Gear Reviews

Warwick LWA 500 & WCA 112 LW bass amplifier reviewed by TopGuitar magazine

TopGuitar is proud to inform, that the December issue of the magazine features a review of Warwick LWA 500 bass guitar amplifier head with WCA 112 LW cabinet. The equipment was delivered for review by the manufacturer, Warwick.

Below are some excerpts from a review by gear department editor Maciek Warda:

“The first stage of the amp (low-noise class A preamp) lets you boost the signal of your bass up to the point of distortion. You can obtain an overdriven sound by turning the gain knob all the way up, but my ears tells me that this amplifier was not meant for this type of playing.”

“Beautifully clear attack with slap bass suggests that the new Warwick heads veer toward modern funky sounds.”

“Warwick LWA 500 is characterized by perfect fitting of constructional parts and discrete components which minimizes the occurrence of thermal noise (a.k.a. Johnson-Nyquist noise).”

The latest issue of TopGuitar magazine is available across Poland in Empik and Ruch press retail networks, in the online store (, and as mobile version for tablets and smartphones using iOS ( or Android ( operating systems.

Warwick LWA 500


Published since 2005 as a printed magazine, TopGuitar is a magazine of opinion for professional and amateur musicians. Since 2020 on a digital platform. Contain reviews of various guitar-related musical gear, interviews and original articles on world’s most popular artists, music reviews, event reports, guitar workshops and tips, the latest products and artist news. The Editor-in-Chief is Dr. Dariusz Domanski, a guitarist and academic teacher, doctor of musical arts.