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Peavey MAX 112 II 1X12 200W Bass Combo Amp   

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Some serious Peavey tone from a handy 1x12" combo amp made for small gigs and rehearsals.

The MAX 112 bass combo amp delivers more bass in a space saving package. With 200 Watts of power that includes DDT speaker protection and a 12 inch heavy-duty woofer, the Peavey MAX 112 is ready for plenty of gigs and rehearsals. Another Peavey exclusive is the patented TransTube circuitry that offers you a gain boost feature. The EQ section includes a 3 band EQ and buttons for Punch, Mid-shift and Bright. The Max 112 also includes a unique psycho-acoustic low end enhancement that adds low end without taxing the speaker, a testament to Peavey's technology driven philosophy. Rounding out the features are a built-in chromatic tuner, XLR direct output with ground lift and 1/8" jacks for phones output and aux input.

FEATURES
  • 200 watts into 8 ohms
  • DDT speaker protection
  • Pre-gain control with Transtube gain boost
  • 3 band EQ with Punch, Mid-shift and Bright controls
  • 12" speaker
  • Psycho-acoustic low end enhancement
  • Built-in direct output with ground lift
  • 1/8" aux input
  • 1/8" phones output
  • Chromatic tuner

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SPECIFICATIONS

MAX 112 II 1X12 200W Bass Combo Amp

  • Weight: 40lb.(18.143 kg)
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PeaveyMAX 112 II 1X12 200W Bass Combo Amp
 
4.6

(based on 24 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (19)
  • Portable (19)
  • Good power output (18)
  • Excellent sound (16)
  • Warm / comfy (10)

Cons

  • Limited functions (3)

Best Uses

  • Performances (18)
  • Home studio (14)
  • Outdoor events / games (11)
  • Amateur recording (4)
  • Professional recording (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (13), Professional musician (8), Novice (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Pleasantly Surprised!

Though primarily a keyboardist, I often get hired to play bass and I decided it was time to get a decent portable bass amp. My setup can be tricky because I play both electric...Read complete review

Though primarily a keyboardist, I often get hired to play bass and I decided it was time to get a decent portable bass amp. My setup can be tricky because I play both electric bass (Fender P-Bass) and acoustic double bass (with homebrew piezo pickup).

This amp exceeded my expectations. With my P-Bass it's loud enough, yet still has head room when playing rock or blues with a drum kit in a bar or club. What's more, when I plug in the double bass and appropriately adjust the EQ settings, it has more than enough power for playing jazz gigs or in an orchestra pit for a musical.

The really unexpected thing for me was that I've ended up using this as my goto amp for keyboards. Not only is it lightweight, but the tone is customizable enough that my 1978 Rhodes sounds amazing through it. The 1/8" line-in is nice too because I use my iPad with a MIDI keyboard (mostly for synth and Hammond Organ) and I can connect it with just an 1/8" cable and use no adapters.

There are only a couple drawbacks I've experienced with this amp:

1. There are no potentiometers for controlling either the AUX-IN, or the HEADPHONE volume. I never use headphones, so that doesn't phase me much. However, I'd prefer a pot to control my AUX-IN volume instead of those clumsy buttons on the side of the iPad.

2. There is just one 12' speaker and no tweeter. While the basses, the Rhodes and Hammond patch sound incredible, complex synth patches and the grand piano patches on my Yamaha CP33 are slightly lackluster. Using the "PSYCHO ACOUSTICS" function helps with the synth and piano low-end, but getting those "sparkly" highs without a tweeter requires creative EQing that often leaves other areas in the frequency spectrum lacking "oomph."

In summary, if you're a working bassist (or keyboardist) and want quality tone, light weight, versatility, and cost-effectiveness; this is your amp. The two drawbacks I listed are minor when you compare the overall value of the amp with it's higher-priced competitors. Though if you're an electronics geek, these aren't so much drawbacks as opportunities! =) The cabinet is easy to take apart, and the circuit is simple... such that you could hack the circuit and add volume control for the AUX-IN and drive a tweeter with just a couple hours work and some pocket change spent at "The Shack."

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

this amp is just ok

this amp is ok, it just doesn't kick enough for me, i like fat bottom and it doesn't quite deliver.

this amp is ok, it just doesn't kick enough for me, i like fat bottom and it doesn't quite deliver.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Solid Amp

By caseylm

from NH

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Portable
  • Powerful

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Performances

    Comments about Peavey MAX 112 II 1X12 200W Bass Combo Amp:

    Peavey has made a professional useful amp with these Max Series. They don't look like typical peaveys are very sharp being all black with the cooler peavey logo. this amp does its job well. 200 watts is a lot and usually that means heavy but this one is rather light and easy to lug around. It tilts back, honestly all amps should tilt back. it makes a huge difference in live situations. Going slightly up is way better than sending the sound to the critters on the floor. makes for a good monitor also. The sound is nice and its simple. My old bass had too many knobs to fiddle with in dark bar. A few big white knobs and you know what you need on the spot. The designer was definitely a guy who played live.

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    5.0

    Excelent!

    By Cesar Fausto

    from Bogotá - COL

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Good Warmth
    • Portable
    • Powerful

    Cons

    • No aux speaker out

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Peavey MAX 112 II 1X12 200W Bass Combo Amp:

    I love my MAX 112

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    5.0

    Nice amp !

    By Rpags64

    from Plymouth ma

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Good Warmth
    • Portable
    • Powerful

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Performances

      Comments about Peavey MAX 112 II 1X12 200W Bass Combo Amp:

      This amp Is so much better Then I thought it was going to be . Going from 15"to a 12" speaker was not that bad. It is so much easier to cary to the small room gigs . Great sound with 200 watts chromatic tuner, XLR direct output is nice.
      Have been using for about a year now with no problems. I do not miss my 15" heavy cab.
      Wish I did this years ago.

