New ashdown fx pedal redesigned

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by willbassyeah, Oct 22, 2012.


  1. willbassyeah

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    there seems to be alot of love for us fx junkies lately, new mxr pedals, aguilar casing redesign, :D
  2. fleizenkruz

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    not out on their website yet

    wondering about the price range


    GAS... oh GAS
  3. willbassyeah

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    well at least it is not at that huge enclosure haha, found it on their fb, their octave and fuzz interest me a lot
  4. insomniac2295

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    those switches are wayyy too close to the knobs on the envelope and fuzz for my taste
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  6. bobbybass85

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  7. 8strings0hair

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    Demo sounds good, but I'll second what insomniac has said about that footswitch being way too close to the knobs.
    A rare misstep by Ashdown, who's usually pretty spot on with their designs.
  8. Bassman71

    Bassman71 ...in search of the impeccable groove... Supporting Member

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    Also, is it a little odd that the input is on the left & output on the right? Not too much of a drama as it's top mount, but not conventional?
  9. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member

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    You clearly never saw their previous pedals. ;)
  10. 8strings0hair

    8strings0hair Supporting Member

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    I actually own the Bass Drive, and considering it has an uber-cool VU meter, recessed knobs and a sturdy case, I was never bothered by the size.
    To each his own, I guess :)
  11. ga_edwards

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    I was thinking the same thing. The VU meter might be cool - but it was rarely accurate and it's not as if the audience saw it and were impressed. The cases for them were far too big to. I can understand if you had 2 or 3 foot switches on them, but not for just one switch. Complete waste of valuable pedal board space.

    I'd rather have a pedal that was practical any day over once that looked 'cool'.
  12. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member

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    Let's be frank, the VU meter is utterly worthless. On the compressor it could have been useful if it was designed better, but on all the other pedals it is just a cheap little bit of eye candy.

    The only reason it was included on the pedals was because Ashdown amps had a VU meter as part of their trademark "look". Branding, nothing more, like a Nike swoosh.
  13. 8strings0hair

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    Can we get back on point and criticize the new pedals instead of the old ones? :p
  14. willbassyeah

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    i think the knobs need to be move towards the switch because of the top jack
  15. Stevorebob

    Stevorebob Well I'm Here, Aren't I? Supporting Member

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    I'm with Insomniac, the switches and knobs are too close.
  16. sonic 7

    sonic 7 Supporting Member

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    From the above photo it appears that they will be marketed as "kind of like" handmade boutique pedals but will probably be mass produced in China. Sadly Ashdown has become more of a branding and marketing company than the dedicated amp designers and builders that they were.
  17. 3tsb

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    Just curious. I don't see any 9v adapter input, nor any idication of one. The videos show a 9v battery in the box with the pedal. Could it be these pedals can only be powered with a 9v battery?
  18. Jawbone

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    Clearly they are a great TUBE amp company, but why they even bothered to venture into the pedal line up is beyond me. The product and marketing managers should have been fired after their first attempt at oversized pedals with useless UV meters. Now the re-design Mr. Green line isn't stage right either. Seriously just stop already.

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