okay, so I've avoided this for a long time, as I usually try to give manufacturers as much chance to make things right as possible before I go talking smack, but I'm fed up with Ashdown. Long story short, I bought an Ashdown ABM Evo 500 in dec. Loved it, worked great but the subharmonizer was acting funny, and the lettering was rubbing off the faceplate. Looked closer and found the amp was mufactured in early 2003, and had been sitting onna shelf since then. After arguing with Mike Van Tine at Ashdown for awhile they agreed to send me a new one. New amp arrived, sub problem fixed, faceplate fine, but the amp clipped all to hell and back anywhere on the B string if the volume was anywhere past 10 or 11 o'clock. Even with the EQ totally flat, and the input gain set fairly low, the thing would clip violently anywhere on the B string. brought it back to the dealer, A/B ed the old and new in front of the owner, he agreed it was a serious problem, and asked Ashdown to send yet another one. The second replacement showed up yesterday, same problem, with any 5 string, any cabinet, any settings. Clipping like hell. Dealer is giving my $800 back and cancelling the Ashdown line. The first replacement I got, I actually cracked it open to have a peek inside, and are you ready for this.... there was FOOD on the circuit board. Yes that's right, dried up Taco Bell sauce on the preamp board. ( yes I'm sure, an adventurous friend of mine gave the stuff a rub with his finger, had a taste and exclaimed "SPICY GORDITA!!") If this thing didn't sound so phenominal, I would never have let this get so far. My heart is really broken. I have no idea what to get for a replacement. Only thing I can think of that might be satisfactory would be going back to a pre/power setup (unnggh) with an Ampeg SVP pro. Has anyone Else had these problems? I know of at least 3 TB'ers who have.... who else?