Peavey Pro Bass 500 or Firebass 700

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by prizefighter, Jan 11, 2009.

  1. Im upgrading my rig and I can't decide between a Firebass 700 or a Pro Bass 500. The Pro Bass is a little more expensive but I like the tube preamp. Any opinions?
  2. greenboy


    Dec 18, 2000
    remote mountain cabin Montana
    greenboy designs: fEARful, bassic, dually, crazy88 etc
    The Pro Bass IMO sounds more refined but both are a lot of bang for the buck.
  3. AngryJason

    AngryJason Guest

    Feb 23, 2006
    Sacramento CA
    I'm reluctant to post, as I pissed off several members in the "iPhone for bass" thread...

    Go with the Pro 500...the tube pre (which rounds out the tone and gives you enough grind for days) and SS power are beyond measure (be sure to try to run thru 2 4ohm cabs for maximum power) won"t be dissapointed, friend :) I own one, and in my 22+ years of playing, it's the BEST amp I've ever owned. I played exclusively thru SWR amplification for years...this amp smokes anything in the SWR line by a long country mile.....have fun!
  4. Thanks for the replies, I am leaning towards the Pro Bass from music go round. anyone have any experience with them?
  5. synterx


    Jan 24, 2005
    pro bass all the way. Tuner out with mute, a speakon, rear input, better looks, lighter, rackable, XLR out on back, I could go on. I've seen some for sale here and eBay. How much mud-go-rou asking?
  6. $299 without shipping which i would have to get it shipped since i dont have one local to me
  7. synterx


    Jan 24, 2005
    Good deal, I'd take it if I were you. The EQ system is a bit overkill, I rarely ever use it, but it's as full featured an amp as you'll get. The only downside is it was designed to run one or two 4-ohm cabs. That's the way Peavey's own cabinets were all designed. But the norm is now 8-ohm cabs, so you'd need two cabs to get 350 watts. Not a big deal, I used it with one 4 ohm cab for years and had zero issues with volume, that's for sure.
  8. oldrockerdude


    Jan 16, 2010
    it come pairs every bit to a Mesa M-Pluse 600 Mesa has A Couple Features on Peavey on this One, But IMO all the Tone for Less Than 1/2 The Money as Mesa. I Have Played Both for Years. oh ya I Gave 500.00 for Mine.
  9. georgestrings

    georgestrings Inactive

    Nov 5, 2005

    Agreed - I've played both, and prefer the PB 500...

    - georgestrings