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Thinking about pulling the trigger on one of these and just wondered what you think of them?.....i like the updated 9 band graphic!!....would you say the 600 watts are loud and hefty watts, 

I have used a markbass little mark 2 for some years now, but fancy a change, plus the ashdown looks far more rock and roll than the LM2 haha

cheers folks

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I love mine, it’s rare for me to keep gear for more than 6 months and I’ve had the 600 for three years. Its a very loud, date I say hefty amp, the notes are big and powerful. Plus you get the legendary Ashdown customer service thrown in.
 

I will be selling it very soon if interested (see my thread about having had to leave my band) just gotta pay my £20 subs to put it - along with my ABM cabs and numerous basses - up for sale on here.

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Hi dude

 

Been using an ABM 600 since January, played through many different cabs on my travels, but my own cab is now a Barefaced 4 x 10.

Plenty of heft, and it almost touches on those old school British Trace Elliot watts . . almost 🙂

Class A/B so a bit heavier than little mark class D stuff, but will make up for it in great tone shaping and plenty of heft,

I have to Keep up with a Huges and Kettner Tri Amp and it does so easily

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I picked one up only last week from the forum and used it in rehearsal last night - plenty of volume and it does seem to have a bit more weight to it's delivery than my GK MB500 Fusion (which is no slouch).... as well as having a good deal more weight overall!

 Loud rehearsal with guitar, keys, drums and vox - fine with just one of my Berg 112s.

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2 hours ago, Lozz196 said:

 

I will be selling it very soon if interested (see my thread about having had to leave my band) just gotta pay my £20 subs to put it - along with my ABM cabs and numerous precision basses - up for sale on here.

Made it a bit clearer! :)

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I had one - fabulous amp! Not too heavy to cart about but loud and with serious booty. and its capable of zing unlike  a lot of other older Ashdown ABM's. I would cheerfully have another someday...

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I've got the rackmount version with a BF SuperTwin or a BF 610. Such a wonderful rounded sound that needs barely any tweaking from default settings.  You can get these really cheap second hand (£300-£350 or so) but no idea why because I only ever hear brilliant things about them.

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Thanks for the comments guys, sounds like a good purchase to me....just for info, cab is a genzbenz NX2  212. which i am very happy with.

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47 minutes ago, ebenezer said:

Thanks for the comments guys, sounds like a good purchase to me....just for info, cab is a genzbenz NX2  212. which i am very happy with.

Should sound fat as feck through a 212 man, had a Barefaced big twin 2 for a while and sounded beast, the E'q i find is sensitive and intuitive, once you get your head around the nuances you can dial in some killer tone!

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1 hour ago, Stofferson said:

Should sound fat as feck through a 212 man, had a Barefaced big twin 2 for a while and sounded beast, the E'q i find is sensitive and intuitive, once you get your head around the nuances you can dial in some killer tone!

I can confirm it sounds fat and hefty with a 212! I'm very pleased with my couple of week old ABM 600. I just came from an Ampeg PF-500 and quite a few years before that I had a LMII. It's like there are some frequencies that don't fill out in the same way with class D. At least not the stuff I've tried.

 

The size/weight does mean I can't put my head in my gigbag anymore, but it does balance nicely with my pedalboard in the other hand!

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Great amps.

Take some time to work all the buttons and eq out. But the extra mid sliders are fantastic. Really being it alive.

As with all ashdowns, forget what they sound like on their own, they sound great in the mix.

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Just to be clear: all Markbass LM2 heads were/are class AB. I've owned an ABM600 and still own a class AB LM2. The ABM600 is capable of a much higher apparent output than the LM2; I only sold mine because I so rarely if ever needed the huge power it possessed. 

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