ASHDOWN CTM-30 Little Stubby 30w All Tube Bass Head 

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 Little Stubby 30w All Tube Bass Head 

The CTM-30 Little Stubby is the next step in the iconic Ashdown CTM (Classic Tube Magnifier) bloodline.

All valve(tube) bass amps are truly special, known for their warmth, punch, and harmonic richness that solid state amplifiers can rarely achieve. The tradeoff is that traditionally valve amps are big, heavy, and cumbersome.

An evolutionary step forwards from the classic LB 30/CTM 30 the Little Stubby pushes the rules of valve amplification design to the limits in a never before seen highly compact package that breaks away from the traditionally unwieldy amplifiers of years gone by.

Producing 30 watts of inspirational all valve bass tone from 4 x EL84 output valves the Little Stubby is all about purity of tone combined with real world versatility. The input gain and master volume allow for deep clean tones through to hugely overdriven contemporary tones and all points in between.

However the heart of this amp is the unique Feedback control which allows the complete character of the amp to be changed and fine-tuned from old school vintage valve amp tones at one end through to tighter more mid heavy modern tones at the other. This combined with the well-considered three band EQ gives almost limitless tonal variations. FX send and return continue the sonic purity and allow the players favorite modulation/time-based effects to be sent straight into the power amp.


  • Output power: 30 watts continuous average into 4 or 8 ohms

  • Independent gain and volume controls

  • Tube-driven effects loop

  • Transformer-derived DI

  • Hand-wound transformers

  • ECC81, ECC82, and 2 ECC83 preamp tubes

  • 4 JJ EL-84 output tubes

  • Individual self-biasing

  • High/low Sensitivity switch for active or passive basses

  • Passive 3-band EQ

  • Feedback control

  • Zero negative feedback

  • Roadworthy steel chassis


  • Type: Tube

  • Number of Channels: Single Channel

  • Total Power: 30W

  • EQ: Passive 3-band EQ, Feedback control

  • Preamp Tubes: 1 x ECC81, 1 X ECC82, 2 x ECC83

  • Power Tubes: 4 x EL84

  • Inputs: 1 x 1/4"

  • Outputs: 2 x 1/4" (speakers), 1 x 1/4" (line)

  • Effects Loop: Yes

  • Power Source: Standard IEC AC cable

  • Dimensions: 3.14" x 15.74" 8.66"

  • Weight: 26 lbs 

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