Fender Announces the Adam Clayton ACB 50 Bass Amplifier
Fender has unveiled their first signature all-tube bass combo for over 40 years with the Adam Clayton ACB 50 Bass Amp. The U2 bassist’s new rig is rated at 50 watts and features three 12AX7 tubes plus a 12AT7 tube in the preamp and two 6L6 tubes in the power section.
“The portable, all-tube combo in a classic Fender package features two distinctly different channels – a classic Fender® sound and a more modern hi-fi, flat EQ tone,” the company writes. “The Adam Clayton ACB 50 Bass Amp is the perfect companion for any bassist, whether they’re playing in a studio, a club or on an arena stage.”
Each channel has dual inputs and its own EQ sections. Channel 1 has three bands, including a three-way mid-frequency knob, while channel two pares it down to just treble and bass. The back of the amp is fitted with an extension speaker output, a 1/4-inch balanced line out, and an XLR direct out with ground lift.
The amp cuts down on weight by employing a lightweight Eminence Neo 15-inch driver that Fender says offers a “fat, powerful sound.” Hear the bass in Clayton’s hands:
The Fender Adam Clayton ACB 50 Bass Amplifier is available now for $2,199.99.
Fender Adam Clayton ACB 50 Bass Amplifier Features:
|Designed in collaboration with Adam Clayton of U2|
|Preamp Tubes: (3) 12AX7 and (1) 12AT7|
|Output Tubes: (2) 6L6|
|Independent Channels – (2) Classic Fender Sound & Flatter Frequency Sound|
|15″ Eminence neodymium speaker|
|Transformer-coupled XLR out with ground lift|
|Chrome Panel and chicken-head knobs|
|Ported enclosure with lightweight plywood|