Ibanez SW35 (Discontinued)
Ibanez SW35 (Discontinued)

SW35 (Discontinued), Bass Guitar Combo Amp from Ibanez in the Sound Wave series.

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moosers's review

Ibanez SW35 (Discontinued)
The Ibanez SoundWave SW-35 is a small, practice bass combination amplifier. It’s really basic in it’s features, but gets the job done for a practice amp. It’s got a ¼” input, and stereo RCA connections for inputting CD player or other signal. It’s got a single 10” speaker, and gives you 35 watts of power as the name suggests.


The configuration of the Ibanez SoundWave SW-35 is pretty simple to follow, even for beginners. Most users of the SW-35 will most likely be beginners, so having a simple make up is essential here. The parameters involved with the SW-35 include those for gain, bass, middle, treble, presence, and volume, so even if you aren’t experience with amplifiers, these should be easy enough parameters to decipher. A manual shouldn’t be necessary, but I haven’t seen it so I can’t comment on it.


The overall sound of the Ibanez SoundWave SW-35 isn’t all that impressive, but for a practice amp it has a good enough sound to get the job done. I wouldn’t recommend using it for anything other than practice at home, and isn’t really loud enough for playing with a band. It doesn’t have as much low end clarity as you’d like to have with a bass amp, but with a 10” speaker you can’t really expect too much. I’ve used the amp with an Ibanez SR 100 and SR 800 for the most part. While not the most flexible amp, it’s probably better since it’s a beginner’s amp.


In the realm of bass guitar amplifiers for beginners, the Ibanez SoundWave SW-35 is an adequate amplifier, but really not much more. It’s cheap enough that you can live with it’s sound and overall make up, as it really won’t cost much at all especially if you can find a used one. I don’t think this would be my first choice for a practice bass amp, but for the price it’s hard to go wrong with it…

MGR/bassy50's review"Ibanez SW 35"

Ibanez SW35 (Discontinued)
Have been playing bass about 15 years in weekend gig classic rock bands. Started out with a black face Fender bassman & retired it because it almost got ripped off a few times while I was on break. Got a Yamaha solid state 100 watt that sounded better than the bassman, but it's a very bulky & heavy amp. So I got a Ibanez SW 35.

Got it used for $100 on Ebay. I have gotten other Ibanez stuff over the years & it sounded great & never broke. The SW 35 is only 35 loud watts, but a managable size and weight. I'm getting an other SW 35 so 70 watts & 2 10's will be fine for me.

It's easy to move,well made, Sounds great. 35 watts seems under rated. Coaxial 10" speaker is rated for 100 watts peak. & with a built in limiter just try to blow the speaker. 4 band Eq really works.

I wish the AC powercord was attached. I have forgotten it.

From what I can see it is well built, does not rattle or buzz.

I like it so much I will be buying another one . Most of my gigs are either small clubs or private parties so 2 of these will be loud enough. They will fit in my car easy, aren't too heavy. And if they're like my other Ibanez products, will past the test of time well.

This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
MGR/Mike Gee11/18/2003

MGR/Mike Gee's review"Ibanez SW35"

Ibanez SW35 (Discontinued)
A guy at my job suggested it. I listened to it. Then I bought it. I paid $166 including taxes. I bought it at Bill's Music House in Catonsville MD.

I love it, its lows are great for what it is, the tweeter really aids in my funky jazz style. It has many features. I like the price. Its cheaper the other 35 watters, and most other bass amps with the same wattage cost more.

I dont like ummmm the tinking sound every once in a while.

Its heavy. 38 lbs, it has metal corners and the plastic handles hold it.

It does what it was designed to do and does it well. for a nice price. and sounds more like a 50 45 to 50 watt amp.

This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com

MGR/Andee's review"Ibanez SoundWave 35"

Ibanez SW35 (Discontinued)
It cost around US$140 at Sumber Irama, an Ibanez dealer at Jakarta. First I was looking for a 20-25 watts amp, but the Fender Bassman 25 was too expensive - though it was excellent. They don't have the SoundWave 20 so I take this one.

There's a sticker on it that says this thing is an "Earthquaker" or somekind like that. Well, I guess Ibanez was not joking about this. First time I try it at home, I shook the whole house when I slap the E string. I don't know how to set it yet so I put the volume at 10. (Hey, my Mom wouldn't bother with this, she's a fan of Queen, Scorpion and Mick Jagger, but I don't know about my neighbours =>;) . Good design and can be tilt-back for stage. There's a CD line-in so I can play along with any song I like. You can connect it to another amp or effect devices. Or use a headphone when you don't wanna disturb others. Nice blue light on the limiter and power-switch.

Hissing when I turn the volume at full. Especially when all EQ at full (+15) position. But I prefer a pure bass sound, so I set it like this:

Gain +15
Bass +15
Middle 0
Treble -15
Presence -15
and then I adjust the volume as I wish, around 5 to 10, while both volumes on my bass are full. With these settings the hissing totally gone.

It was not my bass' fault, cos I try this amp at the shop with an Ibanez SR600 an it shows the same symptom. Try to synchronize the amp and bass until you get the proper sound.

Good. I like the design and black color. Unfortunately the front panel wasn't made from steel (like the Fender Bassman's) so the speaker can be protected in case something accidentally punching through from the front. But it's tough anyway, I sat on it while playing.

