Ashdown OriginalAL Head; a lightweight and portable 300-watt bass amplifier head – stripped back to give you to the fundamentals to give you Ashdown’s incredible focus on the origin of tone.
OriginAL Amp Head – All About Tone
Having been manufacturing some of the best bass amps on the market since their founding in 1997, Ashdown know a thing or two about producing great sounding bass tone.
With the OriginAL Amp Head, Ashdown have decided to go back to basics with a no-frills powerhouse bass amp head that focuses purely on tone creation – the result is a lightweight and portable, easy-to-use amp head that delivers incredible tone in spades.
Simple Yet Powerful
When connecting to the amp, you can use the passive/active switch to set the amp head up for your source so you get a clear signal path tailored for use with either a high or low output instrument.
At the front centre of the OriginAL bass amp head you’ll see a signature Ashdown VU metre allowing you to fine-tune your input level in true vintage Ashdown style.
Integrated 5-band EQ allows you to adjust the standard bass, middle and treble frequencies along with lo-mid and high-mid frequencies so you can quickly dial in the sound you want.
To further tailor your tone to our exact liking, you can make use of the Shape control which allows you to get that mid-scoop in the frequency range you’re using; really pushing those all-important building blocks of your bass tone.
An easy-to-reach DI output as found on the front of the OriginAL bass amp head along with independent FX send and return, allowing for an uninterrupted, clear signal path.
On the rear of the bass amp head you will find two jack speaker outputs with a minimum 4 Ohm load, giving you a lot of flexibility when partnering the amp with a bass cabinet.
Another convenient inclusion is a headphone output found on the rear of the amp head making this not just a great amp for stage and studio but for practising too – play long into the night without bothering family or neighbours while you listen to your performance privately.
Rugged and Ready
With its small size and convenient lightweight, Ashdown know you’re going to want to take this bass amp head on the road, Ashdown have constructed the chassis using steel and alloy which has been finished with scuff proof paint for added protection.
Auto-protect voltage means you cane the OriginAL amp head around the world and not have to worry about what voltage the locals use while an adaptive temperature controlled fan so it looks after itself wherever you are.
What’s more; as a great testament to their confidence in this product, Ashdown also offer a 5-year warranty on the OriginAL.
Return to The Roots of Your Tone
Any bassist worth their salt knows that tone is key and with the OriginAL bass amp head have given you an extremely powerful tool that allows you to get back to the origin of your tone, quickly and easily and produce fantastic results.
Lightweight, portable and streamlined for quick, powerful results – the Ashdown OriginAL Bass Amp Head gives you what you need to get right down to the core of creating that perfect bass sound.
Ashdown OriginAL Bass Amp Head Key Features:
- Signature Ashdown VU Metre
- 5-Band EQ
- 300 Watts Power Output
- 2 x Jack Speaker Outputs
- Independent FX Send/Return
- Ashdown OriginAL Bass Amp Head Specs:
- Power Output: 300 Watts
- Power Requirement: 115 - 230 Volts
- Speaker Outputs: 2 x Jack
- High Instrument Input: Impedance 3.9m Ohms, input range 150mV - 20mV p-p
- Low Instrument Input: Impedance - 1M ohms Input range 150mv to 10v p - p
- Line Input: Impedance 10k Ohms, input range 300mV - 40V p-p
- DI Output: 600 Ohm balanced / Level -20dBu nominal
- Impedance: Minimum 4 Ohm
- Signal to Noise: Better than 80dB (EQ flat)
- EQ: Bass +/-15dB @ 100Hz Lo Mid +/-15dB @ 220Hz Middle +/-15dB @ 660Hz Hi Mid +/-15dB @ 1.6kHz Treble +/-15dB @ 7kHz
- Effects Send: Impedance 22k Ohm / Level 0dBu nominal
- Effects Return: Impedance 22k Ohm / Level 0dBu nominal
- Weight (kg): 2.4kg
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