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Ashdown Geezer Butler Head of Doom

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I’ve not got one but have tried one out at Ashdown HQ and was very impressed. If I hadn’t already owned the ABM600 I’d have bought a HOD.

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Had one since it was launched, it's a great amp, it'll give you any tone you want and there's shed loads of power there, I haven't noticed anything lacking with either of my cabs at 4 or 8ohms.

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I think there was some discussion about these back in the summer. Conclusion seemed to be that it was a great amp, but you could be paying over the odds for features that some people wouldn't find useful. Can't find the thread though, think it might have had something to do with Mark King and Markbass.

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I'm curious as to how it actually differs in sound from the ABM 600. I know the valve drive is tuned differently to suit Geezer's preference but is it just that, the double VUs and the way it can be slaved to another head that make it different or is there something in the core tone? 

I'd happily have one either way! 😁

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42 minutes ago, RossHetherington said:

Its a bit odd as Geezer I don't think has ever used the head but seperate preamps and power amps by Ashdown. 

Possibly not with Sabbath but he's using it with his new band here:-

 

 

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23 hours ago, RossHetherington said:

Its a bit odd as Geezer I don't think has ever used the head but seperate preamps and power amps by Ashdown. 

He had the first two and has used them ever since...

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23 hours ago, 2elliot said:

Options...

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This looks lovely in red - no offence to the man in question (Shavo) but I would want it without his name across the front.

Am I right in thinking @Ashdown Engineering that this is very similar to the HOD but without the extra speaker outs?

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23 hours ago, bartelby said:

The rig looks really happy about the whole thing!

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The head of Yay!!

10 minutes ago, RossHetherington said:

I meant with Sabbath but that is me told 🤗

I thought he had them made for their farewell tour

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1 hour ago, AndyTravis said:

This looks lovely in red - no offence to the man in question (Shavo) but I would want it without his name across the front.

Am I right in thinking @Ashdown Engineering that this is very similar to the HOD but without the extra speaker outs?

Yes but the Shavo has the compressor too so a little different.... January will bring what you desire however 

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49 minutes ago, Woodinblack said:

The head of Yay!!

I thought he had them made for their farewell tour

The farewell tour rig was indeed the pre and power amp monster rig. Post Sabbath he wanted something a little easier to transport so hence the Head Of Doom was born. 

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48 minutes ago, Ashdown Engineering said:

Yes but the Shavo has the compressor too so a little different.... January will bring what you desire however 

I know 🥳

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4 hours ago, stewblack said:

All very cryptic. What does January bring I wonder 🤔

Sharvo amp without "SHARVO" across the front?

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4 hours ago, stewblack said:

All very cryptic. What does January bring I wonder 🤔

Snow. Cold. Darkness. Misery.

DOOM!!!

:(

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5 minutes ago, Teebs said:

Snow. Cold. Darkness. Misery.

DOOM!!!

:(

Add to that an empty wallet after the silly season 🎅🏻

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On 10/11/2019 at 14:17, Ashdown Engineering said:

Yes but the Shavo has the compressor too so a little different.... January will bring what you desire however 

January?? - 1200 watt class A/B head? to compete with my bloody g**tarists Tri amp 😂

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2 hours ago, Lozz196 said:

Add to that an empty wallet after the silly season 🎅🏻

Not if, like me, you opted out of Christmas. I did this two years ago , not in a miserable Scroogy way just no presents in, none out, and it's been a massive relief. I now look forward to the time of year as never before. Still take mum to the carols, pop in and see my daughters on the day because they have asked me to, am delighted for those who celebrate it but I have none of the money side of it, none.

It's been wonderful.

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7 hours ago, stewblack said:

All very cryptic. What does January bring I wonder 🤔

New Christmas 

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1 minute ago, stewblack said:

No less cryptic

 

I actually know very little, but I made enquiries about the HOD/Shavo with a different paint job.

And got the same answer @Ashdown Engineering posted up there...

Knowing my powers of perception they’re probably still throwing darts at a picture of me on the office door for not realising I’d muted my amp and thought it was faulty 😂🥳

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