So, didja hear? Black Sabbath is no more. Thought we’d never see the day, right? Iommi and pals were at it for 50 years, and they probably could have kept going. But don’t worry, there’s plenty of stuff going on that can keep the world all black and sabbathy. The most recent of which is the new signature bass head from Sabbath bass legend, Geezer Butler.
The bass head, appropriately named “The Head of Doom”, is being manufactured by Ashdown Engineering out of the UK, and was designed specifically for Black Sabbath’s “The End” tour, and was meticulously engineered to capture 50 years of bass playing into one amp head. And this thing is a bass players dream. It’s an amp head, mixer, AND a bit of an effects rack all in one. The Head of Doom features a built in distortion feature labeled ‘doom’, which has been specifically crafted for basses. For that EQ, the piece features a 9 band EQ, as well as 6 faders so you can dip out specific frequencies. Add the EQ to the DOOM distortion, and there is an endless number of tones for you slapwood at your disposal. This thing can essentially do it all.
The be all end all of bass amplification will ship globally in November of this year. If you aren’t already sold on this thing, first off, how dare you? Second, you can check out specs and everything else this thing has to offer on the Ashdown website. How many parts of me do I need to sell to get my hands on one of these? Do bass players need feet? Heck, we hardly need brains.