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Ashdown Evo 2 Combo or Roland D-bass

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by cmanner, Jul 11, 2013.


  1. cmanner

    cmanner

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    I have found a couple of used bass amps for sale locally. Both are combo amps, both are discontinued models, both are selling for about $490 each. One is the Ashdown Evo 2 410 combo. The other is a Roland D-Bass 210.

    Any advice, suggestions, or considerations.

    Thanks
     
  2. cmanner

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  3. 137h4lone

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    I own an evo 2 210 combo and its sweet ! Just crazy heavy. I usually gig with the evo 2 combo and an abm 410 and its powerful . Highly recommend it .
     
  4. bassguppy

    bassguppy Supporting Member

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    I've played several pieces of Ashdown gear and its stellar. The ABM head in the 410 combo will kill IMO.
     
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  6. aigman

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    I've got an old ABM 210 combo which I just removed the head, made a wood cover for it, and am running it through a GK MBX 410 cab... really sounds awesome. The tube character is silky and fat! The ABM 410 is a great value at that price. With the weight issue, either detach the head to make it modular, get casters for the speaker unit or get a small hand truck... Save your back!
     
  7. John Swartz

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    An Evo II 410 for under $500? If it's in good condition, that's a steal. I paid more than that for a used Evo II 210 (which I love, but it is HEAVY).
     
  8. bobbybass85

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    I'll back up the Ashdown love. I've had my original Mag 210 combo for 6 years. Only problem I've ever had was the VU bulb burnt out, and Ashdown sent me a new one for free...
     
  9. 137h4lone

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    So heavy ! I hate having to lift it into my pre runner !
     
  10. jnewmark

    jnewmark Supporting Member

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    Not quite the same, but I have been using using a Roland DB700 combo now for about 10 years. It is heavy, but I love the tones I can get , the compressor is one of the best I've ever used, and the ability to store favorite settings is useful. I mainly use it in a small Blues band, that plays at lower volume, in small, bistro type gigs. I had a similar Ashdown combo, with a 15, that I did'nt like much at all and sold it a short time later. The Roland sounds so good to me that I have'nt looked at any other combos since.
     
  11. aproud1

    aproud1 I don't feel tardy? Gold Supporting Member

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    I owned a Roland DB500 and Ashdown 115 ABM combo. The Ashdown combo's are pretty nice and look super cool but the Roland stuff is excellent too. Very loud for the size and much more versatile IMO. They both would probably work for you, but I would go for the Roland. Just because to me it can cover a lot more ground and as jnewmark said the onboard electronics are pretty sweet too.

    *edit* Just realized this was for a 410 combo? Didn't know they made that. So that is a pretty good deal as long as you don't mind the weight. I still really like the Roland combo's. There is something very right about them.
     

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