1. avatar wannabeflea
    Ashdown LB30 valve bass amp and matching 2x12 cab

    Continuing my gear clearout here we have an Ashdown all valve 30 watt bass amp (The Little B*****d) and the matching (and quite rare) LB212 cabinet, not to be confused with the similar but heavier chinese made VS212.

    Brilliant sounding, reasonable weight and LOUD little bass rig - don't be fooled by the 30 watt rating. Check out some of the reviews for this amp online.


    Looking 400 (firm) for this magic wee rig.

    Here's what ashdown have to say:

    "Rebellious, uncompromising and cool as f***, James Dean - and the car he nicknamed the Little b*****d - are the inspiration for this iconic, all-tube mini bass amp head. Rated at 30-Watts, the Little b*****d won't rip your head off, but its EL84-equipped power section is more than capable enough for small gigs. And, of course, it won't put your back out on the way.

    The Little b*****d preamp stage employs ECC83 and ECC82 tubes and features High and Low gain inputs, front panel-mounted Effects Send and Return, rotary Bass, Middle and Treble controls with Mid Shift, Bass Shift and Bright switching, Mute switch, rotary Volume control and balanced DI output. The Little b*****d head partners perfectly with a range of Ashdown US Series cabinets. "

    Little b*****d Specifications

    Power Output (RMS) 30W
    Power Handling 30Hz to 16Khz
    Speaker Outputs Jack
    High Instrument Input 450 MV
    Low Instrument Input 150 MV
    DI Output Line level -1K
    Output Impedance Minimum Load 4 Ohms
    EQ Simple Passive Bass Middle Treble EQ Rotary controls.
    Effects Send Valve Driven Inst Level
    Effects Return Valve Recovered
    Pre-Amp Tubes 1 X ECC83 1 X ECC82
    Output Tubes 4 x EL84
    H x W x D (mm) 218 x 407 x 260
    Weight (kg) 11

    Ashdown LB-212 Little B*****d 2x12 Bass Cabinet

    The Ashdown LB212 300W 2X12 Bass Cab is specially voiced to complement the LB 30 ('little b*****d') all-valve head. An exquisite, vintage style cabinet.

    Rebellious, uncompromising and cool, James Dean and the car he nicknamed the 'Little b*****d' are the inspiration for this awesome yet diminutively powered stack.

    Ashdown LB-212 Little b*****d 2x12 Bass Cabinet Features:
    2x12" Drivers
    Impedance: 4 Ohms
    Power Handling: 300watts
    Dimensions HxWxD (mm): 730 x 470 x 335
    Weight: 14kg
  2. avatar Bileofwood
    Would you consider trades/p/x for this?
  3. avatar wannabeflea
    Perhaps. Depends what's offered. Cash is king though...
  4. avatar Bileofwood
    Thinking about it I need to do some pedal testing before I consider a bass rig so I'll sit this one out for now.

    Had my eye on a LB for some time now though, so I am pretty curious. How is the DI out on it? Is it anything close to what comes out of the speaker?
  5. avatar wannabeflea
    I've only used the DI once myself and it was through an unfamiliar (and awfully booming sounding club) PA so I can't give much of an opinion there, but I did lend the head to a guy I trust (with 50 years playing experience, and a beautiful 64 pbass...) and he liked the DI sound A LOT. The DI is post output transformer so you get the sound of the EL84s breaking up. The down side is that the DI output level is controlled by how loud you have your volume set, but if you can live with that it's all good.

    I'd love to keep it, but I've no time to play anything nowadays, so 3 interchangeable rigs is OTT (have 2 500 watt combos of different configurations and a nice, fairly compact neo 4x12 too). It would make a really nice recording rig, either micing the cab or with a dummy load and using the DI.
  6. avatar wannabeflea

    Would trade for an orange terror bass with a little cash my way.