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Ibanez SW100 100W Bass Amp

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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...Click To Read More About This Product

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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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(5 of 5 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.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Review

By skyheights89

from Bay minette,ala

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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.

(3 of 3 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.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

great amp with good price

By xBlackxFlagx

from Shawnee, KS

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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.

(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!

(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.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very Good and Solid

By Mr. Rythm

from Miami, FL.

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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.

(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.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great

By Rald-EMdv.

from Stony Point, NY

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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.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

SW 100 BOOMS

By J Lock

from Atlanta GA

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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!!!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Nice Amp

By Ugly Bass Player Thom

from Woodbury, VT

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I didn't go to the guitar store looking to by an Ibanez (don't they make guitars?) bass amp, but of all the amps I tried, an Ibanez is what I came home with. Price means a lot to me, but so does the money I earn. I refuse to buy garbage. I thought I was taking a chance on an Ibanez bass amp. But it was more like the amp took a chance on me. I'm sold, lock, stock and barrel. Good quality, decent price, and the sounds! Thanks Ibanez. Yes they do make Bass Amps, and they are GOOD!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Just a Great Amp

By WWI

from Waterloo, NY

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I felt the need for a new Amp, so began the looking. I wanted 100 watts with a 15" speaker and the ability to add an addition speaker if needed, all for about this price. When I found the Ibanez, it met what I wanted, with more. The tweeter with an off/on switch is a Great idea, I don't use it, but it's nice if I need it. It has wonderful booming bottom, Great mids, sharp highs, and a price that doesn't break the bank. I use a distortion pedal for extra fill and found the Amp handles Great with no break-up or cutting out. This is just a Great Amp!

 
5.0

good for anything

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

this is a great amp for the price and it would be hard to do better. it gets the lowest of lows and highest of highs out of my six string and absolutely crushes on the aggressive funk stuff. the tweeter is great for adding high end wail.

 
5.0

OK amp

By Chad-lKipX

from Three Rivers, MI

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This is really a nice amp, but if you play with a REALLY hard hitting drummer, don't get this. It gets loud, but when I turn it up to hear myself over the drums, it pops or sounds really muddy. The material they use to cover this amp splits often on edges. This is also a quite heavy amp. If you get this amp, I would suggest leaving it at your drummers house or whatever place you have practice at. Features are great, you can get any sound out of this amp. Effects loop, to me, is just an add-on. Never gets hot, not even after playing for a whole 6 hours straight.

 
5.0

Good amp, for good price

By Sr800 Bassist

from Frederick, MD

I have had this amp for about 2 years and it hasn't broken down yet. This amp has a great sound. Great for practicing with. My only problem is the fact that if you turn the gain up past 5 you will get a buzzing sound. Otherwise, this is a great amp.

 
5.0

Ibanez Makes Value Happen

By Christianbassman

from Goldsboro NC

This amp really rocks. It has all the features of much more expensive units. Plenty of power for all but the biggest venues. I don't crank mine much over 1/2 and get lots of great sound.

 
5.0

One Word... Amazing

By Bassman-DFHIU

from New York

If an Amp this size could make any more pure, rich sounding bass and treble noise, then I wouldn't believe it. This amp is incredible. Use it for all gigs from the basment to the backporch to a club or hotel. Kicks somes crazy a**.

 
5.0

Give Me The Bass

By Lunchbox239

from Ft,. Myers, FL

Well, Let Me Start Off By Saying This Amp I Shake The Walls Of My House. It Has Everything I Need For. A Tweeter For A Drum Machine From A Digi Pedel. This Is A Great Amp.

 
4.0

sw100

By SPF40

from Oklahoma City, OK

Just bought this amp today and messed around w/ it for a couple of hours, it has pretty good tone at around 8/10 of the volume but too much higher and it gets a little muddy. However i still think this amp is a great deal for the money. That's why I bought it in the first place.

 
5.0

Great Little amp

By Thundercraft53

from Saint Louis Mo

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I use this amp for most of my gigs now. I love the sound when used as a stage monitor and xlr out to the mains is very quiet. The sound guys like it.

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