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NAMM 2020: Take a look at Ashdown's Ant and Newt pedalboard amps for bass and guitar

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NAMM 2020: Ashdown has lifted the lid on two brand new amplifiers, The Ant and The Newt  (for bass and guitar, respectively), which both share a floor-focussed ethos. 

The idea is that you can mount the 200-watt boxes on your pedalboard, making for an effective 'fly rig' that simply needs to be plugged into a cab. Both boxes have a footprint of just 210mm by 118mm and a weight that just tips 900 grams (about two pounds), thanks to an aluminium build, which makes them ultra-portable. 

In terms of controls, The Ant and The Newt both offer a three-band EQ, plus a -10dB passive/active pad and a mute button. The Ant has a 'shape' button, while The Newt has a mid scoop. You also get a balanced DI output and a built-in headphone pre-amp (with phones  output, obvs) for quiet rehearsal. 

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