Vintage Products

This page is dedicated to archiving information on SWR products that have either been upgraded or are no longer in production. It is provided for the convenience of our customers who have purchased one of the models listed below, or plan to purchase a pre-owned, discontinued, or upgraded SWR product. The information below is not completely comprehensive, nor does it take into account the major full line aesthetic upgrades that occurred as follows:

1996 - Pro Series speaker grills upgraded from triangular bronze to square punch black/silver.
1999 - Pro Series amplifiers aesthetic revision (black front panels to chrome front panels).
1999 - Pro Series speaker grill aesthetic revision (powder coat to chrome).
2002 - Pro Series amplifiers aesthetic revision (chrome front panels to brushed aluminum/dome logo).

1999 - Workingman's full line aesthetic revision (black/silver screen to navy/red screen).
2002 - Workingman's full line aesthetic revision (navy/red screen to midnight blue/dome logo).
2004 - WorkingPro heads and cabs replace the Workingman's units. (Black/chrome)
2005 - WorkingPro combos replace the Workingman's combos. (Black/chrome)

Please note: The following "Vintage" models are completely sold out and SWR no longer stocks the parts required to build them. If you are interested in purchasing one of the models listed below, we recommend that you try searching music classifieds, music stores, or internet sources that specialize in pre-owned musical equipment.

Vintage Pro Series Amplifiers

Vintage Pro Series Preamps

Vintage Pro Series Power Amplifiers

Vintage Pro Series Combo Amplifiers

Vintage Pro Series Speaker Enclosures

Vintage Pro Series Accessories

Vintage LA Series Amplifiers

Vintage Workingman's Amplifiers

Vintage Workingman's Combo Amplifiers

Vintage Workingman's Speaker Enclosures

Vintage Acoustic Series

 

VINTAGE PRO SERIES AMPLIFERS


PB-200

The PB-200 was SWR's first product. Introduced in late 1984, it underwent an upgrade and was available as the Studio 220 until 1998 when it was retired from the SWR product line. The following changes were made when the PB-200 was upgraded and renamed the Studio 220: Increased power output, Appearance facelift, Transparency Control, Frequency Shift Control omitted.

Production Period: 1984 to 1987
Final Retail Price: $799.00

 

SS-180

Introduced in 1986, the SS-180 was the third model introduced in the SWR product line and features an all-tube preamp section, Variable Limiter, Footswitchable EQ Section, and a solid state power amplifier that delivers 180 Watts into 2 or 4 Ohms and 120 Watts into 8 Ohms.

Production Period: 1986
Final Retail Price: $699.00

 

ST-220

An updated version of our first amplifier, the Studio 220 was discontinued after an eleven year run to make room in the SWR product line for new designs. Features: 220 watts RMS @ 4 ohms, 4-band paragraphic EQ, Mono effects loop, Adjustable electronic crossover, Adjustable limiter, Power amp clip LED, Pull transparency switch, XLR record out with pad and ground lift, Preamp out/power amp in jacks, EQ footswitch, Rack mountable,

Weight: 13.5 lbs.

Production Period: 1987 to 1998
Final Retail Price: $999.00

 

SM-400

Introduced in early 1985, the SM-400 was the second model introduced in the SWR product line. The SM-400, which has been called "Legendary in the world of bass heads" by Bass Player Magazine, is a rack mountable amp, featuring a 4-band paragraphic EQ, mono and stereo effects loop, adjustable limiter, electronic crossover, stereo/bi-amp balance control.

Production Period: 1985 to 1993
Final Retail Price: $1299.00

 

SM-400S

The SM-400 underwent its first upgrade in 1993 and was renamed the SM-400S. The amplifier's power output was increased to 500 watts (@ 4 Ohms in Bridge/Mono Mode) and some new features were added (Internal Cooling Fan) including features that were previously available only as factory modifications (XLR Pad & Ground Lift, and Transparency Control). Replaced by the SM-500.

Production Period: 1993 to 1999
Final Retail Price: $1299.00

SM-500

SM500

The direct descendant of the legendary SM-400, the SM-500 was a mainstay of stages and studios for over a decade. The SM-500 featured the original SWR tube preamp and a four-band graphic/semi-parametric EQ, plus a side-chain effects loop, stereo master volume control and Transparency control for crystalline highs.

Production Period: 1999 to 2010
Final Retail Price: $1949.99

SM-900 (BLACK FACE PURPLE SCREEN)

The original version of our top of the line model. 350 watts RMS/channel stereo, 800 watts RMS mono @ 4 ohms, 2 independent switchable 3-band semi-parametric EQs, EQ footswitch, sidechain stereo and mono effects loops, effects blend control, tuner send, adjustable limiter, electronic crossover, XLR record out with pad and ground lift, fan, rack mountable.

Dimensions: 19"W x 3.5" x 13.75"D
Weight: 24 Lbs.

Production Period: 1991 to 1999
Final Retail Price: $1899.00

 

ELECTRIC BLUE

The Electric Blue was the head-only version of the Baby Blue Studio Reference Bass System. It came housed in it's own mini road case with a removable, protective lid and handle. Due to numerous requests, this amplifier was reintroduced in 1998 with the same specifications and a simplified protective case as the "Baby Blue Head".

