I supose that this is an amplifier review/advice for a new amp. So, I have 2 amp setups 1) Markbass LMIII + Traveler 121H 2) Ashdown ABM 500 + GK Neo 212 The first setup I have owned for over 5 years and it still brings a smile to my face every time I use it. The Ashdown is almost a year old now and it doesn't do the same, however I can't really point out why. It is not the cab, I have tried both amps with both cabs and really the cabs sound quite similar. So what can I say about the Ashdown The 7-band EQ is actually easy to use and is verry musical. The compressor is a really nice single button unit The drive is also quite nice The two things I don't find verry useful are the sub-harmonic generator and the shape button, but that is just personal preference. The first I would rather have as a pedal unit and the predefined shape is much too agressive on the low end for my taste. If I had to gig with this amp I would use a separate DI. The overall tone of the amp is nice both playing solo and in a band situation, a really nice solid tone. For some reason however, I like the transparent LMIII better. It has volume, and a lot of it. This amp can get loud, a lot louder then the MB. The only actual drawback of this head is the weight. Overall the Ashdown is a really nice head, but for some reason I do not klick with it. So I am sitting at a crossroads , so to speak. Choice one would be to try it with a different cab, maybe something sealed? On the other hand I have been thinking about a pair of fearful cabs, since everybody seems to like them. Choice two is to sell the head and get something different, maybe an SVT-3PRO or something from EBS or Trace Elliot, or maybe some different MarkBass head. If you have any ideas or thoughts about this, feel free to comment.