Ashdown Little Bastard vs Drophead lb-30

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by KlystronNoir, Mar 11, 2014.


  1. KlystronNoir

    KlystronNoir

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    Hi guys. Big price difference between these amps. But the specs seems tp be really similar. Does anyone have expierience with theae amps. In looking for a lpw wattage studio amp and there is a sparse secondhand b-15 market in europe.
     
  2. Lowbrow

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    Here's a sound clip of the LB30 with a P Bass; it gets more overdriven than this - volume level here as about 2:00; tone pretty flat with a bit of mid push. It's a great sounding amp and the tone stack is very intricate. I've found that things change rapidly and profoundly and there's a lot of sounds - but it takes experimentation. Maybe because I'm used to the far more straightforward active EQ of a solid state GK.


    https://soundcloud.com/lowbrow-2/fender-50s-p-lb30-mic-and-di
     
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  3. JimmyM

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    I imagine the price difference is because the LB is just a head and the Drophead is a head and cab.
     
  4. mpdd

    mpdd neoconceptualist Gold Supporting Member

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    i played the drop head in santa monica with a gretsch hollowbody, sounded nice and smooth, i can never tell though, because the gretsch seemed to have about 20% of the output of my L2K
     
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  6. Bigwan

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    The price difference is more due to the custom nature of the drophead, not only the head + cab. There's much more 'manual intervention' in it's manufacture than most of Ashdown's products. This came from Ashdown when I pointed out it was much cheaper to buy the LB30 head and a separate cab. The drophead looks uber-cool though...

    Until recently I owned an LB30 and matching LB212. Awesome little setup. Hope to own one again someday.
     

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