up to an Acoustic B-3, if I remember correctly. Honestly, I was glad I got rid of it. It sounded a bit muffled and took tons of eq'ing to get ANY decent tone out of. I didn't think it had much headroom, either.

    The gimmick was that Acoustic believed that if they put each individual driver inside it's own enclosed tube, this would produce a tighter response. It didn't seem to work too well.

    When I finally did get rid of it, I took a major bath on it. They were priced similar to a Trace Elliot I ended up buying 4-5 years later, but I only got about $300 for the whole thing. And, that was twice the next highest offer I received:(

    Lesson learned;)