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Acoustic B100mkII 100W Bass Combo Amp Black 

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Overview

  • 100 Watts
  • 15" Custom-designed speaker
  • 1/4" input w/-10dB pad for active basses
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A 100W combo designed for recording, rehearsal and live shows with a full range of abilities and tones.

The Acoustic B100MKII 100W Bass Combo Amp is perfect for club and live applications. The B100MKII pumps 100 Watts RMS into the internal custom-designed speaker, delivering the classic Acoustic "Pro's Tone" in a portable, powerful design. A separate overdrive channel allows you to blend your clean and distorted tones for amazing sonic range, and the built-in compression works to smooth out your dynamics. The B100 MKII also includes a notch filter to tailor your mids and a 4-band EQ with shape control ensures you get that legendary Acoustic tone.

Features

  • 100 Watts
  • 15" Custom-designed speaker
  • 1/4" input w/-10dB pad for active basses
  • Solid state preamp
  • Gain, Overdrive (switchable), Overdrive level and Volume controls
  • Notch filter w/ selectable frequency
  • 4 band EQ w/ shape control
  • 1/8" stereo Aux/MP3 and headphone jack inputs
  • Effects loop (1/4" send and return)
  • XLR direct output w/ level control, pre/post switch and ground lift

Shape your sound with Acoustic today!

 

B100mkII 100W Bass Combo Amp Specifications:

  • Dimensions: 19.1"W x 15.2" D x 24.4" H
  • Weight: 55.5 lb.
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AcousticB100mkII 100W Bass Combo Amp
 
4.5

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (11)
  • Excellent sound (11)
  • Warm / comfy (7)
  • Good power output (5)
  • Portable (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home studio (11)
    • Amateur recording (8)
    • Performances (7)
    • Outdoor events / games (6)
    • Professional recording (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (9)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Nice Amp For The Price

    The B100 is a good amp for me. I needed something small and simple to use that sounds good with my Jazz Bass. This unit is loud enough to handle the drummers volume level...Read complete review

    The B100 is a good amp for me. I needed something small and simple to use that sounds good with my Jazz Bass. This unit is loud enough to handle the drummers volume level in our practice room without using even half of the amp's possible volume. The EQ on the amp is great and makes it easy to dial in a good tone quickly. It even adds a tube like compression when set right. I like having so much control over the mid range frequencies. This lets me get a nice deep tone while maintaining the growl of the bridge pickup. Using the volume and gain knobs together allows you to dial in overdrive/distortion or clean up the signal as much as you want. You can also bypass the EQ and direct input a preamp device such as a SanAmp. There are active and passive inputs as well. This is the most user friendly and best sounding 100w amp I've played. It is a well built amp and looks very nice. I've had mine for over 4 years with no problems at all. My only complaint would be that it is heavy. This isn't a big deal for me because I leave it in the practice room all the time. When I play out I use a Tech 21 SansAmp Bass Driver DI. However if you need portability you may find it's weight is more than you want to lug around.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Not good for High Volume on-stage use

    I use the amp for my Yamaha DTX-500K Electronic Drum kit and at low volume the amp sounds really good but from 75% volume on up,the speaker produces a mid-range distortion/vibration that...Read complete review

    I use the amp for my Yamaha DTX-500K Electronic Drum kit and at low volume the amp sounds really good but from 75% volume on up,the speaker produces a mid-range distortion/vibration that sounds terrible. I would not recommend using this amp with an Electronic Drum Kit unless its for practice only or only use on-stage "If" you use the Direct Out to send the signal to the Main mixing board. This amp/speaker combination produces distortion/vibration at high volume levels~!

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    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Impressive combo with a classic look

    By Louie Bassman

    from Taos, New Mexico USA

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Good Warmth
    • Portable

    Cons

    • Quality control

    Best Uses

      Comments about Acoustic B100mkII 100W Bass Combo Amp:

      I purchased the Acoustic B100MkII to replace an aging Peavey TNT 130, my initial reaction to the sound of the B100mkII was not very good. At low volume the amp sounded ok, but at higher volume there was a fluttering sound coming out of the speaker box. It was driving me crazy, so I pulled the 15" speaker out. This amp is a sealed cab, no ports. I noticed a dime size hole where the wires for the speaker come through, with the cab sealed it is forcing all the air through this dime size hole. I put a strip of gorilla tape over the hole and put more insulation on the inside top and bottom of the speaker box. Problem solved, now the B100MKII thumps like it should. While I had the speaker out the cab is made with MDF, it has internal bracing and it looks like it is all glued together. There is sound insulation on the sides and back but not the top and bottom?? The magnet on the speaker looked about a 56oz with the positive and negative wire leads soldered on the speaker tabs.
      My bass guitar is a peavey foundation with passive pickups. I put the tone control knobs at the 12:00 position and the gain knob all the way clockwise and slowly raised the volume knob to about the 1:00 position and the clip light never came on. This is more volume than I will ever use at rehersal or at a small club. I settled with the tone conrol knobs at about the 2 to 3 oclock position. This gave a good solid punch and good low end. Plus it has a XLR with a level knob for external power amps or mixing board use. I did not try the overdrive channel, Im to old school to use so other reviewers are going to have to fill that in. The control knobs feel solid but I did have to give all the screws that hold the chasis and chrome corners extra turns with a philips head screwdriver. This amp is made in China and I think they rush the building of these amps. The tone is better than my Peavey TNT 130, but time will tell if the reliability is as good as my 30 year old USA made Peavey TNT.

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      5.0

      Satisfied Customer

      By xntric1

      from Mount Vernon, Maine

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio

        Comments about Acoustic B100mkII 100W Bass Combo Amp:

        basically purchased for around home and small venue use. Excellent value for the money and fits the bill just as I was hoping for. If I were to put anything for a con, it would just be that I expected a little more power--even with the overdrive on, I'm needing AT LEAST half-way gain and half-way volume. The sound is good but Im not real comfortable "pushing" my equipment. As I said, for the money it's worth it!

