Have I been ripped off?? Help I think I've been sold a fake SWR speaker

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Devo39, Jul 28, 2009.

  1. Devo39


    Jan 24, 2008

    I just purchased an SWR Son of Bertha on ebay, got it home and decided to check it all out. I took the speaker out and it says it is made in Taiwan? Were SWR speakers made in Taiwan? I am thinking I have been sold an SWR cab with some cheap taiwanese speaker?? Have I been ripped off?

    What's worse the guy I brought it off said it was a pre-Fender SWR which should have meant the speaker was pre 2003 but there are the numbers 04 09 in the back of the speaker too??
  2. MIJ-VI

    MIJ-VI Inactive Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2009
  3. Hi.

    +1 for the pic.

    AFAIK SWR used mostly Eminence speakers so it should have a sticker which starts with 67-XXXXX.

    I don't know whether Eminence has had their speakers manufactured in Taiwan, but if the "date code" is stamped on the rear plate, i'd say You've been had. Sorry.

  4. That guy probably got suckered and its trying to make back his money :meh:
  5. JulienJeff


    Mar 1, 2009
    How does the cab sound ? (to me, that's the most important question).
  6. Devo39


    Jan 24, 2008
    hmmm, I am feeling a little uncomfortable about it now. I mean the speaker looks the same but so do a lot of speakers, and there are no stickers on the back just shiny metal and made in Taiwan on it, plus what looks like the date stamp and a serial number. I will check the serial number tonight when I am back at home. The speaker didn't seem to have a load of bottom to it either....nice cab though :-(
  7. Contact him... he is either clueless or an intentional liar... I seem to believe the latter however. I sure hope you can get at least a partial refund for the deception factor. . .:meh:
  8. FunkMetalBass


    Aug 5, 2005
    Phoenix, Arizona 85029
    Endorsing Artist: J.C. Basses
    How's the cab sound? It could have been an upgrade.
  9. Might not hurt to get in touch with SWR either, just to be sure. That way you've got a little more ammunition if he IS trying to pull a fast one.

  10. Richard G

    Richard G Supporting Member

    Jun 16, 2009
    get yo money back!...good old sleazbay!..see thats where a lot of people(misconception) go wrong when they try to compare their item they are selling to prices that were sold on ebay. i buy a lot on ebay but i ask a hell of a lot of questions before i get into the bid, i hope u havent been had.Please keep us posted!
  11. jastacey


    Feb 8, 2009
    If he paid with it through PayPal ...he may have some recourse in getting his money back ... IMHO
  12. Indiana Mike

    Indiana Mike

    Nov 18, 2005
    Swr not only uses Eminence but also used PAS drivers prior to that . Cast frame drivers , not stamped. I have a triad with PAS drivers and non of it says taiwan . Eminence is made in the USA .

    Get your money back !
  13. MIJ-VI

    MIJ-VI Inactive Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2009
    Son of Bertha™

    (1) 15" Custom SWR® Driver, P/N 0067088000,
    (1) Foster® Horn, P/N 0066395000