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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 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.
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Most Liked Positive 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,...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.
Most Liked Negative Review
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.
Reviewed by 40 customers
I've been using this amp for a little over a year and it has served me better than anything I could have bought for the price. It is absolutely not big enough however for a gig. You simply could not get it loud enough without risking the integrity of the speaker. Keep this thing in the bedroom and you'll be solid.
For only 65 Watts, this thing can blast! My band will be practicing and everything either has a mic on it, or the acoustic drums, or our guitarists, half stack and fender 100w guitar amp, this lil guy still held it's own. We just played a show at my school's auditorium and I did have to turn it all the way up, but it filled the whole Auditorium, handles all notes. Great Amp for beginners and intermediate.
I've had this amp for a few months, it sounds great if you have the volume on 3. It's a great practice amp, but the first show I played with it, my sound was killed by my guiatarist's half stack, and by trying to get loud enough, I blew my speaker. So be careful.
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.
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.
I've had this amp for a while and I must say it has worked great. It is however, a very average amp. If your looking for a good practice amp to plunk around on, this is the amp for you. If your looking for something with more tonal abilities, its worth the extra money to invest in something better.
Based on wattage and price, this amp is great! It uses what its got even better than I expected. Great tight sound and booming lows. Plenty of volume for its size. Use it for practice and intimate gigs - you'll love it. Dude, run an acoustic/electric guitar thru it - woaahh!!
Yeap, I'm deployed in Iraq so I just needed a smaller amp that could still make some noise - and this one does just that. Obviously its not goin onstage anytime soon, but for just messing around in a garage or basment its perfect.The only thing I didn't take into consideration before buying was that fact that I got a 5-string with it. And this amp cannot handle the boom of that big ole string! (unless I turn off the DB boost and the bass knob down to about a quarter way, who wants to do that?!) but if I just stick with the higher 4 strings I can turn it back up and get some decent boom outta her, and if you do any slapping the horn tweeter really accents that nicely.
Ive bought this amp a while ago, and not to get anyone angry or anything, but i can't really get that much tone out of it, so in my opinion, its not that great of an amp, you would be better off with ashdown or ampeg.
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.
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