SOLD Pristine Condition Acoustic 370 Bass Amp

Discussion in 'For Sale: Amps, Preamps, and Cabinets' started by jaroh24, Jun 15, 2019.

  1. jaroh24


    Sep 29, 2012
    District Of Columbia
    Selling one of the highly sought after Acoustic 370 bass heads from the 70's. It has an excellent vintage solid state tone with the perfect combination of punch and warmth. I had this shipped down to the Guitar Factory in Orlando, Florida to have it looked over by Curt Coniglio, one of the original amp technicians for Acoustic Control Corp. He serviced the amp (rebiased and cleaned all the electronics up) and looked over everything to ensure it would be performing at top shape for its age. He also noted that this amp is in remarkable condition for its age – the best he has ever seen!

    This amp is in excellent working order for its age. All the knobs, switches, and sliders work as they should – except for one switch. The only functional flaw on this amp is that the power switch does not turn off. Once the amp is plugged into a wall outlet, it immediately turns on. Unfortunately, Curt was unable to fix this issue permanently. The way I work around this is to plug the amp into a power strip and use the power strip’s on/off switch as the on/off switch for the amp.

    Cosmetically, it is in great condition. I removed the old tolex and rolled 2 coats of Duratex over it. I also replaced the metal corners, the rubber feet, and had Curt replace the 2-prong power cord with a 3-prong one. Surprisingly, I have all 5 of the original slider pieces – a rarity in itself!

    The serial number for this amp is HA1318 which I’m pretty sure dates this head to the first year they are produced. This would also mean it is the 318th one ever built! (correct me if I’m mistaken here…)

    Price: $550 because it’s in excellent condition. Feel free to message me with any questions.

    EDIT: I'll ship in the US for free

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    Last edited: Jun 22, 2019
  2. DavC


    May 17, 2005
    Tallmadge , Ohio
    damn ... looks better than mine did back in the 70's ...!!
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  3. Stugilliam


    Apr 28, 2016
    Eastern CT
    I believe that that amp was mine, I am 99.5% of that serial number, 318 because I also had a Dodge 3/4 ton stretch van with a 318 V8. I purchased mine in CT with two of the 18 W bin cabs. the first year that they came out, in fact I traded my Acoustic 360 in on it. But I could be wrong, I'm old and partied pretty good for some 25 years!
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  4. jaroh24


    Sep 29, 2012
    Wow that would be an incredible connection! I bought it from a man who said he bought it in Cinncinatti area (I think... can't remember). He was from somewhere in the middle of Ohio. He claims he was the second owner and purchased it from the first owner about ~15 years ago. Could this be you?
  5. jaroh24


    Sep 29, 2012
    EDIT: Free shipping in the US! Price is $550 still.
  6. I almost sold mine out of necessity, glad I got to keep it. Great amp, tone and punch like nothing else I've ever heard.
    There it is... all the hipsters are going to want one next year.
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  7. jaroh24


    Sep 29, 2012
    Should I include “hipster” in the title?

    And yes I would like to keep it, but have no need for the massive volume and weight. I guess I could hold onto it... after all the work I put into it.
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  8. Ha! No, I just like to take the occasional opportunity to wax humorous. And I'm not trying to talk you in to keeping it, but it is a mother of all things solid state, and you may be hard pressed to find another in as good shape. Mine's had an easy life too, and that's lucky.
    But, it's also just stuff. The point is that we play music I guess. I suppose it would be nice to see it getting used as opposed to collecting dust in a quiet room.
    Hey man, whatever you do, feel good about it! It's a great amp, maybe it should be making music somewhere.
  9. jaroh24


    Sep 29, 2012
    Yeah I was kidding about the hipster thing haha. And that is my thought - I would rather it belong to someone else who will use it more than me. I’m content with my class D head. The weight savings is worth more than the tone that I’m losing
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  10. That's a little like paying forward, making it available to the next generation, what have you... a fine idea.
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  11. Hey, I resemble that remark!

    For real though...after spending years and $$$$ microfying my rig, I played through a buddy's 370 and I was sold.
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  12. :D
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  13. Get the ACC bug! 370 150 106.jpg
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  14. Even though I havea couple too-many pieces of gear, i'm not an advocate of collecting stuff especially big stuff... but the 370 is an exception...
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  15. It's a tricky balancing act! I tend to jettison as I acquire, both for funding and space. One 370/106 is good for me! Though I just grabbed an 80(ish) Carvin 115j with an E140 in it. Mostly for the driver and because it was cheap from GC!
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  16. You sound like me man... it's as much a sideline hobby as playing bass is a first-love/source of sanity!
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  17. jaroh24


    Sep 29, 2012
    Surprised there isn’t much interest in this beast of a head
  18. Adienn7


    Jan 26, 2007
    Very nice amp. It's back to school time.. There's a acc appreciation group on Facebook.. You might post there.
  19. jaroh24


    Sep 29, 2012
    Do you have a link? I couldn’t find it