Has anyone tried a Peavy Max 150?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Jared Houseman, Jun 18, 2019.

  1. Jared Houseman

    Jared Houseman

    Jul 5, 2018
    How does it sound? I like using deep p bass tones and punch/bright rock tones. Will it keep up with a drummer as a personal monitor with pa support? how is it weight wise? Does it have a tweeter?

    I currently have a Hartke HD75 and I hate it. The tweeter sounds extremely harsh and seems to distort if I raise the volume. It doesn't have a DI. It also seems unreasonable heavy for a 1x12 combo (50lbs) and i'm wanting to replace it.
  2. iagtrplyr

    iagtrplyr Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2013
    Clinton, IA
    Hey Jared. I'm head of our forum's Combo Club and we haven't heard boo from anyone who's done any more than see the amps on display. We have some true lovers of Peavey who have pretty much asked what you asked, but there just isn't much out there in TB-land. That being said, I have read some customer reviews from various retail sites and there seems to be a common complaint about grill vibration on lower notes that's driven the owners crazy. Different models too, so I don't know if it's something Peavey is looking at or not. Maybe someone has some info they can share. On paper, they look pretty decent, though their power specs leave me a little confused. The Max 100 combo is rated at 60 watts @ 8 ohms which in my book is not 100 watts. Take a look for yourself. Page 7 of 8 in their owners manual. https://assets.peavey.com/literature/manuals/119095_36843.PDF

    One idea, especially if you're looking to shed some weight would be the Fender Rumble series. I happen to own the Rumble 2100 combo and it weighs in at a scant 22 lbs (23 lbs for the Max 100), a full 100 watts through a 12" driver instead of the Peavey's 10, and plenty of versatility for whatever tone you're looking for. The entire line is pretty popular around these parts, but there's also a wide selection available at the $250-400 price point.

    Find us on or club link and ask for advice. There are plenty of us to give you our two cents. Also, if you want to join all you have to do is send in a pic of your combo and I'll give you a number. Best deal you're gonna get for free.

    Good hunting!
  3. segina


    Apr 12, 2019
    Not sure if this will help you or not, I have a peavey max 110 for a practice amp and you can dial up a wide variety of tones I really like the sound, 10 inch speaker with decent low end. I also has a built in overdrive that's decent and a mid shift that can do some cool things, it gets pretty loud in my practice room but not heavy drummer in a bigger room loud I don't gig so I'm really not sure if it would work as a personal monitor with a full band. Sorry I couldn't be more help. good luck.
  4. Ronnie Thunders

    Ronnie Thunders

    Oct 21, 2019
    Have a Peavy max 150. Love it love it nice little lightweight twelve with 150 watts
  5. Ronnie Thunders

    Ronnie Thunders

    Oct 21, 2019
    Especially love the gain with overdrive button for the crispy crunchyness
  6. Ronnie Thunders

    Ronnie Thunders

    Oct 21, 2019
    Perfect for stage monitor, excellent p.a. hookup quiet too