New to me Ashdown Five Fifteen
Just brought home a new to me Ashdown Five Fifteen. This is a 100W unit with 15" driver. The unit is made in China. I've seen a few variety of these on the web using google image search. Some have carpet/felt exteriors, some have vinyl. Mine is carpet/felt. Some have 8 ohm external speaker connectors and some have 4 ohm. Mine is the 8 ohm.
This is a circa 2006 unit --- where the Ashdown logo is on the top left corner of the face of the cab. Newer ones are on top center.
This unit is replacing my other practice amp --- Line 6 Spyder III 15. Yes, I was using a guitar amp to practice bass. I mostly play Peter Hook (Joy Division / New Order) stuff, so it's pretty high up on the neck. So the Line 6 was OK.
The Ashdown is a solid unit --- over 40 pounds. Plugged my Yamaha BB1200S into it. Very crisp/punchy sounds. The bass/mid/treb equalizer is great --- really can vary the tones. Very happy with this craigslist score.
It also has a 'AUX Line-In" for me to play my back track to practice to. The wierd thing is that the volume of the AUX Line-In is controlled by the connected device (e.g. my iPhone) --- cannot be controlled by the volume dial on the amp.
It also has a headphone jack --- for late night practice sessions.
Tomorrow I will take it outdoors and crank it up! Very pleased so far.