July 11, 2008 13:52 ET

ACOUSTIC® Amplification Reclaims a Piece of Its History With Purchase of Led Zeppelin Bass Amp Stack

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - July 11, 2008) - An iconic piece of rock gear, the ACOUSTIC® amplifier used by Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones from 1969-1976, was bought by ACOUSTIC Amplification in a Christie's auction that took place July 10, 2008, in London. The bass stack, purchased for a winning bid of $27,115.00, consists of an ACOUSTIC 360 bass amplifier, Serial Number L1409 with ZEPPELIN stenciled in white on the top, and an ACOUSTIC 361PP bass cabinet, Serial Number M1032.

The amp and cabinet were prominently used by Jones on stage with Led Zeppelin as early as the Bath Festival on June 28, 1969, continuing until 1976. Notably, the stack can be seen in the legendary Led Zeppelin 1976 concert movie "The Song Remains The Same," chronicling the band's 1973 Houses of the Holy tour.

Led Zeppelin and ACOUSTIC amplifiers are each celebrating landmark years, as both were founded 40 years ago in 1968, and each are enjoying a strong resurgence -- Led Zeppelin with their celebrated London concert last fall and ACOUSTIC with its recently introduced and highly successful new line of bass and acoustic guitar amplification systems.

ACOUSTIC Amplification's Michael Doyle stated, "John Paul Jones' use of this ACOUSTIC bass stack represented a pivotal moment in the history of the company. Led Zeppelin was probably the greatest band in the world at the time, and ACOUSTIC amps were right there with them, night after night. The fact that we were able to purchase this classic piece of rock history as we celebrate the 40th anniversary of the first ACOUSTIC amplifier makes this momentous occasion even more special. We are proud that ACOUSTIC amplifiers are revered by musicians worldwide and look forward to continuing that tradition."

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ACOUSTIC® was introduced in 1968 in Van Nuys, California, and quickly became the amplifier of choice for some of the finest rock, jazz and blues musicians. ACOUSTIC has recently introduced an entirely new line of bass and acoustic instrument amplifiers. For more information about ACOUSTIC and its current product line and dealers, please visit

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