Well, if you're looking for in-a-budget home and gig amp, you got one. Sure if you got some extra bux then just grab those Bassmans. This thing maybe not the best amp but, you can learn how to adjust your bass with the amp. As long as you know what kind of sound you want, this amp will give you.

This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com

TattooYourSoul's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Ibanez SW35 (Discontinued)
Transistor amp has the simple and effective connectivity: Mic + RCA Audio Line Output and Headphone
Simple Adjustments as 3-band EQ Presence and Master Volume Gain
Sufficient power to study solo at home (35watts)


Relatively basic but extremely effective in its class than it sounds correctly you get a touch of sounds ranging from jazz to rock with all the variants that can slip between these styles
Without either be the AMP that kills it is a perfect companion for you in learning the bass is coupled to a computer or other audio source thanks to its RCA input


Absolutely suitable to my game novice looking for a musical identity is ideally suited to many kinds may be asked to be hot (not either be a tube amp), or very incisive while remaining soft to pass everywhere
I play with a Squier Vintage Modified JazzBass and pedal Zoom B2

My favorite sound is the rock with the presence of the bass and treble mediums dug ...


Owned since almost 2 years it is coupled to my foot and my mac I work with and learn
I also have a Peavey Tmax 500 (not eh scooter) on which I play in rehearsals but unusable in my apartment
I love being able to connect my mac and play with headphones without disturbing others. I have nothing negative to say, however,

Used for 85 € I think I made a very good deal considering the condition and age of the beast

franc38's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Ibanez SW35 (Discontinued)
That is what is described on the sticker:
CD Input
4 Band Eq
Tilt Back Cabinet

The big classic, you know. So there is a 4-band EQ: bass, middle, treble, presence. Never understood the usefulness of it, never heard of Difference, except that it adds noise.
Good APRS, I / O standard, effects loop, output, headphones ...


Nothing simpler. One branch, and we play. One quibble too much for an amp this range is for the home. It can be put back in position

Manuel, I have not found in the box ...


In the words inouire, we do not expect something grandiose. The sound is okay. no color, just a. ..
The sound power is insufficient to play Group: tried it once with a drummer and a guitarist: background amp; LED lights still limited, and it means trouble. must say that my drummer is also the style bcheron so good ...


I've had a year and a half used to work at home and it has done its office.
not tried many before MODELS acqurir is my first amp.
Bought 175 euros, I found the report qualitprix honnte, 35W is more than enough to work alone (not volume knob above 1 / 4)

I do not think this choice again with exprience, I should be better to buy a power amp enough to play in a group to push at scnes / RPET and play with headphones at home. .. But otherwise I find this amp great for beginners.

inouire's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Ibanez SW35 (Discontinued)
35W, so everything is in the figure ...

Simple connection.

A SETTING THE equalizer and a gain (not that of the trs diffrent ... there is a volume limiter all fawn, no way to saturate)


Simple to use.
The rglage does not make sparks, but yes it's easy.
No need to book.


This is done to play alone, without a totally seedy (a 15W bass, I would not eesayer ...)

The sound is not trs tense, too serious for me is to the small speaker. So it's a sound in mdiums you get. We like it or not. But work is perfect.


I use it for 3 years.

It is very practical for training, especially with his position "KickBack" trs trs well.

For power and sound, it has not, but it was not for either.
Can not play with a drummer, or even with guitarist (s) is pnible having to push back to be heard and have their nase.

I bought it in beginners bass, and is a good choice, it is cheap and strong. is better than a ridiculous 15W. I like the kickback that can move the sound in the ears.

turpentine's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Ibanez SW35 (Discontinued)
Bass amplifier transistor 35 W
A power switch (turns blue when the power is on, it's beautiful at night)
1 input
A 10 dB gain switch
controls: gain / bass / middle / treble / presence / volume
taken cd input (RCA)
A blue diode limit (only lights when the gain exceeds the limits, it's beautiful at night)
headphones jack (diplomatic when neighbors are sleeping)
On the back:
effects loop send jack
making effects loop return
setleds tilt-back cabinet (you can tilt it as a stage monitor)
17.7 kg (it's heavy watt)


The configuration of this amp is very simple.
Taking a low, jack, hook them up and drive simone!
The manual is simple, clear, precise and in six languages, including French.


I play it with a humble, unpretentious low but this amp allows me to explore all frequencies, sound warm and beautiful round (contrepet?), To a more dynamic and crystalline fingers or plectrum, it depends.
The manual in six languages, offers four possible config sounds: Aggressive / Walking (?) / Slap / Clean.
Well, for power, must remember we bought a 35W, you get very quickly to catch pots for volume and gain (+ button + 10 dB gain), the E string does all snoring is not beautiful, only the fans will be happy tuning, the blue LED illuminates the limit at that time!


Very good price / quality ratio. I just bought it new, € 180. And not disappointed.
Ideal for playing at home and be angry with her neighbors, if we have to forget the project to play with a drummer.
The CD input is a plus that I have not yet exploited.
Functional and affordable tool, I recommend.
It's crazy when even this mode of blue LEDs, right? I know it's a detail but it's music you do, no tuning car, right?