Acoustic B200H head and B410 cab

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Waspinators, Jun 22, 2008.

  1. Waspinators


    Jul 22, 2007
    South Florida
  2. I had the chance to try one out (B200H) about 6 weeks ago at GC - they didn't have the cabs at that time, so I played through a Ampeg 8X10 using a 2008 American Standard was literally LOUD!, is it right for you? No Clue, but I would say that for the price - you can't really go wrong....

    I want to wait for the "re-introduction" (supposedly) of the 360/371 type rig in the coming will be (obviously) much more expensive, but after playing one in the 70s...I'm anxious to try a "updated" cousin out!!

    Good Luck!!
  3. peterbright


    Jan 23, 2007
    On The Bayou
    Does anyone have the manufacturer's web site addresss?
  4. Stacknobuser


    Nov 11, 2007
  5. peterbright


    Jan 23, 2007
    On The Bayou
    Thanks it does.
  6. Waspinators


    Jul 22, 2007
    South Florida
    I went to GC yesterday and found the Acoustic B100 combo, and I really liked it. It almost sounded as warm as an Ampeg when you turn the gain up. I was pretty much set on saving for the full-stack at this point, until I heard from someone on the forum that the full-stack B200H rig clips like crazy, and can barely be turned up without extreme feedback and clipping. Can anyone prove/disprove this statement?
  7. bottomend!

    bottomend! Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Oct 23, 2007
    There are a few threads floating around here about these new Acoustics. Check those for some current info.
  8. Bassmore

    Bassmore Supporting Member

    Nov 2, 2007
    Back in early May I was trying out an Ampeg BA115HP at a GC, noticed the new Acoustic stack, tried it out. It tonally blew me away and had "old School" watts of power shaking the place up a bit (HA!). Next day, threw some money down on a New B200H and B410, down payment/layaway, little by little is how I'm rollin' these days, so good things come in a little more time is all. FYI, I'm not one to be considered an "impulsive" buyer, I mean I've been trying out all sorts of different amps, on and off for many months, lately. I'm SO sold on this amp that I fully intend to "build up" in the future, definitely adding a B115 and hoping to add another B200H. I highly recommend, if you have not, do yourself a big tonal favor and check the B200H with B410 or B115 out! IMHO, you cannot beat the Mojo and power you get out of these things from anything else unless you just feel you need to spend a lot more money for some of the others. For me anyways, it's almost like a wierd cosmic balance thing goin' on, I'm payin' more for gas, mpg becomes an issue when before it really wasn't, I'm payin' more for food, portions gettin' smaller if the price don't go up. Then, low and behold, just when a guy needs something to go his way... ACOUSTIC!!! Plenty of Awesome Sonic Food and Fuel for the Soul for any Bassist whose lookin'. At far less the cost than what many others have chosen to charge. I'm happy. Seriously,Go check it out. What have you got to lose? Cept maybe a couple pricey gallons of gas?

    Play On!

  9. Bassmore

    Bassmore Supporting Member

    Nov 2, 2007

    I think I read that same thread (clipping like crazy), if so, unless I'm mistaken, the OP was plugging the B200H into a Hartke 8 x 10 or something because they didn't have an Acoustic cab there at the time. You may want to try the Acoustic head with an Acoustic cab for starters. I've had no unpleasant or excessive clipping when doing so, got a little funny when I accidentally plugged an active Jazz in the passive input but other than me being stupid the things sound great.
  10. daystcity


    Mar 23, 2008
    Where am I?!?!?
    tried one at gc, the 115 sounded awesome, 410, not so much. Definitely try them out though.
  11. Waspinators


    Jul 22, 2007
    South Florida
    Yeah as soon as they get the head I'm gonna test it out (they only had the combo and some headless cabs). Was your dislike of the 410 a matter of not liking the punchiness of 410s in general, or a problem with the actual cab?
  12. willsellout

    willsellout I apologize in advance. Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2002
    Fort Wayne, IN
    I got to try these out today and I walked out with the B200H, it's that good. I was this close ::holds fingers very close together:: to taking the 410 cab as well...I thought it sounded fantastic. I brought it home and plugged it into my DB112 and it is tonal bliss. The thing I love most about the amp, more than the tone, was the EQ and the ease of use. It's also very "quality" feeling. The knobs turn absolutely smooth, no loose ends or rattle-y bits. It just feels solid and it's loud with the 410 cab.

