Head Suggestion for my SWR Goliath iii Cab

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Trollsvarg, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. Trollsvarg


    Jan 1, 2011
    Hey guys, im looking for good suggestion for an amp Head for my swr cab. ( Goliath iii )

    i think the cab is 700W. Im looking for somthing qualities that is not going to crash after the first gig.
    I was playing with a GK 700 Rb and the head is dead now...

    Im playing in a Tech Death metal band.

    Thanks for your help
  2. Jim Carr

    Jim Carr Dr. Jim Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2006
    Denton, TX or Kailua, HI
    Kool-Aid dispensing liberal academic card-carrying union member Musicians Local 72-147
    What is your budget? If I were you and wanted a lot of power and flexibility, I'd get a classic lead sled power amp (Crest CA6 or CA9, QSC RMX1850HD or RMX2450) and either a basic solid state pre amp like a SansAmp Tech21 RPM, BBE BMAX, or ART tube channel 2). These are pretty cheap and good. You can find all that stuff used on ebay, and probably get away for something like $650 USD total.
  3. bstark


    Sep 8, 2012
    Seattle WA
    I'm running my Goliath III 4 ohm cab with a Genz Benz Shuttle Max 12.2.

    There's plenty of bass in that setup for the Tech Death metal listeners in your audiences!

    There's lots of clean power and EQ that can dial in just the right sound for the kind of bass sound that music demands, and the amp is lightweight.

    I've seen them here in the classifieds in the $600 price range.

    Try one out if you can.