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Which Amp Should I Get?????

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Whitey, Feb 10, 2002.


  1. Whitey

    Whitey

    Jan 8, 2002
    Beckley, WV
    I am going tomorrow to purchase a new amp. I am going to get a combo. I am choosing between a Fender Bassman 60 watt or a SWR Working Man 12. Which would you all recomend between these two and why?? Please give me some response as it is just a day away and I need input bad! If you have no experience with either, maybe you know someone that has and can relay to me what you have been told. Thanks
    Whitey
     
  2. Matthias

    Matthias

    May 30, 2000
    Vienna, Austria
    I've only opened this because I read your 'need response' thread. With a topic like that you won't get much response. You should rather entitle it 'SWR Working Man 12 or Fender Bassman 60?' or something like that.

    I recommend the SWR just because I didn't like any Fender I plugged into. This is very subjective though and you should get what your ears like better.

    You will basically get 3 sorts of answers:
    1. Get the Fender it's a great amp
    2. Get the SWR it's a great amp
    3. Get what sounds best to you.

    Which answer you hear most often is mere chance and does not reflect if one amp is 'better' than the other.

    Question like yours and answers 1 and 2 are one reason why the DB'ers like to make fun of the BG amps forum I suppose.... :D

    If you need more info search the forum for 'SWR Workingman' and for 'Fender Bassman' maybe you get some interesting results.

    Matthias
     
  3. Flash

    Flash

    Feb 3, 2002
    Salem, Oregon
    SWR = Clean, unprocessed sound.

    Fender = Processed, growling sound.
     
  4. Go for SWR, they are good, and it seems like they sponsor talkbass!
     
  5. Matthias

    Matthias

    May 30, 2000
    Vienna, Austria
    :D:D:D