Production Period: 1990 to 1993
Final Retail Price: Unavailable

 

BASIC 350

The Basic 350 was the original name of the Bass 350 when it was first introduced in 1993. The name was changed due to a copyright conflict with another amplifier manufacturer. The only difference between the Basic 350 and the Bass 350 is an increase in chassis venting that was implemented about a year into production and occurred simultaneously to the name change.

Production Period: 1993 to 1994
Final Retail Price: $849.00

 

BASS 350 (BURGUNDY FACE)

Simple, solid and loud. 350 watts RMS @ 4 ohms, 450 watts RMS @ 2 ohms variable mid-range EQ, sidechain mono effects loop, effects blend control, limiter, limiter defeat switch, cooling fan, fan defeat switch, XLR balanced record out, tuner send, rack mountable.

Dimensions: 19"W x 3.5" x 10.125"D
Weight: 16.5 Lbs.

Production Period: 1994 to 1999
Final Retail Price: $849.00

 

BASS 350 (CHROME VERSION)

The final version of the popular Bass 350 before it was outfitted in 2002 with our Subwave Octave effect and became the 350x. 350 watts RMS @ 4 ohms, 450 watts RMS @ 2 ohms variable mid-range EQ, sidechain mono effects loop, effects blend control, limiter, limiter defeat switch, cooling fan, fan defeat switch, XLR balanced record out, tuner send, rack mountable.

Dimensions: 19"W x 3.5" x 10.125"D
Weight: 16.5 Lbs.

Production Period: 1999 to 2002
Final Retail Price: $999.00

 

BASS 750

The original version of our monster rock amp before it was outfitted in 2002 with our Subwave and Overdrive effects and became the 750x. 450 watts @ 8 ohms, 750 watts @ 4 ohms, 850 watts @ 2.6 ohms, variable mid-range EQ, side chain effects loop, effects blend control, adjustable limiter, XLR balanced record out, tuner send, pull turbo, pull transparency, rack mountable, speaker on/off.

Dimensions: 19"W x 5.38"H x 10.5"D (3 rack spaces)
Weight: 33 lbs.

Production Period: 1999 to 2002
Final Retail Price: $1,499.00

 

MO' BASS

The Mo' Bass was designed to address the ever changing needs of the contemporary bassist. It is a professional quality bass amplifier with five unique on-board studio quality analog effects: Overdrive, SubWave, Bassynth, Mo' EQ and Chorus, and came equipped with far too many features to list here. Production on the Mo' Bass stopped in early 2003 to make way for the Mini Mo' Bass Preamp.

Dimensions: 19"W x 5"H x 14"D (3 rack spaces)
Weight: 29 lbs.

Production Period: 2000 to 2003
Final Retail Price: $2,499.00 (including the Mo' Control master footswitch)

 

BABY BLUE HEAD

The electronic section of our famous Baby Blue Combo (and its current incarnation, the Baby Baby Blue combo) in its very own carpeted rack case. An ideal small amp for studio and small gig work where a true reproduction of tone was required, the Baby Blue Head was essentially a re-introduction of the Electric Blue from years before.

Production Period: 1998 to 2002
Final Retail Price: $849.

350X

350x
The X-Series took the basic feature set and power modules from the popular Bass 350 & Bass 750, gave them the new black and chrome SWR aesthetic and added effects (The "X" in X-Series). The 350X is a direct descendant of the Bass 350, with the Subwave effect added on. This was a perfect head for gigs of all styles and venues of all sizes and remained popular for several years.

Production Period: 2002 to 2009
Final Retail Price: $1199.99

550X

550x
The 550X was conceived and designed to be the middle - or "just right" - member of the X-Series. It shares the same feature set and basic appearance of the 350X, but had 200 more watts. Features included the black and chrome faceplate and Subwave effect.

Production Period: 2002 to 2009
Final Retail Price: $1,499.99

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VINTAGE PRO SERIES PREAMPS

GRAND PRIX

The Grand Prix was SWR's first foray (following the GT Preamp) into preamp only design and was considered state of the art in design and features for its time. 7 segment dot bar display, two band semi-parametric EQ, switchable high pass filter, side chain effects loop, effects blend control, tuner send, stereo headphone amp with separate volume control, balanced XLR record out with ground lift, pad and mute function, unbalanced line out (pre master), balanced XLR and unbalanced line outs, rack mountable.

Dimensions: 19"W x 1.375" x 8.875"D
Weight: 5.25 lbs.

Production Period: 1991 to 2001
Final Retail Price: $799.00

 

GT PREAMP

SWR manufactured this preamp only version of the Studio 220 for former Sylmar, California neighbors GT Electronics from 1984 until 1994.

Production Period: 1984 to 1994
Final Retail Price: Unavailable

 

INTERSTELLAR OVERDRIVE (BLUE FACE)

The original version of our preamp/overdrive unit for bass. Miniaturized tube preamp/power amp (2 x EL84's), balanced direct XLR out with pad, drive function with external drive pedal ability, blend control for mixing clean and overdriven signals, phase switch, tuner send, speaker jack (4 watts), effects loop, balanced XLR line out, standby switch, rack mountable. May be used as a practice amp, preamp or effects unit.

