Ashdown Rootmaster RM500C210 - 500W 2x10" Bass Combo

500-watt Bass Guitar Amplifier Combo with 2x10" Speakers, 5-band EQ, Overdrive, Compression, Subharmonic Generator, Effects Loop, and XLR DI Output
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Ashdown Rootmaster RM500C210 - 500W 2x10
Ashdown Rootmaster RM500C210 - 500W 2x10
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Full-featured Compact Bass Combo

Scores of discerning bass players rely on Ashdown amplifiers like the Rootmaster bass combo for reliable tone and rock-solid performance. The 500-watt Rootmaster packs a five-band EQ, overdrive, a subharmonic generator, and onboard compression into a compact cabinet with two powerful 10" speakers for endless tweaking and tonal flexibility for the stage and studio. The Rootmaster makes a great rig for gigging and practice: an XLR output lets you run straight out of the amp into a soundboard without a separate DI box, and a separate input with Line Mix level control lets you crank up backing tracks and jam along.

Ashdown Rootmaster 500-watt Bass Amplifier Combo at a Glance:
  • An EQ built for tone tweakers
  • One-knob overdrive, compression, and subharmonics to shape your sound
  • Ashdown delivers the modern bass sound
An EQ built for tone tweakers

Ashdown bass amplifiers are known for their flexible equalizers. The Rootmaster RMC210 has a five-band EQ specially voiced for bass guitar, with bands at 1.5kHz and 240Hz to tame growly mids and muddy low end, along with traditional bass, middle, and treble controls for broadband sculpting.

One-knob overdrive, compression, and subharmonics to shape your sound

A flexible EQ is only half of the tone-shaping power the Rootmaster has to offer. Live and studio musicians are sure to appreciate the simple one-knob compressor for adding extra punch and smoothing out leads. A flexible overdrive control lets you dirty up your sound with subtle grit to full-on fuzz. And for floor-shaking bass, you can dial in the Rootmaster's onboard subharmonics generator for an instant boost in low-end resonance.

Ashdown delivers the modern bass sound

With an artist roster that has included Adam Clayton of U2, James Jamerson Jr., and John Entwistle of The Who, Ashdown is responsible for shaping the sound of the modern bass. Ashdown amps serve up punchy dynamics with powerful, controlled lows and modern sheen. Sweetwater bassists like Ashdown amps for their durability to stand up to tour-grade abuse. Check out the Rootmaster for an amp with tones and features that won't let you down on the road or in the studio.

Ashdown Rootmaster 500-watt Bass Amplifier Combo Features:
  • Full-featured bass combo in a tour-friendly size
  • Two 10" speakers for strong lows and punchy mids
  • 5-band EQ for flexible tone shaping
  • 240Hz and 1.5kHz specialty bass bands clean up mud and tame honky midrange
  • Compressor adds punch, smooths out leads
  • Drive control dials in smooth saturation or aggressive fuzz
  • Subharmonic generator adds floor-shaking low resonance
  • Line Mix knob lets you connect and jam along with music
  • FX loop for routing rackmount gear and pedals
  • Drive and subharmonic effects can be controlled via optional footswitch (sold separately)
  • Ready to gig with speakON/phono speaker output and XLR DI output
Powerful tone meets rock-solid performance in the Ashdown Rootmaster bass amp!

Additional Media

Bass Guitar Amp Buying Guide

Tech Specs

Type Solid State
Number of Channels 1
Total Power 500W
Speakers 2 x 10"
Effects No
Compression Yes
EQ 5-band EQ
Inputs 2 x 1/4" (passive, active)
Effects Loop Yes
Height 25.79"
Width 20.79"
Depth 15.75"
Weight 38 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number RM-C210T-500-EVO

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2/5
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2/5

Nice tone. Not very powerful

This combo is not available in any of my local stores so I decided to take a chance without being able to try it out first. There's no better company then Sweetwater when it comes to customer service and returns so there was nothing for me to lose here. The combo has a great tone and a lot of cool options like the sub harmonic that tracks surprisingly well for a built in effect. The overdrive and compressor sound pretty good too. In my practice room it sounded really good, but I knew the actual 250 watt rating was not going to be enough to compete with a band in a live setting. I took it out to two gigs, both small size bars and this thing just couldnt cut. My band does not play loud so that was not the issue. This thing moves absolutely no air so the result is a thin sound that no amount of eq could help. It's also not ported so that gives you an idea of the lack of power. When I turned up the volume past the 11 o'clock position with very flat eq other then a small bass and treble boost, the speakers looked like they would jump out of the cab. Its very light. Almost to light. Whatever they used to make the can feels cheep and hollow. I realized this combo would not fit my needs and with my awesome sales engineer's help I returned it for a full refund. This combo seems good for practice at home or low volume practice with a band I will be going back to my Ampeg roots and purchase a PF 800 with a PF 210 cab. Still light and portable, but more powerful.
Music background: Bassist 15 years - Rock Cover Band
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