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        5.0

        Excellent

        By NathanRitchie72

        from Toledo, OH

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        Ask me a question

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent Sound
        • Good Warmth
        • Portable
        • Powerful

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Events
          • Home Studio
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Acoustic B100mkII 100W Bass Combo Amp:

          This thing is great! I only do home recording, and this thing is wonderful. And with the port on the back, I can mic it and get an untouched sound out of it at the same time. Makes for some cool stuff to do with the bass.

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          5.0

          A Lot of Bang and TONE for the Buck!!!

          By bigatt1969

          from Abingdon, VA

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Sound
          • Good Warmth
          • Portable
          • Powerful

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Events
            • Home Studio
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Acoustic B100mkII 100W Bass Combo Amp:

            All that I can say about this amp is WOW!!! The volume and tone that you can and will get out of this beast is unbelievable! Anything from deep, deep lows to that Geddy Lee treble sound. This is a no-brainer if you are looking for a great amp for a low price. Just get it!!!

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            5.0

            Acoustic B100 MKII Bass Amp

            By Hagrid

            from Livermore CA

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Excellent Sound
            • Good Warmth
            • Portable
            • Powerful

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Events
              • Home Studio
              • Performances
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Acoustic B100mkII 100W Bass Combo Amp:

              This is a great amp for the price and has a 3-year warranty. The XLR output makes this a perfect amp for small gigs and recording, and one of the reasons for using this amp. The unit is heavy and well built. It also has a nice classic look.

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              5.0

              Great value for the price

              By Oldguy

              from San Antonio, Texas

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Excellent Sound

              Cons

              • heavy

              Best Uses

              • Home Studio
              • Performances

              Comments about Acoustic B100mkII 100W Bass Combo Amp:

              Good amp for small venues, great sound and good quality.

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              5.0

              Nice fit and finish.

              By hornedcog

              from California

              About Me Novice

              Ask me a question

              Pros

              • Controls Have Great Range
              • Easy To Use
              • Excellent Sound
              • House Shaking Lows
              • Really Nice Appearance

              Cons

              • Only One 14" Input Jack

              Best Uses

              • Home Studio

              Comments about Acoustic B100mkII 100W Bass Combo Amp:

              Great sound not too much for home practice. I would not want to move it often. Very well built.

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              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Nice Amp For The Price

              By Mark

              from Mason City, IA

              About Me Experienced

              Ask me a question

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Excellent Sound

              Cons

              • heavy

              Best Uses

              • Home Studio
              • Practice Or Small Gig

              Comments about Acoustic B100mkII 100W Bass Combo Amp:

              The B100 is a good amp for me. I needed something small and simple to use that sounds good with my Jazz Bass. This unit is loud enough to handle the drummers volume level in our practice room without using even half of the amp's possible volume. The EQ on the amp is great and makes it easy to dial in a good tone quickly. It even adds a tube like compression when set right. I like having so much control over the mid range frequencies. This lets me get a nice deep tone while maintaining the growl of the bridge pickup. Using the volume and gain knobs together allows you to dial in overdrive/distortion or clean up the signal as much as you want. You can also bypass the EQ and direct input a preamp device such as a SanAmp. There are active and passive inputs as well. This is the most user friendly and best sounding 100w amp I've played. It is a well built amp and looks very nice. I've had mine for over 4 years with no problems at all. My only complaint would be that it is heavy. This isn't a big deal for me because I leave it in the practice room all the time. When I play out I use a Tech 21 SansAmp Bass Driver DI. However if you need portability you may find it's weight is more than you want to lug around.

              Comment on this review

              (0 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Not good for High Volume on-stage use

              By Yamaha Drummer

              from Southern Oklahoma

              About Me Professional Musician

              Ask me a question

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • 4 Band Eq - Big Plus
              • Good Sound At Low Volume

              Cons

              • High Volume Distortion
              • Limited Functions

              Best Uses

              • Practice Amp

              Comments about Acoustic B100mkII 100W Bass Combo Amp:

              I use the amp for my Yamaha DTX-500K Electronic Drum kit and at low volume the amp sounds really good but from 75% volume on up,the speaker produces a mid-range distortion/vibration that sounds terrible. I would not recommend using this amp with an Electronic Drum Kit unless its for practice only or only use on-stage "If" you use the Direct Out to send the signal to the Main mixing board. This amp/speaker combination produces distortion/vibration at high volume levels~!

              Comment on this review

              (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Not bad. Not great.

              By whatitzitman

              from Huntington, WV

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Excellent Sound

              Cons

              • Weak

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Home Studio

              Comments about Acoustic B100mkII 100W Bass Combo Amp:

              Good sound with my P-Bass. Decent EQ - easy to dial in a good sound. Has aux and headphone, and XLR out - things I looked for specifically. I think it's a little underpowered for more than practice or rehearsal/light gigs with moderate volume needs. Sounds really good at low to moderate volumes. I cranked it to hear how it was at gig volume and I wasn't impressed. Distorted too much and/or the speaker didn't seem to handle it well. I haven't actually played with it with drums, yet, so I can't be sure - maybe it can be EQ'ed to work. I'm sure the XLR out could help in a pinch, too. It's also really heavy for only being 100watts. Fits ok in my car trunk, but is more to move around than I had hoped - not really a portable amp. I got it on stupid deal, and I honestly wouldn't pay full price otherwise. I think there are better options available in the price/watt range that are more portable. Works ok for me currently, and in that sense worth what I paid. But I might need something else in the future if I gig more.

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