Dimensions: 19"W x 1.375" x 13.375"D
Weight: 7 lbs.

Production Period: 1993 to 1999
Final Retail Price: $849.00

 

INTERSTELLAR OVERDRIVE (CHROME FACE)

The cosmetically updated version of our preamp/overdrive unit for bass. Miniaturized tube preamp/power amp (2 x EL84's), balanced direct XLR out with pad, drive function with external drive pedal ability, blend control for mixing clean and overdriven signals, phase switch, tuner send, speaker jack (4 watts), effects loop, balanced XLR line out, standby switch, rack mountable. May be used as a practice amp, preamp or effects unit.

Dimensions: 19"W x 1.375"H x 13.375"D
Weight: 7 lbs.

Production Period: June, 1999 to May, 2002
Final Retail Price: $849.00

INTERSTELLAR OVERDRIVE (BLACK/CHROME)
I.O.D.
This was a cosmetic change to make the Interstellar Overdrive match the X-Series Black/Chrome look. Changes included the addition of the domed logo "badge", a black rear panel and white printing on the front panel.

Dimensions: 19"W x 1.375"H x 13.375"D
Weight: 7 lbs.

Production Period: 2002 to 2006
Final Retail Price: $999.99

 

MINI-MO' W/ MO' CONTROL 2 MASTER FOOT CONTROLLER

Mini-Mo'
The Mini-Mo' took the best features of the revolutionary Mo' Bass amplifier - five popular, studio-quality analog effects (Overdrive, SubWave, Bassynth, Mo' EQ and Chorus) - and combined them with a classic SWR tube preamp in one convenient rack-mounted unit.

Dimensions: 19"W x 5"H x 9.5"D
Weight: 10 lbs.

Production Period: 2003 to 2006
Final Retail Price: $1499.99

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VINTAGE PRO SERIES POWER AMPLIFIERS

STEREO 800

Accurate, reliable, powerful and the winner of Bass Player Magazine's Editors' Best Buy and Top Tone Awards, the Stereo 800 was SWR's first power amp only design. 350 watts/channel stereo, 800 watts RMS mono bridged, separate left and right volume controls and LED dot bar display, balanced XLR and unbalanced 1/4" inputs, ground lift for XLR inputs, left and right slave outputs, thermostatically controlled fan, banana and 1/4" phone speaker output jacks, low distortion, low noise and broad power bandwidth.

Dimensions: 19"W x 3.5" x 13.375"D
Weight: 22 lbs.

Production Period: 1991 to 2001
Final Retail Price: $1249.00


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VINTAGE PRO SERIES COMBO AMPLIFIERS


BABY BLUE
The Baby Blue Studio Reference Bass System was developed for the discerning professional bass player in need of a superior small bass rig for studio applications and smaller venues. The Baby Blue is a self contained system that delivers 120 Watts into two 8 inch speakers and a 5 inch cone tweeter. The speaker system in the Baby Blue was patterned along the lines of studio reference monitors and is quite unique to the musical instrument field.

Size
: 14.5"W x 24.5" x 12.5"D
Weight
: 45 lbs.

Production Period: 1990 to 1993

Final Retail Price: Unavailable

 


 

BABY BLUE II
When the original Baby Blue was upgraded to the Baby Blue II in 1993, the following changes were made: Increased power output (160 watts) and power handling, additional chassis venting, cabinet impedance was changed to 4 ohms (from 8 ohms), Bagend 8" drivers were replaced by Celestion 8" drivers. The chrome grill shown in this picture was added in 2000. In 2001, the Celestion drivers were changed to Eminence drivers that more closely resembled the Bagend 8" drivers in the first Baby Blue.

Size: 14.5"W x 24.5" x 12.5"D
Weight
: 45 lbs.

Production Period: 1993 to 2003
Final Retail Price: $1399

 

 


 

BASIC BLACK
SWR's most popular bass combo from 1992 until 1999. The original Basic Black was the winner of Bass Player Magazine's independent evaluation of bass combos under $1000.00. Features Include: Hi and low sensitivity inputs, Gain control with LED peak clipping indicator, Balanced XLR Output , Side Chain Effects Loop, Bass Control, Midrange Control, Treble Control, Aural Enhancer Control, Master Volume Control, Tuner Send, Effects Blend Control, Stereo Headphone jack, Power amp clip LED, On/Off Switch, 1/4" Extension speaker output jack, Three way speaker select switch. (1) 15" Custom PAS driver (1) Le-Son TLX-1 Piezo tweeter, Rear Ported.

Dimensions: 23"W x 20.5" x 16.5"D
Weight: 50 lbs.

Production Period: 1992 to 1999
Final Retail Price: $999.00

BLACK BEAUTY
Highly desired for its ability to rock foundations while still delivering the clarity of tone SWR amps are famous for, the original Black Beauty was a favorite of rock players for many years. This rock-solid combo featured the classic SWR tube preamp with the Subwave octave effect added. 350 watts of power (450 with a 4 ohm extension cabinet) drove a 15" speaker and Foster horn. Additional features: studio-quality 3-setting XLR Out, 3-band active EQ with variable midrange, automatic Limiter with defeat option, side-chain effects loop with Blend control, Tuner send, 3-way tweeter attenuator switch (full, -6dB, off) Speakon and 1/4" extension speaker outs, removable casters, side spring-loaded handles, front port slot, Subwave footswitch included.

