Peavey cabs

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by bigboski69, Nov 11, 2001.

  1. bigboski69


    Jul 25, 2001
    Louisville, KY
    Went to the local bass shop today in the market for an amp and the salesman kept pushing me towards buying a Peavey 410 TVX, though my original plans were along the lines of a Hartke 410TP. Several of my *shudders* guitar-playing friends run Peavey heads and speak highly of them, yet none use their cabinets, so they cannot give me an accurate interpretation of their performance. I have played on the Hartke with my bass before and didn't mind the metallic tone. But I doubt Hartke's reliability when more than one person tells me that their aluminum cones are prone to blowing and are VERY costly to replace if such an event should occur. Any thoughts on which direction I should go?

  2. mah


    Sep 10, 2001
    i use a peavey nitrobass head along with a 410tvx and a 115bwbx cabnet..... the 410 cabnet is aok no problems with it so far will handel 350 rms 700 watt program.. good highs...good midranges and lows...:)
  3. joel the bass player

    joel the bass player Supporting Member

    Nov 27, 2000
    Omaha, NE
    You probably wont be dissapointed. Peavey stuff is normally really sturdy and will last for a long time. Their prices are pretty good too. Just try them both and then decide w/you ears.

  4. :D I use a peavey firebass 700 through the 410 cab,(want to add the 115), sounds great to me, good buy for the money. Its just so darn heavy. but again use your ears.......
  5. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Inactive

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    DR Strings
    Did you try the PEavey cab? Did you like it?

    There's your direction:D

    Hartke Transporter cabs are not the same as their XL cabs. They're not particularly hard to overdirive.

    For the people who have blown Hartke speakers, were you using them within their recommended range of operation? I had the original Guild/Hartke cabs and never had any problems, not even close.
  6. ahpook


    Jul 13, 2001
    i've been using a peavey 410T (old......) for a few years now and it's great. they don't have the cache of some other brands, but it's punchy as hell with a nice low end...
  7. I can`t find em!!!!

    I really want to test out a peavey cab or two but nobody I can find stocks them. :( The one dealer in my immeadiate area only carries the combos since"everybody now uses a combo and runs it through the P.A.". :rolleyes:

    From what I hear/read their(Peavey`s) quality is much better than it was (70`s).Several members on here swear by both their cabs and their amps.