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Ibanez SW65 65W Bass Amplifier   

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The tilt-back closed cab helps get your sound out and tightens up low-end response. The 12" speaker and piezo tweeter are driven by a 65W power secti...Click To Read More About This Product

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A compact thumpmaster.

The tilt-back closed cab helps get your sound out and tightens up low-end response. The 12" speaker and piezo tweeter are driven by a 65W power section. Controls on the Ibanez SW65 include master volume, bass, middle, treble, and presence. Other features on the bass amplifier include a limiter with LED indicator, variable input with 10dB gain, a CD input for practice with recordings, headphone out, line out, and an effects send and return. 21"W x 22"H x 18"D. 55 lbs.

FEATURES
  • Tilt-back closed speaker cabinet for projection and tight low-end response
  • 12" speaker
  • Piezo tweeter
  • 65W power section
  • Controls include Master Volume, Bass, Middle, Treble, and Presence
  • Limiter with LED indicator
  • Variable input with 10dB gain
  • CD input for practice with recordings
  • Headphone out
  • Line out

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SPECIFICATIONS

SW65 65W Bass Amplifier

  • 21"W x 22"H x 18"D
    55 lbs.
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4.4

(based on 41 reviews)

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Pretty Good

I own this amp, and I bought it with the same assumption as a lot of people... I thought it was going to be loud enough to compete with a drummer. However,...Read complete review

I own this amp, and I bought it with the same assumption as a lot of people... I thought it was going to be loud enough to compete with a drummer. However, while you can make it out alright playing just by yourself and with a drummer, any guitarist even CLOSE to being loud will drown you out completely. The speaker, surprisingly, gets very good low end as well as high end. There's nothing cheap about this amp - it's all there, and for small gigs where the drums aren't very very loud it's worth buying.But be warned! If you're looking to be in a band setting, (especially a garage band such as punk or something like that) do NOT buy this! Save up for a 100 or 200 watt Ampeg... even consider the Ibanez SW100. But this thing was not meant for the gigs.

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Not for use with digitech GNX4

I bought this amp and the first time I plugged my GNX4 into it (on mod. bass preset) I got some rather disturbing squeeling feedback not constant but it would come up from...Read complete review

I bought this amp and the first time I plugged my GNX4 into it (on mod. bass preset) I got some rather disturbing squeeling feedback not constant but it would come up from time to time. I Also got some wierd buzzing at fairly low volume levels. Adjusting the settings did not help. I took it back to the dealer and they are playing with it as I write this. I double checked by plugging into a fender blackface at low volume and all the feedback went away. This might be good for someone who has no intention of playing with an FX unit, but for those who have FX units ...beware.

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5.0

Perfect Design

By JustLysten2Me

from Ocean Springs, MS

This is no doubt an amp you can build upon. If your using it just as an amp alone, it should be fine for small gigs. If a gig gets too big, you have a line out and use this amp close in as a Bass Monitor pointed straight at your face. The line out is what you want to make of it, Plug it into a Large System 1, 5, 10, 20 Thousand Watts and let it work for you just like the Pro Vets do. The Lower Stage Volume, Easier Mixing equals an Awesome Sounding Show.

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5.0

Awesome Amp!!!

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

When I bought this amp I was looking for a solid amp to give me a good clean sound yet still be able to crank it up so I can make myself herd. And boy did I find it!! This amp is so cool and has sweet features, I love it! The effects loop is super handy and the limiter really saves you from the natural buzzing sound. So if you want an inexpensive, awesome amp, look no further.

 
4.0

Good for small gigs

By Phill, the Wayward bassist

from Poole, England

I use this amp mainly as a bass monitor (I stand right in front of it, to hear what I'm playing) and plug the Line Out into the main mixer. If I think the audience aren't getting enough bass, I just turn it up! A good little amp (only 65Watts) but certainly big enough for a 'pub gig' with a guitarist and drummer.

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5.0

I really like this amp a lot!

By TommyBoy-v6YEc

from Frankfort, IL

This is a really good amp. No complaints with mine. Great for a beginner or an experienced bassist. 10 overall.

 
4.0

Good for a while

By ChaoticShock

from Meridian, Idaho

I play in a punk band and used it for small gigs that had about 25 people at them. I always had the volume and the gain maxed. At one of my gigs I plugged it in and it didn't work. I am sure it's because i had it at max all of the time. So this is not a good amp if you play in a band.

 
5.0

Good amp for the money

By Tayeman

from Redlands, CA

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I bought this amp as a practice amp and it has served me well. I have had it for a year with no problems.It has been used for practice and I have used it as a stage monitor a few times in a medium church setting and it has worked fine for that.This is no gig amp. It just doesn't get loud enough to compete with a drum kit in a small to medium setting, unless it's a jazz trio with a drummer with excellent touch.As for the tone it's not bad. Very clean and colorless. The EQ allows you to dial in some decent tones but nothing that will knock your socks off. Don't expect Ampeg, GK, or SWR tone from an amp at this price.For a practice amp and small stage monitor, it is reliable and worth every penny.

 
2.0

This amp is not worth the money!

By Bushhogman22

from nowhere you need to knowsville,DD

This amp is terrible for any active bass that is to be played against any loud drums, guitar, etc. You have to max out every volume, bass, boost, etc. knob on the stupid thing to get it loud enough, and when you do that it rattles like crazy and clips. I reccomend a much powerful amp, like the 120watt Behringer BX1200.

 
5.0

good amp, very loud

By spazmode113

from Lowell, MA

it is my second amp and it the best. it is so loud. it has a volume limiter so you can tell if you have it too loud. great amp.

 
4.0

Good Amp

By BigMan420

from Abington

I have had this amp for almost a year and it is the best amp i have ever had. It's not too expensive, but it has an almost professional sound. It even makes crappy basses a good sound. I recommend to any one who wants a good amp for a low price.

 
4.0

Eh...

By Tom C

from Pine City, MN

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This amp is nothing special. It is best if you are going for a deeper, smoother tone for light rock or pop and not for heavier rock. I would say it is worth the money, but you could probably spend a little more on an Ampeg and get more features.

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