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Fender Acoustasonic 150 150W 2x8 Acoustic Guitar Combo Amp   (Open Box)
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OVERVIEW

Light, loud, toneful, and flexible!

The new Fender Acoustasonic™ 150 acoustic guitar combo amp is perfect for the acoustic guitarist who needs a light, loud, versatile, and flexible amp loaded with tonal innovations and useful features.

The Acoustasonic 150 combo packs full acoustic resonance and crystal clarity into a lightweight (only 23 lb.) amp with a new ultra-efficient 150-watt (2x75) stereo power amp, dual 8” foam-surround low-frequency neodymium drivers, and high-frequency tweeter. Its new Voicing control lets any guitar simulate the tonality of parlor, dreadnought, and jumbo acoustics. Or, Voicing can be turned off for pure amp output response. For acoustic players who double on electric guitar, the Voicing control also has Blackface, tweed, and British amp settings, which makes a second amp just for electric guitar unnecessary.

Other features include instrument and microphone channels with independent EQ and effects controls; new feedback elimination control with on/off switch for each channel; patented String Dynamics™ control that tames harsh treble notes; effects including reverb, delay, chorus, Vibratone, and more; XLR line out with level control and ground lift; stereo effects loop; USB connector for digital recording output (and possible future firmware updates); strong five-ply hardwood construction; and optional two-button effects-select footswitch.

FEATURES
  • 150W
  • 2 - 8" foam-surround low-frequency neodymium drivers
  • Two channels
  • 1/4" instrument and mic inputs
  • Instrument channel controls: Volume, Treble, Mid, Bass, Voicing Select, String Dynamics, FX Select, FX Level
  • Mic channel controls: Volume, Treble, Mid, Bass, Voicing Select, FX Select, FX Level
  • Stereo effects loop
  • Phantom-powered second mic input
  • Balanced line out with ground lift
  • Fender Tilt-Back legs
  • Lightweight 5-ply hardwood construction

Rich Fender acoustic tone plus features for the performing singer-songwriter. Order yours now!

SPECIFICATIONS

Acoustasonic 150 150W 2x8 Acoustic Guitar Combo Amp

  • 22-1/2"W x 16"H x 10-1/4"D
  • 23 lb.
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FenderAcoustasonic 150 150W 2x8 Acoustic Guitar Combo Amp
 
4.4

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77%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Portable (11)
  • Easy to use (10)
  • Excellent sound (9)
  • Good power output (9)
  • Warm / comfy (8)

Cons

  • Weak (3)

Best Uses

  • Performances (10)
  • Home studio (9)
  • Outdoor events / games (6)
  • Amateur recording (4)
  • Professional recording (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (9), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Just what I've been looking for...

I have been looking for a dual function amp like this for some time without success. I have also been looking for a quallity amp that does not break my back carrying it up...Read complete review

I have been looking for a dual function amp like this for some time without success. I have also been looking for a quallity amp that does not break my back carrying it up a flight of stairs. I had actually given up until I saw an intial product demo of the Fender Acoustasonic 150. At first, I thought what I heard was too good to be true. A review in Acoustic Guitar magazine convinced me to try it and I'm glad I did. The massive number of features, the ability to play both acoustic and electric through it and the fact that I can also run a mic through it for single gigs made me a believer. A great buy for the money.
The first thing that attracted me to it was the fact that I can play both acousting and electric guitars through the same amp. I find a lot of occasions when I need this versatillity and have been hauling two amps around, especially for classic rock gigs where both types of instruments have traditionally been used. It's light weight (a plus as I get older), the feedback control is a blessing, and I like the fact that the tone controls allow both plus and minus modeling. My favorite is the voicing control. This little knob lets me reproduce the exact sound my guitar. I don't have to settle for just being close.
I am particularly impressed by the quality of the acoustic reproduction. I have played both a Martin 6-string and 12-string through a variety of acoustic amps and they have been OK, but not great. The first time I plugged my 6-string into the Acoustasonic 150, the sound quality was exactly like what was coming from the guitar. Older Acounstasonics are fine, but this is a 100% improvement. Additionally, the ability to also play my Telecaster or E-347 through it when using both for gigs saves me a trip with a second amp. I had watched the Fender product demo and one from Acoustic Guitar magazine, but reall didn't think it could be as good as they said until I tried it myself. I love it.
It's not cheap, but nothing worth using is. Given the number of features, the light weight, and quality of the sound it produces, its worth every cent.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Fender Acoustasonic 150

I was excited to get one of the new fender acoustasonic amps last week. I've been in the market for an acoustic amp that doubles as a portable PA for quite a while and...Read complete review

