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New Ashdown Rootmaster Amps

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by jtl1380, Jan 25, 2014.

  1. jtl1380

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    Your link doesn't work.
  3. Scotty DelMar

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    Just worked fine for me.
  4. jtl1380

    jtl1380 Supporting Member

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    Anybody at NAMM get to jam with one of these?
  5. amir93smith

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    WANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    NEED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!#
    annoying that ashdown haven't confirmed for the london bass show (after i decide to get an ashdown shirt n bag) other wise would have happily tried it out n posted a review
  6. nshuman

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    Hummmm. This is quite interesting. I am definitely looking for a small head in the 200-500w range and this might be it, depending on pricing up here.
  7. mr.mow

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    Wahahahaha!!! Rootmaster!!!

    Hahaha!

    (Ok maybe 'root' is an Australian thing.. 'Mate, I'm gonna give that chick a good rooting')

    It's a a good as the fender Japan 'bottom master' baritone 6 string!
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    It sure looks like it's got some great features...I'd love to give it a shot!
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    These look smart and the features look cool. If the pricings good I might have to get one
  10. nshuman

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    Any idea when these will come out in North America?
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    Definitely an Australian thing, quite funny though. I thought it was making fun of bad bass players, since they are the master of the root.
  12. jtl1380

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    Sweetwater has a page dedicated to the Rootmaster series in their NAMM section & since they are being displayed at NAMM, I'd imagine pretty quickly. Everything I've found has said beginning of February.
  13. nshuman

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    Thanks. This amp seems really appealing, if it turns out to be as good as what I see/hear in the video. Which is saying a lot since I have found a lot of their demo videos completely unappealing in the past, even though I ended up liking their product when I finally tried it.
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    Yeah, that's the video that's on the Ashdown page. Tons of different tones. I was hoping that someone who was at NAMM might pop in and say, "yeah, played through one and it was amazing" or something like that.

    I've had a MAG300 & a MiBass 220. If this thing combines the tone of the MAG series with the portability of the MiBass series, I will be getting one :D
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    Rootmaster is about 2/3 through, looks pretty good too, although i wish the guy in the video had demo'd it properly and not just tried to show off.
  18. JAUQO III-X

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    I was at NAMM and I checked out the Rootmaster 420 and I dig it, it can go from vintage low end thump to some nice modern snap.

    Seems to be a versatile amp.








    Ashdown endorser.
  19. jtl1380

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    Thanks Jauqo! I almost looked you up and sent you a PM today since I know you tend to jump in on a lot of these Ashdown threads.

    Tucker,
    Thanks for posting that video from Andertons. I saw that yesterday & didn't get a chance to post the link, then forgot. I'm with you on the flagrant wankery.
  20. JAUQO III-X

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    You're very welcome.

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