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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
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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
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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...

Geezer Butler Reveals New Ashdown Engineering Signature Head of Doom Amplifier
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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 punch & clarity, it has...

Ashdown Engineering Announce the B-Social Lite Desktop Bass Amp
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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 instrument, but you still have...

Ashdown Engineering Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Limited Edition Amps
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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 amplifier with some cosmetic and...

Ashdown Introduces Stuart Zender Funk Face Twin Dynamic Filter Pedal
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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 an Output knob controls the...

Ashdown Unveils Rootmaster EVO Series
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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 line include a 5-band EQ,...

Ashdown Engineering Unveils AAA EVO Bass Amplification Series
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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 Line In, a headphone jack,...

Ashdown Introduces Retroglide 800 Bass Amp
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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 your fingertips.” The Retroglide revolves...

Ashdown Announces Desktop B-Social Bass Amp
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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 comes from from several features,...