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Anybody tried the new Peavey Max 158?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by medgeking, Mar 6, 2013.

  1. medgeking

    medgeking Supporting Member

    Aug 9, 2012
    Minneapolis, MN
    Considering the Peavey Max 158 vs Ampeg BA108 and hoping to hear from someone who has used both or just the Peavey. I know the Ampeg is pretty popular and I might just go for it. However, I actually prefer the specs on the Peavey (onboard tuner, 1/8" input, lighter/smaller).

    Let me know your thoughts . . .
  2. tabdog


    Feb 9, 2011
    The Ampeg is nicer. It has a Aux input and
    a headphone out. The tuner on the Peavey
    is fairly useless.

    I found that the Max 158 actually works
    better as a small practice guitar amp. I
    sold mine for $30,

  3. FooHead


    Jan 27, 2005
    Western Canada
    I've played both, but the older version of the Peavey with out the tuner. I was surprised by the Peavey, it sounded good for what it was and the knobs actually adjusted the tone when you moved them. It's a little bit smaller in size and is lighter.

    The ampeg is a bit louder but I also thought it sounded better. It's a bit more $$ and larger in size and a tad heavier.

    Depending on what your priorities are, tone or $$ either is a good way to go really.

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