SWR Studio 220 settings

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Graumal, Nov 1, 2001.

  1. I am playing a Fender Precision Bass over an SWR Studio 220. Can anybody tell me how to set the amp up so the sound is kind of fat (I have to feel it to love it) but you can still hear the bass out of the music. Thanks....
  2. Start flat (make sure the aural enhance is all the way counter clockwise). First try just the aural enhancer, turn it up just a bit at a time. If you're not satisfied with that, turn it all the way off again and go to the eq section.

    Try bumping up or down specific freqs. 50hz, 200hz, 2K and 10K or as good as any to start. If you find a sound you like, then try it with the enhancer turned up a bit.

    The 220 has the same controls as the 400 so you'll find this thread interesting:

    Also, part of the 220 manual is still available here:
  3. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Hey Malte!

    Endlich mal noch ein Deutscher hier!

    Willkommen bei Talkbass! :)

    Grüße an das Elefantenklo aus Kölle
  4. SWR used to have a "suggested setttings" page at thier site... I guess it's gone now.

    Here's my basic setting you can use as a starting point if you like... left to right.

    Gain - as high as it will go without too much clipping
    Limiter - as low as it will go and still be useful
    Aural Enhancer - just barely on... between 7:00 and 9:00.
    Bass - 1 dot up from center
    EQ 1 - Knob 7:00 - Fader flat
    EQ 2 - Knob 11:00 - Fader +5 or 6
    EQ 3 - Knob 5:00 - Fader - 3 or Knob 11:00 fader flat to +3
    EQ 4 - Knob 5:00 - fader flat to +3 or Knob 1:00 - fader -3
    Treble - 1 up from center.

    My bass is active and I boost the bass their for a little more boom.

    I hope this helps...

  5. I just tested your suggested settings on my SM 400-S.
    Sounds good.
    Thanks for the tip.
    You the man... :D