SWR Bass Monitor 12?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by captainpabst, Jul 23, 2001.

  1. captainpabst

    captainpabst Guest

    Mar 18, 2001
    hi all

    i know SWR just discontinued the bass monitor 12. but while you can still get one (musician's friend still has them listed), i've been thinking about jumping at the opportunity.

    the unit is a bag end 12" woofer with a le son piezo tweeter in a monitor wedge box. mf sells them for $350.

    i currently own an swr bass 750 and 8x8 cab. i've been keeping my eyes open for a suitable (and affordable) smaller cab to use for musicals (orchestra pit stuff). this cab seems like it would do the trick -

    1) it's 8 ohms and my 8x8 is 4. both together present a 2.67 ohm load - that's precisely as low as the amp is rated to go, so it'd be no problem using both cabs together.

    2) it'd play plenty loud enuf (especially with 450 watts - bass 750 rating at 8 ohms - behind it) for orchestra pit stuff, or other small gigs.

    3) i imagine it'd be useful live in a larger setting, used in conjuntion with the 8x8. i figured i could put it behind our drummer, or right in front of me - whatever. it would also be nice for practicing.

    anyway, i was wondering if anyone has had much experience with this cab, and if you think it would be suitable for what i described above. i'm wondering if that wedge box shape lessens the low frequency response...at the school where i work, we recently got new carvin 15" monitors. they don't sound all that full. well, all responses are appreciated. thanx.
  2. captainpabst

    captainpabst Guest

    Mar 18, 2001
    Noone has any experience with a monitor 12?? :(
  3. bigdaddybass12


    Feb 26, 2021
    I think its funny to look thru old posts and reply to ones no one replied. 22 years, pretty good.
    Well Captain, if you are still a member, I still have a SWR 12 monitor for many years, it is semi retired. BUT it is/was killer, I A/B'd it with other cabs, sounded better than the rest. I used to get compliments on how well it sounded at small gigs.
    Hope you bought one,
  4. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Rickenbacker guru..........

    Apr 11, 2006
    I had one for a few years that worked well for its intended purpose.

    I assume you have moved on to something else by now? :D
  5. This might be a record.:laugh: