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swr Henry jr?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by farboozle, Dec 6, 2001.


  1. farboozle

    farboozle

    Apr 18, 2000
    Fairfax VA
    Does anybody have experience with SWR's henry jr? I like the sound out of Henry the 8x8, so I was pretty interested to hear that SWR once made a 4x8 also. The big one has suprising amounts of low end, but I'm doubtful of the smaller one. When did they discontinue these? Do any other manufacturers make entire cabinets entirely out of 8 inchers besides EA and SWR?
     
  2. winston

    winston Supporting Member

    May 2, 2000
    Berkeley, CA
    A good friend of mine has the Henry Jr, which has one rear port, while the full-size Henry has the 3 big ports in front. My friend gets a nice, full sound from it with his American Deluxe Jazz and GK400RB or Eden WT800, but whenever I played through it with my Stingray I found it lacking in low end and warmth, even when powering it with my all-tube Mesa-Boogie Bass 400. The same setup run through my Goliath III Jr. 2x10 or S.O.B 1x15 is noticeably fatter, warmer, and louder.

    I know Ampeg made 4x8 and 8x8 cabinets a few years ago, but I don't know of anything besides the Henry 8x8 that's still on the market.
     
  3. farboozle

    farboozle

    Apr 18, 2000
    Fairfax VA
    Is the stingray a 5 or 4? If 5, did you notice on just the lower notes?
     
  4. winston

    winston Supporting Member

    May 2, 2000
    Berkeley, CA
    My StingRay is a 4. I like the StingRay sound a lot but I've always thought its basic sound is a little bass-shy so I prefer using a cabinet that emphasizes low end a little more, like a 1x15. To me the AmDlxJazz has a more naturally full sound than the 'Ray so it doesn't need any extra bottom from the cab.

    I guess what I'm saying is that (IMO) the Henry Jr. is an accurate-sounding cab-it will make a warm bass sound warm, but it won't fatten up a thinner-sounding bass too much. I've heard my friend play his Henry Jr. rig in lots of small hip-hop/funk gigs and it sounds great-crisp and full but not at all boomy. It's compact and lightweight and would make a great cab from small shows and rehearsal, as well as dishing out the high end in a larger rig.