swr wm 12

Discussion in 'Amps, Mics & Pickups [DB]' started by jackl, Jun 26, 2003.

  1. jackl

    jackl Guest

    May 30, 2000
    Greetings All-

    I'm interested in opinions on this amp for both URB and electric for low volumne gigs. My research says this is one tidy amp for either type of situation.

    Currently running either a Fender Jazz or Kay URB with an Underwood, both through a Sadowsky pre and then to a Polytone Minibrute III. The Poly just doesn't get, so I'm looking to replace it.

    Any thoughts?

  2. Touch


    Aug 7, 2002
    Boulder, CO
    I have used a WM12 for plenty of smaller gigs on both BG and DB.

    Nice small unit. You may have trouble keeping up with a drummer though.

    You may need a outboard preamp before the WM12. I use either a bass eq stompbox or a SansAmp ADI before going into it... that helped too.

  3. tornadobass

    tornadobass Supporting Member

    Nov 20, 2000
    Iowa City, Iowa
    I have a WM12 for small gigs...EUB in a classic blues band.

    It's fine for that setting...good bottom end and just enough volume.

    I'd second the suggestion of the preamp for URB...my American Standard with Underwood sounds a lot better through my Fishman Pro-EQ.
  4. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    I use a WM12 for my upright gigs - both big band and small combo. It sounds good, it's incredibly portable, and I got it for 200 beans. (thanks el bass)