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Silent Clepto
11-17-2004, 03:59 PM
I was looking at Ashdown amps and it said it was british rated. What does this mean?

Aes820
11-17-2004, 06:33 PM
No Idea.

Do you have a link to where you read this?

guitarist.py
11-17-2004, 07:24 PM
Could it have something to do with the electrical requirements?

Silent Clepto
11-18-2004, 01:41 PM
http://www.music123.com/Ashdown-Fallen-Angel-FA-180H-Guitar-Head-i100720.music thats the amp, It says in the spec box at the bottom that it is british rated.

Im assuming that just means that it was made in Britain now, but Im not sure because I dont know why they would say that so many times. Maybe they are really full of themselves and think that the only good amps come from Britain.

Atom
11-18-2004, 01:49 PM
Just guessing here, but it might mean the transformer in it is designed for 230V British outlets as opposed to 120V US ones.

Hadji
11-18-2004, 02:04 PM
Just guessing here, but it might mean the transformer in it is designed for 230V British outlets as opposed to 120V US ones.
That was my first thought.

Samuel
11-18-2004, 02:17 PM
It also says that it gives you 180 british watts. 180 watts tube that I am used to would be a bit.....excessive? I assume that they have different power rating systems, but I have never heard of a difference in watt measurment.

Hmm, actually, it says right in there that it is meant to be excessive. Does anyone really need that much power? I mean, come on, 180 is a bit over the top.

Silent Clepto
11-18-2004, 02:32 PM
It also says that it gives you 180 british watts. 180 watts tube that I am used to would be a bit.....excessive? I assume that they have different power rating systems, but I have never heard of a difference in watt measurment.

Hmm, actually, it says right in there that it is meant to be excessive. Does anyone really need that much power? I mean, come on, 180 is a bit over the top.


I agree, I was looking at the 60watt one when I came across this and at first I thought it would be a half tube half solid state kinda thing. It says though that it performs well at low levels so you dont have to have it cranked all the time to get a good sound, although reviews say it sucks at low levels.

Aes820
11-18-2004, 04:03 PM
Nope. Six power tubes. That'll pull about 150-180 watts while in class A/B.
That sounds possible..
But Yes. I would agree that 180 watts is way too much.

Even for 'Nu-Mettallers' and 7 stringers. Up to 80 watts should be plently.

After reading that page I can say that 'british power' is just a buzz word. Used as a marketing pitch.

americanfootball
11-18-2004, 04:12 PM
The British thing is to make people in England buy them rather than Chinese made Marshall and Vox amps. ;)

And it's 180 watts valve. There's no variation in output between England and America.

Silenius
11-18-2004, 05:47 PM
Maybe it is a marketing technique, since Marshalls are known to be British, and they are the best selling guitar amps.

h00t_h00t
11-18-2004, 06:06 PM
It means the electronics conform to British safety standards.

Johnny Five
04-19-2006, 08:04 AM
you failed at that!

I hope a mod gets your IP, contacts your ISP and get your internet disconnected.

mnemonic
04-20-2006, 12:28 AM
yep, as stated earler, a little think called marketing hype. call it british soudning, or british voiced, since alot of great amplifiers,and bands came from there.

i mean, who would buy it if it said "180 watts of tiwaneese power"?