  13. RickenBoogie


    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    Checked this rig out yesterday, very impressive. Nice solid tone, no noise. How do they do that, and price 'em so low?
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  15. Bassmore

    Bassmore Supporting Member

    Nov 2, 2007
    It's nice to know I'm not just imagining how damn good these things sound and that I'm not the only one who was compelled to basically buy it on the spot. I just hope there's still another B200H and B115 at the GC when I scrape up enough scrtach to lay away the second half of my dream rig.

    Play on!

  16. bassman100


    May 8, 2008
    I bought the b200h head and the B115 cabinet on the spot about a month ago. I also tried but did not like the 410 cab. It did not seem to have much lower frequency response for my taste. I have since used the amp and 115 cab at 2 or 3 nightclub shows with a Gibson SG reissue bass. It's a great combination for an old school 60s/70s rock sound. I tried the head with a Hartke 115TP and it sounded surprisingly awesome as well, really punchy for a 115 cab. So far I'm pleased with the sound and the price is right too. The design seems simple and well constructed. Only time will tell if this new acoustic stuff will hold up like the original 70s models have.
  17. musicman7722


    Feb 12, 2007
    Hampton NH
  18. gobehemothgo


    Nov 17, 2008
    The acoustic 200 head is Alright. it does clip at way too low of a volume. I checked out their newest head. its the same but a 600 watt version. This thing RULES!!!! its rated at 2 ohms so it has enough power to run 2 810's. I bought the head and matching 8x19 cab(also new) right then and there
  19. Monotremata


    Oct 28, 2008
    Ventura, CA
    We just played our first show with our B200H and 2 B115's this weekend.
    I dont know what you guys mean by clipping, ours is almost always fully cranked on the volume knob with gain at about 12 o clock.. Sorry but Ive turned it all the way up and it still doesnt clip. We use a Boss HM-2 for the grind but the amp itself is pure heavy classic 60/70s bass tone..
    We were worried the 2x15s might not keep up with my Marshall 4x12 (w/ a 50watt JCM800) but holy crap that thing was GNARLY..
    I do NOT regret not buying the 4x10 for the top last week. Maybe later on but those 2x15s sure did the job, and they did it HEAVY.

    Side note - does anyone use the horns in their B115s?? Ours sound like complete crap. When the HM-2 is kicked on it just spits out this nasty raspy high end grit, and not good grit.. But shut off the horns, kick up some EQ on the higher end on the head, and your in bass heaven.. Nice fat rounded tone and with the HM2 it grinds like the good old Swans/Godflesh/Head Of David/Napalm Death sound..
  20. Rizer


    Jan 4, 2009
    I bought this head as an alternative to hauling my racked rig to smaller shows, especially ones where I didn't need alot of power. To say I've been surprised at just how loud this this little head can get, would be an understatement. The only complaint I would have is that it has no mute function for switching basses, but I've gotten around this by using a volume pedal. I am using active and passive basses, as well as a wah pedal, and running it all through a Fender Bassman Pro 410 slant. I've personally had no clipping issues, that is what the gain knob is for, set it right and your good.

    Tonally, the head is good on it's own, but if you really want it to shine, put a Sansamp Bass Driver in the effects loop. I am an Ampeg guy, and that combo is a close approximation of my SVT rig.

    All in all it's a good head and has served me well thus far. The only thing I would add, to avoid misrepresenting it's abilities, is that every show I play has sound reinforcement. I never have to use my rig as a stand alone unit, it's only there for my personal monitoring. It works well for me, it may not for you. I do recommend checking itout , or it's 600 watt big brother, if your in the market for a head/cab rig.