One of the many new products Ashdown introduced at NAMM this year was the Retroglide-800, an amp head built in their custom shop. The company describes the amp as a throwback to the ’80s with founder Mark Gooday saying, “[it] takes me back to my roots as a bass player [with] pure, simple tone at your fingertips.”
The Retroglide revolves around a 12-band graphic EQ with frequency bands ranging from 30Hz to 15kHz. Other front-facing features include hi and low impedance inputs, a mute switch, and input and output level controls. Its rear panel has a line input, an effects loop, a Neutrik combination jack/speakon connector, and a balanced DI output.
The Ashdown Retroglide 800 is hand built in the UK with a hand-machined 6mm alloy front panel and an engineered mild steel lid. It’s available for order now with a street price round $849.99.
Ashdown Engineering Retroglide 800 Bass Amp Specs:
|Power:||720 Watts @ 4 Ohms|
|Power Amp Type:||Class D|
|Inputs:||Low/High Impedance Instrument Inputs, Line In, Effects Return|
|Outputs:||Effects Send, XLR DI Out, Neutrik Combo Speakon|
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