"LOVE AT FIRST SOUND !!!"
I've been playing bass for 30yrs & this is the cleanest sounding amp I've ever owned.The wide array of sounds this has is amazing.I play 4,5 & 6 string bass,this amp handles them all & gives each guitar it's own voice.The lows,mids & highs are all there & can be heard over the rest of the band.You can feel your sound with this baby.
I love the Bass Intensifier feature.It gives a bass boost with out chnaging the overall sound & volume.The kick-back feature is great as well,plus the wedge EQ compensates the sound nicely.The mid range level is a nice feature as well.
Ease of Use:
The manual is very helpful & I suggest reading it to get the most out of this amp.SWR has some terms & features that they use exclusively so take some time to learn them.I was able to find the sound I liked within a few minutes after I understood what all the controls were for.
Good quality as far as I can tell,I don't think the cabinet is plywood because of the weight of the amp is only 65lbs.I had a slight problem with one of the side handles rattling at certain frequences when playing at gig volume but I put some additional padding under it to slove the problem.Everything else appears to be good quality.
Haven't had to use it.
I think this is one of the best amps for the money.Plenty of power for the gigs I play.I played an Ashdown 15 combo at the store that was kind of weak sounding in my opinion & this SWR blows it away
The Wow Factor:
I've wanted one of these for a long time.Good things come to those who wait.For those who want the SWR sound but can't afford their top of the line stuff this is your amp.
As long as this amp keeps sounding great & is dependable I can't see me buying anything else.