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SWR Fan Club II

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by Chef, Aug 6, 2011.


  1. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Disclosures:
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
  2. noeinstein

    noeinstein Supporting Member

    Sep 3, 2004
    Northern California
    Thanks Chef! Glad to know someone's in charge... any interest in running for President?
     
  3. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Disclosures:
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    Shoot, the amount of skeletons in my closet tooootallly rules that out mate;)
     
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  4. I possess a Gran Prix, a 1998 Silverado II Combo, One Son of Bertha (SWR Engineering) & One Son of Bertha (SWR Sound)...both drivers have since been replaced w/ FaitalPRO's 15HP1020 (insane)

    Been using the Gran Prix paired up w/a MESA Boogie Strategy 400 for a while and I can't seem to get quite the SWR sound I'm used to with the Silverado combo. I know the MESA is seasoning my tone with it's own flavor but I absolutely love the clarity and punch of that combo and I'm concerned if it's getting lost in the MESA.

    Please help me my SWR-loving brothers
     
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  6. I own an earlier SuperRedhead with 4 ohm Goliath Jr. 210 ext cab....
    also with a dbx 160a in the slot that sounds great!!!:bassist:

    there is a 610 Goliath Sr. for sale here in my town, that I wish I could afford...like to pair that with a 750x!:eek:
     
  7. Just set up my SWR stack for the first time today.

    SWR Mini Mo preamp
    SWR SM-500 amplifier
    SWR RU-N2N tuner
    SWR Henry Jr. 4x8 (pre-Fender) cab
    SWR Goliath II 4x10 (pre-Fender) cab

    I'm hoping I can add a Big Ben 1x18 and maybe a power amp soon, too. :)

    Number, please?
     
  8. SWR SM500 amp (pre Fender)
    SWR Goliath Senior 6x10 (also pre Fender)

    Phat bass goodness. :)
     
  9. Bongolation

    Bongolation

    Nov 9, 2001
    California
    Seems sad that SWR seems to be fading out, but I have about a ton of their pro-line stuff, including some insane-deal close-out heads, a 350X and a 550X (to supplement my 750X) that I got for near nothing when they were discontinued. I think these are very underrated heads...though I could easily have done without the SubWave nonsense on all of these.

    Lots of Goliath cabs...

    My Black Beauty is an amazing-sounding amp for groove bass.

    This stuff was just too expensive for the market, I guess. I never could have afforded it if I hadn't found very long deals.
     
  10. kiel83

    kiel83

    May 19, 2011
    I use a SWR workingman 12 and no bass amp could compare to the versatility of it,however if I could find a redhead I might retire it but it would still save it in my arsenal.
     
  11. David Lakin

    David Lakin

    Aug 13, 2011
    Kiel83 I have to agree. I've had my Workingman 12 for about 13 yrs. I love it, the sound, the portability and the over all bang for the buck you can't beat it. Mine has the Celestion K12T-200 speaker.
     
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  12. David Lakin

    David Lakin

    Aug 13, 2011
     
  13. skruch

    skruch

    Jul 16, 2010
    San Jose, CA
    Ditto too also regarding my Workingman's 10. Wonderful grab and go / practise.
     
  14. David Lakin

    David Lakin

    Aug 13, 2011
    Keil83 I have to agree. I've had my Workingman 12 for about 13 yrs. I love it, the sound, the portability and bang for the buck you can't beat it. Mine has the Celestion K12T-200 speaker by the way.
     
  15. My SM500 still has the original 12ax7 preamp tube and I've been gigging steadily for the past 12 years with it. Never had any problems with it except for a bad speaker fuse socket which was a minor repair for me (touch wood). The paragraphic EQ is so versatile, I can get a myriad of tones because each of the four bands is sweepable. I'm never selling mine. I'll gig it till it goes up in smoke.

    SWR amps are too clean for some tastes, but I've been running an Ibanez Tube Screamer (TS9) in the effects loop for some dirt, and with the Goliath Senior it flat out roars.
     
  16. Jheake

    Jheake Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2010
    Chandler az
    woot!
     

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  17. babebambi

    babebambi

    Jan 7, 2008
    YTZ
  18. Jheake

    Jheake Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2010
    Chandler az
    im assuming those are big bens? thats a massive wall of sound im sure. ill bet a 5 string would sound great.
     
  19. joshmat

    joshmat

    Nov 20, 2005
    Houston, TX
    I have one of these little guys. I pair it with a little Eden head for small situations. I also have a Workingman's 12 combo that is pretty nice. The one I miss though was an old Redhead series. I have one of the SM500's of a later generation and it never sounded as good as my old one.
     
  20. T. Alan Smith

    T. Alan Smith

    Sep 9, 2001
  21. Man,
    I dig the Big Ben stack. Now I gotta get big Ben too??
    I thought i had enough SWR:bawl:
    Now i will have to GAS for the Big Ben:bassist:

    :help: need Federal Funding :D

    these 12 stacks are lonely..
    my Goliaths seem incomplete.
    you all have some very impressive SWR gear...any Big Bertha Lovers in the fan club??

    Peace and Happiness from Sunnmon SWR fan #101
    :cool: