SWR LA-12

60W Combo (1 x 1")

Made by SWR

Description Small cube shaped 12 inch combo amp. Big 12 inch combo amp sound. Very minimal in the knobs department, but definately great sound for a in-home practice amp at a decent price through Ebay.
Posted By Michael Barlet (1379)
Directory Equipment: Amplifiers
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On 11/4/2004, Michael Barlet (1379) posted:
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I love this little amp. Like I said, not great for giggin. If you are looking for a giggin amp, grab something a little bigger from the SWR line. If stolen, I would definately buy another of the same model. The only thing I wish it had was an effects loop. Oh well, just for practice... thats why I have my big rig! Peace Luv4Bass
Model Year: 2004
Price: $225.00 (new)
Where Obtained: West Coast Music via EBAY
Features:
Very basic tone control...volume, bass, mids, treble. Includes a tuner out and a extra "Mix In" jack for use of drum machine, cd player, etc. It is only 60 watts RMS, so not realy large enough to do more than gig small coffee shops, little open mics or tiny worship services. It is solid state amp on top a decent 12" cone.
Sound Quality:
Tone is excellent for such a small amp. Very little to no noise. Cranked up, still sounds clean. Doesn't sound much like any other budget amps I've heard. 8-)
Ease of Use:
Very easy to use. Just plug in, dial desired tone, and punk rock. Knobs are located on top-rear of amp. very portable and not too heavy. Also has handles cut-away into the sides of the amp (hard to describe, should see for yourself) which makes carrying very easy... wish my working man's 15 combo had these.
Durability:
Like a rock. Carpetted (probably not speelled right) on all surfaces. Has thick metal grill. Could probably drop this baby off a balcony and it would still work. (do not try at home!!!) Have only had for about 6 months now, but looks like it will be my in home practice amp for years to come. Knobs seem to be on very secure. People always complain about SWR overheating... I am in friggin Iraq (can you say extreme weather?) and often play for 2-4 hours straight. Has never over heated on me.