I'm selling my Ashdown ABM400H head unit. This is a very early model from Ashdown's history, and was originally a rack mounted head, but the rack ears are now missing. I've had the amp for about 10 years, and I used it with a home-built bass cab, both of which I obtained from another forum user. It's a great little amp, I used it at many practices over a period of years, but unfortunately, much like the SWR, it has sat unused for a number of years now in the spare room.
It features a valve preamp, with post-preamp DI on the face, an effects loop on the back. Delivering 400 Watts of warm bass, middy-burbles, and clear highs. The EQ on the front really couldn't offer much more in the way of allowing you to dial in whatever sound you like, effectively having high and low pass filters, with the frequency-specific faders, and a 3-band EQ. Unfortunately I can't offer a demo for this one, but I'm more than happy to have the performance of the amp validated by a professional prior to completion of sale.
The case and carry strap will be included with the sale, however it seems the kettle lead is no longer in the box. I can seek to get one prior to completion of sale too at your request.
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As per the title, I guess!
I've a Warwick Fortress Masterman 5. It has the MEC active twin Jazz (also used in the Infinity, Dolphin & Vampyre at the very least)
In this application, it has a Volume & Pan (stacked) , and a Bass/Treble (also stacked) for EACH coil.
As far as I'm aware, the MEC active 2-band won't run at 18v, so series connection of two 9v batteries is out.
There's enough room for 2 9v blocks in the cavity if I remove the original single holder. I'm sure I can improvise something that'll hold a pair.
What am I trying to achieve? A bit more headroom, I think. It can all sound a bit compressed sometimes. Battery life is ok. I don't need to double it!
Does series connection double the voltage and parallel double the available current?
Anyone with a bit of knowledge, feel free to chime in!
Thanks in advance,
Decided to part with this lovely little valve head. I'm a bit sad, but I always said 3 amps are too many and I need to fund a five string.
Fantastic heads. Great valve tone that breaks up nicely to a lovely valve grit when cranked without disemboweling you. This is in almost new condition. Has the tiniest scuff which I have pictured, but otherwise like new. Also has a snazzy matching Roqsolid cover.
Really would like pick up. Could drop off if within reasonable distance. Really don't want to post just in case it gets ruined.