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Ashdown Retroglide 800 Custom Shop Bass Head
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Ashdown Retroglide 800 Custom Shop Bass Head

by Ashdown
This vintage-flavoured Custom Shop bass head delivers plenty of power and a fantastic tone, and won't disappoin't the discerning bassist who..

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This vintage-flavoured Custom Shop bass head delivers plenty of power and a fantastic tone, and won't disappoin't the discerning bassist who's looking for a new bass amplifier head. Ashdown has worked with a number of FUNK Masters over the past 30 + years of making bass amps, the desire to create an amplifier which meets the requirements for absolute fidelity and clarity, pre- cision tone shaping and masses of power on tap for stunning dynamics, continues to this day.

Very compact, portable and stylish bass head for the gigging pros, with 800-watts Output power!

The result is the Retroglide-800, an 800 Watts RMS funk powerhouse with hi & low impedance in- strument inputs, 12-band graphic EQ @ 30hz to 15Khz + or – 15dB, post EQ balanced DI output, mute switch with LED indicator, Output protect LED indicator just in case things get to hot under the hood, line input, effects loop and speaker output Nuetrik combi jack/speakon connector. A hand machined 6mm alloy panel adorns the front of the Retroglide, machined to protect the sliders from being knocked in transport.

Robust Construction

Housed in an engineered mild steal lid, designed to protect the input and output knobs as well as provide a steady airflow for ventilation. Designed to stand the test of time all Ashdown products come with a 5 year warranty as standard.

Ashdown’s Mark Gooday said ‘the Retroglide really takes me back to my routes as a bass player, pure, simple tone at your finger tips’. Building bass amps has been much more than just a job for Gooday in his 30 + year tenure in the industry ‘bass has to be felt to be appreciated and with the specific frequencies available on the Retroglide you can sculpt your own tone to stand out in the crowd, cur- rently awash with powerless & toneless imitations of a BASS amp. The Retroglide does exactly what you would expect it to’. 


  • Power Output: 800 Watts
  • Power Requirement: 115v - 240v
  • Speaker Outputs: 1 x Combi Speakon
  • Line Input Impedance: 3.9M Ohms, Input range 150mV to 20V P-P
  • Line Output Impedance: 1K Ohms, Level 0dBu
  • Nominal DI Output: 600 Ohms balanced / Level -20dBu nominal
  • Impedance: 4 Ohms Minimum
  • EQ: +/– 15dB @ 12 Centre Frequencies
  • Effects Send: Impedance 22k Ohms / Level 0dBu nominal
  • Effects Return Impedance: 10K Ohms / Level 0dBu Nominal
  • H x W x D (mm): 65 x 270 x 215
  • Weight (kg): 3


Weight (kg)28.3000
Warranty5 years
SeriesCustom Shop
Power800 watts
Amp Typesolid-state amplifier

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