Black Beauty

Production Period: 2002 to 2009
Final Retail Price: $1749.99

REDHEAD
The first of it's kind and widely copied by the competition, the original SWR Redhead featured high power and performance in a small gig/studio combo. Features include: tuner send, side chain effects loop, effects blend control, headphone jack, variable midrange, switchable turbo bass and transparency, balanced XLR and unbalanced record outs, XLR pad and ground lift, casters, built in rack space, speaker on/off switch, front cover and stand. Two PAS 10" drivers, One Foster horn. When the original Redhead was upgraded to the Super Redhead, the following changes and additions were made: Increased power output and power handling, Internal cooling fan, Redesigned front and rear panels, Mute Switch for XLR Output, Front Porting in speaker section.

Production Period: 1988 to 1996
Final Retail Price: $1799.00

SUPER REDHEAD
This upgraded version of the Redhead increased the power and implemented a few requests from our artists, including: Mute switch for the front XLR panel, front porting for the cabinet and an internal cooling fan. The Super Redhead was replaced in 2008 by the redesigned Redhead, to celebrate 20 consecutive years of production.

Features: 350 watts, 450 watts with extension cab, 2x10 enclosure, horn tweeter with attenuator, classic SWR tube preamp with Aural Enhancer™, three-band active EQ with variable midrange, pull turbo (ultra-low) and transparency (ultra-high) controls, studio-quality two-mode XLR out with ground lift and level pad, XLR mute, effects loop with blend control, fan defeat switch, tuner send, speaker on/off switch, stereo headphone out, extension speaker out, single empty rack space for effects unit, removable casters, side spring-loaded handles, front slot port, protective front cover (which doubles as stand for tilt-back use).

Dimensions: 22.5”W x 23”H x 16.75”D
Weight: 80 lbs.

Production Period: 1996 to 2008
Final Retail Price: $2071.41


SILVERADO
The original 4x8 Silverado Combo produced 220 watts RMS, (320 watts RMS with 8 ohm extension speaker) and contained the following features: tuner send, side chain effects loop, effects blend, headphone jack, variable midrange, balanced XLR record out, automatic switchable compressor/limiter, three way speaker select switch, headphone jack, Four PAS 8" drivers, One Piezo tweeter.

Dimensions: 23"W x 24.875"H x 16.5"D
Weight: 70 lbs.

Production Period: 1994 to 1997
Final Retail Price: $1299.00

 

 

 

SILVERADO II
The Silverado II was the first upgrade to the original Silverado Bass Combo and replaced the original in the SWR product line. The main upgrade was the replacement of the 4x8 speaker configuration with a new, more powerful 2x12 complement. 350 watts RMS, 450 watts RMS w/extension speaker, tuner send, side chain effects loop, effects blend, headphone jack, variable midrange, balanced XLR record out, defeatable compressor/limiter, three way speaker select switch, headphone jack, Two SWR 12" speakers, one Piezo tweeter.

Size: 23"W x 28"H x 18"D
Weight: 90 lbs.

Production Period: 1997 to 1998
Final Retail Price: $1299.00

 

SILVERADO SPECIAL
The second update to the original Silverado, featuring black carpeting, chrome front panel, and chrome speaker grill. 350 watts RMS, 450 watts RMS w/extension speaker, tuner send, side chain effects loop, effects blend, headphone jack, variable midrange, balanced XLR record out, defeatable limiter, three way speaker select switch, headphone jack, two SWR 12" speakers, one Foster Horn.

Dimensions
: 23"W x 28" x 18.5"D
Weight: 93 lbs.

Production Period: 1998 to 2002
Final Retail Price: $1599.00

 

 

 

 

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VINTAGE PRO SERIES SPEAKER ENCLOSURES

GOLIATH I

The original SWR 4x10. The first full range speaker enclosure for bass featuring a high end tweeter. The cabinet that has inspired dozens of copies.

Impedance: 8 ohms
Power handling capacity: 400 Watts RMS
Finish: Black carpet with stack lock corners.
Construction: 3/4" 7 ply void free domestic maple or birch, marine grade plywood.
Internal Volume: 4.0 cubic feet
Port area: 20 square inches
Frequency response: -6dB @ 40Hz to 12kHz
Size: 23" W x 23" H x 18 1/2" D
Weight: 90 lbs.

Production Period: 1987 to 1990
Final Retail Price: $999.00

 

GOLIATH II

The first upgrade to our original 4x10, featuring a redesigned crossover, input panel, and 10" driver, greater power handling capacity (500 Watts RMS), and upgraded construction techniques and materials. The Goliath II was upgraded again in 1996 to the Goliath III.

Impedance: 8 ohms @ 600 Hz
Power Handling Capacity: 500 Watts RMS
Sensitivity: 103 dB SPL @ 1W1M
Frequency Response: -6dB @ 40 Hz and 12KHz
Safe Excursion Limits: 400 Watts continuous sine wave @ 40 Hz, 56V in @ 8 ohms.
Size: 23" W x 23" H x 18 1/2" D
Weight: 90 lbs.

