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Just bought an Ashdown LB 550 for 349.99 new

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by Stinsok, Jan 26, 2014.

  1. Stinsok

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  2. Mr. Foxen

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    Damn, no UK shipping, that works out crazy cheap.
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    Hi guys, I bought one myself earlier this morning. Question: From all that I could see from my research online, all I could find was that there were 50 made a few years back, all hand wired in England. Are these the last of the run of 50, dramatically discounted, OR, are these instead Chinese production models? I figured at $349 I couldn't lose on a cool amp, so I took the plunge. Any opinions or knowledge if these are the made in England limited run model or instead a newer Chinese production model? Thanks guys!
  6. Stinsok

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    I have committed to buying a Mesa Powerhouse 4x10(8ohm.) When I bought the amp I was thinking it was 4ohm. Think it will push it properly?
  7. okcrum

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    Back to $449.00 now.
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    829.00 now.
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    The picture of this amp is exactly like one with two 'valve pre-amp' and the digital Mibass 550 power section. There was a different shaped head with " Spyder 550" written on a chrome front panel. The M.F. version was out of stock so long I gave up and got a MAG 600. This head ought to be great!
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    Sooooooo, I got my Ashdown amp from the auction today. They sent me an Ashdown 550 Spyder. Not what was listed, not what I ordered. I have to call Musicians Friend and see what the deal is.
  11. Jirishman

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    Did you try out the Spyder? What did you think?
  12. outoftune

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    Haven't tried it yet. Opened it and was shocked to not see an LB550. It may fit the bill for what I want anyway. Stay tuned
  13. Jirishman

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    Please do! I've basically given up hope of getting a LB 550 but the Spyder seemed like the next closest thing to it.
  14. Mr. Foxen

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    I don't want the rack thing, being small is the point. I'm waiting on it arriving. Will be really very annoying if they send the entirely wrong amp when I just sold my actual Little Bastard to pay for it.
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    Odd, they don't even have the Spyder on their website. Geez, I hope I get the LB they offered and I purchased.
  16. Mr. Foxen

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    I paid with Paypal, will make a claim if not as described.
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    It sounds like they made a mistake on the listing. They owe you an ashdown lb550 my friend. I would create a stink until they provide you with one or something equivalent.
  18. Mr. Foxen

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    Main problem being I sold my LB30 to pay for it.
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    DARN IT! I bought one myself, it should be here by Friday. I was so excited about it being the LB550, now to find out it's the heavier (MUCH heavier) spyder is really a disappointment.

    QUESTION for Outoftune.........is this the rackmount Spyder or the cased version? Also, can you confirm if your is made in England or China?

    Please let me know. I will report what arrives on Friday. I really hope mine is the LB version, that's what I paid for after all.

    Thanks guys
  20. Mr. Foxen

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    A dude bought one from me reposting the Musician's friend website link, he got a made in China Spyder in a sleeve.

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