The Ashdown bass amp tone is heard throughout the world of popular music. The reliability of Ashdown’s amplifiers is well-known and combined with transmitting bass tones at their deepest, you have an amp that is a great option for bassists of all levels.
Ashdown formed in 1997 in London and became famous for producing incredible hard-wired amplifiers. Their bass amps have become a common sight on large stadium tours with both Adam Clayton of U2 and Nate Mendel of the Foo Fighters using them for several years. Nate’s combo of choice is the BTA-400 head and CL-810 stack which he uses for live shows. The power of this set up helps drive the rhythm of the Foo’s greatest hits, such as Best of You and Learn to Fly, every night of the tour.
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Ashdown’s selection of amplifiers is not only for superstars like Adam and Nate. Some of these amps, such as the Ashdown Tour Bus 10 Practice Amp or the After Eight 20W 1x8 are ideal for bassists looking to get some extra practice in at home. These combo amps give you the chance to experience the tight Ashdown sound before you make the step into becoming a stage performer. Larger Ashdown cabinets and heads can seriously amplify your bass lines, helping them to stand out in any venue.
The Ashdown ABM 115 NEO amp head paired with the Ashdown ABM 210 Neo cabinet can easily fill a room with your bass tone. There are a range of cabinet sizes and amp wattages available to suit your needs no matter what your preferred playing style is. The high quality construction of the Ashdown circuitry has helped these amplifiers make a huge impact. Having an Ashdown amp will give you years of booming sound. The engineers took their job seriously and wanted to make a quality product that would last, despite bassists cranking up the volume on a nightly basis.