Music Gear News

At Gear4music.com we update our news channel daily to ensure you always get the latest and most important music news.

NAMM 2011: Ashdown Launch New Bass Amps

NAMM 201: Ashdown Announce 220 Series Bass Amps
Great deals on musical instruments

Leading British bass amp manufacturer Ashdown has released a stack of new bass gear.

A genuine London double-decker bus forms the focus of Ashdown Engineering?s booth at NAMM 2011, where the UK bass-specialists are set to launch a range of new tube bass amps.

Perhaps the most exciting of Ashdown's releases at NAMM 2011 is the Drophead LB 30 and 200 combo.

These are convertible designs in which the amp chassis is stored in the cabinet for ease of transportation, then flipped up and clipped into place on top, ready for stage or studio use.

The Drophead LB 30 is based on Ashdown's sensational Little Bastard 30-Watt tube head ? recently described by musicradar.com as ?something very special? ? delivering its characteristically rich tube tone via a single 15 inch speaker.

Meanwhile the more powerful Drophead 200 also uses a 15 and, with the Drophead 30, joins a range of new Ashdown tube amps that also includes new 200W, 330W and 550W tube heads and combos.

Sure to grab the headlines are the new 220 Dual Tube Pre Amp Series, first heard in the 427 Small Block, Ashdown's Dual Tube bass preamp was an instant hit, thanks to its solid, articulate bottom end and sparkling highs.

The 220W Ashdown 220 Touring 112 takes this stunning tube preamp design and partners it with an uprated and tour proven EB power stage, delivering the payload via a custom 12? driver.

The discerning bass player gets high and low gain inputs, front panel-mounted FX send and return, rotary bass, middle and treble controls with mid shift, bass shift and bright switching, mute switch, rotary gain and master volume controls and a DI output.

Retro cabinet styling features vinyl covering, chrome protective corners, vintage red grille cloth and, of course, the trademark illuminated Ashdown VU meter.

The 330 Dual Tube Pre Amp Series, first heard in the 427 Small Block, Ashdown?s Dual Tube bass preamp was an instant hit, thanks to its solid, articulate bottom end and sparkling highs.

The 330W Ashdown Dual Tube Series 330 head takes this stunning tube preamp design and partners it with an uprated and tour proven MAG power stage.

Like with the 220 bassists get high and low gain inputs, front panel-mounted FX send and return, rotary bass, middle and treble controls with mid shift, bass shift and bright switching, mute switch, rotary gain and master volume controls and a DI output.

Ashdown are also excited about new Classic Cabinets, specifically designed to partner the BTA, 427 Small Block, Drophead 200 and Little Bastard tube heads, Ashdown?s Classic Series bass cabinets feature custom drivers, dual Speakon/jack connectors, traditional vinyl covering and vintage red grilles.

Rated at 500W / 8 Ohms, the CL-115 Large features a single 15? custom driver, Rated at 1050W / 8 Ohms, the CL-410H features 4 x 10? custom drivers with a switchable HF horn (Off, High, Low), Rated at 1050W / 4 Ohms, the CL-414H features 4 x 10? custom drivers with a switchable HF horn (Off, High, Low).

The tilt-back cabinet also includes bar handles, castors, kick plates and slide rails, Rated at 1200W / 8 Ohms, the CL-610 Large features 6 x 10? custom drivers

Also new, the VS series of cabinets, Custom drivers, road-ready build quality, vintage red cloth grilles and ?retro? speaker configurations ? VS cabinets are the perfect partner for Ashdown Dual Tube Series bass heads.

The VS-112-125 is rated at 150W / 8 Ohms, and features a single 12? loudspeaker driver, VS-115-200 is rated at 300W / 8 Ohms, and features a single 15? loudspeaker driver, VS-212-200 is rated at 300W / 8 Ohms, and features dual 12? loudspeaker drivers and the VS-412-600 is rated at 600W / 4 Ohms, and features 4 x 12? loudspeaker drivers.

Posted on 14 Jan 2011 23:15 to category : Instruments News

Related Music News

thumbnail

The latest professional yet user friendly DAW is now available, find out more about the newest features here.

20 May 2015 17:25
thumbnail

Gear4music have extended their woodwind range with Pearl Flutes.

20 May 2015 08:44
thumbnail

Gear4music now stocking high-end USA pedal manufacturer Rockett. Find out more.

19 May 2015 15:29
thumbnail

Like the classic soundtracks from Top Gun, Scarface and Donna Summer's ‘I Feel Love’ and want to replicate the tone? Then look no further.

14 May 2015 16:12
thumbnail

Coppergate by Gear4music introduce new Trumpet line.

14 May 2015 12:30
thumbnail

The new Wireless Guitar System by Gear4music is professional, affordable and in stock now.

11 May 2015 11:41

Recent Music News

thumbnail

Technologists, creative thinkers and artists to converge in Berlin in a collective exploration of what music is today and what it will be tomorrow!

27 May 2015 12:25
thumbnail

Fender to tour UK and Ireland showcasing their American Standard series for free.

27 May 2015 09:21
thumbnail

PreSonus' critically acclaimed PA speaker range is now available at Gear4music with savings of up to £550 per speaker.

26 May 2015 10:49
thumbnail

Foo Fighters donned tuxedos to mark the last ever David Letterman show but which song did they play to mark the occasion?

22 May 2015 10:31
thumbnail

Purchase any Native Instruments Maschine or Komplete Kontrol and receive Komplete Select for free.

22 May 2015 10:09
thumbnail

Focusrite are giving away a Red 3 mic preamp, and not just any, the very last one available.

21 May 2015 12:42