I live in a remote town in South Africa. Both units are locally represented - Ashdown looks good, but never heard one. Markbass I heard at a gig sounded great. I can't drive the 1000km/600 miles and need to buy online. Squier Jazz playing mainly rock & pop (don't like) covers at open mic gigs. My leaning is towards post-punk, grunge, blues, rock, Balkan, a little reggae. Influences include Lou Reed, Elvis Costello, Tom Waits, Bassists - as heady a mix as my tastes. Loved playing through a Trace Elliot 300W 4x10 combo once many years ago - can still remember the sound. Looking for a punchy sound with clean, clear lows.