SWR question

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by harryhood, Jun 25, 2004.

  1. harryhood


    Jun 25, 2004
    I wanna look into getting a goliath jr. 2x10 and a bass 350 or even sm 400. In some time i hope to also buy a 1x15 soB but im wondering if the 2x10 will provide enough juice to play for awhile. Id only need it for practice sessions and jamming with my buddies. So will the 2x10 cover my needs or should i spend the extra cash for a goliath 4x10??
  2. chadds


    Mar 18, 2000
    If you can afford the 4x10 do it. You may not ever need the 1x15. I am an SWR fan but often the Jrs. didn't do it at a distance and I was often disappointed. The 4x10 Goliath is always more than enough and great with the SM-400. (a far better amp then the 350!)
  3. T. Alan Smith

    T. Alan Smith

    Sep 9, 2001
    ...but remember, if you go with the 4x10 you'll still only be using 1/2 the 350's power if you get it in an 8ohm conf. ...which is cool if you wanna still add a 1x15 down the road.
  4. JOME77

    JOME77 Supporting Member

    Aug 18, 2002
    I've played through a SM-400S and a Goliath Jr. for years and have been very satisfied. There are volume limitations but in most cases the amp and Jr. are more than loud enough (and still nice and clean) for the gig. My Jr. is 8 ohms and I typically bridge the SM-400 for additional headroom. Just make sure that you don't crank it up too much because obviously the bridged SM-400 could damage the Jr. speakers. IMO you should hold out for a used SM-400S in lieu of the Bass 350. Much more versatile amp. I also have a SWR Goliath that I use for larger gigs but I usually switch to my Mesa M-Pulse 600 with the Goliath.
    Good luck!