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Ashdown VS Fender VS GK

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by agis, Sep 18, 2008.

  1. ASHDOWN MAG C210 T-300 EVO II

    35 vote(s)

    8 vote(s)
  3. FENDER RUMBLE 100/210

    2 vote(s)

    11 vote(s)
  1. agis


    Jan 12, 2008
    Athens, Greece
    Well, I finally decided to buy a new amp for my bass.
    My budget is limited to 500 euros and I will probably buy it from thomann, because stores in Greece are quite expensive.

    I browsed through thomann.com and sorted out these models.
    The amp is going to be used for playing in my room and for some live gigs in small venues.

    It is needless to say that I will test them in local shops to see if I like their sound but i would appreciate your opinions as many of you own them and have much more experience than me.
    I would be happy if you made any other suggestions about other amps I can choose if you think it is worth it.

    Thank you in advance for your help!
  2. go with the Ash... if u find an used ( mint condition ) pre-made in China , great! u can't find better for that money!
  3. Has anybody played through the Fender Bassman combos? The new ones? They are amazing sounding. I picked that one.
  4. i did, with an yamaha BB. it sounded cool. i really loved it, but i have a crush on ashdowns :p... to bad they are China made now...
  5. Ezbass


    Apr 3, 2008
    I used Ashdown ABM for the last 8 years and if their lightweight kit was cofigured more sensibly I still would be. The Fender stuff is great, but only much further up the range IMO. Ashdown gives you more bang for your buck.
  6. Ashdown. They did have some quality control issues in the begining but i believe this was sorted out. My '07 model has worked real hard during the last year without any problems.
  7. Richo


    May 26, 2008
    Sydney, Australia.
    I'd say Ashdown with my current experience ive had with my ABM500 EVO3. Love that thing to pieces :)
  8. definatlly the ASH. it has the compresor built in too. side handles, sub-harmonics, what more? and that volume-meter is just awsome.and again, BEST bang for the price!
  9. MyUsernameHere

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    Nov 3, 2007
    Lexington KY
    I don't think that particular Ashdown sounds any better than the Fender (Bassman). But 300 watts is much preferable to 150 if you're going to be playing with anyone else.

    I have a Fender Bassman 250 210 and its barely loud enough to handle it as a practice amp for a three piece band. It does sound much better than you'd expect a cheapish Fender combo to sound if you haven't played through one though.
  10. agis


    Jan 12, 2008
    Athens, Greece
    Thanx guys for your replies/votes.
    This week I will go and play through the later 3 amps(fender,GK) and see for myself.
    And what's your opinion about Marshall MB60(60W Hybrid)?

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