Fair price for SWR rig?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by klejst, Jan 9, 2014.

  1. klejst


    Oct 5, 2010
    I have never used or owned any SWR stuff but I hear it is good stuff. I found a guy locally who is selling a SWR Workingman's 4004 amp and SWR Workingman's 2x10 cabinet for $350....fair price? He also mentioned best offer so in not having the asked $350, what is a fair offer I could shoot him do you think? It's used gear but seems to be in a good cosmetic and working condition.
  2. Wesley R

    Wesley R Supporting Member

    I really liked my SWR Workingman's 4004, and yes the power may be overated, yet it worked well for my needs at the time. It was sold in haste, driven by several issues, none of which were the amps fault. It was coupled with an off brand budget 2x10 cab that sounded suprisingly good. It seams to me I paid $225 for the head in a rackmount box, with a wireless system installed.
  3. Eminor3rd

    Eminor3rd BLAAAAARRGGHH!!

    Feb 10, 2008
    Allentown, PA
    Tell him you had budgeted $250 for an amp but might be able to stretch it to $280.
  4. Joedog


    Jan 28, 2010
    Pensacola FL
    I'd start at $250. You can always go up on an offer, but if you start high and the seller accepts, pretty much impossible to negotiate down!!!!!!! It's generally best to make an offer in person, holding the cash in hand!
  5. olirm


    Jul 15, 2013
    That seems a bit high to me in my area anyway. I've seen the heads only pop up used in GC for about 175-200 and the WM cabs for less than 100. One around here was sitting on CL for a long time at 200. These prices were for the updated version with silver logo and grey knobs. I've seen the older ones with red logo go for a bit more. I guess the 90's pre-fender's go for a bit more. Great amp loved the sound when I had one, though that heat sink gets hot. I had a mini fan I carried around with me to gigs that I would point up at it to help. I only got rid of mine because I needed a bit more power, I always thought that 400w @ 4ohms was a generous rating.

    Be sure to check the cones on the cab, it seems many of swr cabs that I see floating around used have major creasing or torn cones.
  6. Mainahman


    Jan 5, 2014
    Im still a SWR player. I sold my Pre fender Henry 8x8 a couple years ago to go lighter, but i still have my post fender working pro400. It will get replaced soon, but i like what it does with my GK cabs.
  7. klejst


    Oct 5, 2010
    Thanks for the inputs. I am sure I could get it for around $200 but he said the max offer he got so far was $250 but it's not a solid deal with that guy. I'm still debating if I should pull the trigger on this deal or perhaps let it pass and wait for something else later...:meh:
  8. pbassnut

    pbassnut Supporting Member

    Sep 27, 2004
    Falls Church, VA
    If you want a really good deal on an SWR amp, get this one:


    It belongs to a buddy of mine. I've played through it and it's a real winner. These things are essentially the amp section of SWR's legendary Redhead combos and are proven workhorses. This one is very low mileage as it was mostly used as a spare, is in excellent physical condition & perfect working order, and comes with a good quality rack case. In addition, the seller is a total stand up guy and is as reliable as the sunrise.