NAMM 2023: Ashdown announces the Studio MiniRig – a portable bass head with matching cab inspired by the Beatles’ PA columns

Ashdown Studio MiniRig
(Image credit: Ashdown)

NAMM 2023: British amp manufacturer Ashdown has debuted the Studio MiniRig – a lightweight mini bass head and cab that offers 250-watts of solid state power.

The firm’s Studio range aims to create versatile combos and the MiniRig is the first head and cab in the line. Reportedly inspired by the appearance of the Beatles’ tall PA columns in the movie Help!, the Studio MiniRig offers a miniature take on the classic stack by pairing the small head with a matching 2x10” cabinet. 

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Matt Parker
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Matt is Features Editor for Before that he spent 10 years as a freelance music journalist, interviewing artists for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar,, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.