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Ashdown Perfect 10 - Low B safe?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Abemas, Dec 29, 2005.

  1. Abemas


    Dec 15, 2005
    Still hunting for my first amp...how does the low B on a 5 string sound on these? Also, is it smarter to just skip the "practice amp" sizes altogether and move up to something bigger or are they worth putting some money into and get something larger later?
  2. bino


    Jun 27, 2002
    Orange County
    Don't try it at any substantial volume. I used to have their high-end ABM c110 combo. I could play "coffee shop" or acoustic gig volumes on a 5-string, but after that it would distort. And that was a well-built, 300 watt combo. Practicing alone or maybe playing with a quiet duo (acoustic guitar or piano) would be OK, but pretty limiting in the long run. Their EB series stuff is barely more money and much more versatile.
  3. Just keep in mind that with a practice amp you'll never have enough power to play with a drummer or with decent sized guitar amps. 100w is the absolut minimum with that you just barely cut it with a drummer. unless your amp is tube, but that's another story.