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Acoustic 360 - 361PP
General Specs
Acoustic 360 Preamp
Inputs: 2
Features: Front Panel: High and Low Input Jacks, Bright Rocker Switch, Volume, Treble, Bass, 5-setting Variamp Range & Effect, Fuzz Gain, Fuzz Attack, Electronic Tuning Fork Fine, Coarse & On/Off Switch, Ground On/Off, Main On/Off - Rear Panel: Voltage Selector, (4) Output Jacks, 5-Pin DIN port for footswitch (Fuzz and ETF)
Dimensions: 6"H x 24"W x 12"D
Years in use: May 30, 1969 - May 25, 1975
Acoustic 361PP Powered Cabinet
Watts: 200 Watts RMS, 440 Watts Peak
Speakers: (1) 18" Cerwin-Vega L-187 (4 ohm) driver, rear mounted with a folded horn
Dimensions: 48"H x 24"W x 18"D
Jacks: (1) Input Jack, (1) Output Jack
Total Weight: 185 lbs.
Suggested Retail Price: $1,249.00
Years in use: May 30, 1969 - July 07, 1980
Website: http://www.acoustic
After using many other bass amplifiers and cabinets, including Marshall amplifiers and the Rickenbacker Transonic series, John Paul Jones purchased (3) Acoustic 360 - 361PP Amplifier Combos in May 1969. Jones used (2) of these combos on stage as his main amplifiers, with (1) as a backup, with the brief exception of a two week span in June 1972, when he used the Univox 1510 System. He used the Acoustic 360 Preamp through the Earls Court shows in 1975 and switched to a Gallien Kruger GMT 600B Amplifier for the 1977 US Tour, however continued to use the Acoustic 361PP Powered Cabinet through some dates of the 1980 Tour Over Europe.

The (3) Acoustic 360 - 361PP combos were purchased by a member of the band The Jaguars from John Paul Jones in 1977. He was working at a guitar shop on Charing Cross Road, London at the time and was contacted by John Paul Jones' assistant who told him that Jones wished to dispose of three such set ups as he was upgrading his stage equipment. Another fellow band member of The Jaguars was given (1) set of the Acoustic 360 - 361 combos (360 Serial #L1409 - 361 Serial #M1032) and the child of that other members sold the set back to Acoustic Amplification via auction at Christie's on July 10, 2008 for $27,115.00.

John Paul Jones said in a 2010 Bass Player interview that one of the Acoustic 360 Preamps had caught on fire at the end of one show. "I suppose the power amp got overheated," he quipped.



Acoustic 360 - 361PP
John Paul Jones, May 24, 1969, Kinetic Playground, Chicago, Illinois
Acoustic 360 - 361PP
Led Zeppelin, September 29, 1971, Osaka Festival Hall, Osaka, Japan
Acoustic 360 - 361PP
Led Zeppelin, Bron-Y-Aur Stomp, July 24, 1977, Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, Oakland, California
Acoustic 360 - 361PP
Led Zeppelin, June 21, 1980, Ahoy Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Acoustic 360 - 361PP
Acoustic 360 - 361PP Combo

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October xx, 1968 - Led Zeppelin is recorded
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October 23, 1970 - Led Zeppelin III is released in the US
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October xx, 1971 - Page and Plant venture around Thailand and India after the Japan tour
October 18, 1972 - Zeppelin rehearse at the Rainbow Theater for a UK tour
October xx, 1973 - Each member performs an individual film sequence for their concept film
October 31, 1974 - Swan Song hosts a party for the launch of its UK division
October xx, 1975 - Led Zeppelin decide not to tour and concentrate on recording new material
October 20, 1976 - The Song Remains The Same premieres at New York’s Cinema One
October xx, 1977 - Jimmy starts assembling a Led Zeppelin live album from recordings as far back as 1969
October xx, 1978 - Jones and Bonham record with Paul McCartney at Abbey Road Studios
October xx, 1978 - Rehearsals for In Through The Out Door in London
October xx, 1979 - All nine Led Zeppelin albums enter the Billboards Top 200 -- no other band has ever achieved this
October 10, 1980 - A private funeral is held for John Bonham at Rushock church in Worcestershire
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