Hey everyone, I just got an SWR WorkingPro 700 Bass amp head. Figured I would review it for you all. <p> For starters, this amp runs $800 brand new. I lucked out by getting one on Ebay for $550 shipping included. It was played for around 5 hours and still had the plastic film over the SWR logo. <p> The top was scratched but will be covered as soon as I get it in a rack. Got it in the mail, fired it up and..... NOTHING! After troubleshooting this problem, I found that there was NO FUSE or LID for it. I called the guy and he is shipping it to me... In the meantime, I installed a whole new 15 amp fuse container and now it works. I tried this amp out so far only with my Ibanez sr406 bass. Today I am trying my Fender MIM P-bass with Quarterpounder bassline pickups installed. <p> I dialed in the EQ for SWR recommended "ROCK" sound. Man did it sound good through my Hartke 4x10 cabinet. Mind you, I am comparing this amp to solely my ears and my previous bass amp (Hartke 4000 which blew my 1x15 Hartke cab's voice coil.) At 8 ohms, this amp pushes over 450 watts. At 4 ohms it reaches 710 watts. I feared that my 8 ohm @ 300 watt cab wouldnt handle it but it did. <p> PERFECT WELL ROUNDED SOUND. The factory rock settings are immaculate and I will not stray far from them when I start tweeking them. No need for outboard compression. This sounds just like the other SWR amps. I dont think that there is much of a difference if any. Unlike my Hartke, this amp pushed more out and sounded better without any cutting or peaking, plus I do not need a compressor to get everything in the same range. It wasn't until i cranked the amp to 1-2 o'clock that it started lighting the peak LED. This shoudln't happen once I repair my 15" cab and allow me to run the amp at 700 watts. <p> With a band, I was able to cut above (and actually had to turn it down at times on my bass vol knob.) the Peavy 5150 head powering a full stack of speakers as well as a complete drum kit. I could hear every string of my bass over the band at all times. <p> The nice thing on this amp is the "AURAL ENHANCER". the website for SWR will tell you more about this but in essence, one button will turn your 700 watt amp into sounding like a 1000 watt amp. You definately feel the difference between having it and not having it turned on. <p> A footswitch (which it didnt come with due to it being on ebay i think) would really help for clicking the mute button (so I can tune) as well as give me the oppertunity to turn the enhancer on only when I need it instead of having to run over and turn it on. <p> I will need to get new cabs in the near future but who cares. For an amp at this price. I was goingto go for an Ampeg SVT-3 or 4 or even an SWR 900 or 750x. Now i extra money from this deal so I can go spend it on more bass equipment. I tried the above out at stores and YES they are awesome, but for the price, I got exactly what I need (with more power than I can currently handle!!!). <p> Let me know if there is more that you may want me to explain.. Thanks.