I was excited to get one of the new fender acoustasonic amps last week. I've been in the market for an acoustic amp that doubles as a portable PA for quite a while and the latest offerings from Fender looked promising. I decided on the Fender mainly because with its many features it seemed to be the best bang for your buck acoustic amp avaiable. I like versatility and this one seemed to have it all with two channels, modeling for acoustic and electric guitars, a good selection of FX and an FX loop. So after watching some of the video clips on youtube and reading the mostly favorable online reviews I decided to give it a shot. Upon unboxing I noticed some slight cosmetic flaws (a small dent and a couple of light scuffs on the tolex) but nothing major. I quite liked the vintage look of the amp and the tilt back legs are the same kind they use on the Twin. When I turned the amp on I noticed a slight but persistent hiss coming from the speakers. I tried using different cables and tried it out in different rooms of the house thinking I might be getting interference from electrical appliances but the hissing persisted. Over the next couple of days I tried out all the different voicings and FX thinking I might get used to the hiss but once I plugged in my strat and set it to the Blackface voicing the hissing problem just got that much worse. I thought that it might be the guitar or the pickups contributing to the noise but it makes the same sound no matter what you run into the amp. One would think that the "tweed" or "british" voicings would have a worse hiss since they are the higher gain voicings. This problem effectively kills one of the main selling points of this amp; for me at least. As a solo, mainly acoustic, performer I thought it might be nice to add some electric guitar tones to my set but there is no way that I can have that much noise coming out of my amp in the small, intimate settings that I play. That coupled with the fact that the other two electric guitar voicings have no way to control the amp's gain other than with the volume control on your guitar which forces you to increase the volume of the amp which just makes the hissing noise louder. On the flip side the acoustic sounds produced by this amp are quite good in my opinion. I was able to dial in a nice acoustic tone with my Yamaha A3m as well as with my Ibanez 12-string. The all laminate Ibanez benefitted more from the acoustasonic's acoustic voicings than did the all solid-wood Yamaha with its own internal mic modeling but I ended up using the acoustasonic's dreadnaught voicing with the Yamaha as well running two signals from my Vocalist pedal, one into the instrumant channel and the other into the mic channel with my vocals, and adding just a tad of mic modeling from the guitar for some air and added harmonics. The string dynamics feature came in handy as well taming some of the mild brittleness from the Yamaha's mic models. The reverb was quite good I thought but the rest of the on-board FX weren't all that great in my opinion. My vocals sounded clear and present but I found it hard to get much volume out of the mic channel without getting a lot of feedback. I tried using the feedback fighting feature but it seemed to negatively affect the tone of my vocals so I left it alone and played it at low volume. The XLR out worked well. It sent a nice clear signal straight to my PA. Never tried the USB recording out but I think that that would be the best bet for recording with this amp unless you like to have a lot of hissing in your recordings. The overall volume was unimpressive for a 150 watt amp but I dared not turn it up very because the louder the amp gets the louder the hissing gets. So I guess if you can get past the hissing issue you might have a pretty good amp or maybe if you play in a band you won't mind it so much. But if you're a solo performer like me you might want to look at other amps in this price range or maybe just a tad higher. I suppose there is a chance that I just got a bad one (it happens) so, since Musician's Friend's excellent customer service dept. has agreed to exchange the amp I got for a new one, I guess I'll give the acoustasinic 150 one more shot since I liked the amp's overall tone. If the replacement amp I get is of better quality than the first one I recieved I'll write a follow-up review. Here's hoping the best. Happy strummin'!

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Portable/Versatile - Useful Features

By GeeTar

from Oklahoma City USA

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Good build quality
  • Light weight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Good Church Stage Amp
    • Performances

    Comments about Fender Acoustasonic 150 150W 2x8 Acoustic Guitar Combo Amp:

    This amp replaced an aging Acoustasonic Jr. that had been with me for years and needed to be retired. Can't say enough about the versatility of this amp. With all the guitar and vocal effects, balanced XLR direct out, tilt-back legs, dual channels - it's just a sweet little amp for acoustic work. I will use this amp primarily in worship settings and have used it twice a week since acquiring it and have practiced with it extensively. I have run three different guitars into it (Taylor T5, Martin D16GTE and Taylor 812ce) and all sound great. It's not the easiest thing in the world to get a fat acoustic tone out of the T5, but the Acoustasonic 150 does great. Fender has done a great job packing the amp with features, quality effects with lots of variations, super-light weight (the best part in my mind), all at a great price point with solid build quality. I also have a California Blonde that I virtually never take to a gig, or worship, just because it's such a chore to lug it around. This amp does NOT have that kind of horsepower, but it's got plenty for 95% of my use requirements. Good power, good projection, great effects and EQ, warmth, XLR DI out... I did the "Looking for a Coupon call to MFriend's Call Center and one of the Gearheads gave me a killer deal, so that made the amp ever better in my mind. I'm a real happy player! 5 stars.

