We looked at the new Fender bass amps, a couple of small Peavey amps, Crate and the small SWR amps.
This one had the best sound, hands down. Very good price!
Right off hand, I cannot think of a way to make this better. It really has the sound, the power, the durability that anyone would need.
If lost or stolen, yes, without any hesitation we would buy another one.
Model Year: 2002
Price: $249.99 (new)
Where Obtained: MusiciansFriend
4 band EQ, rotary tone controls.
2 swiching cannels, one each for active & passive instruments. Free footpedal included.
Master volume control. Dedicated Tuner output.
Balanced Direct Out connector.
Switchable "Ultrabass" sub-harmonic processor. Adds sub-harmonic tones to all notes.
"Shape" filter for active channel.
Plenty powerful for Stage monitor and going direct to FOH. On stage we run it at about 3 out of 10.
We looked at Peavey, the new Fenders, Crate and SWR and for the money, this one hands down.
Very sturdy contruction, Black carpet like material, Heavy metal grill material. Ported in the back. Moves a LOT of air.
Very satisfied with purchase. Would definitely make same decision again.
This is used in a Contemporary service at a church.
Three basses used with this amp, All passive. A Warwick, a Peavey and a Jackson. I tested it with a Fender Precision. They all sounded great. Some minor EQ adjustments according to each instrument.
All three players have different styles. One has much more experience (20 years) and can play all styles. He is very pleased with its versatility.
Not really programmable in that regard. It does have a footswitch to change channels & take out or add the effects. Switch was included.
No work at all in getting great sound out of it.
Very easy controls.
It did take a ding in shipment. Looks like something punctured BOTH cardboard shipping containers. It left a slight dent in the grill screen. But no damage to the working parts.
Very heavy design and build. Looks like it could take some abuse. Very heavy, very Solid!