Ashdown unveils the LB-30 2.N, a bass tube amp head loaded with Two Notes Torpedo IR cab emulator technology

Ashdown Little Bastard
(Image credit: Ashdown Engineering)

Ashdown Engineering has teamed up with Two Notes for a modern update on its Little Bastard bass amp head, the LB-30 2.N. The 30-watt head complements its all-tube preamp and power amp with Two Notes’ Torpedo technology, offering players flexible routing options and the choice of six pre-loaded emulated cabinets from a rotary dial.

Adequately powered for small gigs, and plenty when sending your signal direct to the desk, LB-30 2.N has a ECC81, ECC82, and a pair of ECC83 tubes in the preamp, and a quartet of EL84 power tubes. 

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Jonathan Horsley

Jonathan Horsley has been writing about guitars since 2005, playing them since 1990, and regularly contributes to publications including Guitar World, MusicRadar and Total Guitar. He uses Jazz III nylon picks, 10s during the week, 9s at the weekend, and shamefully still struggles with rhythm figure one of Van Halen’s Panama.