Any experienced bassist knows not just any amp will do when it comes to delivering to your audience the deep, rich tones your instrument is capable of producing. Enter Ashdown Engineering. Ashdown specializes in bass amplification at every level, from the bedroom practice session to the sold-out auditorium tour, and the power, style and functions can be perfectly tailored to the widely varying needs of every bassist. From easy-to-use combo amps to venue-rocking setups, Ashdown has a rig you can count on.
If you're just starting your bass journey and are looking for an amplifier that's portable and compact, the Ashdown TourBus 15W 1x8 Bass Combo Amp is a solid option you'll definitely want to check out. This practice amp weighs only 5-pounds so you can easily carry it from room to room and has straightforward volume, base and treble controls to get a great sound with minimal fuss. It even has a headphone output and an MP3/CD input for practicing silently or along with your favorite tracks.
To pump up the power on your existing setup, however, you might want to look into a quality cabinet like the Ashdown Rootmaster 450W 4x10 Bass Speaker Cab 8 Ohm. Featuring four venue-shaking speakers as well as a tweeter, this cabinet is perfect for bringing your driving bass tones to the front of the mix. The whole Rootmaster line is specifically designed to deliver durability and features to serious bassists.
For a truly professional big-venue performance, the ABM line is where it's at. The Ashdown ABM400 Neo Line 400W Bass Tube Head is a rack-mountable head with a 7-band EQ that can be conveniently controlled using a footswitch. It even boasts a controllable sub-harmonic generator that adds an octave below any bass part for a full, round sound and a simple, one-knob compressor.
From Fred Sablan, the bassist for Marilyn Manson, to Colin Greenwood of Radiohead and Jeremy Davis of Paramore fame, the list of Ashdown-devoted artists is long and star-studded. Ashdown's distinct product lines are targeted at every level of musician, from hobbyist to rock god, so you're sure to find the perfect option for amplifying and enhancing your distinct sound.