1970 Acoustic model 470 Guitar or bass head 170 watts

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  • Item Category: Entertainment
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Sep 23, 2009
  • Channel: Auction House
Buy It Now! My vintage Acoustic 470 is still in original condition and everything is working as it should. It’s amazing that this amp is still kicking almost 40 years after it was first introduced! This head can easily power any bass or guitar bottom of your choice. I know that Acoustic sold this amp in their ads for guitarists matched with a 4 X 10 speaker cabinet much like a Marshall stack. This solid-state amp has more than enough power to compete in any band situation! It's EQ can create any tone with minimal distortion. The Acoustic 470 is a non load sensitive 170W RMS amplifier according to Acoustic Control Corp literature. It was Acoustic Research’s most powerful amplifier at the time and was billed as a guitar as well as a bass amplifier. The 470 toggle controls have an A/B type feature. they assign what channel you are in. The 2 channels offer built in distortion as well as bright options via these toggle switches. The amp has a reverb control, and a speed and intensity control knob to create a tremolo type effect This amp has both High and low inputs. T are two speaker outputs on the back, and it has a three band dial eq and 5 band slide graphic eq that runs from 70 hz up to 220 hz. Because the dual equalization is so broad on this amp, the 470 was designed to be able to be used for either bass or guitar! The circuit design and discrete componentry which make these amps real sleepers. Also toggle switched are the lead/bass selector as well use the ground lift features. This amp weighs 36 lbs dry, so that built in metal recessed carry handle is a welcome addition for transport. Cosmetically, the amp is in OK shape. T are scratches in the black tolex on top in certain spots, but nothing is peeling. The tolex is still doing its job protecting the case from typical road wear. As far as shipping goes, I estimate at least $20.00 with proper insurance to most areas of the Country, but the exact cost will depend on w you reside. The amp will weigh about 40 Lbs when boxed properly. I am currently set up to accept Paypal. Local pickup is always a possibility. Also, If you use the “Buy It Now” option, I do expect the buyer to actually do what the process implies and actually purchase the instrument NOW! Please don’t disappear or go on vacation or something after you bid! I need to hear from within the 72 hours after the auction ends that Ebay suggests. Thanks for understanding. If you are an International bidder, please email me first, as I do not readily accept non-USA bids. I am sure I will have questions, and I will try and answer them as soon as possible. Thanks!

Dimensions 3 rack spaces 25 X 12 X 7Wattage 300W@4OHMS, 150 at 8 ohms Effects Distortion, reverb, vibrato Controls bright for each channel and polarity reversal. Other line out (unbalanced), 2 channels (footswitchable)