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The perfect practice amp with 15 watts and a custom-designed 10" speaker.

The new B15 15W Bass Combo Amp from Acoustic provides 15 watts of power pushing their custom-designed 10" speaker for incredible low end from a compact/practice amp. The overdrive circuit lets you dial-in the perfect amount of "dirt" for your musical tastes, the 3-band EQ with shape control ensures you get that legendary Acoustic tone, and the Acousti-comp compressor keeps your dynamic range in check.

FEATURES
  • Power Rating: 15 Watts
  • Speakers: 10" Custom-design
  • Inputs: 1/4"
  • Preamp: Solid State
  • Controls: Volume, Overdrive (switchable), Overdrive Level
  • EQ: 3 band w/shape control
  • Aux/MP3 In: 1/8" stereo
  • Headphone Jack: 1/8" stereo
  • Other: "Acousti-Comp" built-in compressor

Shape your sound with Acoustic today!

SPECIFICATIONS
  • Product Dimensions: 13.8"W x 10.4"D x 18.1"H
  • Product Weight: 23 lbs.
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AcousticB15 15W Bass Combo Amp
 
4.6

(based on 80 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (55)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (68)
  • Portable (62)
  • Excellent sound (60)
  • Warm / comfy (42)
  • Good power output (28)

Cons

  • Weak (4)
  • Limited functions (3)

Best Uses

  • Home studio (53)
  • Amateur recording (25)
  • Performances (8)
  • Professional recording (8)
  • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (52), Professional musician (13), Novice (11)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Excellent amp.

Before purchase, I read every single review of bass amps in 10W & 15W sizes, plus many reviews of larger amps. I finally settled on this amp. After owning & using...Read complete review

Before purchase, I read every single review of bass amps in 10W & 15W sizes, plus many reviews of larger amps. I finally settled on this amp. After owning & using the B15 amp for 2 months, I'm GLAD I chose this. The switches & knobs are excellent. The sound quality is excellent. I use it for practice both with my Fender JP90 & my Ibanez SR406. Both sound great through this amp. The overdrive is great, allowing me to go anywhere from sweet & clean to raw & dirty. The volume at 1/2 scale is enough to shake my home - and, it still sounds good that way. The cabinet is very sturdy, and the strap seems both convenient & durable. The appearance is attractive, the layout of controls is excellent, & I really like the mellow purple light of the power switch. (It's just pleasing to me.) The price was affordable despite my limited budget. It was a great deal, for this price. If I ever hear anyone saying they're thinking about buying a bass practice amp, I'll wholeheartedly recommend this one. I'm convinced I made the best possible choice.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Weak little amp, even for practice.

I wanted a small practice amp to practice in the garage without shaking the whole house so I purchased this amp based on so many positive reviews. I realize that it's a low-powered practice...Read complete review

I wanted a small practice amp to practice in the garage without shaking the whole house so I purchased this amp based on so many positive reviews. I realize that it's a low-powered practice amp, but the sound quality is terrible. My hope was that the 10" speaker would still provide warm, deep bass but it's really just a muddy mid-range tone and if I turn the bass up too much on the EQ, the speaker will distort. I find myself still dragging out my 4x10 cabinet and simply turning down the volume on my bass when practicing while this little amp just sits on a shelf unused. I would recommend spending a little more money and getting something a little nicer.

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(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent amp.

By scruffyeagle

from Eagle River, WI

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Pros

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

Cons

  • heavy

Best Uses

  • Practice at home

Comments about Acoustic B15 15W Bass Combo Amp:

Before purchase, I read every single review of bass amps in 10W & 15W sizes, plus many reviews of larger amps. I finally settled on this amp. After owning & using the B15 amp for 2 months, I'm GLAD I chose this. The switches & knobs are excellent. The sound quality is excellent. I use it for practice both with my Fender JP90 & my Ibanez SR406. Both sound great through this amp. The overdrive is great, allowing me to go anywhere from sweet & clean to raw & dirty. The volume at 1/2 scale is enough to shake my home - and, it still sounds good that way. The cabinet is very sturdy, and the strap seems both convenient & durable. The appearance is attractive, the layout of controls is excellent, & I really like the mellow purple light of the power switch. (It's just pleasing to me.) The price was affordable despite my limited budget. It was a great deal, for this price. If I ever hear anyone saying they're thinking about buying a bass practice amp, I'll wholeheartedly recommend this one. I'm convinced I made the best possible choice.

