Ashdown Engineering Unveils the CTM 30 “Little Stubby” Tube Bass Amp

Ashdown Engineering CTM 30 "Little Stubby" Tube Bass Amp

Ashdown Engineering’s Classic Tube Magnifier (CTM) series got a little bigger this year – or a little smaller. The all-tube CTM 30 “Little Stubby” was debuted at the NAMM Show, where Dan Gooday described it as “a little bit more of everything in a smaller package.”

“Measuring just 400mm wide, 220mm deep and 80mm tall, the 30-watt CTM-30 Little Stubby brings a classic all-tube tone in a compact and more portable gig-ready head,” a press release reads. “With an all-new valve preamp and streamlined steel casing with valves and transformers mounted horizontally for ease of transportation, the CTM Little Stubby is amongst the smallest, most portable tube amp in the world.”

Among the new features are an upgraded 30-watt EL84-driven power section and a revamped EQ. It also boasts volume, drive, and feedback controls to get a contemporary tone from its ECC81, ECC82 and ECC83 preamp tubes. For connectivity, Ashdown fits the CTM 30 with a balanced DI, a front-facing effects loop, and a pair of 1/4-inch output jacks.

The Ashdown Engineering CTM 30 Little Stubby is hand-built in the company’s UK Custom Shop. It will be shipping in April with a TBA price point.

Ashdown Engineering CTM 30 “Little Stubby” Tube Bass Amp Specs:

Power:30 Watts
Controls:Volume, Drive, Feedback
Output:Balanced DI, Effects Loop, Two 1/4″ Outputs
Impedance:4 or 8 ohm

Get Bass Gear News in your inbox.

Stay up to date on the latest bass gear news (every Thursday).

Share your thoughts