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Ashdown Engineering Announces Limited Edition Little Bastard LB-550 Amp

Ashdown Engineering has unveiled a limited edition of their Little Bastard amp head called the LB-550. The new amp couples their Little Bastard tube preamp section with the 550-watt digital power section from their new MiBass head, resulting in tube tone in a lightweight head weighing in at 6.2kg (approximately 13.6 puonds).

Ashdown Limited Edition Little Bastard LB-550 Amp

The preamp uses ECC83 and ECC82 tubes and has both high and low gain inputs. Besides Bass, Mid, and Treble knobs, tone shaping controls on the LB-550 include a Mid Shift, a Bass Shift, and Bright switches. It also has an front panel-mounted effects loop, a mute switch, a balanced DI, and Ashdown’s signature VU meter.

Limited to 50 heads, each Ashdown Little Bastard LB-550 will be numbered and come with a limited edition certificate signed by designer Dave Green and Ashdown MD Mark Gooday. It’s available now for £719 (approx. $1,152 USD). For more info, visit the Ashdown Engineering website.

Ashdown Limited Edition Little Bastard LB-550 Amp Specs:

  • Handmade in the UK
  • Limited Edition – Only 50 Made
  • Tube Preamp, Digital Power Amp
  • 550 Watts
  • 6.2kgs
  • ECC83 and ECC82 Preamp Tubes
  • Limited Editon signed certificate

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