Peavey 4x10, 1x15, nitrobass

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Chris Crawford, Sep 24, 2022.

  1. Chris Crawford

    Chris Crawford

    Sep 24, 2022
    A Peavey 4x10 and 1x15 cabs and a Peavey Nitrobass Professional head have come up separately locally for $700 total. . . Pretty new to all of this, it's probably overkill for me, bit I'm curious how folks feel about this potential setup?
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  2. Al Rivera

    Al Rivera

    Mar 20, 2021
    Nice,inexpensive amp if weight isn't a concern for you.
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  3. Jaco who?

    Jaco who?

    May 20, 2008
    The Nitro is the same as the Max 450. It's 450 watts @2Ω, 300 watts @4Ω, and 170 watts @8Ω. If the 410 is 4Ω, I'd skip the 115 - it won't do much except look more intimidating. I bought a Nitro 15 years ago for $200, so it may be a tad overpriced. Heavy sucker, but it's still going strong where I practice.
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  4. Chris Crawford

    Chris Crawford

    Sep 24, 2022
    I think I can actually get the head cheaper elsewhere looking around - the two cabinets are a package at $400, which I thought felt like the "deal" part of this. My total budget for a setup is $700, with zero options nearby to drive and play multiple setups (middle of the mountains in nowhere, Appalachia) - but if the cabinets are not a deal, I might just keep looking. Patience. Is. Hard.
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  5. Marko 1

    Marko 1 Supporting Member

    Mar 9, 2009
    Ohio, Youngstown Area
    Bite your tongue young man... :sour:
  6. klejst

    klejst Guest

    Oct 5, 2010
    Depends on what model of 410 and 115 cabs they are as well. However, the older Peavey stuff is pretty decent sounding and massively dependable. Weighs a pretty penny too and can usually be found for cheap on the used market. Try it if you can and if you like it then your choice. I personally would just not encourage using the 410 and 115 cab pairing together...not the best combo.
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  7. You always say no to LESS power, not more. You can turn a bigger amp down, but a too-little amp pegged runs out of steam, right into a really crappy tone in a lot of cases.
  8. Marko 1

    Marko 1 Supporting Member

    Mar 9, 2009
    Ohio, Youngstown Area
    Not appreciating headroom is like saying

    I don't want extra money in my bank account. :D
  9. Especially if you're on a five or a six, the occasional depth-charge low D's and C's need real power and headroom to form as they should, and never a bad idea. I once spent a year having to gig with a 100-watt head as money was tight for a while, and it was the longest year of my life. I should have been charged with 1st Degree Amp Abuse, luckily Florida had no law on the books for it.
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  10. Chris Crawford

    Chris Crawford

    Sep 24, 2022
    Maybe I should rephrase ... most stacks will outplay my skill level ...
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  11. Element Zero

    Element Zero Supporting Member

    Dec 14, 2016
    Depending on what the cabs are, I’d only get 1… not both.
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  12. Riff Ranger

    Riff Ranger Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2018
    Bigfoot Country
    You will grow into a good rig—fast :cool:

    Offer $500, agree to $600.
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  13. A Florida man has been charged with 1st Degree Amp Abuse...

    Last edited: Sep 24, 2022
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  14. I lived there at the height of the Cocaine Cowboys, the police were ALL booked up back then.
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  15. You were good then.
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  16. There isn't a place on earth where I could use that much audio muscle.
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  17. It’s definitely going to be a loud, reliable rig, but also the kind of large setup I was using in 1990 (with a slightly different Peavey head at the time). Unless you play with guitarists that have stacks or on large soundstages, it’ll probably be a bit much.
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2022
  18. lug

    lug Supporting Member

    Feb 11, 2005
    League City, Tx
    Did someone mention the ninties?..............
    An ode to how ridiculous I was at one time. :D
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