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Warwick Lwa1000 Now Looking Like The 500

Discussion in 'Bass Amps & Cabinets' started by DiMarco, Apr 28, 2018.

  1. DiMarco

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    The wooden side panels have disappeared...
    What do you think about the new look? I think it is an improvement.

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    Looks good.....I'd like to try one
     
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    The important fact is the better usability. The knobs are now protected.
     
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    It has become more affordable too...
     
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    Ah, nice!!! Mine is in a rack anyway (don't ask how :))) )
    Surprisingly great little amp!!!
     
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    I liked the wood. Like this it looks "non warwicky".
    For 600€ I'll still take the Peavey MiniMEGA. Better EQ IMO as it's parametric.
    Unless Warwick changed their ways and allow now the A+B channel in parrallel. :)
     
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    I used them in parallel a lot :)
    Darkkglass Electronics B7k has a "parallel output" for a clean signal, so I used to send it to the A channel, and the dirty output to the B channel.
    I don't know about the Peavey amp, but this one really, really sounds good :)
    The EQ is decent, the frequencies fairly chosen. More than decent onboard compression, which is rare. Also when active, the compression acts as a "growl booster", it adds some cool extra growly high mids. At one point I left my Hellborg pre home, and used only LWA1000 :)
     
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    Can it handle a 2ohms load?
     
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    I think 4. Anyway I always use 4 ohms.
     
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    Yes, but it's not "parrallel" inside. Now it won't go down to 2Ohms.
    I wanted to get one. The review of the Peavey convinced me, but as it's peavey, it' poorly distributed, with a reputation for small budget, and you can't find them used.
    Bah.
    I'll wait for DiMarco to get tired of his Mesa+8x8 combination so I can get the Mesa. :)
     
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    The Trace can handle 2ohms so if that amp gets back in perfect shape I still might get rid of the Mesa at some point.
    You know me... I sell gear as easy as I buy it. :)
     
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    Ha. Finally bit the bullet and bought the LWA1000.
    A/ Because Florin said it was Good
    B/Because I tried it and knew what to expect
    C/and It was cheaper than the Minimega.

    I praise the high portability of the head. I bought the lil' bag to keep it safe. Like a Soft rack :)
    The tone is wayyyy better than in my memories at BassCamp, probably because the Markbass cabs are better than the Warwick ones. It's way less woofy, but still wooly. I maintaine it has an "ampeg" kinda vibe.
    I used it live and in rehearsal. The rest of the band immediately loved it. In rehearsal, we have a Aguilar TH500 which is very MEH to me (the Dolphin 5 sounds wonderful, the rest of my basses just blah). The sound was overall a lot clearer and defined. I'm musing'round with the switch for now, but will probably find a way get it work A/B/A+B. Even if I have to bring it to my Amp Tech.
     
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    the last version of the LWA1000 can be rack, someone know if its true 2U size rack ? 2.5, or 3U rack ? i have a rackbag 2U by warwick and i don't know if it will fit good if i buy the amp , thanks by advance if someone iv the true answer about it ?
     
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    up, lwa 1000 is 2 Unit rack ?
     
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    Hi @sage83 , I don't own it anymore, and it was placed in a non- conventional way in my rack. But I checked the specs, and it has 98mm Height.. IIRC 1U is 44.45 mm, so it seems it is 9.1 mm taller than 2U. Normally the case has some margin up and down, so it might fit, but you better measure the rack space first.
     
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    Thanks Florin for the answer ;-)
     
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