Production Period: 1990 to 1996
Final Retail Price: $999.

 

GOLIATH JR I

The original SWR 2x10, introduced in 1987. The first full range 2x10 speaker enclosure for bass featuring a high end tweeter.

Impedance: 4 ohms
Power Handling Capacity: 200 Watts RMS
Sensitivity: 100 dB SPL @ 1W1M
Frequency Response: -6db @ 40Hz and 12 kHz

Production Period: 1987 to 1990
Final Retail Price: $649.00

 

GOLIATH JR II

The first upgrade to our original 2x10, featuring a redesigned crossover, input panel and 10" driver, as well as upgraded construction techniques and materials. The Goliath Junior II was upgraded again in 1996 to the Goliath Junior III.

Impedance: 4 ohms
Power Handling Capacity: 250 Watts RMS
Sensitivity: 103 dB SPL @ 1W1M
Frequency Response: -6db @ 40Hz and 12kHz

Production Period: 1990 to 1996
Final Retail Price: $649.00

GOLIATH III

Goliath III

The black & chrome version of our old favorite - the Goliath III remained in production for 11 years! In addition to the chrome grille and improved construction, the Goliath III featured a shelf port and 700 watts of power handling. The Goliath Series was upgraded again in 2007.

Impedance: 4 or 8 ohm models available
Power Handling Capacity: 700 Watts RMS
Sensitivity: 105 dB SPL @ 1W1M
Frequency Response: 105 dB @ 1W1M (-3dB@ 40Hz and 15KHz)
Size: 23" W x 25.25" H x 18.375" D
Weight: 89 lbs.

Production Period: 1996 to 2007
Final Retail Price: $1,214.27

GOLIATH JR. III

Goliath Jr. III

The 2x10 representative from our Goliath III Series. Upgrades included the black & chrome styling, shelf port and increased power handling. Replaced by the Goliath Junior (Series IV) in 2007.

Impedance: 4 or 8 ohm models available
Power Handling Capacity: 350 Watts RMS
Sensitivity: 105 dB SPL @ 1W1M
Frequency Response: 105 dB SPL @ 1W1M (-3dB @ 45Hz and 15KHz)

Production Period: 1996 to 2007
Final Retail Price: $857.13

GOLIATH SR. (SERIES III)

Goliath Sr. III

The black & chrome workhorse! This model was upgraded in 2007 for increased power handling.

Impedance: 4 ohms
Power Handling Capacity: 1000 Watts RMS
Frequency Response:-3dB @ 55Hz and 14KHz

Production Period: 1996 to 2007
Final Retail Price: $1,642.84

 

THE 4X8 (HENRY JUNIOR)

Introduced in 1994, the 4x8 was originally designed to be run as an extension to the Silverado Combo but later became popular as part of a modular system that included the Bass 350 and Basic 2-Way. The 4x8 was discontinued in 1997.

Impedance: 8 ohms
Power Handling Capacity: 250 watts RMS
Four custom 8" PAS drivers
One Piezo tweeter
Weight: 55 lbs
Size: 23"W x 19.8"H x 16.5"D

Production Period: 1994 to 1997
Final Retail Price: $699.00

 

BASIC 2-WAY

Introduced in 1992 (primarily for use as an extension speaker for the Basic Black Combo) the Basic 2-Way enjoyed popularity as part of a modular system that included the Bass 350 and 4x8. The Basic 2-Way was discontinued in 1998.

Impedance: 8 ohms
Power Handling Capacity: 250 watts RMS
One 15" PAS driver
One Piezo tweeter
Weight: 59 lbs
Size: 22"W x 20"H x 16.5"D

Production Period: 1992 to 1998
Final Retail Price: $599.00

 



BABY BLUE MONITOR

Introduced in 1990 primarily for use as an extension speaker for the Baby Blue Combo (or as part of a modular system with the Electric Blue) the Baby Blue Monitor was the "speaker enclosure only" section of the popular Baby Blue combo.

Impedance: 8 ohms
Power Handling Capacity: 200 watts RMS
Two 8" Bagend drivers
One Bagend Cone Tweeter

Production Period: 1990 to 1993
Final Retail Price: $559.00

 

BABY BLUE MONITOR (UPGRADE)
The Baby Blue Monitor was upgraded (ie: a change in impedance and power handling) when we introduced the Baby Blue II to the following specifications:

Impedance: 4 Ohms
Power handling: 250 watts RMS
Speaker Complement: (2) 8" Celestion Drivers, (1) 5" Bagend cone tweeter

Production Period: 1993 to 1997
Final Retail Price: $559.00

Note: The way to tell the difference between the original Baby Blue Monitor and the upgraded version is by inspecting the surrounds of the 8" speakers. If the surrounds are foam (like a hi-fi speaker) then it is the original 8 ohm version. If it has a regular "accordion/bellows" type surround then it is the upgraded version.

 


BIGFOOT

SWR's first 2x12 enclosure, this light weight powerhouse featured singing mids and earth-shaking lows. The Bigfoot was discontinued in 1997 to make room in the SWR product line for new speaker designs.

