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peavey or ashdown amps?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by anegay, Aug 16, 2003.

  1. anegay


    Aug 16, 2003
    i would like to know the diferences between the ashdown MAG 250 and the peavey MAX 450,and what would be the most interresting to buy
  2. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
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    Welcome to TalkBass Anegay!

    I've not tried the Peavey but own a Mag series Ashdown and love it. You really need to tell us more about yourself before this broad of a question can be answered.

    What music style?
    What Bass(es)?
    What cabinets?
    What kind of equiptment do(es) your guitarist(s) use?
    Do you have PA support?

    Have you searched the Amp forum for 'Ashdown' and 'Peavey'? Both get posted about frequently.
    Good Luck
  3. anegay


    Aug 16, 2003
    What music style?
    alternative rock

    What Bass(es)?
    LAG presence Deluxe

    pick & fingerstyle

    What cabinets?
    depends on the head i'll get (ashdown MAG 250 or peavey MAX 450)

    What kind of equiptment do(es) your guitarist(s) use?
    Marshall with Telecaster

    Do you have PA support

    thank you.... james
  4. bobaweeka


    Jan 2, 2001
    I have the 450 Max and it's nice. I run it through a Legion (yes Legion) 4x10. Nice and punchy, and it's plenty loud. You can dial up all kinds of tones, and it appears to be built like a tank. I like it a lot. Don't know anything about Ashdown though.
  5. Mattski


    Jan 6, 2003
    Cleveland, OH
    I just sold my Nitrobass (Same as a Max 450) in favor of a GK1001RBII.

    The Peavey was reliable, built like a tank and versital. I ran it hard for a few years with absoluly no problems. That said, I worked hard to get a great tone out of it. It had many good sounds, but it lacked in having an up-front, in-your-face type of presence that many amps have these days.

    For the price, it was outstanding. If you want your bass to stand in front of the mix, you may want to try a few things out first.

    I have never tried an Ashdown. I have heard more good than bad about them.

    Good luck!