Oh my!! I just played through a Peavey amp

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by cb56, Oct 22, 2001.

  1. cb56


    Jul 2, 2000
    And liked it.
    what's the world coming to? I've never been impressed with Peavey bass amps but went amp shopping today and the store I went to only had Peavey and Fender. The Fenders were all smaller combo amps so I plugged into a Peavey 300 watt SS head callel a Nitrobass (I think) and it sounded great. My favorite feature was the contour control. It wasn't a button that you push in or out but a knob like a volume knob. turn it all the way clockwise and it sounded like a GK. Turn it all the way counter clockwise and it had lots of midrange growl, or blend between the two. I'm looking for a head with 2 power amps in it or I would have bought the thing on the spot. that is all I wanted to say. I guess sometimes you just don't know until you try it.
  2. boogiebass


    Aug 16, 2000
    There's often perfectly serviceable gear to be found for those willing to do a little "bottom feeding." I mean that sincerely. Check out Crate, while you're at it. If it sounds good to you and you can save some bucks, why not?
  3. !!!!!!!!???????????? :D
  4. CrawlingEye

    CrawlingEye Member

    Mar 20, 2001
    Easton, Pennsylvania

    Hmm... I don't think he's speaking in terms of "saving a few bucks."
    More speaking in terms of he overall liked the amps. :)

    To the poster,
    I suggest checking out the Peavey Firebass II 700, I'm not sure if the Nitrobass has it, but the Firebass has a crossover built in, it's kind of a pain that you have to add the power amp. Although, it's a fairly good plan.

    I, also, really dig the contour knob. I usually keep it off for a super-clean sound. However, with it fully on, you almost get a tube-like sound from it.
    It doesn't sound fake at all, either.

    Good luck on your amp search. :)
  5. There's nothin wrong with that. Hey, i normally hate Peavey stuff, but that Bam 210 combo, wow, i could rant about that one.
  6. T. Alan Smith

    T. Alan Smith Guest

    Sep 9, 2001
    I used to run my 400RB into a 4ohm Peavey 210TX. I loved it! To my ears, it outperformed the Hartke, GK, and ADA(yeah, this WAS awhile ago!)
    The only thing better was the Eden cab. But, for a couple hundred more, I could have(and should have) bought two Peavey 210TX's!

    Good luck and remember: just use your ears and have fun!

    T. Alan