Price paid: $ 249.99
Purchased from: Musicians Friend
Sound — 8
I mostly place harder rock in lower tunings like C#, B, A#, and the 15 inch speaker can handle all the lows. The low mids aren't that great when tuned down that low, but I can deal with it. I play a Ibanez Soundgear 300DX with active pickups and I get a great sound. I do not slap so I can not determine how this thing sounds while slapping, but I think it would sound nice. Anyway when the gain is turned up almost all the way there is a slight I mean slight buzz but nothing to worry about at all. Overall it has an amazingly clear sound especially without a tweeter. Overall sound: This amp was $250 and my bass was $280 this sound but sometimes I feel like I am playing a rig that costs about $1000.
Overall Impression — 8
When I bought this and I had been playing bass for about a year and I had been borrowing a friends Funder Rumble 15. I wanted something powerful without spending too much. I have been playing for just under two years now and this thing is great. You get great low's and suprising good high's. I play my Ibanez Soundgear 300DX with active pick-ups and it is loud. For someone that wants more than just a practice amp I would suggest this thing.
Reliability & Durability — 8
Most of the time this thing is sitting in my room because I do not play gigs or anything, so it does not endure too much movement. Therefore I haven't produced and damage to it. I have a feeling that it could get scratched very easily but I'm not sure. If I was going to gig I wouldn't gig anything huge due to the fact it is only 100 Watts. But I think I would play with this in a gig and I wouldn't worry out it failing or anything.
Features — 8
I bought this amp Brand New in 2008 but I am not exactly sure when it was made. It is a loud 100 watts. Appearance wise it the old school look with black, light blue, and white. A heavy duty cloth grill gives it that Vintage look that I personlly like. It has active and passive input jacks which is nice. It has Volume and Gain with a clip indicator. A Frequency knob, and an equalizer with Low, Low-Mid, High-Mid, and High. On the back it has an effects send and return and an external cabinet jack. This does not have a tweeter, I wish it did but you can buy the next combo up that Acoustic makes and it has one. And the blue light is a nice little feature that adds a little identity to the amp.