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Ashdown Five - 15 Big Boy Bass Amplifier Head 220 with AppTek


Special Price £169.00

Regular Price: £229.00

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  • 220-watt bass guitar amplifier with 10-inch speaker
  • AppTek feature opens up a universe of tones
  • Three band passive EQ allows you to sculpt tone
  • D.I. XLR output for balanced signal feed
  • High and low impedance inputs suited to both active and passive basses
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Delivery to UK mainland addresses* is FREE on orders over £75 and up to 30kg. (As a guide, a standard electric guitar weighs approx. 3-5kg).

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The new Five - 15 Big Boy Head is a compact and lightweight version of the Big Boy Combo, delivering all the power and tonality minus the additional speaker, for those who prefer to run straight into a desk - or if you have your own cab already.

Designed to sit easily alongside any existing equipment in your setup, the Big Boy Head is perfect for both amateurs and professionals who require a versatile amplifier that can deliver a huge range of tones. Thanks to the new AppTek feature, it does this with the greatest of ease.

The new AppTek socket allows you to connect your smartphone or tablet using the cabled provided, to access a range of tones through the Agile Partners Amp Kit App. The App features the Ashdown ABM 900 and ABM 810 cab, which can be used with your amp to access the features of the ABM including SUB Harmonics, Valve Drive, Compression and EQ. No matter what style of music you play, the tonal options of offer allow you to craft the perfect tone without any fuss. The AppTek socket is not limited to certain devices and specific apps, which means that you can use the onboard FX alongside amp simulations, to create an endless range of choices.

Along the front panel of the Big Boy are a selection of knobs that are designed to give you ready access to a sweet-sounding tube-emulated overdrive and 3-band passive EQ. The Drive control is on hand to inject a delightful tube-emulated overdrive into the signal, adding an overdriven valve character into your tone. The passive EQ section is great for sculpting your signal based on your guitar, tonal preferences, environment and who to compliment other musicians that you're jamming with. Sweep out the middle for a fat tone with plenty of brightness; drop out the low end for a snappy response; or drop out the higher frequencies for a fat, muddy rumble.

Whether you have a bass fitted with active or passive pickups, thanks to the high and low impedance inputs Ashdown have got you covered. The high impedance input creates sufficient headroom to allow powerful active pickups to roar. The low impedance input gently boosts the signal from a passive bass to make them easily audible. The variable input gain control, can then be adjusted to perfectly match the power requirements of your bass' pickups, without colouration or distortion creeping in.

The D.I. XLR output delivers a balanced signal, perfect if you want to send a feed straight into a mixing desk for recording, or a live sound desk during a gig.

The Ashdown Five - 15 Big Boy Head is a lightweight amp that packs all the power and precision you'd expect from such a prestigious company, with unparalleled tonal versatility and rugged design. Beginners and professionals will both appreciate the easy of use, compact yet rugged enclosure alongside gorgeous tones.

ModelFive - 15 Big Boy Bass Amplifier Head 220
Weight 6kg
Output Power220 Watts RMS
Frequency Response-3db at 22hz and 25khz
High Instrument Input Impedance - 3.9M Ohm Input range 150mv to 20v p - p
Low Instrument InputImpedance - 10k Ohm Input range 300mv to 40v p - p
Line InputYes with Mix Control
DI OutputXLR
EQBass +/- 15db @ 100hz. Lo Mid +/- 15db @ 340hz. Mid +/- 15db @ 660hz. Hi Mid +/- 15db @ 1.6Khz. Treble +/- 15db @ 7khz shelving
DistortionLess than 0.5% THD
Connectivity High, Low, Line In, Headphone Output, AppTek, D.I., FX Loop: Send and Return, Rear Panel Speaker Out
Controls Input, Drive, Bass. Middle, Treble, Aux Mix, Volume
Customer Reviews
Awesome head!
Posted on 01/07/2015 by Paul Wasnt expecting much considering the price but wow what an amazing amp for the money. Solid build quality, great features and plenty of power. Love it

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