Mark Gooday (previously with Trace Elliot) and now king of the Ashdown empire is at it again with a new amp. It's called the MK500 and is targeted towards pure cleanliness different to the warmth and fatness his others intend. I think Mark makes some really fine gear and on top of that, one of the most pleasurable guys in music to do business with. Talk about customer support!!!! I don't work for Mark and Ashdown, just a big fan of their gear. Check out the new one: http://www.ashdownmusic.com/bass/content.asp?product=MK500 Looks like another winner from Ashdown.