Peavey Amps

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Davygravy3, Sep 19, 2001.

  1. Davygravy3

    Davygravy3 Guest

    Sep 21, 2000
    How are these amps? My dad seems to think theyll be good cuz he was friends with a guy who knew Paul Peavey. And 30 years ago when that was that he really liked peavey amps. What do they cost for combo amps ? Where Can I get one and how are they compared to ampeg and fender?
  2. yawnsie


    Apr 11, 2000
    Peavey stuff tends to split people. Some think that they're awful, while a lot of people agree that for the price, they're pretty good amps.

    My own experience with Peavey is that they're actually decent amps, and quite tough too (one Peavey rig that's the house setup at a place I play is over 25 years old! :eek: ). For the price, a Peavey will normally see you well. At least, that's what I think...
  3. jcadmus

    jcadmus Guest

    Apr 2, 2000
    Play 'em all. Then decide.

    I did.

    Then I bought Peavey.
  4. Chasarms

    Chasarms Casual Observer

    May 24, 2001
    Saint Louis, MO USA
    Yep. Peavey certainly sparks conversation. I found most PAs and bass rigs to be very usable. Their guitar stuff sounds like a traffic accident. Although I know there are some all-tube peavey guitar amps that people like.

    I watched Lynard Skynard last month on the dish. They were the free concert. They have been sponsered by Peavey for years. They sounded great.

    If your purse says Peavey, you really can't go wrong.
  5. ThunderStik

    ThunderStik Guest

    Jun 25, 2001
    Claremore OK.
    I HAD one. To me there is something about their sound that is just weird and odd like a strange eq setting that you just cant get out of it. The "Peavey Roar"
  6. Beefbass

    Beefbass Guest

    Feb 4, 2001
    Well, I've only owned Peavey amps for a short time, but here is my take on them;
    Microbass-IMO probably the best practice amp I've ever heard. Has a lot of lows for an amp with an 8" speaker.
    Combo 115-I really like this amp. Heavy, yes. But, it's built like a tank, can expand to 300 watts with an extension cab, and IMO sounds way better than the Fender BXR 400 amp it replaced.
    I think Peavey makes good reliable stuff. If you don't believe me, ask CrawlingEye; he has a really sweet setup-Firebass 2 head, with 4x10, and 1x15 cabs.
    This is of course just my opinion.
  7. Slater

    Slater Leave that thing alone.

    Apr 17, 2000
    The Great Lakes State
    Peavey makes good reliable bass amps. If you like their sound, they're a great value :) .
  8. I recently got me a peavey firebass 700 and 410 cab. Going to get me the 115 cab soon to go with it. I think it sounds great, although a built in compressor and a mute switch would be nice, and for the money you cant go wrong. But as stated above, try out as many brands as you can, and get the one you like. Sound and tone is a personal thing.
  9. Hategear

    Hategear Workin' hard at hardly workin'.

    Apr 6, 2001
    Appleton, Swissconsin
    I have a Peavey FireBass II, a Peavey 115BXBW and a Sonic 6x10. My rig definately has the power, but I am still trying to dial in my sound.
  10. CrawlingEye

    CrawlingEye Member

    Mar 20, 2001
    Easton, Pennsylvania
    Want to buy any of my rig?

    I want to sell it and get a G-K 800 RB.

    And that means I'll need new cabs, so it's all goin'.

    It's not even a year old, never been gigged with. Nothing wrong with it at all...

    I'm selling the whole thing for $950

    Here's a pic of it:

    Note: the bass (my sterling) will never get sold, so don't think about it... ;)

    If you can't tell what all that is...

    The head's a Peavey II 700 Firebass.
    The top cab's a Peavey 410TXF.
    The bottom cab's a Peavey 115BXBW.

    E-mail me if you're interested
    ( [email protected] )

    The only reason I'm getting rid of it, is because I want a sterile tone... It gets a really good middy tone, with expressive lows.

    That's my input. :)
  11. CrawlingEye

    CrawlingEye Member

    Mar 20, 2001
    Easton, Pennsylvania

    Peavey's don't need a compressor, they use DDT speaker protection. Which doesn't cut any of the dynamics out of your signal, like a compressor does, but prevents your amp from clipping. :)