I'm also open to other companies. I want something forr smaller/lower volume jams. I like my sound to be very present and lotsa bass, I slap sometimes- but moe of a gentle funk slap, not a hardcore slap. I have played through the ampeg ba115 combo many a time and I really like it's tone and volume but I want to see how it compares to others. There are no ashdown dealers in CO so I can't compare directly.