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Ashdown Electric Blue 12-180 Combo Bass Amp   

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The Electric Blue 180 head produces 180 watts of Ashdown goodness via a fan-cooled, fast-transient power stage. The preamp section boasts active/pass...Click To Read More About This Product

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The Electric Blue 180 offers fine Ashdown tone for players on a budget.

The Electric Blue 180 head produces 180 watts of Ashdown goodness via a fan-cooled, fast-transient power stage. The preamp section boasts active/passive instrument inputs, a VU-style LED input meter, 5-band EQ with Bright and Deep switches, front panel-mounted DI output, FX loop, and tuner/line out.
The mighty Ashdown subharmonic generator tracks the main signal and reproduces it an octave lower, and the level control lets you to add just the right amount of low-end reinforcement--everything from a subtle thickening of the sound to unbridled, bone-crushing tone.

A 12", high-performance Ashdown BlueLine bass driver ensures exceptional attack, clarity, and low-end performance, while the extension speaker output can be used to connect an additional cabinet for use in larger venues. The cabinet is finished in a tough, scuff-proof carpet covering with protective corners and a kick-proof metal grille.

  • 180W RMS
  • 12" Ashdown BlueLine driver
  • Fan-cooled, fast-transient power stage
  • Active/passive instrument inputs
  • VU-style LED input meter
  • 5-band EQ
  • Bright/Deep switches
  • FX loop
  • Front-panel direct output
  • Tuner/line out
  • Subharmonic generator
  • Extension cab output
  • Scuff-proof carpet covering
  • Reinforced corners

Electric Blue 12-180 Combo Bass Amp

  • Power Output: 180 watts RMS
    High Input: Impedance 3.9mOhm/Input range 150mV-20V p-p
    Low Input: Impedance 10kOhm/Input range 300mV-40V p-p
    Line Input: Impedance 22kOhm/Input level 0dBu nominal
    Effects Return: Impedance 22kOhm/Level 0dBu nominal
    Tuner Output: Impedance 22kOhm/Level 0dBu nominal
    Effects Send: Impedance 22kOhm/Level 0dBu nominal
    DI Output: 600 ohm balanced/Level -20dBu nominal
    Speaker Outputs: Minimum impedance 4 ohm
    Bass: ±15dB @ 100Hz
    Lo Mid: ±15dB @ 220Hz
    Middle: ±15dB @ 660Hz
    Hi Mid: ±15dB @ 1.6kHz
    Treble: ±15dB @ 7kHz shelving
    Deep: +8dB @ 50Hz
    Bright: +10dB @ 10kHz
    Signal to Noise: Better than 80dB (EQ flat)
    Distortion: Less than 0.5% THD
    Frequency Response: -3dB at 33Hz and 25kHz
    Power Requirements: 230/115v
    20-2/3"W x 7-2/3"H x 15-1/10"D
    55 lb.

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Second time is the charm

By Navy Chaps

from Right now in Japan

I had to send the first amp back because it came crushed in the box. When I pluged my bass into it and started off low, it sounded great. I have since turned this amp up and it handles all the different sounds I've asked from it. I play for a church worship team so I want very crisp, clean sounds and no hissing or "shredding" and this amp delivers. I have been very happy with the quality sound from this amp and look forward to palying it every time. It's set up to handle two instruments but doesn't sound well at all when I've done this. I'll stick with only one instrument from now on.


Ashdown Electric Blue 12-180 Combo

By bloke with bass

from leeds, UK

this amp has great clear sound and can really pick up subtleties of your playing. the subharmonic generator is an interesting feature but you need to be careful how you use it, its great for adding an extra layer to high notes especially on soloing but on lower notes expecially in drop D or on a 5 string the sound can get muddy and undefined.I really like the 5 band EQ which allows a pretty good range of sounds. the only thing i would say is that when using an active bass (I play a Schecter C4) don't over do the EQ on your guitar, a little muddiness can get into your sound.If you need the volume then this amp can cater to that. i would definately recommend this amp to someone looking to move on from their first practice amp or looking for something to play small to medium gigs.


Great Little Bass Amp

By Me, again.

from Undisclosed

I just got this amp as a practice / recording amp. I really like the XLR direct output for recording, since by setting the output level to zero, you can be totally silent in the recording studio: no speaker loaders needed!The only reason for the "9" on "quality" is that it is not as punchy in the low end as it might be. Maybe an extension cab would help, but that defeats the purpose of portability: for that, I'll use my Fender Bassman Reissue 4x10.It was a great value!


Good Amp

By buildabass124

from Richmond, VA

This is a quality amp. I can crank it almost all the way up and still get clean sound, even with my active pickups. My favorite features are the deep and bright buttons, and the eq. To me, the subharmonics switch is somewhat useless, but for some styles it may be good. My overall opinion: If you can afford Ampeg, do it, but this is at least as good as similarly priced fenders.


Great Amp!

By Zoltar

from Liberty Lake, WA

This is a marvelous combo amp. Plenty of volume tha tis full-bodied. Handles the five-string well. Not for huge gigs but great for combos and studio and at-home use. They seem to have upgraded the meter to the needle type used in the Mag amps as opposed to the leds shown in the picture here and in the manual. This is a fun product and the blue looks kind of cool as well!


Great warm amp

By Uleo

from Milwaukee, WI

I'm not a bass player, but, I wanted an affordable bass amp for recording and playing out (for our bass player who didn't have a powerful enought amp). This baby is solid state but has warmth to it. I'm very happy with the purchase. The tone controls allow you to dial it in w/ a large amount of precision and variety. Additionally, it has the capability to drive the amp at any volume w/ the separate gain (not necessarily the right terminology, but works) control. As a non bass player I would recommend this highly to any one w/ a tight budget or just needs a good amp to record those bass lines behind your guitar. Sweet balance in the sound produced and fantastic DI features. If you're on a budget I would buy this before any amp a couple hundred more or less.



By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

WOW... On tv I saw some people using it so I bought it. This is the best amp I have ever heard. Dont waste your money on small drive amp .....get this.

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