A Guide to the Golden Age of the Ampeg B-15: 1960-1980
The Ampeg B-15 has been known as bassists' trustiest sidekick for generations. Today, we're looking at the golden years.
The Acoustic Control Corporation Amplifiers and The Black Widow Guitar and Bass
The Acoustic Control Corporation manufactured some of the biggest and loudest amplifiers that were ever produced. The company was founded by Steve Marks and based out of Van Nuys California. John Paul Jones rig Most of the company’s amplifiers were solid state although they produced a few tube models. Perhaps the best remembered model was the Acoustic 360, which was actually a preamp for bass guitar designed to be combined with the Acoustic 361 W-bins which contained a rear facing 18” Cerwin…
Remembering Jess Oliver, Inventor of the Ampeg B-15
It’s reasonable to compare Oliver’s B-15 Portaflex to Les Paul’s solidbody guitar or Leo Fender’s Precision electric bass as icons that ushered in the modern music revolution.
Acoustic USA Launches With Revamped 360/361 Bass Rig
A new branch of the Acoustic brand, called Acoustic USA, has launched with the unveiling of an updated version of the classic 360/361 rig. The vintage head/cab combo was originally made famous by p…