Power Handling Capacity: 500 watts RMS
Impedance: 4 Ohms
Two 12" Bag End drivers
One Le Son ferro-electric tweeter
Weight: 65 lbs
Size: 23 3/8"W x 23 3/8"H x 18.5"D

Production Period: 1994 to 1997
Final Retail Price: $729.00

 



BIG BERTHA
SWR's first and only 2x15 enclosure, this rock-oriented cabinet was an old-school take on the famous SWR sound, and was famously featured in an advertisement with Derek Smalls from Spinal Tap.

Power Handling Capacity: 700 watts RMS
Impedance: 4 ohms
Two 15" P.A.S. or Foster drivers (depending on production date)
One horn tweeter
Weight: 98 lbs.
Size: 23 3/4"W x 36 1/2"H x 18. 1/2"D

Production Period: 1998 to 2003
Final Retail Price: $1,299.00

 



BASS MONITOR 12"
The Bass Monitor 12" was "the SWR sound in a wedge." It was never widely distributed, but was used in a large variety of applications, mainly by professionals seeking greater control over their own monitoring sound and levels.

Power Handling Capacity: 250 watts RMS
Impedance: 8 Ohms
One 12" custom Bag End or Eminence driver (depending on production date)
One LeSon piezo tweeter
Dimensions: 16"W x 22 1/4"H x 17 3/4"D
Weight: 33 lbs.

Production Period: 1994 to 2003
Final Retail Price: $399.00

12-STACK
12-Stack

The "Rock Box" cabinets (12-Stack & 12-Pack) were designed for use in high-volume, rock n' roll applications. These two cabinets were the first SWR-designed cabinets without a tweeter of any kind since the Big Ben (1X18), in 1990. They also featured textile vinyl covering, rather than the carpet we normally use. (Oxblood in 2002, Black from 2003 to 2006)

Power Handling: 800 watts RMS
Impedance: 8 ohms
Speaker complement: (4) Custom designed SWR 12" drivers
Dimensions: 26.5"W x 30.5"H x 16.5"D
Weight: 102 lbs.

Production Period: 2002 to 2006
Final Retail Price: $999.99

12-PACK
12-Pack
The 12-Pack was the 2X12 "Rock Box" offering.

Power Handling: 400 watts RMS
Impedance: 8 ohms
Speaker complement: (2) Custom designed SWR 12" drivers
Dimensions: 26.5"W x 19 "H x 17.4"D
Weight: 63 lbs.

Production Period: 2002 to 2006
Final Retail Price: $714.27


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VINTAGE PRO SERIES ACCESSORIES


MO' CONTROL
The "Mo' Control" was the satellite footswitch control for the SWR Mo' Bass amplifier. Mo' Control featured individual controls for each effect, plus four banks for combining groups of effects, an all bypass switch, and a "dual mode" switch which split the signal into clean/dirty to individual sides of the Mo' Bass' stereo power amp.

Size: 3" H x 17" W x 8" D
Weight: 6 lbs.

 

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VINTAGE LA SERIES AMPLIFIERS


LA 8
30 watt entry level combo amplifier.

Power Output: 30 Watts RMS
Speaker Complement: (1) Custom 8" speaker
Size: 11"H x 14"W x 11"D
Weight: 20 lbs

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VINTAGE WORKINGMAN'S SERIES AMPLIFIERS


WORKINGMAN'S 160
The first Workingman's rack mountable amplifier introduced in 1994. The Workingman's 160 was upgraded and renamed (Workingman's 2004) in 1999. Features include: Discrete solid state front end, Hi and low sensitivity 1/4" inputs, Gain control with LED peak clipping indicator, Automatic limiter/compressor, Limiter defeat switch, Limiter Active LED, Aural Enhancer Control, Active EQ with semi-parametric midrange, Variable Limiter , Speaker on/off switch, Effects Blend Control, Tuner Send, Balanced XLR Output, Sidechain Effects Loop, (2) 1/4" Speaker Outputs, Stereo Headphone Jack.

Power Output:
120 watts RMS @ 8 ohms
160 watts RMS @ 4 ohms
Weight: 14 lbs
Size: 19"W x 3.5"H x 10.375"D

Production Period: 1994 to 1999
Final Retail Price: $499.00

 


WORKINGMAN'S 300
The second Workingman's rack mountable amplifier introduced in 1994. The Workingman's 300 was upgraded and renamed (Workingman's 4004) in 1999. Features include: Discrete solid state front end Hi and low sensitivity 1/4" inputs, Gain control with LED peak clipping indicator, Aural Enhancer Control, 5 band EQ section, 80 Hz (Bass), 160 Hz (Low Mid), 400 Hz (Mid), 800 Hz (Hi Mid), 3KHz (Treble), Footswitchable Mid Range, Variable Limiter, Speaker on/off switch, Effects Blend Control, Headphone Jack, Sidechain effects loop, Balanced XLR Output, (2) 1/4" Speaker Outputs.

