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Summer NAMM 2017: Ashdown launches The OriginAL bass amp head

Release Date

Out Now

Product Type

Amp head

Manufacturer

Ashdown Engineering

Contact

http://ashdownmusic.com

Laura  Barnes
Summer NAMM 2017: Ashdown launches The OriginAL bass amp head

The OriginAL comes complete with auto protect voltage for global touring musicians and an adaptive temperature controlled fan for road and studio use.

Ashdown Engineering has introduced a new lightweight, portable and stripped back bass amp head.

Whether you’re a new bass player looking for your first bass rig, or a seasoned professional, choosing the right bass amplifier head can define your tone, one stage or in the studio.

Starting from the top, a passive/active switch determines the whether the amp is being used with a high or low output instrument and sets a clear signal path to the input control. From here, the player can fine-tune their input level using Ashdown’s trademark VU meter, which takes pride of place at the very centre of the amp head.

With the signal at its optimal level, you then hit a defined set of features designed enhance your tone. The OriginAL encompasses 5-band EQ, controlling your traditional bass, middle and treble with a lo-mid and hi-mid sitting comfortably either side of the variable middle control. The additional Shape control further sculpts your tone, lifting the frequencies that really count.

The output control regulates the output volume of the amp and wrapping up the features on the front panel is an easy to reach DI output, as well as an independent FX send and return, which allows the amp to set a very clear signal path with no interruptions.

To the rear of this condensed unit is a headphone out, which doubles this gig-ready head as a great home practice device. 2 x jack speaker outputs allow you to connect to two Ashdown bass cabinets with a 4 ohm minimum load.

The OriginAL features scuff proof paint over its steel chassis and is built to last a lifetime. The OriginAL comes complete with auto protect voltage for global touring musicians and an adaptive temperature controlled fan for road and studio use.

For more information visit http://ashdownmusic.com

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