SWR Speaker Grill & Customer Service

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by CaptainWally, Feb 12, 2002.

  1. CaptainWally

    CaptainWally Supporting Member

    Oct 21, 2000
    Sandy Eggo, CA
    I have an SWR Goliath Jr. 2x10 with an 'old' style
    grill with the diagnol criss-cross pattern that kind
    of looks like a fence. I actually prefer the look
    of this grill to the newer ones - but man the edges
    are SHARP. After cutting my fingers a couple of
    times, I called SWR---they agreed to replace with
    a newer model at a very reasonable price.

    Anyone else have this issue? Does anyone want
    an old style SWR 2x10 grill? I can't be held
    responsible for finger cuts ;-)
  2. Flea24


    Apr 7, 2000
    i have an older style workingmans 4x10 but it doesnt have sharp edges
  3. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Supporting Member

    Funny you should mention this. As much as I absolutely adore the tone of the Bergantino HT-310, I am bummed by that same sharp 'x' grill. The chrome plating does not seem to dull the edges. (I don't think the sharp grill would stop me from buying one, but I can't afford one just now).

    I too called SWR customer service about grill replacement: I've got two Goliath Jr. III cabs, but one has pewter finish and the other chrome. I considered getting another chrome grill so the 2 cabs match, but neither grill has sharp edges and I don't think anyone else would notice the mismatch so I might as well save my money.

    But then, *I* notice the mismatch... :(
  4. boobinga


    Feb 9, 2001
    Pacific NW
    Chrome looks good on a '46 Mercury, but sucks on a cab!
  5. phogchris

    phogchris www.scarsoflife.com

    May 27, 2000
    Boca Raton, FL
    I love the chrome...i cut myself badly twice on the grill of the older Henry I had.
  6. I have diamond and 'hammer metal' square SWR grills. The diamonds grills are bent in order to create a 2/3rds of an inch stand off.

    The square pattern grills are flat an stand off with a 2/3rds of an inch of wood trim covered in carpet.

    Otherwise, I'd trade you my square pattern Goliath Jr. grill for your diamond grill... but I don't think they fit "depth wise," even through the length and width are the same.

    Yes the diamond grills are sharp.... looking...
    compared to the newer grills. I'd rather have the diamond grill that screams Steve Rabe SWR Engineering then a chrome grill that screams Harley Davidson, SWR Sound.

    Sometimes 'cool' is dangerous.
  7. Acacia


    Apr 26, 2000
    Austin, TX
    don't your SWR cabs have handles? what the heck are you doing to cut yourselves?

    I've got the goliathIII but my hand never needs to touch the grill.
  8. PJR


    Jun 20, 2001
    N.E. PA
    occassionally you might want to clean out the 'grit' that seems to collect under the grill.

    .....or if you need to check or change out a blown driver.....

  9. phogchris

    phogchris www.scarsoflife.com

    May 27, 2000
    Boca Raton, FL
    Yeah, my grill only cut me when it was removed.
  10. Keep all sharp objects including knives, scissors, saw & razor blades, SWR grills and pieces of paper away from these guys. These can cause injury. :D

    I've never had any problem. Yes the grill edges are sharp, knowing that I use proper care.
  11. CaptainWally

    CaptainWally Supporting Member

    Oct 21, 2000
    Sandy Eggo, CA
    Maybe some us like to fondle our cabinets, ok?