Power Output:
340 Watts RMS @ 2.6 Ohms
270 Watts RMS @ 4 Ohms
160 Watts RMS @ 8 Ohms
Weight: 18 lbs
Size: 19"W x 3.625"H x 10.625"D

Production Period: 1996 to 1999
Final Retail Price: $649.00

 



WORKINGMAN'S 2004 (BLUE FACE / RED LOGO)
The first upgrade to the Workingman's 160 features a 200 watt RMS @ 4 ohms power section, discrete solid state front end, automatic limiter/compressor and limiter defeat switch, balanced XLR out, tuner send, gain control, preamp clip LED, active EQ with semi-parametric midrange, standby on/off switch, and a carpet covered case with one extra rack space.

Production Period: 1999 to 2002
Final Retail Price: $599.00

 


WORKINGMAN'S 4004 (BLUE FACE / RED LOGO)
The first upgrade to the Workingman's 300 features a 400 watt RMS @ 4 Ohms power section, discrete solid state front end, five band cut/boost EQ section, variable limiter, standby on/off switch, carpet covered case with one extra rack space, tuner send, XLR balanced out, speaker fuse.

Production Period: 1999 to 2002
Final Retail Price: $799.00(midnight blue/dome logo)

 


WORKINGMAN'S 8004 T/O/P
Literally unlike any other Workingman's product, the Workingman's 8004 T/O/P was a 750-watt, fast-and-furious, all-solid-state monster that sounded different than anything SWR had ever offered before. Designed in conjunction with legendary bassist Francis "Rocco" Prestia of Tower Of Power, the Workingman's 8004 T/O/P delivered huge, pillowy walls of bass and served as the perfect complement to the Workingman's Tower 8x10 bass speaker enclosure. Features included a "Shape" control (a new spin on SWR's famous Aural Enhancer circuitry), five-band EQ section, 1/4-inch unbalanced line out, tuner out, side-chain effects loop and patch point (post-master preamp output and power amp input) for the most flexible input/output section on any Workingman's Series unit.

Power Output:
750 Watts RMS @ 4 Ohms
450 Watts RMS @ 8 Ohms
Weight: 49 lbs
Size: 23 1/4"W x 7 1/2"H x 13 1/2"D

Production Period: 2002 to 2004
Final Retail Price: $1,142.84

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VINTAGE WORKINGMAN'S COMBO AMPLIFIERS

WORKINGMAN'S 15
WM15
The Workingman's Series debuted in 1994 with the progressive goal of bringing the SWR sound to more people by offering more affordable, value-driven products. The Workingman's 15 and 12 were the first two combos introduced, and the 15 went on to become one the best-selling products in SWR history. The combos remained popular throughout several changes in appearance and features (see top of page) until they were replaced by the WorkingPro combos in 2006.

Power Output:
160 watts @ 8 ohms (internal cabinet)
200 watts @ 4 ohms (w/ 8 ohm extension cabinet)

Speaker complement:
(1) 15" Custom designed SWR driver
(1) LeSon TLX-1 tweeter

Dimensions: 20.75"W x 27.625"H x 16.25"D
Weight: 70 lbs.

Production Period: 1994 to 2006
Final Retail Price:
$914.27

WORKINGMAN'S 12
WM12
The Workingman's 12 became a favorite for upright bassists, as well as acoustic guitarists. This latter trend eventually became the inspiration for the SWR California Blonde acoustic amplifier. Replaced by the WorkingPro 12 in 2006.

Power Output:
120 watts @ 8 ohms (internal cabinet)
160 watts @ 4 ohms (w/ 8 ohm extension cabinet)

Speaker complement:
(1) 12" Custom designed SWR driver
(1) LeSon TLX-1 tweeter

Dimensions: 15.5"W x 22.25"H x 15.25:D
Weight: 50 lbs.

Production Period: 1994 to 2006
Final Retail Price: $714.27

WORKINGMAN'S 10
WM10

The Workingman's 10 offered the "SWR Sound to go". An easily portable cube amp with a surprising amount of power. Replaced by the WorkingPro 10 in 2006.

Power Output:
80 watts @ 8 ohms (internal cabinet)
100 watts @ 4 ohms (with 8 ohm extension cabinet)

Speaker complement:
(1) 10" Custom design SWR driver
(1) LeSon TLX-1 tweeter

Dimensions: 16.25"W x 14.5"H x 14"D
Weight: 32 lbs.

Production period: 1998 to June, 2003; Feb. 2004 to Jan., 2006
Final Retail Price: $571.41

WORKINGMAN'S 2X10C
WM2X10C

Since the Redhead (and subsequent Super Redhead) combo embodied the best of SWR in many ways, what better vehicle than a 2X10 bass combo to convey the SWR sound in a value-driven model? Replaced by the WorkingPro 2X10C in 2006.

Power Output:
260 watts @ 8 ohms
400 watts with 8 ohm extension cabinet

Speaker complement:
(2) 10" Custom design SWR drivers
(1) LeSon TLX-1 tweeter

Dimensions: 23"W x 23"H x 16.75"D
Weight: 76 lbs.

