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Ashdown B-Social Stereo 75W 2x5 Bass Combo Amp Black: $200 ($629 Street Price, works for guitar, too) + FS $199.99

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Saw this on the Talkbass forums, but didn't see it here yet.

I don't have personal experience with this amplifier, but I have one on the way! Looks super feature rich.

Has two inputs, bluetooth and built in wireless instrument connectivity. Supposedly also good with acoustic guitar or as a standalone Bluetooth speaker. It also has cabinet outputs and I saw a video where they used this as a head with a 1x15 cab.

Cheapest I saw anywhere else was $629. That's $430 cheaper than most, and while I couldn't find much data, from a Google search on these used, looks like these have gone for around $500.

If you feel like jumping through a few hoops, you can find discounted gift cards for Guitar Center on Raise or similar sites (the ones I bought saved around 6.5%-7%), and cash back sites help, too. If nothing else, saves the tax.

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Ashdo...mbo-Amp.gc

Here's the link to Ashdown's page describing this amp:
http://ashdownmusic.com/products/...SOCIAL75W/

DESCRIPTION:
Straight out of the box, B-Social delivers signature Ashdown bass tone via a powerful 75W stereo amplifier and two custom dual concentric 5" 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 sim and effects apps available on Smartphones and devices, including Ashdown's very own ABM Pre App.


Wireless
Allowing the bassist to roam at home, B-Social features wireless audio connectivity and a transmitter that lets the bass connect wirelessly to the amp for cable free jamming.
Wireless Bluetooth audio connectivity also enables audio streaming from any compatible music player. 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.
"It's a simple feature - and obvious - but so often over looked by amp companies," says Mark Gooday. "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
Recording itself is made simple via the built-in USB audio interface, compatible with all major DAWs on both PC and Mac platforms. The unit features a speaker mute switch for headphone monitoring.

Connectivity
Rounding out the feature set is a Line In, Line Out and a Headphone Out for silent practice. B-Social is available in three stunning high gloss wood finishes - Natural, Black and White.

Specs
B-SOCIAL-75W Specifications
Power Output2 x 35 Watts
Power Requirement115 - 230v
Speaker Configuration2 x 5
Speaker Outputsx 2
Frequency Response60Hz - 20kHz
High Instrument Inputx 2
Low Instrument Inputx 2
Line Input10k Ohms Level 0dBu
Line OutputImpedance 4.7k Ohms / Level 0dBu
Impedance4 Ohm min per side L&R
EQBass +/-15dB @ 100Hz Middle +/-15dB @ 660Hz Treble +/-15dB @ 7kHz shelving Bright
H x W x D (mm)255 (inc feet and handels) x 370 x 205
Weight (kg)7.6Kgs 16.7lbs
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Can you post the Guitar amp link?
I cannot seem to find it.
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Had it in my cart. Then my wife walked in...
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Just priced matched at Musicians Friend. Had a gift card. Watched a few videos on YouTube. You can also use it for acoustic guitar which is a plus for me. Can also play bass and acoustic simultaneously. Killer deal. Thanx op
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My bad-can Be used with Guitar-sometimes I read things!
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Had it in my cart. Then my wife walked in...
Been there!
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Can you post the Guitar amp link?
I cannot seem to find it.
Me either. Doesn't turn up on a site search. Is it gone?
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Low risk for an amp with potentially high reward, if nothing else it will drive a Craiglist cabinet find one day.
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Watched a few youtube vids, and wow... that thing sounds amazingly bad for $200 let alone $650.
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Thank you for the heads up! Bought it hoping it will beat out the other 4 outrages priced Bluetooth Devices I have already 😂😂😅
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Me either. Doesn't turn up on a site search. Is it gone?
It's the same amp. They advertise it as working well with acoustic electrics. Not sure if it plays nice with regular electrics or not.
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Low risk for an amp with potentially high reward, if nothing else it will drive a Craiglist cabinet find one day.
That's kind of how I thought about it, too. I wasn't able to really get a good sense of this amp from the videos.

Like one of the other posters, I wasn't crazy about the Wimbish demos, but it should still dial in good usable tones. Ashdown is a reputable amp company so taking the risk. Plus the discount definitely has my deal radar up! That said, I live near a GC, so it's an easy return if I'm not thrilled with it.
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Seems to work as a regular bluetooth speaker, as well. May be interesting enough to bite...
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Watched a few youtube vids, and wow... that thing sounds amazingly bad for $200 let alone $650.
My guess would be Guitar Center has some sort of a return policy?
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My guess would be Guitar Center has some sort of a return policy?
30 days. Definitely worth trying IMHO!
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