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Little Bastard on sale

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by vgbob, Feb 4, 2013.

  1. vgbob


    Jan 15, 2007
    For anyone that has been looking for a low powered
    tube bass amp, the Little Bastard is the Stupid deal
    on MF today (2/4).
  2. Nice...only $399
  3. Only 51 left!
  4. Get one. They are great and I love mine!
  5. bassguppy

    bassguppy Supporting Member

    Am I wrong for thinking of picking a few of these up and selling on eBay for $500-600?
  6. BillyB_from_LZ

    BillyB_from_LZ Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2000
    Nope. However, you should know that if they don't sell and you want to return them to Musician's Friend, the cost of the initial "free" shipping will be deducted from your refund. Not sure what that would be on a Little Bastard, but it's $6 on small/light stuff...

    And with eBay fees of something like 10% of the final cost of the item and shipping and the 3% that Paypal gets, you wouldn't make much money selling them for $500.
  7. BillyB_from_LZ

    BillyB_from_LZ Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2000
    How can you tell that?
  8. Lugnut111


    Sep 14, 2012
    I grabbed one. Seems like to good of a deal to pass up. I hesitated at first because I've never played through one. None of the music stores around me had any. So, I'm going by Ashdown's rep and from what I've read & heard from owners. Mr. FedEx can't get here soon enough!
  9. moonshinegtrs

    moonshinegtrs Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 28, 2009
    White Bluff,Tn.
    Owner: Moonshine Custom Guitars
    I just bought one. :hyper:

    I've been wanting a small bass amp for the home (rehearsal) & small gigs. I have an Ashdown Perfect Ten Mini Rig (60 watt solid state head & two 1x10 cabinets). I bought it new & really was pleased with the sound as well as the look. I used it exclusively as a "living room" amp; something that looked nice & was there to plug in to practice/jam when I wanted to. It was loud enough to do a small coffee shop type gig.

    After a couple years. I was playing it & it just went "Pop" & died. I replace the blown fuse a couple of times & it blew them immediately. I ended up getting a local amp tech to repair it (about $100) and it worked fine again for about six months; then it blew again. I liked it enough to try & find a replacement head (I actually have two sets of the cabinets), but no luck.

    Though Ashdown no longer offered this particular amp anymore, I saw that they did offer a 100 watt version with a 2x10 cabinet... Perfect (so I thought...)! I purchased one through Musician's Friend and when it arrived, I was unimpressed with how quiet it was. The old 60 watt head was far louder. I ended up returning the rig (not sure if there was an issue with that amp, but I didn't want to try another one).

    I've been wanting another head to go on the cabinets that I have. I've been looking at the Ashdown MiBass-220 as well as other micro heads; I almost pulled the trigger on buying the MiBass head last night... The little Bastard is the right dimensions for my cabinets & if for some reason the speakers don't hold up (or won't work due to impedance issues), I have a couple of new 10" bass speakers to replace them with.

    I had a really nice Ampeg 100 watt tube head a couple of years ago (I sold it here on TB) that I really liked, but it was too big & heavy to tote around to small gigs & wasn't loud enough for bigger gigs... It was a killer studio amp. I loved the tone.

    I'm hoping that the Little Bastard will be the best of both worlds.

    Moonshine :bassist:
  10. jnewmark

    jnewmark Just wanna play the groove. Supporting Member

    Aug 31, 2006
    Stax 1966
    Play guitar.
    Can it do 4 ohms ?
  11. bassvirtuoso

    bassvirtuoso My God, it's full of chrome! Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 28, 2006
    Min of 4 ohms per the Ashdown site.
  12. primussucks9126

    primussucks9126 Supporting Member

    Jan 1, 2008
    Bronx, NY
    Just ordered one. SO EXCITED!
  13. jnewmark

    jnewmark Just wanna play the groove. Supporting Member

    Aug 31, 2006
    Stax 1966
    Play guitar.
    Wonder how it compares to, say, the B15N ? Obviously not a led sled at 11 lbs.
  14. Ordered, even with the 100$ shipping to Canada it's a good deal, thanks for the tip. I was looking for a studio amp, was looking for a ampeg combo, never thought I'd get an all tube for about the same price :)
  15. clokwise


    Sep 7, 2012
    Saw this link below this morning. Its an Ashdown Little Bastard 30w Tube head for $400. Does anyone have any experience with these heads? Is it worth $400? I don't really need a new bass head but all tube for $400 is tempting!


    Sorry I deserve a smite! I Realized after i posted there was already a posting for this. Sorry!!!!!!
  16. Lugnut111


    Sep 14, 2012
    Hey Rob, what types of cabs are you running your Little Bastard through?
  17. mpdd

    mpdd neoconceptualist

    Mar 24, 2010
    i think if you know you won't need more volume it's definitely worth it, also i bet it kicks buttocks for guitar
  18. I am Soma

    I am Soma Supporting Member

    Jan 2, 2013
    owned one for a little over a year. i really dug everything about it minus carrying it. its definately light as far as tube amps go but it was just awkward....kind of hard to explain.
  19. Baird6869

    Baird6869 RIP Gord Downey. A True Canadian Icon. Supporting Member

    Yup. Great amp for practice/small gigs for the $$$.