Fender Introduces Two New Acoustasonic™ Amp Models
The Acoustasonic 100 Combo (above) and 150 Combo (below).
Fender Acoustasonic guitar amplifiers have won acclaim from discerning acoustic guitarists ever since their late-1990s introduction. As full-featured amps voiced specifically to deliver full, clear and resonant acoustic sound, they have consistently topped lists by players and critics alike. Now Fender introduces the culmination of state-of-the-art acoustic amp design in the form of the Acoustasonic 100 and Acoustasonic 150 amplifiers.
The Acoustasonic 100 Combo is perfect for the acoustic guitarist who needs a compact, powerful, versatile and great-sounding amp loaded with tonal innovations and versatile features. It delivers full acoustic resonance and crystal clarity in a lightweight (18 lbs.) design with a new ultra-efficient 100-watt power amp, 8” foam-surround low-frequency driver, high-frequency tweeter and built-in kickstand for tilt-back positioning.
For acoustic guitarists who need a little more power, the Acoustasonic 150 Combo is light, loud, versatile and flexible. It too is loaded with tonal innovations and versatile features, and it too delivers full acoustic resonance and crystal clarity in a lightweight (22.5 lbs.) amp with a new ultra-efficient 150-watt (2×75) stereo power amp, dual 8” foam-surround low-frequency drivers, high-frequency tweeter, stereo effects loop and classic Fender tilt-back legs.
As for the aforementioned tonal innovations and versatile features, both amps feature a new voicing control that lets any guitar simulate the tonality of parlor, dreadnought and jumbo acoustics, or 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, rendering the need for a second amp just for electric guitar unnecessary.
Both amps also feature instrument and microphone channels with independent EQ and effects controls, a new feedback elimination system with on/off switch for each channel, a patented String Dynamics™ control that tames harsh treble notes, onboard effects (reverb, delay, chorus, Vibratone and more), XLR line out with level control and ground lift, USB connector for digital recording output (and future firmware updates), five-ply hardwood construction and optional two-button effects-select footswitch.