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Ashdown Little Bastard 30 30W Tube Bass Mini Amp Head  

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    Rebellious, uncompromising, and cool as f**k!

    James Dean – and the car he nicknamed the Little Bastard – are the inspiration for this iconic, all-tube mini bass amp head. Rated at 30W, the Little Bastard won’t rip your head off, but its EL84-equipped power section is more than capable enough for small gigs. And, of course, it won’t put your back out on the way.

    The Little Bastard preamp stage employs ECC83 and ECC82 tubes and features High and Low inputs, front panel-mounted Effects Send and Return, rotary Bass, Middle, and Treble controls with Mid Shift, Bass Shift, and Bright switching, Mute switch, rotary Volume control, and balanced DI output. The Little Bastard head partners perfectly with a range of Ashdown US Series cabinets.

    Features

    • 30W all-tube power
    • ECC83 and ECC82 preamp tubes
    • EL84-equipped power section
    • 3-band EQ with Mid Shift, Bass Shift, and Bright switching
    • Mute switch

    Crank up this Little Bastard with all-tube bass tone perfect for smaller gigs. Order now!

     

    Little Bastard 30 30W Tube Bass Mini Amp Head Specifications:

    • 15-3/4"W x 8-3/4"H x 9"D
    • 31 lb.
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    5.0

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    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Appropriately Named

    By lilpbass

    from Indiana

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    Pros

    • Conservative Power Rating
    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Good Warmth
    • Portable
    • Powerful
    • Rich Lively Full Sound
    • Simple Tone Tweaking

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Ashdown Little Bastard 30 30W Tube Bass Mini Amp Head:

      If you're looking for awesome warmth that will break up nicely at a reasonable volume...BUY THIS AMP.

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      (10 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great for Jazz guitar or ROCK with pedal

      By GEO

      from USA

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound
      • Portable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Ashdown Little Bastard 30 30W Tube Bass Mini Amp Head:

        Sure, this is supposedly a Bass amp, but it works GREAT for guitar.

        Use it as it is without any effects for superb Jazz tones with any guitar of your liking. The extra control of low-frequency shaping allows you to easily EQ it for hollow-body, semi-hollow or solid guitars. For Jazz gigs, I just add some digital reverb in the effects loop and a tiny amount of compression before the preamp.

        The amp seems to provide its own natural post-compression which makes it great for standard Jazz, but also works well for recording any style. Chickin-pickin country licks really bark through this head!

        The low-freq shaping really helps dial-in that distinctive strat-tone with the "ooo" vowel sound on the neck pickup, ALA Hendrix or Stevie Ray. The tone plus the look make this a natural for blues gigs.

        Will it rock? Oh yeah!
        Plug a plexitone or sans amp preamp into the front end...
        you'll have instant 70' Supro tones ala Jimmy Page. Think "Whole Lotta Love" ... yeah, THAT tone.

        As absurd as it sounds, you can even use this for metal. No... not lying. You need the right pedal. Boss and Digitech both make good pedals. The combination of a 15" bass speaker in a closed cab with this head and a metal pedal is like some sick scientific experiment that went wrong but has a happy ending. The low-end "Whallop & Whump" is thrilling. You won't need testosterone treatments after 3-minutes of metal therapy with this.

        I use a bass cab too, an infinite baffle (closed-back) Fender cab with a single 15" speaker. This rig can stun badgers at forty paces. Yet it sweetly swings for suit & tie gigs without terrifying the hearing-aid demographic.

        Being an old guy who grew up in analog recording studios, the "retro" styling and VU meter make me feel right at home. That's something you either like or not. Maybe if you only play metal you might want something more sinister looking. Although I have blind "A-B'd" this rig with other amps at the store for several local shredders. So long as they do not know what they're listening to, they always pick this rig over the newer metal-dedicated boxes.

        Well... There's my two cents... take it or leave it, but at least try one sometime. Everyone in our store has the 'Dear-in-the-headlights look" after I show them what they just heard.

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        (6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Ashdown Little Bastard bass head

        By john

        from Levelland, Texas

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        Comments about Ashdown Little Bastard 30 30W Tube Bass Mini Amp Head:

        Besides looking cool, this thing is cool. If you prefer tone over volume than you should check this thing out. I just did two gigs with it this weekend back to back. Friday night was a jazz gig and Saturday was an R & B hit. The location was a wine bar thats seats probably 150 or so. The Little Bastard and the Ashdown VS 112 handled both gigs beautifully. I had plenty of volume. Don't let the 30w output rating fool you. This thing will get loud enough to gig with, within reason, and the tone is exactly what you would expect from a tube hrad.
        It has what you, and not much more.
        Seems well made. A solid piece of gear.
        Seems reasonable for a tube

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