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Which one should I get on Craigslit: Peavey Max 158 20W for $50 and Fender rumble 100 for $90

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Eric Guan, Nov 5, 2019.


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  1. Eric Guan

    Eric Guan

    Nov 3, 2019
    Peavey Max 158 15W Bass Amplifier for $50 on Craigslist, and Fender rumble 100 for $90. Which one should I go for? I am looking for a practice amp and the rumble seems too big, but it would be a great deal too...
     
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  2. keyboardguy

    keyboardguy Supporting Member

    May 11, 2005
    I have a Peavey Max 158; absolutely NOT!
    With such a small speaker it sounds like you're playing out of a small boombox; no bass at all...

    BTW, I LOVE and have Peavey stuff, just not this one....:rollno:
     
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  3. Bassdirty

    Bassdirty Supporting Member

    Jul 23, 2010
    CT
    I vote rumble.

    T$
     
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  4. Warpeg

    Warpeg

    Jun 20, 2005
    Ohio
    Don't even look at the Peavey; just get the Fender.
     
  5. $90 is a steal for a Rumble 100. I would jump on it right away. It's so cheap that it's workings are suspect. Verify it works.
     
  6. BassmanPaul

    BassmanPaul Inactive

    I too vote Rumble! :D
     
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  7. hrodbert696

    hrodbert696 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Yup. Rumble.
     
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  8. basscooker

    basscooker Commercial User

    Apr 11, 2010
    cincy ky
    Owner, ChopShopAmps
    I vote for the extra power and cone as well. IDK what size the speaker is in the Fender, but I'm sure it isnt an 8.
    Nothing wrong with an 8 in the general sense of speaker size only, but a 1x8 low wattage practice amp will leave you underwhelmed.

    The first time you play with a drummer or at least more than an acoustic guitar you will see why the higher power and greater surface area win.
     
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  9. Gravedigger Dav

    Gravedigger Dav Supporting Member

    Mar 13, 2014
    Fort Worth, Texas
    You get the Peavey and tell me what town the CR listing for the Rumble is in. :hyper:
     
  10. Kukulkan61

    Kukulkan61 Supporting Member

    Feb 8, 2011
    Northern Arizona
    Rumble!!
     
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  11. Linnin

    Linnin

    Jul 19, 2012
    Linningrad, Earth
    Check out that Rumble 100. For $90 USD it is most likely an original (version 1) 1x15 that were made from 2003 through 2009. They are very good, but they are on the large side, and also heavy as the cabinet is made of MDF. Still it would make for a good first amp if in good condition. Just like buying a used car, buying a used amp can be dicey. If you don't know how to check out a amp, take a friend that does.
     
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  12. devnulljp

    devnulljp

    Oct 13, 2009
    BC, Canada
    Admin on the D*A*M Forum
  13. Easy peasy. Rumble 100 v3. Now go buy it before it is gone.
     
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  14. dramatwist

    dramatwist

    Sep 27, 2019
    Fender. Easy choice.
     
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  15. Pondo Sinatra

    Pondo Sinatra Inactive

    Nov 5, 2019
    Seattle
    Rumble for sure.
     
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  16. Well he didn't say it was a Rumble v3. At that price I imagine its the older one. Either way though as long as it works, get the rumble.
     
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  17. Fender Rumble 100 for $90.00
     
  18. Naplesllew

    Naplesllew Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2015
    Naples FL
    Rumble 100 for sure!
     
  19. buldog5151bass

    buldog5151bass Kibble, milkbones, and P Basses. And redheads.

    Oct 22, 2003
    Connecticut
    So you can waste $50, or spend $90 on something you can actually use...
     
  20. micguy

    micguy

    May 17, 2011
    The real thing you want to do is minimize the amount of money you spend on useless things. A 15 watt bass amp is, aside from making odd noises, in your bedroom, a useless thing. If the Rumble works it's a potentially useful device in several places. Maybe not in a really loud band, but in some bands it'll work just fine.
     
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