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    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Acoustasonic 150w

    By Cooldaddy

    from Maiden, NC

    About Me Novice

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Performances

      Comments about Fender Acoustasonic 150 150W 2x8 Acoustic Guitar Combo Amp:

      Is it price n a good range? This amp with features and technology I would say yes. I have been playing for a long time. Played through a lot of really nice set ups. So after 25 years of beating on guitars and amps. I am very very pleased with this amp. The only reason bigger is better is the simple fact stronger is cleaner. I can play my classical, my jumbo steel string and my screaming electric through this amp at the house or even small club and jam all night. All the extra fxs are nice but a bit of over kill. It is extremely light 30lbs. And very functional. I am a very pleased player. Not sure you can find a better bang for your buck. I played it strong for 2 weeks before I wrote this.

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      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Excellent Amp!

      By Bro

      from Little rock, ar

      About Me Professional Musician

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound
      • Portable
      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Fender Acoustasonic 150 150W 2x8 Acoustic Guitar Combo Amp:

        I received this very quickly from MF and all I can say is WOW! The sound is great! I used it on stage a couple days after receiving it and it blew me away at the sound I got out of this thing. Playing with my band, I didn't even have to run my acoustic through the PA for it to project and barely had it turned up. In fact, a friend said I needed to turn it down and it sounded great. The only issue I have is that I have to adjust levels and tone going from acoustic to electric, typical though. Also can sound "tinny" if the levels are not set right. Just need to play with the adjustments...great amp. Buy it...you won't regret it!

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        (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        I'm happy with this amp

        By Old Dude

        from Fergus Falls,MN

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio
          • Performances

          Comments about Fender Acoustasonic 150 150W 2x8 Acoustic Guitar Combo Amp:

          None

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          (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          correction....

          Comments about Fender Acoustasonic 150 150W 2x8 Acoustic Guitar Combo Amp:

          Just to let you know, the MIC. channel DOES NOT HAVE MID tone adjustment, OR VOICING,as stated under features!!!!!!!!!!!

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          (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          best one yet!!!

          By Richie B..

          from NH

          About Me Experienced

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          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Fender Acoustasonic 150 150W 2x8 Acoustic Guitar Combo Amp:

            for a dual purpose amp/pa by far the best i came across. I owned Acoustic, Kustom, even pa systems (not cheap ones either) and this 150 can hold its own.. The controls are sensitive so no vise grips and treat it like a lady you"ll be very happy!! LOVE iT!!!!

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            (3 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            not a big fan

            By snafu_guitar

            from Chicago, IL

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            Pros

            • Easy To Use

            Cons

            • Poor Sound Quality
            • Weak

            Best Uses

            • Home Studio

            Comments about Fender Acoustasonic 150 150W 2x8 Acoustic Guitar Combo Amp:

            I wanted to use this as a stage monitor in a live band situation. I opened the box, played it for about 20 minutes and knew right away, that even though this amp is rated at 150 watts, it would never hold up. This amp weighs only around 23 lbs. It just sounds really tinny. And I wasn't really impressed with the onboard effects either. Spend a little more and get the SWR California Blonde II Acoustic. This amp sounds fantastic and really punches through the mix.

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            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            what I have been looking and waiting 4

            By rubenrivera49

            from East Chicago Ind

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            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Excellent Sound
            • Gigworthy
            • Good Warmth
            • Lightweight Sturdy
            • Nice-n-loud
            • Portable
            • Powerful

            Cons

            • No Cover 4 It
            • No Power Cord Storage
            • No Spring Reverb

            Best Uses

            • Events
            • House parties
            • Performances
            • Play Mp3's

            Comments about Fender Acoustasonic 150 150W 2x8 Acoustic Guitar Combo Amp:

            this is an amp I been wanting and got. This amp is what it is plus more. Naturally it is an acoustic amp but I like the fact that u can use 4 electric regular and jazz guitars and a p.a. as well. it is good 4 house parties to backyard barbecues and wedding halls to out door events. If need be the line out has a level to boost your volume when tied or patched in a p.a. if you want versatility a non back breaker portability then this is the amp 4 you

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            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Totally Awesome Amp

            By pick it and lick it

            from northeastern california

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Events
            • Home Studio
            • Performances

            Comments about Fender Acoustasonic 150 150W 2x8 Acoustic Guitar Combo Amp:

            Using either of three voicings of Jumbo, Dreadnought or Parlor, I can adjust my guitar to any style sound I want. Also, using the FX settings, I can enhance these various voicings. So many combinations that its often hard to select just one. I like being able to use the FX and voicings to taylor any song. You will not be disappointed in this amp.

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            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            So far so good

            By coastal

            from Texas

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Excellent Sound
            • Good Warmth
            • Nice Amp Like The Tone
            • Portable
            • Powerful

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Fender Acoustasonic 150 150W 2x8 Acoustic Guitar Combo Amp:

              Another reviewer had trouble with the vocalist being used with the amp. If you go direct from mic and guitar to the amp, the hissing goes away. At least it did with mie. To minimize, douse the vocalist effects, and fiddle with the line in function of the vocalist. It too has its effects. Still have interference, and am still experimenting.

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