Over recent years, the demands of the modern bass players have changed. As much as everyone would love to gig with two 8x10’s and two 1200 watt heads… sadly, practicality sometimes gets in the way. It isn’t uncommon to see bass players on the Tube (or Metro) with a bass on their back and a sensibly sized amp being wheeled on a trolley.
However, practical and sensible amplifiers can sometimes come at a compromise to the sound and feature-set. Ashdown’s AAA EVO Range offers a collection of lightweight and portable amplifiers without having to bargain on the tone.
New for 2018 and further revolutionising the portable bass amp market, The Ashdown AAA EVO 100-BT is a lightweight, feature packed 100-watt bass amp combo, which delivers a non-compromised and powerful bass sound via a single 12” custom speaker.
Best yet, the 100-BT is equipped with Bluetooth connectivity, allowing you to stream your music to the amplifier. The high quality audio playback of your MP3s through the 100-BT will redefine what you come to expect from a portable and cost effective bass amp. Setting the standard since 1997, Ashdown have once again raised the bar in the bass amplification market.
Besides Bluetooth, the 100-BT features a fully loaded array of facilities including passive and active inputs, as well as a balanced DI output making it a fully gig-ready solution. The lightweight ply construction allows a weight of just 17kg/37lb, meaning back breaking load-ins are a thing of the past.
The AAA EVO 100-BT features deep, foot switchable tube emulated overdrive for devastating distortion, as well as a 4 band EQ section with a sweepable mid control giving complete control over your tone. The addition of a Vintage/Modern Low push button changes the character of the low end for either a deep vintage feel or a more modern punchy low end. In a similar fashion, on the high end, the Vintage/Modern Highs push button adds or takes away high-end presence.
On the rear of the combo, there is a Tweeter mute switch to reduce some of the top end and a speaker mute switch together with a headphone socket for silent practice. There is also an FX loop for use with either a line level device or an FX processor/pedal board. The 100-BT also has the option to add an 8-Ohm speaker cabinet for bigger gigs.
The Apptek socket allows players to access the ever-growing range of amp simulators and effects on smartphones and mobile devices, including Ashdown’s very own ABM Pre Amp (available via Agile Partners Amp Kit).
What more could you ask for?