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Warwick WA 600 not very loud?

Discussion in 'Warwick Basses' started by Suatie, Feb 18, 2013.


  1. I just received this head and paired it to the WA 410 cab, although the sound is very clear, I am a bit disappointed that it does not sound as powerful as I expected it to. Definitely not as loud as the Ampeg Svt500, that I also tried in the same room before.
    I would appreciate to hear other's experiences, before I consider returning it.
     
  2. WarwickOfficial

    WarwickOfficial

    May 15, 2012
    Warwick & Framus Social Media
    Hello Suatie - Is your cab 8 ohm or 4 ohm? For maximum power you must run the WA600 at 4 ohms. I find mine to be quite loud when running at 4 ohms. Thanks!
     
  3. My cab is the Warwick WA 410 at 8 ohms (is there a way to modify it to 4 ohms?)

    .... I have been playing around with it a bit more and I am getting happier, the clarity is amazing.

    I also found out that I can go up much higher in volume with no real distortion, I am not used to getting past the mid point on other amps, on this I was all the way up, and it got LOUD!!!

    I have decided to keep it and enjoy it.
     
  4. WarwickOfficial

    WarwickOfficial

    May 15, 2012
    Warwick & Framus Social Media
    Ok, that makes sense. At 8 ohms you are only using half of the amps rated power. If you want to run at 4 ohms you can add another 8 ohm extension cab, or just use 1 - 4 ohm cab. And yes, you can run the volume quite high with no distortion, which is a feature of the WA/BC line of amps. Thanks!
     
  5. So to be very clear, if I get another 8ohm WA 410 and connect it to my WA600 I will get the full 600 watts at the same quality? Sounds like a no brainer
     
  6. WarwickOfficial

    WarwickOfficial

    May 15, 2012
    Warwick & Framus Social Media
    Suatie - Yes, that is exactly correct. You can use any 8 ohm cab - in our WA series we offer the WCA410, WCA115, and WAC210. If you're running 2 - 8ohm cabs, the amp will be loaded at 4 ohms, producing the full 600 watts, with the same (or better) quality tone.
     
  7. Well I ordered another WA410...

    The dealer I am buying from does not have the casters for these, do you have any recommendations or size specs, they are pretty heavy as you know :)
     
  8. WarwickOfficial

    WarwickOfficial

    May 15, 2012
    Warwick & Framus Social Media
    Suatie - I checked with our NY Custom Shop, and they have the casters in stock. You can email Dan at d.africano@warwick.de or call 212-777-6990. Thanks!
     
  9. You make me feel really good about purchasing Warwick products, your support is amazing to go along with great products.

    Thanks.
     
  10. WarwickOfficial

    WarwickOfficial

    May 15, 2012
    Warwick & Framus Social Media
    My pleasure, Suatie - thanks for the kind words. Please don't hesitate to let me know if there is anything else you need help with. Enjoy your WA600!
     
  11. Frimo

    Frimo

    Nov 7, 2012
    I have a WCA410 4ohm cab and would like to pair it with a wca210 cab 4 ohm on top of it.. But that would bring the total impedance to a 2ohm load... Can the WA600 handle a 2ohm load?
     
  12. Zarathustra3

    Zarathustra3

    Aug 21, 2012
    I have my WA 600 running through a 4 ohm ampeg cab and it's loud as ****. You can max out the gain and volume and there is no distortion.
     
  13. bobamato

    bobamato

    Nov 29, 2013
    I own this head and also the same cab and it isn't very loud, at all. If I run the cab with my Ashdown head (which is only 300 watts) it is MUCH louder. The one thing going for the Warwick head is the clarity, but it takes a whole lot of tinkering to get this thing to sound very loud, you have to run the compressor and gain up to a significant degree.
     
  14. HeavyJazz

    HeavyJazz Supporting Member

    Jan 26, 2013
    Virginia
    Where are the WA-series heads made?
     
  15. boomtisk

    boomtisk

    Nov 24, 2009
    Germany
    They're made in China, which is no surprise given the somewhat low price. :) As far as I know, if you want a recent, German-made Warwick amp, you need to get something from the extremely pricy Hellborg series.