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Ashdown TourBus 15W 1x8 Bass Combo Amp Black

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Great for the aspiring pro, Ashdown's Tourbus 15 is a 15W bass practice amp with volume, bass and treble controls, a headphone socket for silent practice, and a CD/MP3 input so you can play along with... Click To Read More About This Product

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Great for the aspiring pro, Ashdown's Tourbus 15 is a 15W bass practice amp with volume, bass and treble controls, a headphone socket for silent practice, and a CD/MP3 input so you can play along with your favorite band. A rugged 8" driver delivers a surprisingly potent tone.

Features
  • 8" Speaker
  • 15W
  • Retro styling
  • Lightweight design with convenient carrying handle
  • Volume, Bass and Treble controls
  • Headphone jack for silent practice
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AshdownTourBus 15W 1x8 Bass Combo Amp
 
4.8

(based on 8 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (7)
  • Portable (7)
  • Excellent sound (6)
  • Warm / comfy (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (4), Professional musician (3)

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(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Ashdown Tour Bus 15

By Edward

from Lapeer, Michigan

Comments about Ashdown TourBus 15W 1x8 Bass Combo Amp:

Got this as Christmas present, after hinting strongly to my wife and kids about it. Certainly glad I did! I usually wait a bit before I write a review of a product, to get some experience with it. Even then, I only write about the products that really shine. This little practice amp is truly awesome. It's very well engineered, and has genuine Ashdown tone. Makes me consider leaving my Roland 100 watt cube, or 450 watt Berhinger half stack home when I play out. Works great as a 'direct box' by using the headphone out into the p.a. Has a great sound through the supplied speaker as well. So, it could be mic'ed up, also and used that way on stage. The tone is that good. I've also played my Strat through it, and it has just an awesome clean sound, no matter what pick up and tone control set-up I use. This in fact, is what drove me to write this review. Any product that has multiple uses, and is good at all of them, is a keeper in my book. Looking for a versatile practice amp that you can do more than just practice with? This one will fit the bill, and put a very small dent in the wallet. Kudos, Ashdown!

 
4.0

Needs a 10 inch speaker

By iiipopes

from Midwest USA

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Good Warmth
  • Overall Great Tone
  • Portable

Cons

  • 8 Inch Speaker Distorts
  • Needs A 10 Inch Speaker
  • Needs External Spkr Jack

Best Uses

  • Personal practice

Comments about Ashdown TourBus 15W 1x8 Bass Combo Amp:

This does exactly what it is named for: Tourbus 15. Great light weight portable personal practice amp, which is what I bought it for. It has good tone, good tone shaping, and is easy to use. The headphone jack and player input are great. But the 8 inch speaker is just too small and starts to distort at any significant volume. It really needs to be a 10 inch. It also needs an external speaker jack, which I added. I got the amp on a close out for about 1/3 MSRP, and for that price it is a great deal. At the usual street price of @ 2/3 of MSRP, it is a good deal.

 
5.0

More than Expected for 15 Watts

By bassman4524

from Dallas, TX

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Portable

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Ashdown TourBus 15W 1x8 Bass Combo Amp:

      I bought this as a practice amp for my daughter. When I tested it, I was shocked: it has great sound and much more power than I expected. Perfect, portable practice amp for 1/3 of what I expected to pay.

       
      5.0

      Nice little amp!

      By John

      from Illinois

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound
      • Portable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio
        • Practice Amp

        Comments about Ashdown TourBus 15W 1x8 Bass Combo Amp:

        I bought this as a multi-use practice amp for my two younger nephews. Wanted something that would handle a bass, as well as their electronic drum set. Will also take headphones for quiet practicing and a "line in" for playing along with music. The back is closed, which is nice because it will protect the speaker from getting accidentally damaged. Controls are simple and straight forward. Sound is clean. Not really loud, but good enough. Appears to be very well built. I continue to be impressed with "British" built (or at least designed) equipment.

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Perfect!

        By Peter H.

        from Hayward, Wisconsin

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent Sound
        • Good Warmth
        • Portable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Home Studio
          • Performances

          Comments about Ashdown TourBus 15W 1x8 Bass Combo Amp:

          I use it in a Ukulele, guitar, mandolin, and acoustic guitar band. I need amplification for my U-bass. This is perfect. I get the quality I need without over "Booming" sound. It is also great for practice with my other bases. Cute and get a lot of compliments on it.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Solid Little Beast

          By SixStringSlinga

          from Brooklyn, NY

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Good Warmth
          • Portable

          Cons

          • Distorts At Max Volume

          Best Uses

          • Jams
          • Parties
          • Performances
          • Practice

          Comments about Ashdown TourBus 15W 1x8 Bass Combo Amp:

          Really solid little amp with a good overall sound. Very portable and packs a punch considering the weight and price. Would allow an electric bassist to hold their own in an unplugged jam with a few horns and a quiter drum/percussion along the lines of jazz drumming or hand percussion. Great for impromptu jams. Also great as a beginner amp or bedroom amp.

          Allows for a decent amount of tone shaping with 3 EQ controls. Ideal for a starter to explore finding their tone, or a seasoned pro looking to get something along the lines of what they get out of bigger and better gear. I was able to dial in a warm sound with a bit of high end spark thanks to my bass' onbaord preamp and the amp's EQ. Without the bass preamp (passive) I was still able to get great midrange tones and still a warm low-mid sound.

          The only thing I have an issue with is the lack of a backport or an open cab design. At max volume this will distort due to the cabinet design, not because of the preamp or post amp overloading.

          Simply put the air that the speaker pushes back can't go anywhere and the back and sides of the cabinet end up making a distortion sound. Otherwise it's a great little bass amp.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          I purchased another

          By Country Blues Man

          from Nebraska

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Sound
          • Good Warmth
          • Great For Lead Also
          • Portable
          • Powerful

          Cons

          • Can't Knock This Amp

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio

          Comments about Ashdown TourBus 15W 1x8 Bass Combo Amp:

          I don't often write reviews but this amp deserves a kudo. first off, the closed back on this amp. gets the most out of this little power house. I've always liked the sound of a lead guitar being played through a bass amp. Well, you'll get great sound here! I was skeptical because of the name?? (Tourbus!)What's this?? At the price, I couldn't resist. My friend listened and played for about one minute and said WOW! Where can I get one of these amps? Now, I've ordered a second (Ashtown tourbus) 15 watt bass amp. for him and am considering an Ashtown lead guitar amp for myself. The now price is hot!~ Get one! Light weight too!

          (6 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Worth it!

          By mk1640

          from WV

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Sound
          • Great price
          • Portable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Studio

            Comments about Ashdown TourBus 15W 1x8 Bass Combo Amp:

            It is well worht the money, Just needed it for playing around in my living room. It does the job great.

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