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A/B question: SWR WM10 - GK MB150

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by snowdan, Mar 31, 2006.

  1. snowdan


    Feb 27, 2006
    yesterday my new WM 10 had the first chance to perform in a rehearsal situation with a full band. i think i know the capabilities and limits of this amp quite well now.

    would somebody with 1st hand experience please compare the sonic output of my amp to a GK MB150 combo amp? how do a) sound and b) maximum volume compare? the GK amps are rare in germany and i cannot demo one.

  2. Nedmundo

    Nedmundo Supporting Member

    Jan 7, 2005
    I haven't tried the WM10, but I have tried SWR's WM12 and the G-K. They are comparable, so I think the G-K will be much superior to the WM10. But you should save some Euros and get a Roland Cube 100 Bass if you want maximum punch from a small combo. It's similar to the G-K tone wise, but louder and less expensive.
  3. tornadobass

    tornadobass Supporting Member

    Nov 20, 2000
    Iowa City, Iowa
    Endorsing Artist: Black Diamond & SuperSensitive strings
    I've played the WM12 and GK amps...both nice but different in size, features and sound. I also just got a WM10...sounds nice for its size, but I'd use it just for acoustic or jazz stuff.

    BTW, mine has a rattle on E notes...any similar observations?
  4. snowdan


    Feb 27, 2006

    i demoed the roland. super loud for the size. i am looking for a GK for portability reasons only. tone-wise the WM 10 is fine.

    noone with actual 1st hand experience?
  5. snowdan


    Feb 27, 2006
    i have in the meantime bought a GK MB150E.

    there is no way that this great little amp is louder than the WM 10.

    the Workingman 10 has WAY better bass response. on the other hand i like the articulate mids of the GK. it sounds very good for my DB.

    i have sold my WM 15 yesterday to fund the GK. I gig in one acoustic/electric jazz band and in a 2guitar/singers/percussion setting. very likely i will keep the WM 10 for 6string and other BG jobs and combine both combos for larger venues. that should do the trick for most purposes.

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