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Peavey MiniMega 1000

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by Stev187, Jan 23, 2014.

  1. Stev187

    Stev187 Peavey MegaBass Club! Supporting Member

    Jan 11, 2011
    Flint, MI (USA)
    Today is my new favorite amp's birthday:

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    http://peavey.com/news/index.cfm/id/762/Peavey Electro.html

    That just went live on Peavey's web site. I cannot wait to get my hands on one of these. A bunch of us love the original MegaBass, so it's cool to see Peavey bringing the "Mega" name back.

    If you're at NAMM, stop by and check it out so you can tell us what you think!!!!

    Very excited!

    --Steve
    Peavey MegaBass Club #1

    P.S. Here's our club thread for the original Mega:
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f15/peavey-megabass-club-878370/
     
  2. Deepwoods

    Deepwoods

    Dec 5, 2003
    St. Louis
    I have no experience with the original but this new one has my interest. When are they supposed to hit the streets?
     
  3. mbelue

    mbelue

    Dec 11, 2010
    Bremerton, WA
    Now there is a Peavey I can get behind again!
    Time to start pinching pennies to be ready for release!
    THANKS Bobby, that rocks!
     
  4. BbbyBld

    BbbyBld

    Oct 13, 2005
    Meridian, MS
    Disclosures:
    MI Amp Engineer: Peavey Electronics
    Shipping by summer. Hopefully, sooner.
     
  5. mbelue

    mbelue

    Dec 11, 2010
    Bremerton, WA
    One last question Bobby, is the preamp analog?
     
  6. Looks nice. Power spec is pretty vague, but one way or the other, seems like plenty.

    Nice look, NICE features.... compressor, two bands of what look like 'almost full parametric' EQ with narrow and wide Q controls, what sounds like some nice variable 'low end/high passing' variability, etc. Unfortunate choice of 'KOSMOS' for that knob... sounds like kid stuff there, but minor deal.

    Assuming it is under $1,000 street, they will sell a lot of these I think! Nice!

    Can't get a feel for the size of it. 8 pounds is great. Looks like 'small but not mini'.
     
  7. CL400Peavey

    CL400Peavey Supporting Member

    Nov 7, 2011
    Grand Rapids Michigan
    $500 is what Peavey has said.
     
  8. Fantastic.
     
  9. Given the 'midi footswitch input', seems like a digital front end.
     
  10. KPJ

    KPJ Supporting Member

    Oct 2, 2001
    Methuen, MA USA
    Kosmos is Peavey's trademark for their low end processing. It has been around for years.

    http://www.peavey.com/search.cfm?term=kosmos
     
  11. Ah, haven't gone to school on anything Peavey in many years. Anyway, nice looking amp for what seems a great price.
     
  12. mbelue

    mbelue

    Dec 11, 2010
    Bremerton, WA
    Possibly, and I'd expect the kosmos to be digital. I don't expect the rest of it has to be for any reason other then price.
     
  13. Tractorr

    Tractorr Supporting Member

    Aug 23, 2011
    Philadelphia
    What is a digital front end? All front ends are all analog. After the analog stage there may be digital processing but that is not the front end. For a front end to be digital you would need a digital output on your bass and even then the amp would still just be a signal processor before it was returned to the analog realm to be amplified by an the only kind of amplifier there are...analog amplifiers.
     
  14. mbelue

    mbelue

    Dec 11, 2010
    Bremerton, WA
    The question I had was how much of the preamp is before the ADC?(if there is any)
     
  15. BbbyBld

    BbbyBld

    Oct 13, 2005
    Meridian, MS
    Disclosures:
    MI Amp Engineer: Peavey Electronics
    The signal path is 100% analog. The pre and power amp sections are under digital control.
     
  16. mbelue

    mbelue

    Dec 11, 2010
    Bremerton, WA
    I'm sold.
     
  17. Yeah, digital is a loose term, and by 'front end', I was defining that as the total preamp. Given the midi connection, I was guessing this is similar to the TC RH amp front end, which is as 'digital' as you can get from what I understand (i.e., everything but the master volume... initial gain setting, overdrive level, EQ center points and Q's, compressor, etc. can be programmed and stored in various memory options.

    Seems like that is not the case with this amp. The Midi thing suggested otherwise to me. Minor point.
     
  18. Stev187

    Stev187 Peavey MegaBass Club! Supporting Member

    Jan 11, 2011
    Flint, MI (USA)
    There's another thread on the new Peavey bass gear, but for obvious reasons this is the one I'm psyched about. Sweetwater posted a different photo with the lights in purple:

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    It's very cool that Bobby checks in here and talks with us about the new stuff. It all looks very cool, but this thing is very exciting to me, which is why I started an individual thread for the MiniMega. I predict it's going to have a big impact. There are still many of us who regularly gig the original Mega (I'll be playing out with mine this weekend).

    In another thread, Bobby said the MiniMega is 11" (most of the micro/mini heads are approx 9" or 10" I believe). I like the slightly larger size. Having that kind of headroom is such a plus for a gigging head.

    --Steve
     
  19. PersonalTraynor

    PersonalTraynor

    Jan 14, 2011
    Lady parts, Canada
    Disclosures:
    peaveyTraynor freakazoid...
    :eek:I'm just blown away by this! It looks so good on paper!
     
  20. Tractorr

    Tractorr Supporting Member

    Aug 23, 2011
    Philadelphia
    Any chance we can get an idea of price?

    I know you probably can't give an exact price (or even an approximate) but perhaps a number that it will likely be under.
     



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