Introducing the Roasted Series of Basses from Ashdown Engineering: Amplification Pioneers Unveil Affordable yet Exceptional Instruments
Ashdown Engineering, the trailblazing amplification pioneers, proudly announce the launch of their highly anticipated Roasted Series of Bass Guitars. With a commitment to innovation and quality, Ashdown has crafted a range of four models designed to meet the needs of both aspiring bassists and seasoned professionals.
After a year of meticulous development and rigorous testing, including road trials with Scottish rock icons Biffy Clyro, Ashdown Engineering is thrilled to present the Roasted Series. Each instrument in this exciting line-up features a distinctive roasted maple neck and fingerboard, complemented by matching headstocks for a stylish and cohesive aesthetic.
The Roasted Series includes the following four models:
The Capri: Embracing the current short scale trend, the Capri offers a pint-sized solution with its 30” scale. Available in three stunning colour options – Ashdown Blue Metallic, Onyx Green Metallic, and Shell Pink Metallic – the Capri boasts a floating soap bar pickup, delivering both vintage warmth and modern tones.
The Saint Soap: A larger sibling to the Capri, the Saint Soap features a full-length 34” scale and a classic jazz-style roasted neck. With a single soap bar pickup and three colour choices – Ashdown Blue Metallic, Onyx Green Metallic, and Shell Pink Metallic – the Saint Soap provides a modern twist on nostalgic tones without the vintage price tag.
The Saint: A favourite of James Johnston, the Saint model boasts a P/J pickup configuration, a 38mm nut width on a J-style roasted neck, and three captivating colour options – Ashdown Blue Metallic, Onyx Green Metallic, and Shell Pink Metallic. With its growling tones and well-positioned bridge pickup, the Saint is a versatile choice for bassists seeking both power and precision.
The Low Rider: Inspired by the legendary John Alec Entwistle, the Low Rider is a powerhouse finished in Satin Black. Featuring a high-gloss black scratch plate and two oversized humbuckers, this model delivers a thunderous tone worthy of its inspiration.
Ashdown Engineering is excited to offer these exceptional instruments to the bass community, combining affordability with top-tier craftsmanship. The Roasted Series represents a new standard in bass guitar design, catering to the diverse preferences of musicians worldwide.