Ashdown announces B-Social, the first desktop amp system for bass
guitarists with Bluetooth connectivity.
B-Social brings Ashdown sound
quality and innovative connectivity and collaboration features to the
desktop in a compact, powerful 75W stereo amp that looks great in the
bedroom, lounge, or home studio. The Bluetooth connectivity and optional
wireless transmitter that lets the bass connect wirelessly to the amp
for cable free jamming and enables audio streaming from any compatible
Adding a new social dimension to the amp, the B-Social includes a
second input so the bassist can play along with another bass player or
guitarist - electric or acoustic. B-Social delivers signature Ashdown
bass tone via a powerful 75W stereo amplifier and two custom 4" drivers,
specifically designed to deliver punchy low-end in the most compact
enclosure. Unlocking further tonal possibilities, the App-Tek socket
allows players to access the ever-growing range of amp simulation and
effects apps available on Smartphones and devices, including Ashdown's
very own ABM pre-amp via the Agile Partners AmpKit app.
"After speaking with hundreds of our bass players around the world, the desire for a home practice amp that sounds great and looks just as good was apparent," says Ashdown's Managing DirectorMark Gooday. "With B-Social we wanted to develop a home amp that would give bassists all the features they need to practice, jam and record, with a single product." "Being able to plug into a single amp with a friend or band mate makes B-Social a great tool for collaborative writing and recording."
Recording itself is made simple via the built-in USB audio interface, compatible with all major DAWs on both PC and Mac platforms. The stereo output features a button to enable latency-free monitoring when in use with a DAW. Rounding out the feature set is a Line In, Line Out, and a Headphone Out for silent practice. B-Social is available in a stunning high gloss Black finish.