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Peavey KB 3 Keyboard Amp  

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Overview
  • 60W of clean power (80W with extension cab added)
  • 12" speaker with tweeter
  • 4 separate channels
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    $399.99
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      A self-contained compact sound system.

      The Peavey KB 3 amp is perfect for voice, keyboards, acoustic or electric guitar, and drum machines. You get 60W of clean power (80W with extension cab added) and a 12" speaker with tweeter in this versatile Peavey amplifier. 3 separate channels each have 2-band EQ and Channel 1 has mic input. Balanced XLR main out. Effects send/return. Headphone out with level control.

      Features
      • 60W of clean power (80W with extension cab added)
      • 12" speaker with tweeter
      • 4 separate channels
      • 2-band EQ on each channel
      • Mic input on Channel 1
      • Balanced XLR main out
      • Effects send/return

      A keyboard amp that delivers great sound for an affordable price. Own it today.

       
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      PeaveyKB 3 Keyboard Amp
       
      4.2

      (based on 13 reviews)

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      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      A REAL WORK HORSE

      Prior to receiving the KB 3 amp as a gift. I was playing my keyboards through a Fender solid state guitar amp. While the Fender amp alowed me to hear the keyboards, there...Read complete review

      Prior to receiving the KB 3 amp as a gift. I was playing my keyboards through a Fender solid state guitar amp. While the Fender amp alowed me to hear the keyboards, there was something missing. The first time I played my Yamaha S0-3 synth over the Peavey KB 3, I was in shock. There were so many new sounds coming out of the Peavey that the Fender didn't reveal. One major area was the bottom end, and how much this Peavey brought it out. I'm not knocking Fender, since their amp wasn't really made for keyboards. The Pevey is an amp made to bring out the different highs and lows of a keyboard, that cannot be obtained through a standard or bass guitar amp. In addition, I've had this amp for more than 5 years and never had a problem. The construction is top quality, and built to last a long time. The 4 channels with 1/4" jack inputs is frosting on the cake. When you consiser the cost, and quality, you can't go wrong in pulling the trigger on one of these.

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      KB3....THINK TWICE BEFORE BUYING

      ok sound at low volume...pretty solid build (some vibration) heavy for the small return in sound (volume)....
      decent features,..xlr mic imput,...3 channels...no...Read complete review

      ok sound at low volume...pretty solid build (some vibration) heavy for the small return in sound (volume)....
      decent features,..xlr mic imput,...3 channels...no effects ,some reverb for the mic would be cool...
      for as heavy as it is i expected a little more ....seems to be built pretty solid but the one i purchased could not handle much more than bedroom volume befor it started breaking up and vibrating...this amp could probably not even cut it in a small bar gig ....good keyboard amps at a decent price are hard to find..this is an over weight practice amp at best...who knows ..maybe i just got a stinker!! just wanted to give an honest review of the item I purchased...
      ok for practice by yourself

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Clean Power

      By Shark

      from Ocean Springs, MS

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      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Realistic Sound

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Home
      • Learning

      Comments about Peavey KB 3 Keyboard Amp:

      The Peavy KB3, billed as a keyboard amp, is better suited as a PA amp. That is not to take away from the functionality of the produce - it is, in fact, a fine keyboard amp once matched with the correct input cord from the keyboard. As noted - not every cord matches the impedance level the KB3 is matched too. Thus some reviews stated the volume had to be cranked up till an audible hum resonated through the speaker. Change cords! I found a Fender guitar cord worked best, the volume knob is set at midlevel and there is plenty of sound. For best results on the KB3, use Channel 3 with keyboards.

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      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      A REAL WORK HORSE

      By drbill51

      from Taylor, MI

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      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Portable
      • Realistic Sound
      • Responsive / Good Action

      Cons

      • Heavy
      • Location Of Inputs Poor

      Best Uses

      • Accompaniment
      • Chamber Music
      • Concerts
      • Keyboards
      • Large Venue If Miced
      • Practice

      Comments about Peavey KB 3 Keyboard Amp:

      Prior to receiving the KB 3 amp as a gift. I was playing my keyboards through a Fender solid state guitar amp. While the Fender amp alowed me to hear the keyboards, there was something missing. The first time I played my Yamaha S0-3 synth over the Peavey KB 3, I was in shock. There were so many new sounds coming out of the Peavey that the Fender didn't reveal. One major area was the bottom end, and how much this Peavey brought it out. I'm not knocking Fender, since their amp wasn't really made for keyboards. The Pevey is an amp made to bring out the different highs and lows of a keyboard, that cannot be obtained through a standard or bass guitar amp. In addition, I've had this amp for more than 5 years and never had a problem. The construction is top quality, and built to last a long time. The 4 channels with 1/4" jack inputs is frosting on the cake. When you consiser the cost, and quality, you can't go wrong in pulling the trigger on one of these.