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

for the price best bass amp hands down

By don

from OH

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Playing With Friends

    Comments about Acoustic B15 15W Bass Combo Amp:

    this amp is awesome. offers everything some of the bigger guys do in a smaller easy to afford combo. like my teacher once told me its better to have a bigger speaker with less watts than a smaller speaker with more simply cause the bigger speaker will move more air with less power. so i'd probably take this over any of the other practice amps in the price range since they only offer you a 8" speaker and this guy has a 10" along with a buit in comp. and the distortion, what more could you ask for in this price range? tuners are nice but u can pick up one anywhere for cheap. way to go acoustic

    (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Good for what it is!

    By shreddman

    from Rocky Mtns

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Great Price And Value
    • Greatpricevalue
    • Great Pricevalue
    • Portable

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Acoustic B15 15W Bass Combo Amp:

        Had this amp for two weeks. Have used it for home practice and am VERY pleased with it for that use: at moderate volumes, the sound is excellent.
        The band I'm in practiced "partially unplugged": the singer is unmiked, the guitarist uses a tiny Roland Cube, and I (bass) play through a very small practice amp, and the drummer uses brushes. I had been using a Roland Cube 30/12", and only needed to run the volume up to 3-4 to fit in.
        I feel that this amp will require pushing to the upper ends of the power range to fit into this sound scanario; I think it will have enough power to serve its' purpose, but in a feisty jam, it's going to be "pushed" and the sound quality breaks up.
        But when played within reasonable volume/power requirements, this amp sounds fantastic. It's a great value at it's price, and compares very favorably to comparable amps.

        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Best 15 Watt Amp!!

        By Scooter61103

        from Rockford, IL

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        Pros

        • 10 Inch Speaker
        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent Sound
        • Good Warmth
        • Portable
        • Powerful

        Cons

        • None Found

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio

        Comments about Acoustic B15 15W Bass Combo Amp:

        Was needing a 15 watt practice amp. This B15 has a 10 inch speaker. Compared it to many other 15 watt bass amps and the 10 inch speaker makes all of the difference. It has the depth, tone & growl you would expect from a much larger amp.

        Very pleased with this purchase.

        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Buy and Great Size

        By GuitarGuy17

        from Morrisville, Pa.

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio

          Comments about Acoustic B15 15W Bass Combo Amp:

          This Acoustic 15 watt combo Bass amp is a jem. Great sound great punch, I use it for teaching Bass to my students and it can take what ever anyone has a slap or good riff for!!!, Buy it!!!

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great little amp for very little money

          By Jeffrey Reddout

          from Florida

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          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Home Studio

            Comments about Acoustic B15 15W Bass Combo Amp:

            I needed a little bass amp for home studio recording and for playing around the house with friends. This little amp exceeded my expectations in every way possible. I was surprised at how loud it can get. I have not tried it in any performance setting, but that's not really what it's for -- although if you were set up in a little acoustic gig, it would probably suffice. Great tone. I bought it partially based on the other positive reviews here -- I had the same experience.

            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Awesome amp!

            By DannyDreamer

            from Ann Arbor, Mi

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

            • Excellent Sound
            • Good Warmth
            • Portable
            • Powerful

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Home Studio

              Comments about Acoustic B15 15W Bass Combo Amp:

              I had high expectations for this amp. I own several amps from practice amps to gigging rigs. i just fried my orange crush bx25 so I needed a small practice amp that I can travel with for small room practices. Really good low end.This amp fit the bill. It will take a novice some time to dial in a proper sound, but this amp is above and beyond any 15 watt amp in its class. It features an overdrive, and a shape button. You will have to play with it to figure out but awesome features. Really killer tone too. Buy this! You will not regret it

              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              "Very Nice Amp"

              By Robby

              from VA.

