Extreme 5.1 V.S. Trace Elliot AH500-7 V.S. Ashdown MK500 ??

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Anyone experience any of these amps... can you give your thoughts and advice?

I love the Trace Elliot sound... but I can get a Warwick 5.1 xtreme for $500
right now.

I also found an Ashdown MK500 head for $650. I was told these sound
just like Trace and that Mark King is a BIG Trace player and helped Ashdown
create this amp, hence the initials MK in the model name, MK500.

What do you all think?
 

rusty

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Anything to do with mark king and his sound has to be good!!

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If you're looking for the TE sound, the Ashdown's your best bet. Warwick sounds fundamentally different :)

Ashdown was started by some old employees of Trace Eliott.
 
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I've just become a Trace Elliot dealer, and I received my first AH500-7 head this week. I'm pretty impressed, I like it and the 410 cab (1048H) much better than the TE combos I've played (715 & 715X). The head actually has enough power to move some air, so it's not all clickety-clackety like the combos (they're a touch too bright for my taste).

I really enjoy the sound of Warwick basses through Trace Elliot, Genz-Benz and Warwick amps. EBS doesn't seem to work, for whatever reason. If anyone here has had some success using EBS, please tell me the secret! I can't seem to dial in the EQ to get a decent tone.
 
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