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San Francisco Bay Area Craigslist - Vintage Acoustic 136 combo $175

Discussion in 'Hot Deals' started by funkytoe, May 31, 2018.

  1. funkytoe

    funkytoe Supporting Member

    Jan 17, 2008
    Northern California
    Not affiliated, but I went and checked this one out. Appears all original and works well. Cab and tolex are in great shape. Grillcloth shows some discoloration, but could be cleaned. The seller is a community recycling company that told me they received this donated from an older church in Oakland. Its a nice piece that I almost snapped up, but really don't need. Hope some other TB-er will grab it at this price. Here is the link:
    Vintage 1970's Acoustic 136 Bass Guitar Combo Amplifier
  2. kranahan

    kranahan Supporting Member

    I've seen this on CL for a while. I just don't know much about these amps... What are they usually priced?
  3. funkytoe

    funkytoe Supporting Member

    Jan 17, 2008
    Northern California
    Today, they seem to go in the $300 to $350 range in much worse condition. This one is in very good, original condition and, like all ACC products, is loud and proud. Acoustic Control Corporation produced high quality gear, with lifetime warranties. Back in the mid 1970's this combo sold for $399 new - about $1,800 in today's dollars. They were popular club amps and were used by touring pros, including a young Stanley Clarke.
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  4. kranahan

    kranahan Supporting Member

    It's only a mile and a half from where I work. Very tempted...
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  5. funkytoe

    funkytoe Supporting Member

    Jan 17, 2008
    Northern California
    At least go play it. Most folks aren't looking for 70 pound combo amps these days. So, this one has sat and its price has continued to drop. It is definitely capable of handling any bar gig and has a cool factor as well. People pay as much for just the acc 150 head alone (which is identical to the 136) without the combo cab. I've talked myself out of buying this several times because I already have a lot of older vintage bass gear. But, I can't stand that it has not been picked up and used to its full capabilities. At this price, I am seriously thinking about buying it and donating to my local high school music program. Hope you check it out. Let us know what you decide.
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  6. LBS-bass

    LBS-bass Supporting Member

    Nov 22, 2017
    I couldn't give away that fart machine back in the day. Someone might like it for the vintage factor, but it didn't put out the greatest sound when it was new, at least not with the original speaker.
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  7. Jim C

    Jim C Is that what you meant to play or is this jazz? Supporting Member

    Nov 29, 2008
    Bethesda, MD
    I played through one.
    Very heavy and not loud enough with just a single driver.
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  8. briandavismurph

    briandavismurph Supporting Member

    Jul 1, 2013
    They tend to be really loud for the size and price

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