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Ashdown Unveils ABM 300 EVO IV Bass Amp
Amps

Ashdown Unveils ABM 300 EVO IV Bass Amp

After fifteen years, Ashdown Engineering has reinstated the ABM 300 to ABM EVO IV series of bass amps. The new head has a lower power rating to fill in the flagship range.

Ashdown Engineering Releases the Head 22 with Shavo Odadjian
Amps

Ashdown Engineering Releases the Head 22 with Shavo Odadjian

System of a Down bassist Shavo Odadjian has teamed up with Ashdown Engineering to create the Head 22, a 600-watt bass amp that is hand-built in Ashdown’s UK Custom Shop.

Ashdown Announces PRO FX Bass Pedal Series
Pedals & Effects

Ashdown Announces PRO FX Bass Pedal Series

Ashdown Engineering has expanded their pedal offerings with the PRO FX line, which consists of five new units: The Triple Shot, the Macchiato Comp (Guy Pratt Signature), the Studio Comp, the Velvet Comp, and the Type 23.

Ashdown Engineering Unveils the CL-310-DH Bass Cabinet
Amps

Ashdown Engineering Unveils the CL-310-DH Bass Cabinet

Ashdown Engineering introduced an interesting new bass cabinet called the CL-310-DH. Rated at 450 watts at 8 ohms, the cabs were inspired by vintage British PA systems and feature a 3×10" configuration with dual high-frequency horns.

Ashdown Engineering Introduces the Phone Box Pedal
Pedals & Effects

Ashdown Engineering Introduces the Phone Box Pedal

Ashdown Engineering introduced a new practice device at the 2019 Winter NAMM Show. The Phone Box allows you to plug into any solid state amplifier and listen to its output through headphones.

Ashdown Engineering Introduces the Tone Pocket Portable Bass Headphone Amp
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Ashdown Engineering Introduces the Tone Pocket Portable Bass Headphone Amp

Ashdown has just introduced the Tone Pocket, a compact headphone preamp designed for practice, home studio, and stage applications. It allows for plugging in your bass for access to a 3-band EQ plus a line input for connecting a smartphone and, of course, a headphone output. “The well-equipped rear panel of the Tone Pocket features a USB recording output for...

Ashdown Engineering Adds Kick-Back Bass Combos to OriginAL Series
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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’s signature bass tone, with...

Ashdown Engineering Unveils the CTM 30 “Little Stubby” Tube Bass Amp
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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, the 30-watt CTM-30 Little Stubby...

Ashdown Engineering Introduces Bluetooth-Enabled Bass Combo Amp
Amps

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, foot switchable tube emulated overdrive...

Ashdown Announces Norman Watt-Roy Special Edition OriginAL Pre-DI
Pedals & Effects

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 Norman’s specification,” Ashdown writes. “As...