Ashdown Rootmaster 800 Bass Amplifier

561.00 RRP 572.00 (including VAT @ 23%)

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  • 800W Bass Amp Head
  • Five Band Rotary Tone Controls
  • One-Knob Compression
  • Tube-Emulated Overdrive
  • Sub-Harmonic Generator

Ashdown Rootmaster 800 Bass Amplifier

The Ashdown Rootmaster 800 Bass Amp joins the popular Rootmaster range, providing 800W of power, five band rotary tone controls, a sub-harmonic generator in addition to a range of other high quality features.

Product Ref: 54820

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Ashdown Quality

The Ashdown Rootmaster 800 Bass Amp Head is the lightest RM head, weighing in at 4.5kg (9lbs), making it the perfect choice for working bassists who are looking for all the power and features but don't want to carry around heavy equipment. Rootmaster heads, combos and cabinets draw on Ashdown's experience working with some of the biggest bands in the world to deliver workhouse reliabilitym creative tone-shaping, comprehensive recording and performing facilities plus the sonic slam you need to underpin your band's performances night after night - all at a price that won't break the bank.

Simple but Powerful Controls

Perfectly match the output of your bass with the ultra-low-noise instrument input level and accompanying Input Level control. Five-band rotary tone controls act with surgical precision to provide total control over your sound, while a Shape switch instantly dials you in to a classic Ashdown tone setting, straight from the world-famous ABM. Your bass will fill out any mix by instantly adding warmth and body to your tone thanks to the great sounding compressor that delivers a powerful, even sound.

Drive and Sub

Adding to the player's sonic arsenal, the RM-800 also comes loaded with Ashdown's Tube-emulated Overdrive, adding character that ranges from warm overdrive through to distorted filth. There's also a Sub-Harmonic Generator that blends in a low-octave, great for adding depth and definition to any part. Both Drive and Sub are switchable from the front panel or via an Ashdown FS2 footswitch.

Totally Connected

The Ashdown Rootmaster 800 offers many different connectivity options. Jam along with a backing track in rehearsal with the Line Input with front panel level control, as well as using your favourite pedals or multi-effects with the return sockets on the back panel, along with a DI output for direct injection into the PA mixer.

Ashdown Say

''The Rootmaster range serves up the signature Ashdown sound combined with big features and robust build quality at a price to suit hard-working bass players on a budget,'' says Ashdown's Mark Gooday. ''The RM-800 was designed in response to our players' requests for the outstanding value and features of Rootmaster to be made available in a high-powered, seriously loud gigging amp.''


  • Power Output: 800 Watts
  • Power Handling: 115 - 230 Volts
  • Speaker Outputs: 1 x Speakon
  • Frequency Response: -3dB at 17Hz and 30kHz
  • High Instrument Input: Impedance 3.9m Ohms, input range 150mV - 20mV p-p
  • Low Instrument Input: Impedance - 1M ohms Input range 150mv to 10v p - p
  • Line Input: Impedance 10k Ohms, input range 300mV - 40V p-p
  • DI Output: 600 Ohm balanced / Level -20dBu nominal
  • Tuner Output: Impedance 22k Ohms / Level 0dBu nominal
  • Impedance: Minimum 4 Ohm
  • Signal to noise: Better than 80dB (EQ flat)
  • EQ: Bass +/-15dB @ 100Hz Lo Mid +/-15dB @ 220Hz Middle +/-15dB @ 660Hz Hi Mid +/-15dB @ 1.6kHz Treble +/-15dB @ 7kHz shelving Deep +
  • Effects Send: impedance 22k Ohm / Level 0dBu nominal
  • Effects Return: impedance 22k Ohm / Level 0dBu nominal
  • Distortion: Less than 0.5 THD
  • H x W x D (mm): 78 x 313 x 225
  • Weight (kg): 4.5

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