Production period: 2002 to 2006
Final Retail Price: $1,285.70


VINTAGE WORKINGMAN'S SERIES SPEAKER ENCLOSURES

WORKINGMAN'S 1X12T

The Workingman's 1X12T was a "speaker section only" version of the Workingman's 12, and was designed primarily for use as an extension cabinet for the popular combo. It was discontinued after a very short production run (1997 to 1998).

Power handling: 200 watts
Impedance: 8 ohms
(1) 12" Celestion Driver
(1) Le-Son Piezo Tweeter
Front Slot Port
Size: 20.875" H x 15.625" W x 15.25" D
Weight: 38 lbs.

Production Period: 1995 to 1996
Final Retail Price: $349.00

 

 


WORKINGMAN'S 2X12T
The Workingman's 2X12T was a great-sounding, mid-priced, 2-way speaker enclosure featuring two custom designed 12" Celestion speakers. The WM 2x12 came standard with the "Texas Bar Proof" metal grill, removable casters and an aluminum input panel.

Power handling: 250 watts
Impedance: 8 ohms
Size: 23 1/4"W x 23 1/4"H x 18 1/2"D
Weight: 55 lbs.
Input panel features:
Parallel 1/4" input jacks (In & Out)
3-way switch for horn (0db, -6db, Off)
Aluminum construction

Production Period: 1995 to 1999
Final Retail Price: $649.00

 

WORKINGMAN'S TOWER
Designed in conjunction with legendary bassist Francis "Rocco" Prestia of Tower Of Power, the Workingman's Tower was a single chamber 8x10 speaker enclosure with piezo tweeter. It was specially tuned with a softer, more pillowy midrange than other SWR products, and was a perfect complement to the Workingman's 8004 amplifier.

Power Handling Capacity: 800 watts RMS
Impedance: 4 Ohms
Eight 10" custom Eminence drivers One LeSon piezo tweeterr
Weight: 110 lbs
Size: 22 3/8"W x 46 1/2"H x 18 1/4"D

Production Period: 2002 to 2004
Final Retail Price: $1,214.27


 

 

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VINTAGE ACOUSTIC SERIES

CALIFORNIA BLONDE
CABLD
The California Blonde was originally designed to address the needs of the growing number of players using their Workingman's 12 combos to amplify acoustic guitar. SWR founder Steve Rabe re-worked the basic design of the WM12 and added features specific to the needs of acoustic instrumentalists. Replaced by the upgraded California Blonde II in 2005.

Power Output:
120 watts @ 8 ohms (internal cabinet)
160 watts @ 4 ohms (w/ 8 ohm extension cabinet)

Speaker complement:
(1) SWR Custom designed 12" driver
(1) SWR Custom designed Super tweeter

Dimensions: 24"H x 14.5"W x 14.5"D
Weight: 50 lbs.

Production Period: 1997 to 2005
Final Retail Price: $1142.84

STRAWBERRY BLONDE
STBLD

The California Blonde's little sister. The Strawberry Blonde was offered as a single channel, lower- powered, lower-priced and easier to operate version of the California Blonde. Replaced by the upgraded Strawberry Blonde II in 2006.

Power Output:
80 watts @ 8 ohms (internal cabinet)
100 watts @ 4 ohms (w/ 8 ohm extension cabinet)

Speaker complement:
(1) SWR Custom designed 10" driver
(1) LeSon TLX-1 tweeter

Dimensions: 18.5"H x 16"W x 13.75"D
Weight: 40 lbs.

Production Period: 1998 to 2006
Final Retail Price: $714.27



NATURAL BLONDE
The Natural Blonde was a "speaker section only" version of the California Blonde. It was discontinued after a very short production run (1997 to 1998). (The name was used again in 2007 for the Natural Blonde Acoustic Series bass amplifier.) Features Include: Bottom Slot Port, Blonde Tolex Covering, Vibration free speaker grill, Top Handle, Chrome protective corners , High Quality Metal Input Panel with Heavy-Duty Attenuator, 1/4" In/Out and Banana Jacks, (1) Custom 12" speaker from Celestion , (1) High-end super tweeter

Power handling: 200 watts
Impedance: 8 ohms
Frequency Response: 30 Hz to 16 KHz
Dimensions: 20" H x 14.5" W x 14.5" D
Weight: 37 lbs.

Production Period: 1997 to 1998
Final Retail Price: $449.00

BLONDE ON BLONDE
Powered extension speaker designed to offer full stereo and/or “junior P.A.” capabilities to the California Blonde. Could also be used as passive extension enclosure.

Dual use product: Powered monitor or passive extension cabinet (mode switchable)
80 watts when used as powered monitor, 200 watts power handling when used as extension cabinet
1x12 enclosure w/hi-fi tweeter
Stamped-steel vibration-free grill
Top strap and bottom-spring-loaded handles
Impedance (of internal speaker): 8 ohme product: Powered monitor or passive extension cabinet (mode switchable)
80 watts when used as powered monitor, 200 watts power handling when used as extension cabinet
1x12 enclosure w/hi-fi tweeter
Stamped-steel vibration-free grill
Top strap and bottom-spring-loaded handles
Impedance (of internal speaker): 8 ohm

Dimensions: 20" H x 14.5" W x 14.5" D
Weight:
40 lbs.

Production Period: 1999 to 2005
Final Retail Price:
$714.27
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