Ashdown Introduces the Interstellar-600 Guy Pratt Signature Bass Amp
Ashdown Engineering has teamed up with Guy Pratt to create a new signature amp called the Interstellar-600. The bass icon’s new rig is a take on his ABM-900 with revamped EQ and valve drive sections.
The EQ section has Bass, Middle, and Treble knobs with six sliders. When the sliders are left in the center position, the EQ can be used as a traditional three-band setup. The sliders can then be used to tailor the frequencies between the main controls.
The drive knob allows you to blend a dual triode tube amp/overdrive section into our sound, ranging from a little tonal warmth to an increasing distortion.
Other features include a load of connectivity with a tuner output, a line out, a transparent effects loop, and a line input for connecting an external sampler or sound source. That’s handy for Pratt, who utilizes a Moog Taurus pedal.
“I can’t tell you how proud it makes me to have a signature amp with my Ashdown family, who’ve been with me every step of the way of my 40-year career,” the bassist writes. We’ve been tinkering with bits and pieces for years, and this combines our shared passion for great traditional British amps with everything I know and trust about my ABMs. It’s not about bells and whistles, well apart from the dedicated Taurus input, it’s about solid, shapeable, deliverable power. Along with my 3x10s this is my ultimate dream rig. Turn on and trip out!”
The Ashdown Interstellar-600 is open to pre-orders with a direct price of $1,500.
Ashdown Introduces the Interstellar-600 Guy Pratt Signature Bass Amp Specs:
|Power Output:||600 Watts|
|Power Requirement:||115-230 Volts|
|Speaker Outputs:||2 x Jack/Speakon outputs|
|Frequency Response:||-3dB @ 17Hz und 30KHz|
|High Instrument Input Impedance:||3.9m Ohms, input range 150mV|
|Low Instrument Input Impedance:||10k Ohms, input range 300mV - 40V p-p|
|Line Input:||Impedance 22k Ohms, input level 0dBu nominal|
|DI Output:||600 Ohm balanced, Level 0dBu nominal|
|Tuner Output:||Impedance 22k Ohms, Level 0dBu nominal|
|Impedance:||Minimum 4 Ohms Per Side|
|Effects Send Impedance:||22k Ohm, Level 0dBu nominal|
|Effects Return Impedance:||22k Ohms, Input Level 0dBu Nominal|
|Pre-Amp Tubes:||1 x 12AX7|
|H x W x D (mm):||175 x 495 x 310|