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SWR sm-900

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Bass., Aug 30, 2007.

  1. Bass.


    Jan 23, 2006
    San Diego
    Ive been doing a search and although there are a few posts it doesn't seem like there are very many responses....

    I hope this one recieves some i am in need of the manual for the sm-900 pre fender purple face

    does anyone have it?

    or know where i can find it?
    the swr site only has the fender red version

  2. bugbass


    Apr 8, 2004
    Try to send a E-mail to Fender, thay have been very supportive and quick on my requests a few times
  3. Thor

    Thor Gold Supporting Member In Memoriam

    I think I have the manual for this one, its a '96 or so, would that help?

    It's on a pdf as well. PM me your email if you want me to
    send it you.
  4. hands5


    Jan 15, 2003
    good 'ol USA/Tampa fla.
    This is one of the good ones. Wish I still had mine
  5. Tim1


    Sep 9, 2005
    New Zealand
    Not wanting to flog a dead horse, but out of curiosity, shouldn't the manuals be the same? I know there were changes such as the positioning of the vents/fan but would these change the operating manual?
  6. Thor

    Thor Gold Supporting Member In Memoriam

    I just went back and looked, the pdf file I have was for a
    red face model. I can't see any difference in the controls
    switches or outputs, so I have to guess that you are right there.
    It looks just like the original manual I have.
  7. msquared


    Sep 19, 2004
    Kansas City
    That's my understanding. Unless the OP is trying to sell his and include an original manual or something, there's no real reason that a red/chrome version wouldn't work just as well.
  8. Mcrelly


    Jun 16, 2003
    Minnesota, USA
    did they change any connections on the back??
  9. Bass.


    Jan 23, 2006
    San Diego
    yeah.. that's why i had the feeling something must be different....

    mine uses banana plugs for bridge/mono mode

    so i though... something else Might be different.

    but if that woudl be the only difference there wouldn't be a problem using the red faced one
  10. Honestly, from memory, the addition of speakons is just about the only change. I remember buying my SM-900 when they had the newer versions out, and there were alot of the older ones floating around, but I wanted to wait and get the new one simply because of the speakons, and because I preferred the look of the new one. Other than that, I am almost sure there is no difference. Someone may correct me, however.
  11. Bass.


    Jan 23, 2006
    San Diego
    My sm900 is being outperformed by a 60 watt crate combo!

    i use the 900 banana plugged to an ampeg dl cab

    i blew out one of the speakers and i use a peavey 410 that does 700 at 8ohms and this head does 650 at 8ohms and still i get drowned out by the drummer

    what could be the problem??
  12. IvanMike

    IvanMike Player Characters fear me... Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2002
    Middletown CT, USA
    to run that amp in bridge mono mode the switch in the back needs to be set to bridge mono. Also you need to plug the bannana plug sideways into the two red/positive connectors (or it might have a special outlet for bridge, but i dont think so)

    still quiet? The balance control on the front should be all the way to the Left (i think it's left) That will be louder in bridge mode than in the middle, and all the way to the right will be inaudible.

    also, setting the EQ selector to "1+2" will give you about a 4 dB boost in the preamp section
  13. Bass.


    Jan 23, 2006
    San Diego
    allright i should be able to check my amp tomorrow ill try sliding the balance to zero and see if there's an audible difference
  14. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Rickenbacker guru.......... Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2006
    :D:D:D:D:D DRUMMER! :D:D:D:D:D
  15. Bass.


    Jan 23, 2006
    San Diego
    he's the loudest drummer at the entire lockout studio.... you can hear him when you walk in ... he buys new symbols every couple months cause he breaks them...

    but still shouldn't i come out over a 60 watt... at least i can Hear IT!!

    ugh.. i hate this

    the guitarst has a marshal 150 watt half stack that beats me out too


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