Ashdown’s new MF 484 is described as combining the classic tone of a valve amp and the modern technology of amp modelling. Offering the best of both worlds for guitar tone.
Ashdown MF 484
The Ashdown MF 484 is a valve amp rated at 30 watts and incorporates Two Notes Torpedo which means it has six virtual cabinet models at hand.
It is powered by 1x ECC81, 1 x ECC82, 2 x ECC83 in the preamp and 4 x EL84 in the power amp section.
- Celestion Blue Open 1×12
- Celestion Blue Closed 1×12
- Celestion Ruby Open 2×12
- Celestion G12M Greenback Closed 1×12
- Celestion Vintage 30 Open 1×12
- Celestion Vintage 30 Closed 4 x12
Users can also edit and update the onboard IR cabinets via USB input or with Bluetooth with the accompanying smartphone app.
The amps controls consist of Volume and Gain plus Bass, Middle, Treble and Presence controls. Along with a six-way rotary knob for the selection of one of the pre-set virtual cab emulations above. Along with a Boost knob control, UK and US inputs and an FX send/return loop on the front panel.
The UK input has a more compressed and tight classic British tone. Whereas the US input has more headroom for a cleaner tone.
On the rear panel, there are connections for 4-ohm or 8-ohm speaker cabinets, with a direct DI output and also a headphone out.
Plus, a line in on XLR for re-amping of recordings back into the Torpedo.
This new amp offers a lot of flexibility and could be perfect for any guitarists that need to capture real tube tones in the studio. Or for small studios, that require a flexible guitar amp for artists.
MSRP – GBP 1399