Ashdown RM500 EVO II Rootmaster 500w Bass Head
The Ashdown Rootmaster RM-500 EVO II is the latest iteration of Ashdown's popular 500w bass head. It features a built-in compressor, overdrive and Ashdown's sub harmonics generator.
The Ashdown Rootmaster RM-500 EVO II Bass Head is the latest incarnation of Ashdown's popular bass head. It delivers 500 watts of classic Ashdown tone and a host of great features all in a compact, lightweight head.
New appointments for this latest version of the RM500 EVO head include a sleek, matt anodized alloy finish...why you ask? Well, the team at Ashdown have listened to players and found that by replacing the previous polished steel front plate, it makes for easier readings of your settings when on stage under bright lights. The RM500 EVO II also comes equipped with an on-board headphone preamp, essential for those silent practice sessions.
As per previous versions, the RM500 EVO II features a comprehensive 5-band EQ section enabling you to get the sound you want quickly and easily - from warm Motown tones to grindy rock tones to modern slap sounds. With the addition of the Shape button a fixed E.Q. is superimposed on the pre-amp to give a bass and treble boost to the sound.
Three great tona shaping features come in the way of the Compressor, Drive and Sub controls. The Comp control controls the amount of compression that is added to your tone - adding definition, tonal characteristics, sustain and volume control. The Drive control adds some added bite and grind to your tone...perfect for rocking out. Finally the Sub control adds Ashdown's Sub Harmonics feature, giving you an octave below the notes that are played - a great way to get some earth shattering lows.
Other features include Ashdown's iconic VU meter on the front, dedicated active/passive inputs, a mute button and at the rear, connections for FX send and return, Line In, DI Out and a footswitch.
With its 500w of power and affordable price the RootMaster 500 EVO II will appeal to bass players who rock pubs, clubs and arenas night after night.
- 500w bass head
- Matt anodized alloy finish plate
- Mute switch
- Active/Passive inputs
- Shape switch
- EQ in/out switch
- 5 band EQ
- Variable compressor
- Variable Drive
- Variable Sub Harmonic generator
- VU meter
- FX Send and return
- Headphone socket
- Line in
- DI Out
- 86mm x 314mm x 235mm (HxWxD)