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SWR Big Ben Cabinet
John Paul Jones, October 05, 1999, HQ, Dublin, Ireland
General Specs
Speakers: (1) 18" Custom SWR® Subwoofer
Watts: 400 Watts RMS
Impedance: 8 Ohms
Outputs: Dual Speakon® and 1/4” speaker jacks
Dimensions: 30-1/2"H x 23"W x 18-1/2"D
Total Weight: 70 lbs.
Years in use: ca. mid-1990s - Present
John Paul Jones has used SWR Big Ben Cabinets for the low end spectrum since his start as a solo artist in the 1990s. He paired them with 4x10 cabinets (either SWR Goliath I or SWR Goliath III), powered by SWR SM 900 Amplifiers.


SWR Big Ben Cabinet
John Paul Jones, October 05, 1999, HQ, Dublin, Ireland
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