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Ozeshin
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 9:21 am    Post subject: Ashton Valve Amp Reply with quote

I bought myself a new Valve amp finally today.
My band has gigs booked right up til Xmas and I had to give the B52 amp that I was using back to my rythym guitarist and go back to my old Marshall MGDFX 60watt combo....and it sux...oh my does it suck..!!!
So I fell on my sword and took the plunge.
Here in Australia we have an "australian owned" range of gear(guitars,basses and amps) under the ASHTON brand.
All the gear is made in China and is pretty well made for the most part.
I had tried their Transistor amps previously and was fairly unimpressed.
So it was with a raised eyebrow that I gave their new range of Valve amps(VIPER) a run.


- 100 Watts RMS @ 4, 8 & 16 ohms/50 Watts RMS @ 4, 8 & 16 ohms
- High Voltage All Tube Amplifier
- Pre-amp Valves: 12AX7
- Power-amp Valves: EL34
- Hi & Low Input Jacks
- Spring Reverbs
- 2 Channel
- 3 Band EQ (Bass, Middle, Treble) on each channel
- Optional Footswitch FSW400
The retail on this amp brand new is just over $1000(aud)...HOWEVER...my friends own the store and instead of buying the current model...I chose an older design that they had left in the store for $650(aud).
The only difference between the current model and the model that i bought is cosmetic...the new amps have Telecaster type chrome knobs and my model has the old "chickenhead" knobs...waaaay more retro.
The sound reminds me of the old post plexi Marshalls or the old PARK amps.
It has two channels.
Channel 1 is a fairly clean channel with a "Crunch" gain control to dial in a little bit of AC/DC style crunch.
Channel 2 has a two stage gain.
The first stage is a control knob called "MEAN"....a fairly saturated overdrive.
The second stage is charmingly called the FILTH" control knob which is an over the top metal sound.
Considering that I'll still be using my ZOOM for modeling I won't be hitting the FILTH channel too often.
Running through my "KELLY" celestion 4x12 cab it sounds pretty damned good and makes me remember that the only reason I went to Transistor in the first place was financial.
I can recommend this amp to Aussies in the market for a no-frills Valve amp on a budget....100 watts all valve....hard to beat the bang for your buck.
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Ozeshin
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 3:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ned...we need to add an I.P recording facility m8....it records the I.P adresses of all posters...that way we have some recourse with these spamming lamers.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 6:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also you don't have to log in to this thread to post ???
G'day Oze..
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 6:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Oze, i did that last post........Mick
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2007 3:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah...but there are board plug-in's that record and display the I.P address of the poster in their post.....for all to see.
A quick email to the provider of the person responsible can get a good response.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 2:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

**coff coff** Ned?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2007 11:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Haha, your not to far from warick, you got the horse flu??...
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2007 12:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Me?...Naaaaaayyyyy
Funny story...I had to work in Warwick a couple of times this week and I got given a handout from the local council telling me where I could and couldn't go....just in case I stepped in horse crap and had to be quarantined for a month
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