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SWR Headlite for Upright Bass?

Discussion in 'Amps, Mics & Pickups [DB]' started by soundtim, Nov 20, 2012.

  1. soundtim


    Nov 19, 2010
    Hello everybody, using the seach I couldn't find any info about this, so here's a new thread.

    I'm looking for a mirco bass head usable for electric and upright. As the SWR Headlite has an input impendance above 4Mohm and an parametric bass eq suitable to cut frequencies down to 40Hz I'd like to ask if anyone here tried it for upright. If so: would you recommend it? What are pros and cons?

    Thanks a lot!
  2. soundtim


    Nov 19, 2010
    ...and as I've just read: it even seems to have an 40Hz High-Pass filter! Anyone know whether that's true?

    Would be even better :)
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  4. soundtim


    Nov 19, 2010
    No one tried it? :meh:
  5. ricosego


    Jun 3, 2007
    Denver, CO
    I'm curious too! I'm a doubler looking at both the Benz Shuttle 6.2 and the Headlite. I have a friend who swears by the Headlite for electric, but doesn't play upright or EUB. I generally like the tone of SWR, but have never tried one on upright. And of course it depends on the cabinet it's paired with too.
    Hope someone with experience can chime in!
  6. soundtim


    Nov 19, 2010
    Beeing an electric player I'm not that much experienced with the upright but can tell a good amp from a bad one.

    And: just ordered a Headlite! As soon as I've checked it I'll tell you what I think about it :)
  7. lowfreqgeek

    lowfreqgeek Supporting Member

    Mar 15, 2010
    Albuquerque, NM
    Endorsing Artist: Regenerate Guitar Works, Honey Badger Pickups
    I've been curious about the Headlite, too. Looking forward to your review.