how loud are ashdowns?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by thelastofus, Dec 18, 2003.

  1. thelastofus

    thelastofus Guest

    Jul 3, 2002
    Bakersfield, Ca
    I've been considering swaping my svtcl for an ashdown abm 300, or 500. Any experience on how loud these heads are in relation to their power rating? Fair, conservative, inflated etc. I play through and ampeg 8x10 cab so my cab setup is plenty efficient. I play in a rock band with two boogie half stacks, a pretty loud drummer and a keyboard player. Any help would be appreciated as to whether or not you guys think an abm 300 would do the job. I'm not looking for prestine clean headroom so some dirt isn't a problem.
  2. The 0x

    The 0x

    Aug 24, 2003
    Timonium, MD
    The 500 will probably match in volume to ur SVTCL. Just a guess.
  3. Jason Carota

    Jason Carota Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2002
    Lowell, MA
    That is the word I use to describe it (my ABM 500RC EVO) quite often. I can't say I have tried a 300, but I imagine it is also conservative for it's rating.
  4. Nick man

    Nick man

    Apr 7, 2002
    Tampa Bay
    If you want something about at loud as your old head Id have to recommend getting the 500. Its all about the diffrence in the way a solid state head and a tube head break up.

  5. Mike Money

    Mike Money Banned

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
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    Chris is the shizzle at drums. I'd have his love child.