NAD! ashdown Abm 500!

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Andy westwood, Apr 17, 2017.

  1. Andy westwood

    Andy westwood

    Nov 30, 2014
    PedalBoard Solutions
    got this for a steal!
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    cant wait to set this up as a clean dirty rig with my ctm-100 ontop of my split 810t cab for some serious filth!
     
  2. ABM's are great amps! I had an ABM 300 Evo II for a short while and sold it for some reason, probably GAS. If you got it for a steal, even better!
    Now go and turn that volume up!
    Enjoy it!
    Brent
     
  3. crguti

    crguti

    Feb 14, 2011
    Scandinavia
    I will never understand why Ashdown has a rack equipment with the on/off switch on the back.
    That's why I got rid of mine.
     
  4. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Inactive

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    I'm not defending them. However, most who have a rack of gear have a power strip in one rack space with an on/off switch on the front panel. It would serve the same purpose.
     
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  5. crguti

    crguti

    Feb 14, 2011
    Scandinavia
    ^ never is a good idea to turn on ALL the rack equipment at once.
     
  6. bassguppy

    bassguppy

    Jan 8, 2003
    Queens
    Enjoy the amp. I love the Ashdown sound. Great gear.
     
  7. nostatic

    nostatic Supporting Member

    Jun 18, 2004
    Lompoc, CA
    Endorsing Artist: FEA Labs
    I gigged an ABM 500 for many years. Great head.
     
  8. Dan Knowlton

    Dan Knowlton Sometimes you're the dog, sometimes the tree Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2000
    Palm Coast, FL
    I had one for a while -GREAT tone and power! But I went lightweight...
     
  9. JeffG667

    JeffG667 NO SANDALS OR CARGO SHORTS ONSTAGE..EVER!!

    Can't find any ABM IIs with the chrome front. I have one and it's my main head. Awesome. I hate that goddamned powder blue SO if ya ever wanna move it...Holla at yo people!! Thanks,
    Jeff
     
  10. xroads

    xroads

    Nov 6, 2012
    Same here - I have a chrome front ABM 500 made in UK as my main gigging amp. Great live sound, flexible EQ, and adding a little tube grit to the sound is really easy if you
    dial up the first (input) gain stage.
     
  11. I saw that one over on basschat - great score!!
     
  12. I have been touring with an Ashdown ABM EvoII for 2 years or so. In love with it. Loud, powerful and bulletproof (also, heavy haha)
     
  13. crguti

    crguti

    Feb 14, 2011
    Scandinavia
    The 1st ABM was my main amp until it gave up. What annoyed me was the power switch on the back.
     
  14. Andy westwood

    Andy westwood

    Nov 30, 2014
    PedalBoard Solutions
    Actually am looking to sell this now if your in the U.K. Pm me if interested
     
  15. JeffG667

    JeffG667 NO SANDALS OR CARGO SHORTS ONSTAGE..EVER!!

    No man. I'm in the us. I just got a Klystron 500 (the one that looks lika an actual head) for $450 shipped!!! Score!