#1
I know you guys get loads of these bloody questions and i dont mean to be a pain in the arse i just wanna know wat u "smart" people think. ok basically ive been playing for a year and a bit on a cheap epiphone ebo and small kustom amp. i want to change both of these but which first?

Amp
http://www.thomann.de/gb/ashdown_mag_300h_bundle.htm

Bass
http://www.thomann.de/gb/esp_ltd_f255_stbc.htm

so if u gt any suggestions just post em or if u have views against any of those products just say, but if ur gonna say stuff like "do u reli need this" the answer is yh im in a band and we wanna gt things going.

also just if ur interested wen ive gt the new bass im customising the epiphone ebo by making it fretless (dunno y just sounds like a gd idea), changing tuning pegs, adding a tremolo bridge, bigger pickguard (i dont use a pick its for looks) and possibly another pick up

Last edited by the metal bassi at Jul 10, 2007,
#2
imo i'd get a new amp in your position, will probrably to do more to improve ya tone and sound than a new guitar at the moment
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#3
i would say get the amp first, it'll make a bigger effect on your sound. and i would say definitly go with the ashdown, i have the mag 600 and it sounds great
#4
Well firstly don't buy Ashdowns from Thomann...I'll take a rough guess that you're english, so it's actually cheaper to get them in UK shops, so you don't have to cover shipping it to the shop and then back.

And for a band you need a big enough amp to cover, a new bass is just nice.
#5
Quote by Yevaud
Well firstly don't buy Ashdowns from Thomann...I'll take a rough guess that you're english, so it's actually cheaper to get them in UK shops, so you don't have to cover shipping it to the shop and then back.



Thomann's shipping is free on purchases over a certain amount which the amp passes.

A good amp can make an average bass sound good, a bad amp make the best of basses sound crap. Get the amp.
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#7
That depends wether or not you're gonna start gigging, and wether or not the venues you're gonna play in will have their own bass amps.
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Quote by sinan90
Thomann's shipping is free on purchases over a certain amount which the amp passes.

A good amp can make an average bass sound good, a bad amp make the best of basses sound crap. Get the amp.


But they have to cover costs of shipping (both ways) it anyway, they wouldn't do it at a loss, it's just included in the overall price. I've had this ranted at me several times by some ashdown obsessive...he gets a tad boring
#10
They are mighty nice. Well made, good tone, good price...no arguements with em at all when I've used em.
#12
I've never heard anything but good about Ashdown amps either; I've never tried one, but i trust 90% of UG anyway
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#13
ashdown ftw
never played one, but Ive NEVER heard a complaint

and definately get a good amp before you get a new bass. My $120 bass sounds great just because I got a good amp.
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#14
ive got the MAG 210 and i cant say a bad thing about it just like the last 3 posts.
#15
Not a single bad word about Ashdown. And amp before bass, every time.

You can get a cheap bass to sound good through a good amp. You can't make a great bass sound good through a bad amp.

also, you can gig with a cheap bass and a powerful amp. You can't gig with a great bass and a bedroom amp unless you run it through the PA.
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Quote by Yevaud
But they have to cover costs of shipping (both ways) it anyway, they wouldn't do it at a loss, it's just included in the overall price. I've had this ranted at me several times by some ashdown obsessive...he gets a tad boring

It's actually cheaper to buy them from Thomann than anywhere in the UK I have found so far. And even cheaper from www.musicstore.de. I love Ashdown, all their amps are fantastic in my opinion and don't break the bank.
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Quote by Yevaud
Well firstly don't buy Ashdowns from Thomann...I'll take a rough guess that you're english, so it's actually cheaper to get them in UK shops, so you don't have to cover shipping it to the shop and then back.

And for a band you need a big enough amp to cover, a new bass is just nice.


I got a Mag210-t for about £145ish, which is £190 on Nevadamusic, even more elsewhere!

so therefore, cheap
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