Ibanez SW65 65W Bass Amplifier  

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A compact thumpmaster.

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.

Features

  • Tilt-back closed speaker cabinet for projection and tight low-end response
  • 12" speaker
  • Piezo tweeter
  • 65W power section
  • Controls include Master Volume, Bass, Middle, Treble, and Presence
  • Limiter with LED indicator
  • Variable input with 10dB gain
  • CD input for practice with recordings
  • Headphone out
  • Line out

You've gotta like the sound and the price or send it back per our dual guarantees!

 

SW65 65W Bass Amplifier Specifications:

  • 21"W x 22"H x 18"D
  • 55 lbs.
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4.5

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Very Good Deal Part II

Everything I said in my first review still holds true. I am truly happy with this little amp.After using this amp for a couple of months a few things have happened that prospective buyers should...Read complete review

Everything I said in my first review still holds true. I am truly happy with this little amp.After using this amp for a couple of months a few things have happened that prospective buyers should be aware of. This amp does not not have a metal speaker grill. Many amps in this price range do. The cloth fabric covering the speakers is a little fragile and will damage easily with a lot of banging around. I have already torn mine. The vinyl covering is a little thinner than some of the other amps. Definitely not as tough as the Hartke or Bassman carpet like coverings. Although the materials used on the Ibanez look better. If you are rough on your equipment this may not be the amp to buy. I still highly recommend this amp though. It sounds better due to it's 12" speaker and Piezo Tweeter. Ibanez cut some costs with the fabric grill cloth and covering but kept the performance of the amp very good for the money.You won't get a better sounding 65W amp for $220.00.

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decent but soft

I've had one for about 4 months now and at first it's a great amp when playing alone, but once you start playing with a full band, it's over powered by the drums. Everyone...Read complete review

I've had one for about 4 months now and at first it's a great amp when playing alone, but once you start playing with a full band, it's over powered by the drums. Everyone keeps telling me "turn it up man" or "I cant hear the bass". I play a Fender American deluxe through it and it delivers good tones at low and mid volumes, but it's not that great at handling high volumes and a rich low bass sound. It's decent but kind of too soft to play along to full bands. Definitely a good practice amp. Easy to carry, but not enough to play along to drums at mid or semi-large gigs.

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4.0

Good Practice Amp

By Rainman-Kx3nh

from Redlands, CA

This amp has all of the basic tools needed for a decent practice amp. It has a cd input for use with a CD player or Tascam Bass Trainer, a three band EQ, and an unbalanced line out if you need to go to a mixer and use it as a monitor.

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(33 of 59 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awsome as hell

By Marc-b6BXR

from East Windsor,Nj USA

this amp completely gets the job done and not just done, done well when im playin with my band or jammin with my friends it sounds awsome I am really impressed

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(51 of 91 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Sweet!

By Slade-Man

from Lamar Ar

I've heard distortion probs from all of you! Mine never distorts!(except with a pedal) I always use this bass for rehearsal, and it sounds awesome through my Yamaha Attitude Deluxe, Fender '51 P-bass, and both my Gibson eb-0! I love it as a studio bass too! My only prob is that theres not a whole lotta difference in the 7-10 on the volume nob!

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(28 of 50 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love It

By NBA

from Houston, Texas

I bought this amp due to the reviews in M-123.They were right!. It has incredible power and clarity, and a very wide range of tonal possibilities. I actually had to use it for PA purposes, and it does quite well with that as well. Much more value and sound than the package size would suggest. I will use as a primary gig amp.

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(6 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

GREAT AMP

By #1bassist

from Fort Erie, ON CAN

this is a great amp with amazing sound quality. this amp can be used for stage use or just jamming with friends. the only bad thing about this amp is the weight, approx 55 lbs. other then that it is a great amp that i would recomend to new bass players or long time players.

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(2 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

King of affordable amps

By S-Xdeqt

from Revere, MA

I play primarily slap and have never really used this amp while picking. With that in mind, this is the best sounding amp I've ever played. It may be only 65 watts, but with a limiter, don't hesitate to beat it up. I play with a drummer and two Marshall AVT50s and can still hear it quite well. It pounds out low end with treble that not only defines and accentuates notes, but fills them with sweet tone. The EQ does fine on its own but in conjunction with the presence knob, the tone is unreal. You'll be blown away by the sound you get from an amp this affordable. The only gripes I have as a musician in a band are that it isn't quite loud enough as I need it to be (understandable when the two guitarists CRANK their amps) and the tweeter does create an unpleasant buzz. It kind of gets in the way when you're playing at low volumes, but because the only volume coming from the tweeter comes from the treble knob, at high volumes you'll barely notice it. I HIGHLY recommend it. I defy you to find better quality at this price.

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(17 of 33 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome Amp

By Hoss

from Florida

This amp is definitely worth the $220. It's loud, clear, and has a rich tone. I've played it with two basses, a Fender Squier Precision Bass, and an Ibanez GSR100. Both of them produce tones that are nicely amplified with the SW65. I disagree with this amp being overpowered by drums. I play in a band in a small room (11 x 11) with a drummer and two guitarists in addition to myself. In contrast to my old Fender 10 watt amp, this amp definitely packs a punch. If you're looking for strength, don't hesitate to get this amp.

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(60 of 103 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

decent but soft

By F-pnx6.

from MD

I've had one for about 4 months now and at first it's a great amp when playing alone, but once you start playing with a full band, it's over powered by the drums. Everyone keeps telling me "turn it up man" or "I cant hear the bass". I play a Fender American deluxe through it and it delivers good tones at low and mid volumes, but it's not that great at handling high volumes and a rich low bass sound. It's decent but kind of too soft to play along to full bands. Definitely a good practice amp. Easy to carry, but not enough to play along to drums at mid or semi-large gigs.

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(38 of 74 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

A decent amp, merely

By B-56t9C

from Hong Kong

I bought this amp quite a while ago, and while I do still use it regularly as it's my only bass amp, I do have a few issues with it. On the fourteenth fret of the G string, when tuned normally, it distorts. Wherever I play it, that specific A distorts a lot. Aside from that and a minor issue with a broken headphone jack which was easily fixed, it's a pretty good amp, especially for the money. It gets a little sharp or boomy for my liking quite easily, but if you're careful with the EQ, you should be okay. Like others have said, it's loud, almost too loud. At least, loud enough that the limiter can't prevent it distorting on higher volumes even with a passive bass. Overall, a decent amp, and very good for the money, but there are better combo amps out there.

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(57 of 101 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Very Good Deal Part II

By ktmrider

from Redlands, CA

Everything I said in my first review still holds true. I am truly happy with this little amp.After using this amp for a couple of months a few things have happened that prospective buyers should be aware of. This amp does not not have a metal speaker grill. Many amps in this price range do. The cloth fabric covering the speakers is a little fragile and will damage easily with a lot of banging around. I have already torn mine. The vinyl covering is a little thinner than some of the other amps. Definitely not as tough as the Hartke or Bassman carpet like coverings. Although the materials used on the Ibanez look better. If you are rough on your equipment this may not be the amp to buy. I still highly recommend this amp though. It sounds better due to it's 12" speaker and Piezo Tweeter. Ibanez cut some costs with the fabric grill cloth and covering but kept the performance of the amp very good for the money.You won't get a better sounding 65W amp for $220.00.

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