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Ashdown TourBus 15W 1x8 Bass Combo Amp Black 

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Great for the aspiring pro, Ashdown's Tourbus 15 is a 15W bass practice amp with volume, bass and treble controls, a headphone socket for silent prac...Read More

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The perfect practice companion whether you're in your room or on the road.

Great for the aspiring pro, Ashdown's Tourbus 15 is a 15W bass practice amp with volume, bass and treble controls, a headphone socket for silent practice, and a CD/MP3 input so you can play along with your favorite band. A rugged 8" driver delivers a surprisingly potent tone.

FEATURES
  • 8" Speaker
  • 15W
  • Retro styling
  • Lightweight design with convenient carrying handle
  • Volume, Bass and Treble controls
  • Headphone jack for silent practice

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AshdownTourBus 15W 1x8 Bass Combo Amp
 
4.7

(based on 7 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (7)
  • Portable (7)
  • Excellent sound (6)
  • Warm / comfy (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home studio (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (4), Professional musician (3)

    Reviewed by 7 customers

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    4.0

    Needs a 10 inch speaker

    By iiipopes

    from Midwest USA

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Good Warmth
    • Overall Great Tone
    • Portable

    Cons

    • 8 Inch Speaker Distorts
    • Needs A 10 Inch Speaker
    • Needs External Spkr Jack

    Best Uses

    • Personal practice

    Comments about Ashdown TourBus 15W 1x8 Bass Combo Amp:

    This does exactly what it is named for: Tourbus 15. Great light weight portable personal practice amp, which is what I bought it for. It has good tone, good tone shaping, and is easy to use. The headphone jack and player input are great. But the 8 inch speaker is just too small and starts to distort at any significant volume. It really needs to be a 10 inch. It also needs an external speaker jack, which I added. I got the amp on a close out for about 1/3 MSRP, and for that price it is a great deal. At the usual street price of @ 2/3 of MSRP, it is a good deal.

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    5.0

    More than Expected for 15 Watts

    By bassman4524

    from Dallas, TX

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Portable

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Ashdown TourBus 15W 1x8 Bass Combo Amp:

        I bought this as a practice amp for my daughter. When I tested it, I was shocked: it has great sound and much more power than I expected. Perfect, portable practice amp for 1/3 of what I expected to pay.

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        5.0

        Nice little amp!

        By John

        from Illinois

        About Me Professional Musician

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent Sound
        • Portable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio
          • Practice Amp

          Comments about Ashdown TourBus 15W 1x8 Bass Combo Amp:

          I bought this as a multi-use practice amp for my two younger nephews. Wanted something that would handle a bass, as well as their electronic drum set. Will also take headphones for quiet practicing and a "line in" for playing along with music. The back is closed, which is nice because it will protect the speaker from getting accidentally damaged. Controls are simple and straight forward. Sound is clean. Not really loud, but good enough. Appears to be very well built. I continue to be impressed with "British" built (or at least designed) equipment.

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          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Perfect!

          By Peter H.

          from Hayward, Wisconsin

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Sound
          • Good Warmth
          • Portable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Events
            • Home Studio
            • Performances

            Comments about Ashdown TourBus 15W 1x8 Bass Combo Amp:

            I use it in a Ukulele, guitar, mandolin, and acoustic guitar band. I need amplification for my U-bass. This is perfect. I get the quality I need without over "Booming" sound. It is also great for practice with my other bases. Cute and get a lot of compliments on it.

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Solid Little Beast

            By SixStringSlinga

            from Brooklyn, NY

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Good Warmth
            • Portable

            Cons

            • Distorts At Max Volume

            Best Uses

            • Jams
            • Parties
            • Performances
            • Practice

            Comments about Ashdown TourBus 15W 1x8 Bass Combo Amp:

            Really solid little amp with a good overall sound. Very portable and packs a punch considering the weight and price. Would allow an electric bassist to hold their own in an unplugged jam with a few horns and a quiter drum/percussion along the lines of jazz drumming or hand percussion. Great for impromptu jams. Also great as a beginner amp or bedroom amp.

            Allows for a decent amount of tone shaping with 3 EQ controls. Ideal for a starter to explore finding their tone, or a seasoned pro looking to get something along the lines of what they get out of bigger and better gear. I was able to dial in a warm sound with a bit of high end spark thanks to my bass' onbaord preamp and the amp's EQ. Without the bass preamp (passive) I was still able to get great midrange tones and still a warm low-mid sound.

            The only thing I have an issue with is the lack of a backport or an open cab design. At max volume this will distort due to the cabinet design, not because of the preamp or post amp overloading.

            Simply put the air that the speaker pushes back can't go anywhere and the back and sides of the cabinet end up making a distortion sound. Otherwise it's a great little bass amp.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            I purchased another

            By Country Blues Man

            from Nebraska

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            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Excellent Sound
            • Good Warmth
            • Great For Lead Also
            • Portable
            • Powerful

            Cons

            • Can't Knock This Amp

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Home Studio

            Comments about Ashdown TourBus 15W 1x8 Bass Combo Amp:

            I don't often write reviews but this amp deserves a kudo. first off, the closed back on this amp. gets the most out of this little power house. I've always liked the sound of a lead guitar being played through a bass amp. Well, you'll get great sound here! I was skeptical because of the name?? (Tourbus!)What's this?? At the price, I couldn't resist. My friend listened and played for about one minute and said WOW! Where can I get one of these amps? Now, I've ordered a second (Ashtown tourbus) 15 watt bass amp. for him and am considering an Ashtown lead guitar amp for myself. The now price is hot!~ Get one! Light weight too!

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            (6 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Worth it!

            By mk1640

            from WV

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Excellent Sound
            • Great price
            • Portable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Studio

              Comments about Ashdown TourBus 15W 1x8 Bass Combo Amp:

              It is well worht the money, Just needed it for playing around in my living room. It does the job great.

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