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GK vs. Ashdown ?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by mulepods, Mar 24, 2006.

  1. mulepods

    mulepods Guest

    Feb 20, 2006
    I'm considering buying a budget head and need some advice. I'm looking at the Gallien-Krueger Backline 600 and the Ashdown MAG 300H. Both are 300 watts and cost $299 from MF. I've got an Avatar 15" cabinet and play a Fender Jazz.

    Anybody have any experience with these? I'm looking for something reliable (I have gigs coming up) and good tone. My preference for tone is more old-school, not hi-fi.

  2. I recently bought a new bass rig, an ashdown abm 500 evoII

    i tried it against the GK models, and a few other brands.

    the ashdown killed it. GK has a hifi sterile sound to me.

    ashdown is a more tube old school sound, which i wanted

    ashdown seem to be 'the brand' to get, i've noticed alot of prob bassist using ashdown amps
  3. I can't comment on the GK head, but I own the Ashdown Mag300 head (and an EB12-180 combo), and I'm thrilled with it. It's a great warm sound, and plenty of volume. I use it with a Mag410 deep cab.


    +1 for the Ashdown gear ;)
  4. Willem


    Dec 26, 2005
    Ashdown does what you want! :bassist:
    Don't know about GK though.
  5. mulepods

    mulepods Guest

    Feb 20, 2006
    Thanks. Sounds like Ashdown is the better option. Plus the Backline looks a little cheesy IMO.

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