Help with Peavey Mark III Combo

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by silentbodit, Nov 11, 2005.

  1. silentbodit

    silentbodit Guest

    May 14, 2005
    sioux city iowa
    My practice amp recently died so I am in the market for a new one. I ran across a 1x15 peavey mark III combo at one of my local shops. 130 watts into a 15" black widow. They are asking 199.99 but i havent been able to find much info online as far as price. The reviews on harmony central were pretty solid though. Does anyone here have any idea if this is a decent deal or any more info/experiance with this combo? :bag:
    Thanks in advance. :D
  2. silentbodit

    silentbodit Guest

    May 14, 2005
    sioux city iowa
    Saturday morning bump :ninja:
  3. Old Peavey combos are pretty common. They may not have the "killer tone" some people crave, but they'll work well enough to fill a dance floor. Generally they can be found relatively cheap...I'd say 199 is a little high for a 20+ year old combo. Offer 150 cash, I wouldn't give more than that (but I'm a cheap SOB). This assumes all the knobs are there, nothing's ripped or terribly rusty, all the controls work, no hum or static, etc.

    The main disadvantages of the Peavey combos: they're heavy, and I mean heavy (of course, that means they're almost indestructible). And 130 watts is a tad underpowerd by today's standards--but the secret is don't EQ it with the lows boosted. Let the mids carry through and it'll be fine unless you're playing in a hardcore metal band or competing against two Marshall stacks...
  4. silentbodit

    silentbodit Guest

    May 14, 2005
    sioux city iowa
    First off thank you for the reply all info is greatly appreciated being it is an older combo. I am planning on using it more for practice. At most with a drummer and one guitarist (my guitarist doesnt have real power yet thankfully) worse comes to worse i have my svt410hlf but that is really heavy so I want something more portable for practice and just use the 4x10 for shows/gigs. Thanks again.
  5. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    It's a good amp. The Mark series of Peavey amps are phenominal and impossible to break. I have one as a backup to my GK, and I use for gigs on the wrong side of town. I woulda paid $100 for it easy, and another 200 for my matching 115 cab. $199 is a reasonable price, offer $150 and try to make a deal. It's a great amp.
  6. georgestrings

    georgestrings Inactive

    Nov 5, 2005
    Probably a decent amp - and I agree with the $150 offer idea(assuming nothing's wrong with it)... I played a Combo 300 for quite awhile, and with another cab it worked for anything I threw at it - and they can be had for $200 to $275 - check one of those out, if you can....

    - georgestrings
  7. violatedppl

    violatedppl Guest

    May 8, 2005
    san fran bay area
    I had the same combo and it cut through 2 5150's running almost full tilt, and I was told to turn down :bassist: very good amp. put it with I found to be the best all of sound so far. mark II combo 1x15, peavey 1810 1x18 2x10 with the 18 right at ear height. in a band it was bass player 1 guitarist 0
  8. ras1983


    Dec 28, 2004
    Sydney, Australia
    just want to make sure the original poster understands how HEAVY these things are. it would easily be around 90 - 100 lbs.

    and they only have one handle.

    p.s. they are SERIOUSLY heavy.