Hi All. Well I've really been loving the sound of my new Ashdown ABM Evo 500 rc, but in mid-October it went south on me, third song of the first set it started distorting and the sound began cutting off and on. Did not bring a backup amp so had to plug my bass directly into the PA board, what a terrrible nite that was. When I took it back to the store one guy said it could be the overdrive preamp or vice versa not sure what he said actually. So they sent it off and let me borrow a new Genz-Benz 600 meanwhile. The ashdown was only 1 week short of a year old and I only used it on bigger venue gigs, so it got used about a dozen times in a year. I am really liking this GB 600 amp and I am dissappointed that the Ashdown crapped out short of 1 year of ownership. I really was hesitant to buy it in the first place cause I was ready to spend about $1200.00 and I wanted a reliable brand such as SWR 750, Ampeg Pro IV but I loved the Ashdown in comparison when I listened to it. I know electronics can go bad regardless of brands but I was extra careful when moving that Ashdown around because it did cost me so much and beause I was not aware of the realiabilty. Now I am thinking of keeping the GB600 for fear the ashdown will let me down again. The store still has not gotten it back from service in Dallas so I don't know what went wrong or when my ashdown will be ready to pick up, for that matter if I even want to pick it back up. At least they gave me GB600 to use and I also have my GK1001rbi as backup. Sorry for the long thread, just venting abit. Anyone have any problems with their fairly new Ashdown amps? A band member stated maybe the vibration of it being on top of my cabs shook it up, due to the awsome lows he was hearing. I've always set my amps on top of the cabs, could this be a problem? I can't imagine that amp would be that delicate. I do miss that big booty this amp had...sigh.