Walter Woods for Rock/Pop?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by berklee46, Aug 21, 2001.

  1. berklee46

    berklee46 Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2000
    I may have a lead on getting a 600 watt Walter Woods head.
    I know people swear by them for acoustic bass, and even electric bass for Jazz, but haven't heard much feedback about these amps in a "Rock" situation...

    Any comments on the sound would be appreciated
  2. boobinga


    Feb 9, 2001
    Pacific NW
    I've got the 1200 watt Ultra. I don't really play rock, but I recently recorded some fairly heavy blues tracks with the Walter and it sounded very fine. A lot does depend on the bass EQing and speaker set up. I usually use an Eden 4x10 XLT. I don't use any effects, so you can always toss in some grunge thru the effects loop. Hope this helps.
  3. RHFusillo

    RHFusillo Supporting Member

    Mar 20, 2000
    Phoenix, AZ
    I would not hesitate to use a WW for any type of music. For rock, the Woods will give you a wide variety of tones from bright to bassy. They are very warm sounding (there's that term again--see the current thread in this forum) when set flat. With the bass boost turned on, the bottom end is ridiculous -- good if you're into dub.

    What the WW will not give you is distortion of overdrive. Like the previous poster wrote, you would need to use some external device.
  4. RHFusillo

    RHFusillo Supporting Member

    Mar 20, 2000
    Phoenix, AZ
    My previous post should have read "distortion OR overdrive."