Ashdown Guitar Magnifier 30w Offset Head. Dual channel Pre amplifier with overall boost mode
Ashdown Guitar Magnifier 30w Offset Head.
Inspired by legendary British and American guitar amplifiers of the 60s and 70s, the AGM-30 Offset is a truly timeless and supremely versatile all valve guitar amplifier. American vintage cleans and pushed British crunch tones through to more modern higher gain tones are all available. Power can be reduced at the push of the Stealth button from 30 watts right down to a bedroom/studio friendly 2 watts. The chassis which houses all the components including the oversized transformers is housed in a plywood traditional style head cabinet.
Hand crafted in Essex, UK using the finest components available the AGM-30 will provide a lifetime of rich and pure valve guitar tone from both sides of the Atlantic.
Ashdown Engineering was founded in 1997 and has a rich heritage in both bass and guitar amplification producing amplifiers known around the world for their great looks, fantastic tone and ruggedly reliable designs and construction.
The Tone push button allows switching between UK/USA flavours of EQ and the unique Cascade feature increases pre amp voltage for increased gain and saturation when required. Combined with a valve driven FX loop, footswitchable variable boost, dual input gain controls and twin master volumes the AGM-30 is supremely versatile.
The all new AGM(Ashdown Guitar Magnifier) range marks a return to premium guitar amplification in 2019. Designed in by renowned British valve guru Dave Green the AGM range has been carefully considered, designed and constructed for the modern world where portability, low power options and real valve tones are paramount. Each and every AGM is designed, engineered and lovingly constructed using only the finest components available at the Ashdown HQ in Essex, England.
Dave Green explains: “Anything I have designed is from the outset designed to repairable should the need ever arise, as with the bass amplifiers the products are built from discrete components with almost all the active components socket mounted for an easy fix. In the case of the AGM range just take a moment to look inside… all the parts are hand picked from the best manufacturers, all key components are over specified military grade to enable them to perform for a design life of over 15 years. I believe consumers still aspire to purchase top quality long lasting products with a high residual resale value. Quality never goes out of fashion but it does have to be affordable and the AGM range manages to combine these two conflicting requirements effectively.”
AGM-30-OFFSET KEY FEATURES
• 30 watts from 4 x JJ Electronics EL84 Valves
• Twin Channel with 2 x independent gain controls and 2 x Master Volumes
• Foot switchable variable global boost
• Stealth switch reduces power from 30 watts to around 2 watts
• Tone shift button which changes the EQ from USA to UK flavouring
• Cascade button – increases pre amp voltage to give higher gain tones
• Valve driven FX Loop
• Custom UK hand wound transformers
• Military grade components
• Hand built in the UK Custom Shop
• Twin channel with independent gain and master volumes
• Global foot switchable boost
• Stealth switch reduces power from 30w to 2w
• EQ Switch allows the player to choose US or UK tones
• Cascade switch - provides increased pre amp volatage for higher gain tones
- Output Power - 30 watts high power/2 watts low power
- Valves - EL84 x 4, 12AX7 x 4
- Size (WxHxD) -
- Weight - 12kg