Ashdown Mini Stack

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Cosmo_Smallpiece, Sep 20, 2003.

  1. Cosmo_Smallpiece


    May 26, 2000
    I'm downsizing from my Bag End Mesa/Boogie rig to something lighter coz my old back is creaking. I was thinking of the Ashdown ABM500/Mini48/Mini15.

    I've seen one or two detrimental comments about the Mini48 here, critisizing it's lack of volume. I would appreciate any advice from anyone who has this setup - JohnnyBoomBoom?, or any suggestions about a lighter wieght rig. The Bag End 4x10 is about 100lbs (will consider a 2x10) and the Mesa 1x15 about 65lbs.

    I play in a cock rock band with two Marshall stack equipped guitar twats, so I need a fair amount of volume.
  2. lo-freq

    lo-freq aka UFO

    Jan 19, 2003
    DFW, Texas
    If I remember correctly the ABM500 will only drive a 4ohm min. impedence.

    I would suggest two BE D10B-D's or D10BX-D's, but that would be a 2ohm load.
    Don't know if one 2x10 would cut it with your band.

    If you can get Aguilar stuff, you might try either two GS112s or one GS112 + one GS210.
    They're pretty efficient and sound pretty decent.
  3. I'm using a mini Ashdown rig that consists of the ABM300, Mini 10 and Mini 12. It works very well for acoustic-based music, but it's surprisingly loud even in my regular band, with two guitar players, drums, keys, etc. Definitely worth looking into, IMO.
  4. Cosmo_Smallpiece


    May 26, 2000
    I was thinking along the lines of a 1x15 plus 2x10 or 4x8. Unfortunately neither Aguilar nor Bag End stuff is available over here. My Bag End cab was a special import I think, I've never seen another one.

    I'd be happy with a 15 that weighed around 40 - 50lbs
  5. Tsal


    Jan 28, 2000
    Ashdown has announced new Compact-series 1x15 and 2x10T-cabs, by the way.
  6. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Retired Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    'Scuze me?
  7. Cosmo_Smallpiece


    May 26, 2000
    You must be familiar with guitar twats. You get them in most bands. Characteristics include playing at deafening volume all the time, even in practise, wearing skin tight jeans, posing in practise, treating the bass player like an idiot and using Marshall 4x12s in a practise room that is only 12 feet square.
  8. Bad_Boy


    Sep 16, 2002
    Luton in UK
  9. Cosmo_Smallpiece


    May 26, 2000
    Thanks for your advice.
    I finally decided to go for the Ashdown ABM 1x15 and 2x10 as they are an awful lot lighter than my present cabs, and fairly cheap too.
  10. no4mk1


    Feb 21, 2003
    Seattle, WA
    Good choice!

    This is my ABM EVO 300, mini 115, and 112H.

    I have no volume problems with my loud trad-rock power trio.


    P.S. Can you tell that I love to show it off?

  11. Cosmo_Smallpiece


    May 26, 2000
    I agree, Ashdown is great looking gear
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