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Ashdown MAG300 settings?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Unchain, Oct 3, 2005.


  1. Unchain

    Unchain I've seen footage.

    Jun 20, 2005
    Tucson, AZ
    Do any other Ashdown owners have some recommended settings for the amp?
     
  2. I have an older Mag 200 115 combo and I generally run it flat without the bass octave boost and use the preamp and pickups on my bass to vary the tone. Sometimes I will cut the bass a little (about 10 to 10:30). However, I have more flexibility with the Highlander preamp in my Rick Turner Electroline PMM than most basses, so I may not be the best example. Play with the amp and see what you like.
     
  3. Unchain

    Unchain I've seen footage.

    Jun 20, 2005
    Tucson, AZ
    Alright, thanks. To be a better help, I has a passive MIM Fender P-Bass, I'm looking for a nice slap tone and a nice punk tone (think Matt Freeman.) Thanks!
     
  4. drew_z

    drew_z

    Sep 4, 2005
    East Coast
    I've never played punk, so I can't help with that, but I do like to slap alot. My amp settings are:

    Bass - 1:00
    220 Hz - 1:00
    Middle - 9:00
    1.6 Khz - Between 4 and 5:00
    Treble - 2:00
    No boosts, no suboctave, just the EQ.

    What kind of cab are you running it into? If it has a tweeter, I would recommend playing around with it - I change mine all the time, it can really affect the sound.

    Hope this helps
     
  5. Unchain

    Unchain I've seen footage.

    Jun 20, 2005
    Tucson, AZ
    I'm using an Avatar 2x12 with a Foster Tweeter and Eminence Speakers.
     
  6. Cougar207

    Cougar207

    Jun 17, 2005
    St. Charles, MO
    I play hard rock/metal and leave mine mostly flat, sometimes boosting the high mids a little and adding some sub-harmonics. I always kill the tweeter in my Avatar 2x12.
     
  7. Unchain

    Unchain I've seen footage.

    Jun 20, 2005
    Tucson, AZ
    Thanks. bumpity bump. Anyone got any other favorite settings?
     
  8. a memory a hope

    a memory a hope

    Jan 23, 2005
    i just ordered one so i'm waiting eagerly to play around with it.
     
  9. chaosMK

    chaosMK

    May 26, 2005
    Albuquerque, NM
    Hi-fi into an old tube amp
    Bass 3:00
    Low mids 3:00
    Mids 12:00
    Treble: 1:00
    Sub Bass thing: really low
    Bright off
    Bass Boost off

    Gain pretty low, controlled volume with Master.

    I used this setup in a metal band with an SWR 1x15 and an Avatar 2x10 pro, or SWR 1x15 with Mesa Diesel 1x15. It was great, even better with sansamp. I sold my MAG and miss the colored tone of it once in a while.
     
  10. a memory a hope

    a memory a hope

    Jan 23, 2005
    i usually just rock the head on flat or with the internal EQ. Usually boost the mids a bit and add some bass for flavor. no deep or bright or subharmonics.
     
  11. Unchain

    Unchain I've seen footage.

    Jun 20, 2005
    Tucson, AZ
    Thanks for the suggestion, forgot about this thread.