SDOTD: Ashdown Little Bastard $399

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

  1. rizzo9247

    rizzo9247 Supporting Member

    Nov 24, 2008
  2. hifibass

    hifibass Supporting Member

    Feb 4, 2008
    Albany, NY
    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: Rhythm AND Blues! Supporting Member

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


    Nov 9, 2001
    UK or Chinese build?

    MSRP is staggering if the latter.
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  6. Hobobob74


    May 21, 2007
    Kalamazoo, MI
    Soooooo tempting...
  7. I just woke up checked my e-mail and they are all sold out. Too bad was very tempting
  8. jumbodbassman

    jumbodbassman Supporting Member

    Dec 28, 2009
    Stuck in traffic -NY & CT
    Born Again Tubey
    glad i missed it. don't need but would have pulled the trigger....just because :-(
  9. TimBosby

    TimBosby Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2004
    Omaha, NE, USA
  10. jasper383

    jasper383 Supporting Member

    Dec 5, 2004
    Durham NC
    Anybody out there price match MF on this?
  11. Tonegasm


    Mar 22, 2010
    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: Rhythm AND Blues! Supporting Member

    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. These are great amps...I'm nuts about Ashdown kit. GAS'ing for an LB 550.
  14. fbny71


    May 28, 2010
    West Hempstead, NY
  15. Bongolation


    Nov 9, 2001
    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: Rhythm AND Blues! Supporting Member

    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


    Feb 9, 2009
    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.