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

Only 22 Adam Clayton Signature Model Bass Guitars in Purple Sparkle Finish are available in the UK

21 Nov 2017 17:00
thumbnail

Until 30th November 2017, save up to 50% on Komplete 11 bundles with Maschine and Komplete Kontrol hardware.

14 Nov 2017 10:01
thumbnail

The Yamaha EAD-10 system is the latest in hybrid drum technology, providing studio-quality sounds triggered from an acoustic kit

13 Nov 2017 16:14
thumbnail

The exciting 2018 PRS SE range of guitars has been announced and will be available soon

10 Nov 2017 17:01
thumbnail

Fender Releases Limited Edition Blues Deluxe Reissue Guitar Amplifier

2 Nov 2017 17:26
thumbnail

Ableton Live 10 updates the Live range and is available soon

2 Nov 2017 15:32

Recent Music News

thumbnail

Announced at this year's NAMM Summer Show, the Fender Justin Meldal-Johnsen Road Worn Mustang Bass is now available

21 Nov 2017 10:23
thumbnail

The KHDK Kirk Hammett Ghoul JR Overdrive delivers signature overdrive/distortion tones in a tiny micro-sized pedal format

17 Nov 2017 13:25
thumbnail

Wampler announces the Tumnus Deluxe Overdrive Pedal - a new and improved tribute to a renowned overdrive pedal

16 Nov 2017 13:08
thumbnail

The Epiphone Ltd Ed Joe Bonamassa 1958 "Amos" Korina Flying-V Guitar Outfit is a highly collectable yet gig-able instrument, with special signature appointments

15 Nov 2017 13:55
thumbnail

The Apogee MiC Plus builds on the success of the 2011 MiC, bringing plug-and-play studio-grade recording quality to iOS devices and laptops

14 Nov 2017 17:00
thumbnail

Fender releases new Ed O'Brien signature model Stratocaster loaded with a sustainer pickup; ideal for creating lush layered soundscapes

14 Nov 2017 10:17