#1
Ok guys i'm going to invest in a new amp and i was wondering what to get between the following ..

http://www.andertons.co.uk/acatalog/info%5fMAGC210T250%2ehtml

or

http://www.thomann.de/gb/marshall_mb450h.htm and http://www.thomann.de/gb/marshall_mbc410.htm

I play classic rock / rock / funk and a bit of metal, i was just wondering if you guys have had any bad experiences with any of those, the guy in my local music shop said that marshall were the next "in thing" for bass, but he could just be a fool for all i know.

Anyway if needs be i can add another cab to either of them for a bit more punch, responses will be greatly appreciated

Daz
Ibanez SR505
Yamaha RBX 270
Epiphone G400
Ashdown MAG C410T
VOX AD100VT
Digitech BP200
#2
Quote by S&D
Ok guys i'm going to invest in a new amp and i was wondering what to get between the following ..

http://www.andertons.co.uk/acatalog/info%5fMAGC210T250%2ehtml

or

http://www.thomann.de/gb/marshall_mb450h.htm and http://www.thomann.de/gb/marshall_mbc410.htm

I play classic rock / rock / funk and a bit of metal, i was just wondering if you guys have had any bad experiences with any of those, the guy in my local music shop said that marshall were the next "in thing" for bass, but he could just be a fool for all i know.

Anyway if needs be i can add another cab to either of them for a bit more punch, responses will be greatly appreciated

Daz


He's a salesman. He will try to sell you anything.
#3
Woo Andertons is my local music shop.

Anyway wooing aside, the Ashdown is fantastic. You can also buy it in a head/cab form if you don't want a combo, I have a higher end Ashdown head/cab and it's awesome.

I have never tried the Marshall so can't speak from experience but I've heard great things about their high end bass amps, not so sure about those though, looks like it's the bass equivalent of the MG in which case, avoid it like the plague.
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#4
Marshall MB anything = crap. Utter crap. MG and MB by Marshall are a big cash in on the reputation Marshall have earned by gracing the stages with big names. A lot of Marshalls low and mid range gear is the same. People buy for the brand, not the amp. You won't get "that Marshall tone" out of anything but their high end gear.

Ashdown, however are a less famous but high quality brand who have to rely on their ability to build great gear to generate sales.
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#5
Yeah i've heard good things about the ashdown's, i don't really want a head n cab because they tend to be a bit more expensive, but is there any difference?

I said about the marshall's because this guy seemed pretty keen on them, but as Tallman says, he's a salesman
Ibanez SR505
Yamaha RBX 270
Epiphone G400
Ashdown MAG C410T
VOX AD100VT
Digitech BP200
#6
Quote by S&D
Yeah i've heard good things about the ashdown's, i don't really want a head n cab because they tend to be a bit more expensive, but is there any difference?

I said about the marshall's because this guy seemed pretty keen on them, but as Tallman says, he's a salesman


Exactly. Salesmen want to sell you less for more. It's their job to make their company a profit.

The advantage of a combo is it's easy to transport and easy to store. And a lot less complicated than putting together a head and cab rig, because the speakers are already matched up to the head and it's all in one big box.

Head/cab setups offer adaptability - you can mix and match to your hearts content within reason. You'll also find that as you start looking for higher watt amplification systems, heads and cabs become the standard and combo's start to lose their grip on the market.
And yet, to me, what is this quintessence of dust? Man delights not me: no, nor woman neither... nor women neither.
#8
Quote by S&D
Ok guys i'm going to invest in a new amp and i was wondering what to get between the following ..

http://www.andertons.co.uk/acatalog/info%5fMAGC210T250%2ehtml

or

http://www.thomann.de/gb/marshall_mb450h.htm and http://www.thomann.de/gb/marshall_mbc410.htm

I play classic rock / rock / funk and a bit of metal, i was just wondering if you guys have had any bad experiences with any of those, the guy in my local music shop said that marshall were the next "in thing" for bass, but he could just be a fool for all i know.

Anyway if needs be i can add another cab to either of them for a bit more punch, responses will be greatly appreciated

Daz


Marshall have never been noted for their Bass amps in the past, the cab you have shown is 4 ohms therefore you wouldn't be able to add to it, whereas the Ashdown will give you an expandable set up ie adding a 15" add on cab so then you would hav in effect a15+2x10+ horn stack which should really kick ass.
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#10
Id get that ashdown, but go for a 1x15, instead of a 2x10. You'll get more thump, and you'll sound alot better
#12
Quote by Krist_Novoselic
I would suggest a stack, but not a marshall. I would recommend Ampeg


You can name drop or recommend Ampeg as much as you want, but look at the heads that the TS is enquiring about. Good luck getting a decent wattage Ampeg COMBO, let alone a head for those prices.
#13
Marshall have never been noted for their Bass amps in the past, the cab you have shown is 4 ohms therefore you wouldn't be able to add to it, whereas the Ashdown will give you an expandable set up ie adding a 15" add on cab so then you would hav in effect a15+2x10+ horn stack which should really kick ass.


That's just what i was thinking about doing
Thanks for the info guys, much appreciated, looks like the ashdown for the win!

Daz
Ibanez SR505
Yamaha RBX 270
Epiphone G400
Ashdown MAG C410T
VOX AD100VT
Digitech BP200
#14
Yeah, I'd wait for the Ashdown, I've heard only good reports from their users.

Speaking of users, my dad is picking up my Ashdown EB-15 up tonight so I'll let you know what it's like!
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#15
I'd say get the Ashdown and add a 15" cab. That's my setup and sounds great. Never had any problems with it.
As soon as I get the money I'll upgrade to the ABM or Classic, because I know they make great products at ashdown.
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#16
Quote by Bullet-Rule
Yeah, I'd wait for the Ashdown, I've heard only good reports from their users.

Speaking of users, my dad is picking up my Ashdown EB-15 up tonight so I'll let you know what it's like!

Congrats, great amp you will have there.
Quote by henkschins
I'd say get the Ashdown and add a 15" cab. That's my setup and sounds great. Never had any problems with it.
As soon as I get the money I'll upgrade to the ABM or Classic, because I know they make great products at ashdown.


I'd agree with the 1x15 comment. And I have an ABM setup and you will not regret buying one if you do, as far as pro level amps go they're not even that pricey but are just so awesome.
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