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Ampeg BA-115 vs. SWR LA-115 Combos

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by StartingLineBass, Dec 9, 2002.


  1. StartingLineBass

    StartingLineBass

    Jul 24, 2002
    Whewww....haven't posted here in a while....

    Anyway, .......


    I've played the ampeg, LOVED IT! Saw this SWR and it's way cheaper and looks pretty good, but I never played it before. What do you experts think?
    I'm after that Mark Hoppus sound, with mids and highs, I have the Hoppus bass already. By the way, I don't really like Blink but I love this guy's sound.
     
  2. Captain Awesome

    Captain Awesome

    Apr 2, 2001
    PDX
    I say get the Ampeg... I'm not sure if that SWR LA-15 would hold up too well if you play out. There's a reason the SWR LA's cost so little.
     
  3. Ampeg without a doubt, I own one and love it. But I am trying to sell it so if you're interested PM me. Its in excellent condition.
     
  4. JayAmel

    JayAmel Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2002
    Aurillac, France
    No doubt for me too : Ampeg.
     
  5. erikwhitton

    erikwhitton Guest

    Sep 20, 2002
    Portland, ME USA
    i have not heard a single good thing about the swr LA series.

    though i have not played one myself...

    i have an ampeg ba-110 coming on friday, as a practice amp for home.

    i'd say go with the ampeg. buy one used, be patient.

    -erik
     
  6. StartingLineBass

    StartingLineBass

    Jul 24, 2002
    I am keeping an eye on ebay. I have lost twice already but the same amp keeps poping up! There is one on there with no bids yet and I really hope I'll win that one!

    Thanks for all your help!
     
  7. erikwhitton

    erikwhitton Guest

    Sep 20, 2002
    Portland, ME USA
    there's one in the for sale section of this site - i think it was 350 - seems like a good price.
     
  8. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Get the Ampeg. The SWR LA series is not in the same class.
     
  9. StartingLineBass

    StartingLineBass

    Jul 24, 2002
    I would like to keep it under 300.00. But thanks anyway. One on ebay is currently 250.00