connecting amps?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by teenagebass69, Jul 27, 2003.

  1. hey i was wondering if I could hook up a SWR Workingman's 12 Combo Bass Amp to a Fender Frontman 15B for more power. And if I can, how do i do it? thanx everyone
  2. Scott D

    Scott D

    Apr 21, 2003
    Minneapolis, MN
    ...yes you could, but why??
  3. I have the frontman 15b just sitting here doing nothing so its about 15 extra watts onto my rig if i could hook it up. how do i do it? i mean the swr amp is 120 watts and the fender is 15. hwo do i balance

  4. What SWR do u got?
  5. I have an SWR Workingman's 12 Bass Combo Amp (120 watts). It's the best bass combo amp out there. It's portable but has the most power ive ever seen in an amp that size.
  6. Cool, I got the SWR LA15 combo amp, love it but its giving me static (see my thread about it I made a few minutes ago). I wanna hear how to do this also because I got a little 15 watt one that would be cool to connect to my SWR.
  7. ya the LA Series SWR's put out the watts but give static and are less quality. Plus i think their look is less appealing. SWR makes great products though.
  8. I agree, but I got it used for $200, beats the MF price...and I got it from a friend so its the main reason I got it, heh.
  9. Scott D

    Scott D

    Apr 21, 2003
    Minneapolis, MN
  10. Mcrelly


    Jun 16, 2003
    Minnesota, USA
    I like the WM-12, I had a wm-10 with the wm-10t and it rocked for a little combo setup. I like the sound of the wm-12 5x better than the 10. I like it better than the 15. I think the wm12 has a "ext out" or "spkr out" for another 8 ohm cab!

    the 15B is that a BASS combo? then you should try the "effects loop send" "tuner out" or "headphone" connect what gives you a signal to the input of the fender and start with the volume on low and slowly bring it up. if you get distortion, back it off or you'll blow it up!!

    if the 15Bis a guitar amp, don't use it with bass, you'll ruin the speaker!!!
  11. no dont worry its a bass amp but the problem is i dont know what to connect it with? do i just use a regular cord?
  12. Mcrelly


    Jun 16, 2003
    Minnesota, USA
    if it is to another combo, just use a guitar cord. if its just a cab, use a speaker cord which look suspiciously like a guitar cord, but should say "speaker cable" on it.

    Guitar cords are "shielded" and can't handle as much voltage as speaker cables.

    Speaker cables are not shielded and sound bad when used as guitar cords. they will buzz and get alot of radio interferance from t.v.s and lights etc.
  13. I tried that with my Johnson 15watt combo and my SWR LA15 luck :/ and I tried every way you said, PLUS MORE!
  14. Paul A

    Paul A

    Dec 13, 1999
    Hertfordshire U.K!
    Don't bother wasting your time, 15 watts (More like seven "Clean") will give you precisely ZERO increase in volume.
    Sell the fender and buy an extension cab for the SWR.