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              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Acoustic B15 15W Bass Combo Amp:

                I needed a practice amp to run my old"Fender squire"bass through.This seemed like the best amp for the money.I wanted a 10" speaker,because 8 " speakers'just do not have the compression of a ten,nor the bottom.I really like this amp.It is made well,looks' good and sounds' great!I recently got together with my family and my Nephew played through this rig,while I played acoustic guitar with my brother and cousin.The bass sounded great,perfect amp for a gig like this!Could be used for a bigger gig,but you might want to go to a bigger amp for a drum,guitar and bass band!Still ,this amp puts' out some sound! : )

                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Terrific Bass Amp

                By Dano Dave

                from Lafayette, LA

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                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Excellent Sound
                • Good Warmth

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Events
                  • Home Studio

                  Comments about Acoustic B15 15W Bass Combo Amp:

                  This is a terrific bass amp. It is pretty full featured, easy to use, and has a great sound. The workmanship is first class, and all controls feel substantial and solid. The 10" speaker is full and clear, with a great warmth to it. My favorite feature is the "shape" button, which allows me to go from a more modern sound to a dry, woody, almost upright bass type sound, with the flick of a switch.

                  The overdrive seems to do little until it is turned up quite a bit, but has a very pleasing sound that you could add to a lot of songs. It really serves up a nice bit of grit.

                  This is a well designed, easy to use, great sounding small bass amp, with a nice variety of sounds. You can't go wrong with the B15.

                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Capable little amp!

                  By Fiddle&GuitarMan

                  from Mars Hill, NC

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                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording
                    • Events
                    • Home Studio
                    • Mobile DJ
                    • Performances

                    Comments about Acoustic B15 15W Bass Combo Amp:

                    I ordered this amp on sale at MF just to use with my little Squire Jaguar Bass around home and at jam sessions, not expecting much for the money invested. But, on hooking it up the little guy actually sounds like a much bigger amp, probably due to the 10" speaker instead of the usual 8" at this price point in a practice amp. Surprising amount of power for it's size, and the EQ knobs on the front really help with the low end and help shape the sound a lot.
                    It also seems to be built like a tank, with a closed back and good-quality hardware (knobs, cabinet, etc.) and I really am impressed with the metal corner protectors and the nice sturdy handle. Neat-looking grill cloth and weighs in at around 23 lbs. so easy to carry from home and back.
                    I imagine that it probably has enough power to use in small venues like coffee shops and smaller rooms, but don't expect this unit to work in a band situation (especially with drums) as that is asking a lot of this little guy. I did notice that the speaker can be over-driven pretty easily and distorts at high gain levels, but what do you expect for the money? You have to be realistic and don't expect this amp to sound like a 100-watt stack because it's just not big enough. But, for a decent practice amp for home use or even to gig with in small rooms you simply can't beat this little guy - - I would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone!!
                    By the way, with the sound-shaping controls available on this unit, it doubles as a dandy keyboard amp, too. Love the nice blue lighted toggle switch - - classy!! Get you one before the price goes up!!

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Yes I would buy again.

                    By Big bird

                    from Virginia

                    About Me Experienced

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Excellent Sound
                    • Portable

                    Cons

                    • Wish it had a di connection.

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Studio
                    • Performances

                    Comments about Acoustic B15 15W Bass Combo Amp:

                    I play in a church band. Our sound board cannot power stage monitors so I use this amp with a di box to tap into the house speakers and hear what I am playing onstage. I bought this unit because of the 10" speaker and the price and even cranked to the max,no problems. At 15 watts there is no headroom but no problem with sound quality. I play only flat wounds,two Schecters and a Rogue violin bass. Over a year now and i'm happy as a clam.

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Deep sound for reasonable price

                    By Spike

                    from Richmond, VA

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                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Excellent Sound
                    • Portable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home Studio

                      Comments about Acoustic B15 15W Bass Combo Amp:

                      I was looking for a low priced portable bass amp for practice at home and playing informally with friends. This unit was a little over my target price, but worth the extra bottom and punch. Portable and clear sound.

