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Why are the new Ashdown EB combos so cheap?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by erik_hammarlund, Mar 31, 2004.

  1. Lord knows they *look* promising on paper--$280 gets you a 180w 12" combo, and for $300 you get a 15". I'm new to bass, i've heard good things about Ashdown, and I'm tempted to buy one.

    but I also found out that the *old* EB combos cost more like $400 and i'm wondering where the savings are. $280 for 180 watts is Behringer territory and they're not supposed to be stellar on the reliability front.

    Before I shell out for one, any comments?
    p.s. I'm not a huge ebay fan--don't know enough yet not to get screwed.
  2. Rock City

    Rock City

    Apr 8, 2001
    All of the new Ashdown product, with the exception of the ABM series, is now made in China. The quality is as good as it ever was, but the prices are much more affordable now. Makes it easier for people on a limited budget to own Ashdown now.
  3. Pöl


    May 31, 2003
    Here in Belgium (Europe), all Ashdown product have become a lot cheaper (the abm 500's prices dropped 400 euros!)...

    Givin' this, I hesitated no more and ordered the ABM 500 evo II RC + ABM 410 cab

    Can't wait 'till it's here!!
  4. JayAmel

    JayAmel Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2002
    Carcassonne, France
    Being the owner of a brand new made in China Ashdown MAG amp, I confirm that the quality is excellent. And the drop on the price allowed to get an excellent amp at an unbeatable price.

  5. Sounds like there's a new Ashdown combo in my near future.

    I will play a 4 string for the foreseeable future (by the time I'd move to 5 strings, I'd have a new amp). Can I get away with the 12" version? Or is that a stupid place to save $20? Anyone heard them both?
  6. zoran


    May 10, 2002
    Where? How? Can be ordered? Is it new or second hand price? Give us details :meh:
  7. Suburban


    Jan 15, 2001
    lower mid Sweden
    Considering the huge difference in price :rolleyes: ;) ... How about going for the sound you prefer?
    The 12" would be a weeny bit less loud, but it will have a more "defined" tone. The 15" moves more air=louder, but is also prone to a more muddy sound.
    Your call, but if you have the $20, buy your fav sound.
  8. JayAmel

    JayAmel Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2002
    Carcassonne, France
    Here's a good link to buy Ashdown stuff in Europe at an interesting price :


    That's where I just purchased my MAG-300R head and my MAG-210T cab for a total amount of 696 EUR, shipping and COD fees included.

    Hope this helps,
  9. bmc


    Nov 15, 2003
    Bonjour Jean....boucoup de soleil a Geneve.

    We have the same chain in Switzerland. That was an excellent price!
  10. Shri


    Feb 25, 2003
    France, Paris
    nous aussi à paris... bcp de soleil ! :cool:

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