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  • Ashdown Announces Norman Watt-Roy Special Edition OriginAL Pre-DI

    Ashdown Announces Norman Watt-Roy Special Edition OriginAL Pre-DI

    Ashdown has expanded their lineup of signature gear with the Norman Watt-Roy Special Edition OriginAL Pre-Di. Watt-Roy, who is best known as the bassist for Ian Dury and the Blockheads, helped create the unit. “Strictly limited to a run of 50 special units, the special edition Norman Watt-Roy OriginAL Preamp Pedal has been tweaked to... »

  • Geezer Butler Reveals New Ashdown Engineering Signature Head of Doom Amplifier

    Geezer Butler Reveals New Ashdown Engineering Signature Head of Doom Amplifier

    Geezer Butler shocked fans this weekend when he shared the news of his new signature amp from Ashdown. The Black Sabbath legend posted a promo shot of his new Head of Doom while writing, “This amp is the closest I have found to emulate the old school sound I had in the 70s with its... »

  • Ashdown Engineering Announce the B-Social Lite Desktop Bass Amp

    Ashdown Engineering Announce the B-Social Lite Desktop Bass Amp

    One of the biggest hits of NAMM 2015 was the B-Social desktop bass amp. This year Ashdown expanded the range with the B-Social Lite, which they describe as the best aspects of the original in a smaller package. “It makes the amp more affordable,” says Ashdown’s Lee Alexander. “It doesn’t have wireless feature for the... »

  • Ashdown Engineering Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Limited Edition Amps

    Ashdown Engineering Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Limited Edition Amps

    Ashdown Engineering first launched in 1997, so this year they’re celebrating 20 years in the business with two limited edition rigs. Each of the sets will be handmade-to-order in England. First up is the pairing of the Limited Edition 20th Anniversary ABM-600 EVO-IV and ABM 410T EVO-IV. The models are takes on Ashdown’s flagship ABM... »

  • Ashdown Introduces Stuart Zender Funk Face Twin Dynamic Filter Pedal

    Ashdown Introduces Stuart Zender Funk Face Twin Dynamic Filter Pedal

    Ashdown Engineering has teamed up with bassist Stuart Zender to introduce the SZ Funk Face Twin Dynamic Filter Pedal. The pedal is designed for simplicity in getting a funky sound that Zender, who was the original bassist for Jamiroquai, is known for. Its filter section has a Sensitivity knob to control the effect’s response, while... »

  • Ashdown Unveils Rootmaster EVO Series

    Ashdown Unveils Rootmaster EVO Series

    Ashdown took to the Winter NAMM show this year to introduce the Rootmaster EVO Range. Building on the Rootmaster series, the EVO range has been streamlined with improved features and a reduction in weight. The Rootmaster preamp now has active and passive inputs to get optimal levels for your bass. Other common features in the... »

  • Ashdown Engineering Unveils AAA EVO Bass Amplification Series

    Ashdown Engineering Unveils AAA EVO Bass Amplification Series

    Ashdown’s AAA combo amps have evolved. Introduced at the Winter NAMM show, the AAA EVO collection includes four combo amps as well as a 1×15″ cabinet. Each of the combos comes with the company’s App Tek socket, allowing bassists to access amp simulators, effects, and other apps from their smartphones. Other common features include a... »

  • Ashdown Introduces Retroglide 800 Bass Amp

    Ashdown Introduces Retroglide 800 Bass Amp

    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... »

  • Ashdown Announces Desktop B-Social Bass Amp

    Ashdown Announces Desktop B-Social Bass Amp

    Ashdown Engineering took the opportunity at NAMM to unveil the B-Social, a desktop bass amp that’s loaded with innovative features. The 75-watt stereo amp is boasted as the first desktop amp system for bass guitarists with Bluetooth connectivity that allows the bass to connect wirelessly via an optional transmitter. The “social” aspect of the amp... »

  • Ashdown Launches Rootmaster Series Bass Amplifiers

    Ashdown Launches Rootmaster Series Bass Amplifiers

    Ashdown Engineering unveiled a new range of amplifiers in their Rootmaster Series at this year’s NAMM Show. The lineup includes two bass heads, five speaker cabinets, and three combo amplifiers offered at an affordable price. The Rootmaster amplifiers and combos come in either 220 or 420 watts with the combos offering 1×15″, 2×10″, and 1×12″... »