#1
Hey everyone. I just was gifted a junky Squier P Bass, and I'm in the market for an amp. I saw a SWR LA 15 100 watt amp on craigslist for $150. Turns out they're $300 new, but it it a solid amp? I need band practice power, and tone. Reliability isn't a huge issue (I repair broken gear as a hobby, so I'm swimming in it) nor is features. I just want to put out some good tone on a small budget.

So, any opinions on this amp? Any alternatives? Thanks, everyone.
#2
SWR amps are solid, from what I've seen and heard. Not at all a bad amp.
And yet, to me, what is this quintessence of dust? Man delights not me: no, nor woman neither... nor women neither.
#4
^Thanks, guys. Any idea on volume/projection? I know that bass amps need more wattage to be heard in a mix, but how much?
#5
generally rule of thumb is 4 times a guitarists wattage, and in a practice setting, usually a guitarist won't have much more than a 20-25 watt amp (in my experience) so 100 watts should be pretty good, but i guess it really depends on the guitarist

if you're practicing by yourself, then 100 watts will be way more than enough

also SWRs are pretty nice amps from what i've played
#6
Quote by Zar938
usually a guitarist won't have much more than a 20-25 watt amp


As a gigging bassist I can tell you that most guitarists will have AT LEAST 50w SS. But then again, i only use 100W but it does lack in the volume giigging.

100W will be plenty for rehersals but gigging maybe not...

Gear:
Fender Standard Jazz Bass
Artec Matrix Pedal Tuner
BBE Optostomp
Boss GEB 7
EHX NYC Big Muff
Ashdown MAG C410T-300
Torque T100BX
GAS-ing for:
Boss SYB5
Behringer Intelligate IG9
#7
100w amps can be used for gigging if you run it through the PA and don't mind not having a particularly great stage sound.
And yet, to me, what is this quintessence of dust? Man delights not me: no, nor woman neither... nor women neither.