Read through the thread on this site enough, and you start to see some repeats. When people are looking for price vs. value heads, the Hartke 3500 and Ashdown MAG 300. I also get the impression that a lot of people think the Ashdown is good, but if you have a little extra cash (about a hundo), spring for the Hartke 3500. I've heard Hartke gear before. They're priced so well, yet I've always been impressed with how they sound live. Good and punchy, they seem to cut through a mix very well. I can't find a local dealer for Ashdown. I've tried. So I can't compare the two. So, of the two talkbass favorites, which one edges out the other?