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SWR LA12 Bass Combo Amplifier   

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The SWR LA12 Bass Combo Amplifier is a 60W workhorse that can do it all: practice, rehearsal, and lower-volume gigs. Its classic SWR preamp and Aural...Click To Read More About This Product

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A compact powerhouse.

The SWR LA12 Bass Combo Amplifier is a 60W workhorse that can do it all: practice, rehearsal, and lower-volume gigs. Its classic SWR preamp and Aural Enhancer circuitry deliver rich tone through a 12" speaker. Comes equipped with a post-EQ line out that doubles as a tuner output, stereo headphone outs with speaker defeat for silent practice, and a mix input for practicing with CD player or drum machine. Extended-depth cab design enhances bass response. Edgemount handles.

FEATURES
  • 60W power into 8 ohms (internal)
  • 12" custom-designed speaker and piezo tweeter
  • Extended-depth cab for enhanced bass response
  • Classic SWR preamp and Aural Enhancer circuitry
  • Post-EQ line out/tuner output
  • Stereo headphone outs with speaker defeat for silent practice
  • Mix input for practicing with CD or drum machine
  • Edgemount handles for easy portability
  • 16"W x 16"H x 16"D

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4.9

(based on 14 reviews)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

So good until it heats up

By Mr. Man-QXJf5

from Undisclosed

I had this amp for almost 5 years now. And this is often used as a practice amp inside the apartment. It was okay. One day when I lend this amp to my friends church I saw what its defect. This thing sounds good and loud for its size but when used in a higher volume setting and for a longer time it over heats and then the signal quality begins to get worst. So they have to turn off the amp until it cools down.

 
4.0

cool stuff

By basssssss14

from canada

It's a nice amp, but only for practicing, if you want to gig with it, you'd have to mic it. to hear it over a drum set, you have to turn everything up all the way, but over all a great practice amp for a person who is in a band.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great For Bluegrass Bass

I would like to see this amp with a XLR output jack to direct line out to the PA. However, the hi impedance tuner jack actually provides a decent signal. Other than that, you'll not be disappointed in this superb instrument.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Pretty Decent

By MadCow

from Vancouver

I really like the sounds that such a small amp can give but it has a few downsides that have kept me from loving it.For starters, it has a nice EQ capable of giving nice sounds but I have never been able to turn up the bass past %60 while the amp is at half volume without getting a buzz back. The same also goes with the treble setting. Also, the amp cannot handle anything past %75 volume or my Boss Overdrive pedal on half volume, and this becomes rather irriatating. This doesn't mean that it isnt worth its price. This makes a wonderful little amp for practice but don't expect to hear yourself if your playing with a drummer who is playing aat full volume.If your looking for a good practice amp (nothing more) and want a good price, get this amp.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great

By waffles42-6X8Bq

from Georgia

I have had this amp for a little over a year now. It has yet to fail me in a single area. This amp is perfect for jamming with a band. It does have a little trouble overpowering my drummer but it can. I even use this amp for my guitar. I use a Boss DS-1 distortion pedal and a Dunlop Crybaby for my guitar and it shreds like no other. The only real problem is the hissing sound you get at higher volumes and with the Crybaby. I recommend this amp to anyone who needs an amp for their house.

 
5.0

Perfect practice amp!

By Luigi Castagna

from Swanzey, NH

I've owned this SWR LA12 Combo Amp for almost 3 years, and it performs ever time without incidents. This is a very quiet amp, almost doesn't seem like it's on sometimes. Great value, great sound, it is 16 by 16 by 16(so it is a perfect square, which makes it look very cool and clean). Have not had any problems at all in about a 3 year period, so it is durable and dependable. I would highly recommend this bass combo amp to anybody looking for a practice amp or just to jam with friends.

 
5.0

Nice Combo Amp.

By Andy-2_lZ2

from Jackson, MN

Really nice for the price. Picked a barely used one up. The guitarist I play with always want to use it because it sounds so nice. Definately an awesome amp.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

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By Bob

from USA

The SWR LA12 is one of the best sounding small combo's I've ever heard. I also own a SWR 750x & Goliath III 410 and wanted a small practice/rehersal amp. Naturally, the LA12 doesn't have the earth-shaking power of its big brothers, but at resonable sound levels, I can get a comparable tone out of the LA12 even though it only has bass, mid, and treble controls. I play a active 5 string with a 3 band eq & Bartolini humbuckers. The LA12 does struggle a bit at higher db levels with the B string, but it is only a 60 watt amp, and does just fine for band rehersal. For a couple hundred bucks, there's nothing that can match the clean natural sound that this little amp puts out. Highly recommended!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This Thing Has Big Sound

By Independent musician 1

from Kalispell Montna

I Have played this bass amp for about a month now,( i have the 100 watt) It has not let me down, Exept for when i was at a metal band practice and i was playing my Alverez bass through it (very strong pickups) i had my bass and Amp Up Full Blast and it crackled. so just work it in and it will be the perfect Practice or Small gig Bass amp.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

LA tone machine

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I listened in on a mini jamfest where several high end basses were plugged into this unit. The L.A. 12 held up its end very well in the tone department. The sounds coming out of this amp at bedroom volume levels were exquisite, to say the least. The amp was barely cranked and displayed a wide variety of tones that would satisfy all but the most discerning audiophile. Needless to say, this little amp will replace my lowly practice/coffeehouse amp!

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