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 2015: Ashdown B-Social Bass Amp, John Entwistle ABM Rig and Retroglide 800 Head

NAMM 2015: Ashdown B-Social Bass Amp, John Entwistle ABM Rig and Retroglide 800 Head
NAMM 2015: Ashdown B-Social Bass Amp, John Entwistle ABM Rig and Retroglide 800 Head
Ashdown launch a powerful 75w stereo desktop amp system, John Entwistle pre and power amps and Retroglide 800 bass head.

The B-Social bass amp and entertainment system is Ashdown's first desktop amp system designed for bass guitars.

A 75w stereo amp with Ashdown's signature bass tone, the B-Social allows you to connect to your smartphone and access the ever-growing range of amp sim and effects apps available via the Ashdown Apptek app.

B-Social also features Bluetooth connectivity for wireless jamming (there's a second input for another bass or guitar), or for playing music wirelessly from any compatible music player. The built-in USB interface is compatible with all major DAWs, for simple recording. Also available is the B-Social in white.

John Entwistle RPM-1 and APM-1000 rig

Ashdown are re-issuing the late John Entwistle's rig of choice, used on his last tour. Comprising of the RPM-1 pre amp and APM-1000 power amp, the rig has the same specs used on the originals he loved so much.

The RPM-1 rackmounting preamp is based on the ABM EVO II and features a powerful 7-band EQ, blendable solid state preamp and Sub Harmonic Generator as well as a balanced DI out and a line for connecting any external audio source.

The ABM-1000 is a 2 x 500w power amplifier, deisgned to ensure robust performance. It features quad-fan cooling technology and each channel has its own toroidal transformer.

Retroglide 800

The latest Ashdown custom-shop offering, the Retroglide 800 bass head takes things back to the 80s in style and features.

An 800 watt RMS funk powerhouse, the Retroglide 800 has hi and low impedance instrument inputs, a 12-band graphic EQ mute switch with LED indicator, output protect LED, effects loop and speaker output Nuetrik combi jack/speakon connector.

For all the latest music gear from the NAMM Show 2015, follow Gear4music.com on Facebook and Twitter.

By Alice Thomson

Posted on 23 Jan 2015 11:27 to category : Instruments News

Related Music News

thumbnail

A synth that boasts a range of interesting parameters, Novation's Peak brings next-level user operation to the fold, promising an immersive creative experience.

19 Apr 2017 16:14
thumbnail

The next design from tech titans Novation, the Circuit Mono Station looks to follow on from Bass Station II, picking up where its older brother left off.

19 Apr 2017 16:01
thumbnail

Building on previous sucssesses, QSC's K.2 range pave the way forward within the realm of speaker technology, throwing several innovative features into the mix

17 Apr 2017 00:10
thumbnail

Setting a new standard for audio interfaces, the Goliath HD offers a range of exciting new features that enhance and refine your audio for optimum results

13 Apr 2017 13:37
thumbnail

Keeley's GC-2 Guitarist Limiting Amplifier and Monterey Fuzz Vibe Rotary Wah in White and Gold will be available at a reduced price from the 14/04/2017

12 Apr 2017 15:31
thumbnail

Yamaha's latest entry into the world of silent violins utilises a state-of-the-art SRT Power System to enhance and maximise your tone in a practice environment

11 Apr 2017 13:48

Recent Music News

thumbnail

Designed in collaboration with celebrated musician Devin Townsend, Mooer's Ocean Machine blends gorgeous, transient tones with powerful expression and depth.

24 Apr 2017 13:35
thumbnail

JHS Pedals give us the lowdown on their latest pedal launches and re-releases from NAMM 2017, with products Shipping to European dealers on April 24th.

21 Apr 2017 15:18
thumbnail

Introducing a sleek aesthetic to an established favourite, Arturia's Step Range offer an extensive selection of creative options to the discerning musician.

21 Apr 2017 11:52
thumbnail

News has emerged from Superbooth that Behringer will be introducing their brand new Deep Mind 6, a smaller more condensed version of its big brother DeepMind 12

20 Apr 2017 16:32
thumbnail

Utilizing innovative features designed to complement the modern piano player, Yamaha's MX88 Synth offers a re purposed design and flawless functionality.

20 Apr 2017 13:33
thumbnail

Need to sort out your audio inconsistencies? iZotope launch an update across three of of their pieces audio editing software: Elements, Regular and Advanced.

20 Apr 2017 12:17