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  • Ashdown Engineering Adds Kick-Back Bass Combos to OriginAL Series

    Ashdown Engineering Adds Kick-Back Bass Combos to OriginAL Series

    A year after launching the head and preamp pedal, Ashdown has expanded their OriginAL range with two kick-back bass combo amps: the OriginAL C112-300 and the OriginAL C210-300. Both units are rated at 300 watts with the main difference being different woofer combinations. “Each OriginAL combo is loaded with Ashdown Whiteline speakers, proven to deliver... »

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

    Ashdown Engineering Unveils the 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,... »

  • Ashdown Engineering Introduces Bluetooth-Enabled Bass Combo Amp

    Ashdown Engineering Introduces Bluetooth-Enabled Bass Combo Amp

    Ashdown Engineering has expanded their AAA line of bass amps with the AAA EVO 120-BT, a lightweight combo that offers 120 watts of power with a 15-inch driver and a tweeter. The new model sets itself apart by featuring Bluetooth functionality that allows for streaming music to your amp. “The AAA EVO 120-BT features deep,... »

  • 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... »