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      (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      KB3....THINK TWICE BEFORE BUYING

      Comments about Peavey KB 3 Keyboard Amp:

      ok sound at low volume...pretty solid build (some vibration) heavy for the small return in sound (volume)....
      decent features,..xlr mic imput,...3 channels...no effects ,some reverb for the mic would be cool...
      for as heavy as it is i expected a little more ....seems to be built pretty solid but the one i purchased could not handle much more than bedroom volume befor it started breaking up and vibrating...this amp could probably not even cut it in a small bar gig ....good keyboard amps at a decent price are hard to find..this is an over weight practice amp at best...who knows ..maybe i just got a stinker!! just wanted to give an honest review of the item I purchased...
      ok for practice by yourself

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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Good value, Sounds pretty good with keyboard

      By G-lenn

      from Ithaca, NY

      Comments about Peavey KB 3 Keyboard Amp:

      As I mentioned above, I also have a Roland KC60 and for my purposes (practice and as a monitor at gigs) with a keyboard and ukulele plugged in, I'd say the KC60 is a better choice. If I do solo gigging, I can use the Peavey with a monitor (which it powers) so that's pretty nice, but the quality isn't as good. At this price, I'd still consider this a pretty good deal for what you're getting but if you don't really need the power that this provides, and the monitor output, consider the KC60. If you're very picky about sound quality, I'd suggest saving up more and getting something else.
      Several inputs and the ability to power an external monitor is great. I do wish that it had reverb built into it which would make it good for using as a PA at gigs.
      Like most Peavey stuff, it's solid. That's comes at the cost of being pretty heavy and bulky. It's fairly loud, but not as much as I expected given the amount of power. The sound quality is OK, but not great. Wurlitzer and organ sounds are good, but higher pitched piano isn't so nice. If you need the power and this is your price range, this is a good option, but I wouldn't discount the smaller, higher quality (of sound) amps.
      For the power and number of inputs, this is a pretty inexpensive amp. It's built solid and sounds pretty good as a keyboard amp. The higher pitch sounds are somewhat tinny sounding.

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      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Worth the money

      By YamahaMan2010

      from Southwest Virginia

      Comments about Peavey KB 3 Keyboard Amp:

      I have always heard you get what you pay for. I have been playing for 25 years. As most pros on the road you hardly see a keyboard amp being used at all. I prefer not to use them when I am out on the road because I use my ear monitors. However, playing local gigs I will use a keyboard amp. This is amp does well and had a great price on it. To get the best results I find it necessary to buy an external amp stand to be able to tilt the amp back and raise it off the floor some to be able to hear the quality you deserve. What most keyboards players don't realize is you lose the high end when the amp is setting on the floor in an upright position. So they tend to crank the amp in high volumes which can cause any amp to distort at times. So over all this is a great amp for small gigs. I had the KB4, but was too big to move around.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Good but too heavy

      Comments about Peavey KB 3 Keyboard Amp:

      I have own this amp and it worked really good at reproducing the sound of my Roland V-drum Kit. Pros:Awesome bass sound, output to add a passive speaker, independent volume for headphone jack, balance line out, solid construction.Cons:Too heavy, line inputs only has high and low EQ, the output doesn't seem like 60 watts, no effects.My guitarrist 15 watt Marshall sound more powerful than this amp. I sold it and got a Behringer k450fx and with only 45 watts, it sounds way much better than this. You should use the KB3 with the external speaker if you care about your sound.

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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Close to Perfect

      By MaGagne

      from Stark NH

      Comments about Peavey KB 3 Keyboard Amp:

      Overall this little amp is hard to beat! I've been using this amp for a year with my yamaha dtx4 e-drums. Great highs, lows, does not distort even at high volumes. I've had many e-drumsets, and many monitor/small avinue amps and never heard any better ambient/realsounding e-drums.....ever. works great w/vocals, Many of my Friends have played their acc. guitars through it and were more than impressed. It is light to carry also! here goes.... The only thing I wish it had was phantom power for mics. Oh well it's very close to Perfect

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great versatile little amp

      By www.BigBandBeat.com

      from Grand Rapids MI

      Comments about Peavey KB 3 Keyboard Amp:

      I got sick of lugging around the bigger kb4 (another great amp, now serving for rehearsals) for our piano player and am very happy with the kb3. We have used it as a vocal monitor with wonderful results and have used it in small rooms with a microphone plugged directly into it. We play big band jazz and are not as loud as a lot of rock groups (still pretty loud), so this works well. I put some side handles and good sized wheels on it myself, which helps lifting it in and out of the truck and rolling it on the floor. I plan on buying another one to serve as a vocal monitor and put some side mounted tilts on it.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Not Adequate

      By mrdantownsend

      from Manasquan, NJ

      Comments about Peavey KB 3 Keyboard Amp:

      I've played piano for 11 years but only recently started playing in a band. I bought this thinking that it would be a great amp for the money, seeing that it was 80W and weighed so much. Initially I was quite happy with it, but when I plugged both vocals and piano into it at the same time it gets really buzzy and distortion-y once it's turned past about 50% of its volume. With piano alone it takes about 65% volume to get a really poor sounding distortion. This amp is not good for gigs, and barely adequate for practice. It's kind of embarassing when your guitar player's 15 watt practice amp is louder than a 60W amp. Overall I wouldn't reccommend this to anyone, because if you're serious enough to need a serious amp you're better off getting a roland or behringer rather than this, and if you're a casual keyboard player you wouldn't want to lug this around because it is amazingly bulky and awkward. Not impressed and I plan on selling it.

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      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Defiently recommended!

      By Nik121

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Peavey KB 3 Keyboard Amp:

      This amp is a hell of alot bigger and louder then i expected and worth every dollar paid.I recommend it alot, i am just using my keyboard through it using both inputs so i get stereo sound and it sounds amazing! With the option to add a extra cab theres no reason not to get one.

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