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Ashdown OriginAL HD-1 300W Bass Amp Head Product Overview

The Ashdown OriginAL head clinches the key fundamentals of everything that makes a great bass amp. This light, portable and stripped back head takes Ashdown back to the Origin of their Tone. It's the ultimate in simple yet astonishingly effective design. 

Whether you need a straight-forward headphone friendly amp for home use or a compact workhorse with DI for touring and recording, the OriginAL has got you covered. Modern and old-school Bass players alike will love how easy it is to get a great tone from this new addition to the Ashdown family.

Rated at 300w power handling - this head pairs exceptionally well with the Ashdown Rootmaster series for a compact, powerful rig.

Key features:
Solid, reliable construction. 2.4kg
Classic Ashdown VU Meter for setting the best gain structure
Input with active/passive switch for optimal signal quality
Extremely responsive 5 Band EQ with additional 'Shape' control for a more modern scooped sound
Balanced DI output for live use and recording
FX send and return
3.5mm jack input for use with Headphones

For more information on Ashdown products and Bass amplification, contact our Bass department on 01273 665427

  • Power Output 300 Watts
  • Power Requirement 115 - 230 Volts
  • Speaker Outputs 2 x Jack
  • High Instrument Input Impedance 3.9m Ohms, input range 150mV - 20mV p-p
  • Low Instrument Input Impedance - 1M ohms Input range 150mv to 10v p - p
  • Line Input Impedance 10k Ohms, input range 300mV - 40V p-p
  • DI Output 600 Ohm balanced / Level -20dBu nominal
  • Impedance Minimum 4 Ohm
  • Signal to noise Better than 80dB (EQ flat)
  • EQ Bass +/-15dB @ 100Hz Lo Mid +/-15dB @ 220Hz Middle +/-15dB @ 660Hz Hi Mid +/-15dB @ 1.6kHz Treble +/-15dB @ 7kHz
  • Effects Send impedance 22k Ohm / Level 0dBu nominal
  • Effects Return impedance 22k Ohm / Level 0dBu nominal
  • Weight (kg) 2.4kg



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  • Steve Wilkinson


    Really well built solid head unit and it's so small and light and really looks the business. Sounds really good too, it's going to take a little bit of playing with until I get exactly the sound I need but with a little bit of knob twiddling (fnar, fnar) I know I will get there.

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