In a shack on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles, California, Steve Marks and his father created the Acoustic Control Corporation in the late 1960’s. Best known for its powerful Acoustic 361 bass stack, Acoustic became the go-to bass amp in the ‘70’s and ‘80’s as larger venues demanded amps with more power and stadium-filling tone. During this time, players such as Larry Graham (Sly and the Family Stone), Robbie Krieger (The Doors), John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin), John McVie (Fleetwood Mac), and Jaco Pastorius were avid users of Acoustic amplifiers, which helped them to develop their trademark sounds.
Today, Acoustic continues to develop that simple-to-operate, simple-to-maintain philosophy that allows musicians to dial up great tone in an instant. It’s a way of thinking that is part of every amp we make — which now includes amplifiers for acoustic instruments, compact combos, powerful heads, and our revolutionary, light-weight NEO bass amp enclosures.