Psst... Ready to join TalkBass and start posting, make new friends, sell your gear, and more?  Register your free account in 30 seconds.

Ashdown Questions

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by pablomigraine, Nov 20, 2005.


  1. pablomigraine

    pablomigraine Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 9, 2005
    New York
    VP & Managing Director - Willcox Basses
    If you read my "whoops!!" thread, you'll see my hand may about to be forced on some gear changes.

    Anybody try the Ashdown ABM 500 / 900 and unhappy? Is the 900 Bridgeable or is it stereo only? How "loud" is that there 575 watts? People are saying the Aguilar AG 500 watt head is louder than the GK 1001 700 watt head, so from that standpoint, how "loud" is the ashdown ABM 500?

    Look below to see what I'm using now and you'll get an idea of the tone I like, let me know your opinions TB'ers, I may have to buy a new rig tomorrow..,.....
     
  2. sloppysubs

    sloppysubs

    Nov 24, 2002
    Swansboro, NC
    I've got the 900. Don't knwo about it being bridgable, but the stereo is there. Great amp, couldn't say enough good about it. I love it. And that 575 is LOUD. Trust me when I tell you this. Great amp. Very versatile. I haven't ever had a problem with mine and it's just a pure work horse. Great amp, if you do get one it's worth it and you'll definately appriciate it.

    However, I will say unless you are or are planning on running 2 4 ohm (or 2 combos of 4 ohm) cabs then just the 500. You really don't need the stereo otherwise.

    cheers
     
  3. i've got the abm 500 rc evoII. great head, and it is loud. i play in a loud rock band and have never run out of steam with it, playing outside venues or medium large inside venues. sorry, i can't give you a reference for "loud" other than the ampeg svt III pro i used before it was really struggling with the venues that the ashdown can play at a master level of about 3.5/10. personally i can't imagine needing more power (taking for granted you have some good cabs) unless you just want to lug around more weight and like the bragging rights of a bigger more powerful head. out of interest i run an Eden 210XST and an Eden 212XLT, both 8 ohm cabs.
     
  4. pablomigraine

    pablomigraine Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 9, 2005
    New York
    VP & Managing Director - Willcox Basses
    Thanks guys. Checking one out tomorrow....