Originally Posted by chaosMK
Go for it if you like it. I used the less fancy MAG 300 for a period of time. Had a kind of wooly/warm-ish sound and controls that were easy to use. I think it's a good all around amp.
To get more aggressive and bright I bought my Sansamp and used it to have two different types of tones to switch between.
Owned a ABM 500 RC years back and wanted to hear that Ashdown sound again. Bought the MAG 300 EVO III w/built in comp head new at a blowout price just to try Ashdown again. This head def sounds like the Ash I remember; for sure warm-wooly. But only works in certain musical context for me and less power than my other amps. But I have fun jammin with it at home and rehearsals. One gig using a 4ohm, Eden D210T cab, could not get the huge bottom end out this setup. Sounded like a huge church pipe organ; so much huge lows, almost all mud. Coulda been the room or the P5 with Nylon Tapes.
But I have gotten it to grind and cut thru with other more modern, active basses and a GB NeoX 212T cab. @bassj..., now I forget which combos they make; is that a 1x15, 210, or other combo you're considering? And what bass might you run thru it?