"Long time bassist gives a big "thumbs up" rating for this amp!!!"
This reviewer purchased this item from Same Day Music.
This is the 1st musical equipment I've purchased in 35 years. I used to play through my Sunn Socic I bass amp with 1 - 15" JBL speaker, that had 100 watts. When I saw the small size of this SWR amp, I was a little leary, but having 200 watts packed into a smaller package is the perfect solution. My Sunn amp was very basic, but good for the times. This SWR Working Pro 12 is very modern with lots of controls and really puts out the bass. At first I thought I would only use it as my practice amp, and still use the Sunn amp when I play gigs, but I have changed my mind, and will most likely sell the Sunn amp now.
The only accessories are built in, but there are many options. I had a custom cover made for it. It fits beautifully, and it would be nice if you could make that an option at point of sale.
Ease of Use:
It's quite easy to get the sounds you want right out of the box, however, after reading the manual, you will be much more familiar with the product and what it can do.
This is a very well made bass amp. I am convinced that this will be an amp that I will be able to count on for many years to come.
I haven't had the need to talk with SWR about anything at this time.
It is well worth the price I paid for it, and more!
The Wow Factor:
Basically, it is a practical addition to my setup. Beyond that, I like the tilt mode, and sturdiness of the cabinet. The steel speaker
"cloth" is much more of a protectant than the usual cloth that covers
Seeing that my Sunn amp has lasted me 35 years, I plan on having this amp for the rest of my life! If it were stolen or destroyed some how,
I would simply buy another one. The only item lacking that I can see would be wheels like the Working Pro 15. I can't lift heavy items, so if it had wheels, I could move it more freely. It shouldn't be too hard to add wheels to the bottom, but it would have been nicer if they were already there.