Combo Amps - Ashdown ABM500 or Eden Metro????

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by fachie3, Dec 3, 2001.

  1. fachie3


    Nov 12, 2001
    Chicago IL.
    Hello all,

    I could use your input on this subject.
    I am looking to get a combo amp that would be much easier to drag around then my current config. Rack - 1x15 2x10. Even though my config I have is a small config - I would like something that would take me 1 trip from the car to the gig. I done my time dragging subs around and I wanted to get your thoughts on 2 combos amps that I have narrowed it down to.
    I play Rock in roll, classics, top forty's you name it.
    Choice 1 is Ashdowns ABM500 w1x15
    Choice 2 is Eden Metro with the 2x10

    Now I have played the Ashdown and really liked the sound - for those who have tried the Eden is it as good or better??
    I like Eden - I own the WT800 and it works fine.
    Also if I wanted to add a cabinet to the combo which one sounds better with an extra cab. I appreciate any input you have regarding this.

    Thanks for your replies.
  2. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    Adding a D210XLT to your WT would probably be a more cost effective solution than a Metro.

    Compared to the Ashdown 15? Two different sounds.

    BTW one trip load-ins can be accomplished with a good handcart. Here's what I use, a Commander 600 (older model, had it since the early 80's) with 300lb. capacity:

  3. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Since you are looking at loud combo amps, you owe it to yourself to check out the Peavey BAM. I still haven't found one to demo, but based on what Brad said, I would probably like it more than my Metro.
  4. Freakapotamus9


    Jun 20, 2001
    dont forget the SWR combos.