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Peavey BAM head

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by jock, May 14, 2003.

  1. jock


    Jun 7, 2000
    Stockholm, Sweden
    How much do these heads go for?
    Is there maybe a preamp on the way?
    How does the sounds compare to a Bass POD?

    How is the powerrating on those? Optimistic or are they loud?
  2. jock


    Jun 7, 2000
    Stockholm, Sweden


    Dec 28, 2002
    BAM™ Head

    Finally the bass player is getting some love.

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    BAM™ Bass Head Features
    500 Watts RMS at 2 Ohms
    350 Watts RMS at 4 Ohms
    Chorus/flange with crossover (variable high pass filter)
    Octave divider
    Auto-wah (AKA Funk wah)
    Bass, mid-range, and high tone controls with mid shift
    Tone controls - passive and active type EQ
    One space rack mount shelf
    all found on peaveys web site did you search at all?
    as for sound i dont know, i own a old old peavey 400 head it is ok ugg ()tonless()..although iv heard very good things about these new amps!
    at least of the firebass II headsand am in consideration for one
    but deciding on the ampeg b4r it looks awsome to me and ampeg tone is far! better than peavey so thinking of that route
  4. jock


    Jun 7, 2000
    Stockholm, Sweden
    Is that list or streetprice?

    For those who has tried either the head or combo:
    Is the poweramp fairly rated? Is it as loud as other 500W amps? Would it be a problem to run it in 2ohms for a long time?


    Dec 28, 2002
    thats list price so i bet you could find it cheeper used but its like this yrs model i belive so youd have to be lucky to find one used i would think..i run my peavey at 2 ohms all the time...its rated for it it will sustain it with no problems at all..honestlly the firebass 700 II looks a bit nicer to me but thats me and its cheeper 569 on line price
    700 Watts RMS into 2 Ohms, 475 Watts RMS into 4 Ohms, 275 Watts RMS into 8 Ohms
    1/4 inch input jack
    Active/passive input select switch
    Buffered instrument level tuner send jack
    Pre and post gain controls
    Bright boost switch
    Contour EQ Control
    Three-band active EQ with semi-parametric midrange controls
    Post EQ effects loop - footswitch controlled
    Active crossover with variable frequency control (100 Hz-1 kHz)
    Crossover balance control
    High and low crossover outputs
    Preamp out/power amp in jacks
    DDT™ speaker protection circuit with defeat switch
    Status LED indicates power on (green) and DDT active/clip (red)
    Low noise electronically balanced XLR output
    Level control for XLR output
    Pre/post switch and ground lift switch for XLR output
    Thermal, over-current and DC crowbar protection circuits
    Variable speed, temperature controlled fans
    Two 1/4 inch jacks (paralleled) for speaker connections
    iv heard good things about this amp and im still in consideration of it...but the ampeg b4r looks better but 800 bux or so

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