                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Great value

                      By Eikyuo

                      from Reading, Pa

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                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Excellent Sound
                      • Portable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Amateur Recording
                        • Home Studio

                        Comments about Acoustic B15 15W Bass Combo Amp:

                        Bought this amp for home recording and jamming at home. Great value, has nice tone and easy to use. Playing a Fender Squier P Bass through it, very impressed with set up and it sounds in my home studio. Very worthwhile purchase.

                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        3.0

                        I would recommend this amp to a friend.

                        By DEW

                        from Bronx New York.

                        About Me Experienced

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use

                        Cons

                        • Weak

                        Best Uses

                        • Home Studio

                        Comments about Acoustic B15 15W Bass Combo Amp:

                        This amp is good for home practicing. Not good for band rehearsals.

                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        3.0

                        good beginner amp

                        By Joey

                        from Lexington, SC

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                        Pros

                        • Portable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Home Studio

                          Comments about Acoustic B15 15W Bass Combo Amp:

                          I bought this for my 8 year old. Has plenty of power and a good enough sound for playing around the house. I've seen people play small venues with much worse. Good amp for the money.

                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Great practice amp!

                          By Drp

                          from Norfolk Va

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                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Portable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Acoustic B15 15W Bass Combo Amp:

                              Solidly built and sounds great. Worth every penny

                              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Awesome bass amp

                              By David G

                              from Jupiter, FL

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                              Pros

                              • Excellent Sound
                              • Good Warmth

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Home Studio
                                • Practice

                                Comments about Acoustic B15 15W Bass Combo Amp:

                                Great sounding amplifier. Brings out the best qualities in my PJ bass. Nice 3.5 auxiliary input for music or computer. Very happy with this purchase. I can't imagine a better 15 watt amplifier. Using it in my studio for practice.

                                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                ATERRIFIC VALUE!!!

                                By Ardo

                                from New York, NY

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                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                • None

                                Best Uses

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

                                Comments about Acoustic B15 15W Bass Combo Amp:

                                I originally bought this to augment my Behringer BX108 (also a great little amp...); but this little brute surprised me: Great tones, very flexible and versatile with a stellar build. Buy one: you won't be sorry...

                                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Great tone, small package

                                By dmvksv

                                from Grand Rapids, Mi.

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                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Amateur Recording
                                  • Home Studio

                                  Comments about Acoustic B15 15W Bass Combo Amp:

                                  I just finished a bass build and was in need of a good practice amp. I searched product reviews and internet forums and decided on the Acoustic B15. The price,the positive reviews and the fact it had a 10" speaker were the deciding factors. I was very impressed with the build quality, and even more impressed whein I plugged in. I can't believe an amp this size can pump out the lows it does with only 15 watts. The sound is warm and rich with excellent clarity.What an awesome tone.My bass has GFS active pickups that boost the lows and highs and anything over about 1/3. volume starts to distort a liile.I haven't had the opportunity to try it on a passive bass but I think you could probably get more volume without the amp running out of headroom.At about 1/4 volume playing downstairs, it was enough to wake up my wife upstairs. She said the sound permeates the whole house and she absolutely hates this amp. I see that as a positive feature, don't be fooled by the 15 watt output. It's not something you would gig with,but it is plenty for the home. I was so impressed with the quality and performance of this amp I have since purchased an Acoustic ag15 acoustic guitar amp. I am as equally pleased with that. Great sound, great build quality, great price.

                                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  You have no Idea how good this amp is.

                                  By Julia Marshall

                                  from North Texas, USA

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                                  Pros

                                  • 10 Inch Speaker
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Excellent Sound
                                  • Great Value

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Acoustic Band Use
                                    • Bedroom practice
                                    • Home Studio

                                    Comments about Acoustic B15 15W Bass Combo Amp:

                                    This amp is absolutely the deal of a lifetime. Don't be fooled by the low 15 watts. It has a beautiful sound that I could not get to distort or overload the speaker.The mid shift feature gives you a whole new range of tonal sounds. And a 10'' speaker makes this unit a real standout in the under 100.00 field. Get one. They are now even a greater deal. And they have that 360/370 vibe that gives you a good feeling all over.

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