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      5.0

      I'm very pleased with the amp.

      By crzapapa

      from Atwater, CA

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound
      • Good Warmth

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Performances

        Comments about Peavey MAX 112 II 1X12 200W Bass Combo Amp:

        Smooth, full sound.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Astonishing Excellent Sound and Features

        By paul

        from salt lake

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        Ask me a question

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent Sound
        • Good Warmth
        • Portable
        • Powerful

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Performances
          • Practice

          Comments about Peavey MAX 112 II 1X12 200W Bass Combo Amp:

          I wanted a portable, quality sound bass amp with punch, low end and ability to tweak the sound with an XLR out to the board for performance. This amp was perfect for me. I've always played through 15" bigger bass amps but was astonished at the quality of tone and low end punch from this little amp with a 12" speaker. I like it better than ampeg comb amps, fender or acoustic in the same price range or higher... I play worship at church, I play in a cover band and of course practice-this little amp does it all. Small gigs-its strong enough on its own. Big gigs-I shape the sound and use the XLR out to the board....
          3 band eq but 'boost' buttons to give you broad range of tones. I play a fender jazz bass and this is just perfect.....very reasonably priced too!!!

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          5.0

          It is a great bass amp,love the sounds!

          By alabamacougar

          from alabama

          About Me Experienced

          Ask me a question

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Sound
          • Good Warmth
          • It Will Tilt Back
          • Love The Different Tones
          • Portable
          • Powerful

          Cons

          • None So Far

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Events
          • Great For Country And Gos
          • Has A Volume And Gain
          • Home Studio
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Peavey MAX 112 II 1X12 200W Bass Combo Amp:

          This amp suits my needs to a "T", can even get dirty if that is what ya like,Is great for smaller to medium churches. Definitely great for practice,This is the second one I have owned,just a newer version, very satisfied with its performance!

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          5.0

          Bass Amp Extraordinaire!

          By Roman

          from Dunbar WV

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Sound
          • Good Warmth
          • Portable
          • Powerful

          Cons

          • A Little Heavy But Not Irritating

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Peavey MAX 112 II 1X12 200W Bass Combo Amp:

          Great Sound, Very Compact with a tilt back option! Love the built in tuner too!
          It weighs a little heavy but not back breaking...Overall for the price and basic features BUY ONE!! :)

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          on second thought?

          By robert

          from undisclosed

          About Me Experienced

          Ask me a question

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Good Warmth
          • Portable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Studio
            • Performances

            Comments about Peavey MAX 112 II 1X12 200W Bass Combo Amp:

            I previously gave this amp a negative review, and i was wrong in doing so, now that i have used it more and more i find it to be quite a good amp. It has a nice warm sound and is quite powerful, some nice features as well, see the you tube review on this. I hope my first review did't turn anyone away from purchasing this amp. so sorry.

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            (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            this amp is just ok

            By robert

            from undisclosed

            About Me Professional Musician

            Ask me a question

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Portable

            Cons

            • Weak

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Home Studio

            Comments about Peavey MAX 112 II 1X12 200W Bass Combo Amp:

            this amp is ok, it just doesn't kick enough for me, i like fat bottom and it doesn't quite deliver.

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            (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Pleasantly Surprised!

            By cbmin7b5

            from Northeast, US

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

            • Good value
            • Portable
            • Powerful
            • Versatile

            Cons

            • Limited Functions

            Best Uses

            • Home Studio
            • Performances

            Comments about Peavey MAX 112 II 1X12 200W Bass Combo Amp:

            Though primarily a keyboardist, I often get hired to play bass and I decided it was time to get a decent portable bass amp. My setup can be tricky because I play both electric bass (Fender P-Bass) and acoustic double bass (with homebrew piezo pickup).

            This amp exceeded my expectations. With my P-Bass it's loud enough, yet still has head room when playing rock or blues with a drum kit in a bar or club. What's more, when I plug in the double bass and appropriately adjust the EQ settings, it has more than enough power for playing jazz gigs or in an orchestra pit for a musical.

            The really unexpected thing for me was that I've ended up using this as my goto amp for keyboards. Not only is it lightweight, but the tone is customizable enough that my 1978 Rhodes sounds amazing through it. The 1/8" line-in is nice too because I use my iPad with a MIDI keyboard (mostly for synth and Hammond Organ) and I can connect it with just an 1/8" cable and use no adapters.

            There are only a couple drawbacks I've experienced with this amp:

            1. There are no potentiometers for controlling either the AUX-IN, or the HEADPHONE volume. I never use headphones, so that doesn't phase me much. However, I'd prefer a pot to control my AUX-IN volume instead of those clumsy buttons on the side of the iPad.

            2. There is just one 12' speaker and no tweeter. While the basses, the Rhodes and Hammond patch sound incredible, complex synth patches and the grand piano patches on my Yamaha CP33 are slightly lackluster. Using the "PSYCHO ACOUSTICS" function helps with the synth and piano low-end, but getting those "sparkly" highs without a tweeter requires creative EQing that often leaves other areas in the frequency spectrum lacking "oomph."

            In summary, if you're a working bassist (or keyboardist) and want quality tone, light weight, versatility, and cost-effectiveness; this is your amp. The two drawbacks I listed are minor when you compare the overall value of the amp with it's higher-priced competitors. Though if you're an electronics geek, these aren't so much drawbacks as opportunities! =) The cabinet is easy to take apart, and the circuit is simple... such that you could hack the circuit and add volume control for the AUX-IN and drive a tweeter with just a couple hours work and some pocket change spent at "The Shack."

            Comment on this reviewHelp Icon

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