Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by faust23, Jul 24, 2009.

  1. faust23

    faust23 Guest

    ok so i went to buy this head and they got a new one in for the same price(theyre asking 200) the E/N was a NA-320 and the peavey was a F-800G
    does anyone know the pros and cons of these models and am i getting ripped off? btw the peavey is 900w and the e/n is either 300 or 200w
  2. experimental bassist

    experimental bassist

    Mar 15, 2009
    The Peavey F800-G is technically a guitar head. May still work, but I'm just saying. :meh:

    And really both of those heads you mentioned are comparing apples to oranges. The Eden is a modern, lightweight head putting around 320 watts at 4 ohms.

    The Peavey is a 40 pound plus vintage monster from the early 70s. The "800 watts" is program power. For comparison it puts out around 410 watts (RMS) into 2 ohms, and around 260 watts (RMS) into 4 ohms.

    FYI, here's the owners manual for the Peavey:

    Peavey F800G/F800B Owners Manual

    By the way, I have a F800-B (the bass version) and it's pretty killer.


    Good luck. :bassist:
  3. faust23

    faust23 Guest

    thats it,i must have confused the letter,which would be better?
  4. experimental bassist

    experimental bassist

    Mar 15, 2009
    Well, really only you can decide which would work better for you.

    I have no experience w/ the Eden, so I'll speak to the Peavey.

    It's a simple, no nonsense workhorse. Big, heavy, tremendously loud, and IMO has a very good tone and slight grit to it when pushed. 2 Ohm stable, so that could matter depending on what kind of cabs you want to run.

    Drawbacks? It's huge! Also it's an amp designed for simple, reliable road use, so there is no effects loop, no direct out, no headphone jack, or any other bell or whistle. It does have a decent sounding distortion that is footswitchable.

    What's it sound like? Here's Leon Wilkeson running clean and Jesse Keeler with a "little" distortion. ;)

    Good luck.
  5. RickenBoogie


    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    "Better" is a relative term, and only the end user can make that determination. Both amps are good amps. They are also different. Which is better for you is up to you.
  6. faust23

    faust23 Guest

    ive officially decided on the peavey,thanx
  7. experimental bassist

    experimental bassist

    Mar 15, 2009
    Good luck. Hope you'll post pics! :bassist:

    Just for kicks, here's an original ad for the Peavey F800B. Heavy. ;)