Hi folks, happy christmas! you guys are prolly used to my inane questions, so here's another! I've just bought a ashdown abm 500, which seems like a sweet amp, but yet again i've bought another head without compression or limiter. I've realised that a lot of pro rigs don't have these features, so how do you avoid clipping? I realise turning down is a good step, but i play in a noisy band, and need to cut through, plus other people maybe using the head at gigs. Is it wise to get a seperate compressor? Maybe i should have just settled for the peavey firebass head. help! phil (uk).