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SDOTD: Ashdown Little Bastard $399

Discussion in 'Hot Deals' started by rizzo9247, Feb 4, 2013.


  1. rizzo9247

    rizzo9247 Supporting Member

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  2. hifibass

    hifibass Supporting Member

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    Great little amp, not too loud but will cover a small club gig with no issues. Great price for an all tube amp.
     
  3. R&B

    R&B Both kinds of music: y'know, rhythm AND blues! Supporting Member

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    I succumbed. :blushing: Now of course it needs a 112. :rollno:
     
  4. Bongolation

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    UK or Chinese build?

    MSRP is staggering if the latter.
     
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  6. Hobobob74

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    Soooooo tempting...
     
  7. skiman

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    I just woke up checked my e-mail and they are all sold out. Too bad was very tempting
     
  8. jumbodbassman

    jumbodbassman Gold Supporting Member

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    glad i missed it. don't need but would have pulled the trigger....just because :-(
     
  9. TimBosby

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  10. jasper383

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    Anybody out there price match MF on this?
     
  11. Tonegasm

    Tonegasm Supporting Member

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    Good luck with these. My friend, whose company was a distributor for Ashdown, told me that hey had almost a 50% return rate.
     
  12. R&B

    R&B Both kinds of music: y'know, rhythm AND blues! Supporting Member

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    Wow! I always wonder about these SDOTD deals...but I did bite on this one. Did your friend share what the common issues were? :eyebrow:
     
  13. Spaldo

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    These are great amps...I'm nuts about Ashdown kit. GAS'ing for an LB 550.
     
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  15. Bongolation

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    Yeah, there were real horror stories about the first Chinese ones, but that was a few years back. They never got that squared away? :confused:

    Here's my eternal question: If cheap Chinese computer gear, which is hugely more complex and far cheaper, can typically go forever with fails being truly rare, how come simple amps are such a challenge to get right with any longevity, even at wildly inflated MSRPs like these?

    Makes no sense to me.

    And likewise WHEREVER they're made, at any price. :spit:
     
  16. R&B

    R&B Both kinds of music: y'know, rhythm AND blues! Supporting Member

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    This is one great little amp. It's the Jennifer Lopez of bass amps...that is to say, lovely round bottom. ;) This tone is it!! Glad I pounced. Now, I will be swearing off GAS for Lent. So no one post any hot deals, K?
     
  17. Toptube

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    On the contrary, computer stuff fails all the time. Particularly, hard drives and video cards.

    Although the failure rate for hard drives is probably actually about 15%, it seems more like 20 or 25%. Solid State drives included.

    Video Cards are probably about 8 - 10% within the first week. probably half of them are bound to fail within about 4 years.
     

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