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Ashdown Big Boy 220W Bass Head 

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Ashdown has designed a range of products that are well-equipped for players who demand a versatile and quality practice and gigging solution. The AAA...Click To Read More About This Product

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220W AAA head.

Ashdown has designed a range of products that are well-equipped for players who demand a versatile and quality practice and gigging solution. The AAA Series is made up of 4 different models, each complete with a set of High and Low inputs, Auxiliary inputs, Ashdown's new Apptek Connectivity, and more.

The all new Five 15-BB 220W head is the perfect amp for bass players that are just starting out as well as more experienced players who require a quality practice solution. The Five 15-BB provides 220 Watts of bass tone that can be paired with a cabinet of your choosing. Comprehensive tone shaping options include a 3 band EQ, as well as hi and low inputs. The Five 15-BB is equipped with a footswitchable Drive control, a headphone out, XLR direct out, effects loop, plus an Auxiliary input with mix control. The AppTek feature allows users to connect their smartphone or tablet directly to the amp for further flexibility.

  • 220 Watts of massive Ashdown bass tone
  • Drive control adds tube emulated overdrive that ranges from slight grit to full-on distortion
  • Hi and Low inputs accommodate both Active and Passive pickups
  • Headphone Out, XLR DI, and Aux Line In make for easy gigging, recording and practice
  • AppTek Socket with included AppTek Cable for use with smartphones and tablets

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Big Boy 220W Bass Head

  • Power Output (RMS): 220 watts
    Frequency Response: -3db at 22hz and 25khz
    High Instrument Input: Impedance - 3.9M Ohm Input range 150mv to 20v p - p
    Low Instrument Input: Impedance - 10k Ohm Input range 300mv to 40v p - p
    Line Input: Yes with Mix Control
    DI Output: XLR
    EQ: Bass +/- 15db @ 100hz. Lo Mid +/- 15db @ 340hz. Mid +/- 15db @ 660hz. Hi Mid +/- 15db @ 1.6Khz. Treble +/- 15db @ 7khz shelving
    Effects Send: Yes
    Effects Return: Yes
    Distortion: Less than 0.5% THD
    H x W x D (mm): 100 x 390 x 290
    Weight (kg): 6

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Big Boy has a fat sound.

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  • good cleans
  • good low gain sound
  • versatile


  • location of power switch

Best Uses

  • home/ small gigs

Comments about Ashdown Big Boy 220W Bass Head:

I would use this at a small gig. It does have a DI out so one could connect to a PA. The clean sound is good and varies with adjustment of the tone controls like it should, seems to have plenty of head room on the high input channel. Engaging the drive channel works great plugged into the low channel, less drive plugged into the high channel.

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