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Ibanez SW100 100W Bass Amp  

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    Ibanez

    Designed for today's music and today's musician.

    There are already plenty of amps dedicated to the thrilling sounds of yesteryear, but the Ibanez SW100 100W Bass Amp is spec'd and voiced for today's tones. It has all the key features modern players demand. Tilt-back design, active 4-band EQ with selectable midrange, limiter, transformer balanced DI (XLR type) with pre/post switch, extension speaker out, and effects loop.

    Features

    • 100 watt @ 8ohms using internal speaker
    • 145 watt @ 4ohms using optional extension cabinet
    • Tilt-back design
    • 15" speaker and piezo tweeter with on/off switch
    • Active 4-band EQ with selectable midrange (250hZ/500hZ/800hZ)
    • Limiter with LED indicator
    • Sensitivity switch with effect blend control
    • Master volume control
    • CD inputs
    • Headphone out
    • Transformer balanced DI (XLR type) with pre/post switch and ground lift switch
    • Line out
    • Effects send and return
    • Extension speaker out (145W at 4 ohms)
    • Closed back cabinet
    • 21"W x 23-1/5"H x 19-1/5"D
    • 67 lbs.

    Great sounding gig amp with all the features and a low price. You can't do better than that. Order today.

     
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    4.9

    (based on 23 reviews)

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

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    By skyheights89

    from Bay minette,ala

    This Is A "Good" amp, When I say "good" I mean Not Awsome, not really good, just good.It's A really good hard rock amp but lacks Some of the tone you would want for "Smoother" styles like R&B, Jazz,& some Pop.The mid-range selector is really nice for dialing in the tone you want.The tweeter gives you some of the sound somewhat like a 4x10, But Makes a lot of noise at times.A pretty Good amp for hard rock if you can't afford a good Ampeg, but if you "best of all worlds tone" Look Else where.

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    This is a great AMP!

    By bassman75

    from Franklin, KY

    I have beaten this amp up all over Kentucky with my band for over 2 years. I use it at church as a DI and monitor while using in-ear monitors. It handles the low B and C of my Heartfield DR-5 with ease. The tilt back is a great feature. No worries with my Ibanez amp. 100 watts is enough for a medium sized gig, and no problem if you have a large PA. And it is priceless while living in an apartment!

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    great amp with good price

    By xBlackxFlagx

    from Shawnee, KS

    Ive had this amp 2 years its incredible. Great for any style. It lacks a distortion channel other than that its good. I haven't had any problems with it. I don't use the extension cab and its still loud enough for practices.

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great Amp

    By Jersey John

    from Springfield, Mo

    I have owned this amp for almost 2 years now. Its really a good amp, but if you turn it up past 5 on the gain then it buzzes unless you turn down the bass. Other then that I have no issues with it. I use it to play in my punk band, Dance Rock band, and I use it as a monitor for my Techno DJ'ing applications. Not bad over all.

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    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    SW 100 BOOMS

    By J Lock

    from Atlanta GA

    After trying out several amps in this price range(and higher), I settled on the SW100. I tried the Fender Rumble 100 and the Ampeg BA 115 and the combination of features, sound and price made the SW 100 a winner. My wife can hear me in the driveway when she is driving in from work, so it's got the power. This thing rattles the walls! The sound is comparable to the Ampeg(and less expensive) and its got more features than the Rumble 100(I like the tilt-back design). This amp lays the thunder!!!

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    The best

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    I rehearse and gig approx 4 times per month and the Ibanez is the best sounding small amp I have ever used. I currently play an Ibanez Sound Gear Bass and an Ibanez Road Star from the early 80's. Both sound great through this amp. On stage I slave a 1-15" Yorkville cabinet at the back and have the Ibanez amp tilted at me from the front. Sound is fat with a crisp punchy high end that I just can't get from my much more expensive GK 700RB using a 1-15" and 2-10" cabs.Would highly recommend this amp as both practice and stage amp. Only complaint..a bit awkward to move.

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Very Good and Solid

    By Mr. Rythm

    from Miami, FL.

    I had this amp. For about 6 months now, I bought it to use it with a crossover to increase bass presence on my rig using 2 15" cabinets + 2 12" Monitors for the entire mix....WOW! what a difference! It is heavy, but then again is a relatively small enclosure that produces big sound, so it needs to be solid. Seems the Amp falls a bit short of what the speaker/cabinet can produce, however, it is still a very good combination. I also use it for practice, while it is designed for Bass, the built-in tweeter helps with the highs. It doesnt get warm either after hours of practice... Bottom line, I am happy with it.

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Unexpected

    By rollabsubass

    from rolla, mo

    i just brought it home today after shopping around the store. i compared it to an ampeg 115, and chose this one. it has a much warmer tone that goes well w/ my five string fretless, but change the settings and it'd work well with a punchy 4 string fretted. very versatile, powerful, great amp.

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    5.0

    Great

    By Rald-EMdv.

    from Stony Point, NY

    This amp is truely worth every penny. It can produce any type of tone you want plus it puts out a huge amount of power for the price. While it can't be quite as loud as my guitarist's marshal half stacks, it still can be heard over the drums. I plan to use it as cabinet in the future with a behringer head for more power but if you are just starting a band it is perfect.

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    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    A powerful new amp from Ibanez

    By Pyrogore6

    from Bridgewater, NJ

    My story with SW100:I first bought the Ibanez soundwave 100 at a local store. I had to choose between getting a 120 watt Hartke with a 10" speaker or the SW100. I prevoiusly owned a SW65 for half a year, which I bought with my parents, but I wanted something more powerful than 65 watts. So the Hartke 120watt would have been a better deal (due to 20 more watts), only if it didn't look so different from the SW65. Buying an new amp behind my parents back, I had to find something physically similar to the 65 watt, so I chose the SW100. However, I found this amp to be impressive. You're still getting a good deal from this amp.The SW100's stuff:The amp has many features with it. It uses 100 watts at 8ohms. The SW155 cabinet can also hook up to the SW100 for 145 watts of power at 4ohms for an even stronger sound. So if you're starting a band, you may want to consider buying this amp. -With my experience, I was still able to hear myself playing in the band (guitarist has Ibanez halfstack). -At high volume, the amp doesn't scream nor get fuzzed by distortion.Even though this amp isn't a Hartke, it definitely isn't a cheap Rogue, either. I trust that you'll like the SW100.

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