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Ashdown MiBass 550 try out today.

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Just want to say that I had the chance to play through an Ashdown MiBass 550 head today at rehearsals and I was really impressed with it. My rig is a MarkBass LM3 and 2 x MarkBass NY112 cabs. I plugged the MiBass into my cabs and the sound was really warm and full. I was using my Fender Precision with flats and it sounded lovely with everything flat. A little bit of EQ adjustment and it sounded even better. Then compared to my LM3 head and there want much in it but the conclusion was the MiBass was warmer, cleaner and let some nicer tones come through. This was with a drummer, two guitarists, harmonica player and singer and tested for 3 hours. I was really impressed with the MiBass and would happily have one, even if just a backup. I would like to try the MiBass V2 which looks even simpler.

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Is this the one with the semi parametric EQ - i.e. The original model with knobs and sliders.

I have one of these and it sounds great. Ashdown discontinued it because bassists couldn't quite understand the controls (we're a simple lot).

 

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1 hour ago, gjones said:

Is this the one with the semi parametric EQ - i.e. The original model with knobs and sliders.

I have one of these and it sounds great. Ashdown discontinued it because bassists couldn't quite understand the controls (we're a simple lot).

 

Yes, that's the one, the original silver one with the semi parametric EQ. To be honest, Ashdown might have a point, the turny dial things didn't seem to do much but the sliders certainly did and I got a killer sound out of it.

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