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Ashdown Original HD-1 300 Watt Bass Head

Ashdown OriginAL HD-1 Bass Amplifier Head

The Ashdown OriginAL HD-1 Bass Head offers detailed tone refinement to the developed bass musician.

The 5 band EQ settings allow you to adjust your sound to minute details for the clearest, most dynamic signal possible. The OriginAL's shape control is an additional feature that offers a full lift to your overall tone, which is ideal for quickly achieving an excellent sound. The DI output allows connection directly to your PA or recording equipment, whilst the FX send and return directs the clean signal to your amplifier. The additional headphone output is ideal for silent rehearsals in a bedroom environment.

The OriginAL is ideal for musicians who value their tone in gigging, studio and home settings.

EQ Settings

Advanced bassists require an advanced EQ system that’s ready for both the stage and studio. The OriginAL’s 5 EQ tone controls offer a full spectrum of tone sculpting capabilities. By using the three mid controls you can effectively remove the frequencies needed for other instruments, whilst emphasising the frequencies needed for a thick, dense tone. In a live situation, the ‘showtime’ button adds the extra flare to your sound. The OriginAL can be carried to each event in place of an amplifier and give you the exact tone you’re familiar with.


The OriginAL’s extensive connectivity makes it ideal for both the stage and studio. The DI output connects the OriginAL directly to your mixer or interface. This is ideal for gigging musicians who don’t want to carry whole amplifiers, but still want a detailed sound. The OriginAL’s FX send and return jacks are ideal to link your pedals before or after your EQ controls. The passive/active switch determines the instrument’s impedance to achieve the cleanest signal possible. The 4 Ohm load jack outputs offer connection to a cabinet speaker for up to 300 watts of power.



  • Output Power: 300 Watts
  • EQ Controls: Bass, Lo-Mid, Middle, Hi-Mid, Treble
  • Signal Controls: Input, Output, Shape, Passive/Active
  • FX Jacks: Send, Return
  • 1/4’’ Guitar Inputs: 1
  • Speaker Outputs: 2
  • Minimum Load: 4 Ohms
  • Headphones Input: 1 x 3.5mm
  • DI Output: 1 x XLRM
  • Weight: 2.4KG
  • Colour: Red/Black

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