LA15 Review

manufacturer: SWR date: 01/17/2006 category: Bass Amplifiers
SWR: LA15
This 100-watt entry-level combo amplifier features a basic SWR preamp and EQ (bass, mid, treble), as well as a headphone jack, tuner out jack, and "mix in" jack (so you can practice along with a CD or other audio source).
 Sound: 9
 Overall Impression: 9
 Reliability & Durability: 8
 Features: 8
 Overall rating:
 7.3 
 Reviewer rating:
 8.5 
 Users rating:
 6.1 
 Votes:
 15 
review (1) 4 comments vote for this gear:
overall: 8.5
LA15 Reviewed by: CaffeineTripp, on january 17, 2006
1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Price paid: $ 299.99

Purchased from: ActiveMusician.com

Sound: This amp easily hits the lower notes with clarity and all the tone you want from your bass, whether it's rock or jazz. It is crisp and clean through hours of playing. Though it does hum when the volume is on ten, the thunderous music that comes from it is more than enough to drown it out. Gives off quite a nice click with slapping and popping, and the harmonics come out beautiful. // 9

Reliability & Durability: Rugged and worth the buy. Easy to transport given that the handles are near the top of the amp and not on the sides. All of forty-some pounds, it's very lightweight. // 8

Overall Impression: I recommend this amp to bassists that play jazz, funk, metal or rock. It is quite versatile in that respect. The price is great for what you get out of it. 299.99 dollars for 100 watts. However, to get this amp to its full potential, I do suggest buying an effects processor or a pedal. // 9

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