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Peavey MAX 115 Bass Combo  

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    A bass amp with tons of tone and plenty of power.

    The MAX 115 from Peavey packs a lot of punch into a compact, space-saving combo. Peavey's exclusive HyperVent technology pushes bass through specially designed ports that allow the woofer to perform at maximum efficiency. Its 60W of power drives a heavy-duty, custom-designed, 15" Peavey woofer to generate ample volume and punch.

    Wide tonal range

    Peavey's exclusive, patented TransTube circuitry gives you a choice of 3 distinct voicings--MAX, Vintage, and Modern--for covering a wide range of sounds and music styles. A semi-parametric EQ adds further tone-shaping capability with low, mid, mid shift, and high controls.

    An all-purpose amp

    Perfect for most gigs, rehearsals, and with its CD input and headphone output, it's a great practice bass amp, too.

    Features
    • 60W RMS into 4 ohms
    • 15" speaker
    • DDT speaker protection
    • Gain control
    • Max/Modern/Vintage voicing switch with patented TransTube tube emulation circuitry
    • Low, Mid, Mid Shift and High semi-parametric EQ
    • Post-EQ effects loop
    • CD input
    • Master volume control
    • Tuned, ported enclosure with exclusive dual HyperVent technology

    Its a great sounding, powerful, and compact bass amp that doesn't cost a lot. In short--the MAX 115 is perfect. Order it right nowl

     

    MAX 115 Bass Combo Specifications:

    • 21-1/4"W x 24-1/8"H x 13-1/8"D
    • 57-4/5 lbs.
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    PeaveyMAX 115 Bass Combo
     
    4.7

    (based on 42 reviews)

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    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Deep Sea Combo! Wow!

    After reading all the reviews that I could find, I decided to give it a try. I needed an amp just for playing with my friends in my specially designed "reset...Read complete review

    After reading all the reviews that I could find, I decided to give it a try. I needed an amp just for playing with my friends in my specially designed "reset room", where my friends gather for fun, drinking beer and playing music that we love.
    From the first moment I was amazed with the depth of the sound coming out of this small enclosure, no matter 15" speaker. Comparing to Peavey Combo 300, 200W also with 15" Black Widow speaker that I used to play a lot, it sounds deeper than the ocean! Still, the color of the sound is Peavey's. The drum set that I play along is Premier APK with Paiste 2002 cymbals, pretty loud setup with a heavy drummer. Still, MAX 115 can be heard. At first I found myself not being able to hear exactly what I played, just a kind of mumbling sound, but after blending pickups on my Jazz Bass I managed to achieve solid but well defined bass sound that cuts through. But, despite Peavey's well-conceived active tone controls with parametric middle (200Hz to 2KHz with 15dB cut/boost), the sound seem to be the best with total flat tone controls. Whatever I tried to improve the sound with these few knobs turned to be making more problems than progress. Not enough room for more bass (not needed really), treble control is very low so if you try to sharpen the sound it gets only more metalic, probably due to the 15" speaker character and absence of any tweeter. So generaly, I don't need tone controls on this amp, everything I need can be adjusted right there on my guitar and by using the Style switch that gives small but noticable character. Personally, I don't intend to use Vintage position with Peavey tube emulation circuit, it's kinda thin sounding. Modern position accentuates middle tones and makes a good starting point for finger style Jaco-ish sounds, and Max position makes this deep, mellow but punchy bass sound that fills the room and your band's sound, great for blues, rock ballads & pop.
    The only drawback here is thatthe amp is absolutely not suited for slapping style since it is very poor in the treble spectrum with forementioned problem with high frequency control in conjunction with the speaker's tonal response and probably with missing tweeter.
    The build quality is as described in meny reviews - as solid as a rock. No doubt that this amp will survive everything. Very modestly priced, I higly reccomend it to a players who need a firm bottom, deep and clean bass sound and on the budget.

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    Peavey Max 115, 50 watt

    I brought the Peavey Max 115 about 2 months ago for 500 dollars australian, The shop owner recommended it, I was pretty impressed with it at first, but after a while it went...Read complete review

    I brought the Peavey Max 115 about 2 months ago for 500 dollars australian, The shop owner recommended it, I was pretty impressed with it at first, but after a while it went quiet, its not as loud anymore, its too quiet for gigs, and unless your willing to scream the guts out of it, not very suitable for rehersals, 50 watts seemed sufficant, But if you want a amp for rehersals and small gigs I would go for something at least 200 watts. This amp is built well, and nice and strong. Its got some fairly decent features such as the hypervents and patented transtube technology. Its got a rather nice voicing control too. its a good amp for at home practice. but if your drummer is loud then you will be struggling to be heard.

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    5.0

    It has your tone

    By G. Everett

    from Winnipeg

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Good Volume
    • Good Warmth

    Cons

    • heavy
    • Noisy FX Loop

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • band practice
    • Home Studio
    • Professional Recording
    • Small gigs

    Comments about Peavey MAX 115 Bass Combo:

    There are three voicings to this amp, and they all sound amazing and are as tweakable as bass really gets. You get the standard Low-Mid-High, and you can also tweak the contour to get a clearer tone or a softer, more vocal one. The Vintage setting takes you back to classic rock tones like those from Mountain or Cream chock full of tubey distortion. The Modern setting is a cleaner tone, and the Max setting adds extra presence, much of it on the low end. Between the three, you will be able to find the sound you are looking for.

    There is an FX-send and return loop that I don't use, as I find it adds a little unwanted noise to my signal chain, but it would be a great place to slap an EQ pedal if you want more control of your sound.

    As far as maximum volume goes, when I dime out the Gain and Volume knobs it's a little louder than my drummer, who has a heavy hand on the skins. The 15" speaker has no problem going as low as you and your 5-string bass want - but it also gives a nice warm sound when you plug a guitar into it.

    If you want more tweakability for your tone at high volumes, you might want to look at a higher wattage, but if you're just playing at home or small gigs, it's a great amp that will have your tone!

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Deep Sea Combo! Wow!

    By Sremac

    from Serbia

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Good Warmth
    • Incredibly deep sound
    • Portable

    Cons

    • Limited Functions
    • Not too bright tone

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Peavey MAX 115 Bass Combo:

    After reading all the reviews that I could find, I decided to give it a try. I needed an amp just for playing with my friends in my specially designed "reset room", where my friends gather for fun, drinking beer and playing music that we love.
    From the first moment I was amazed with the depth of the sound coming out of this small enclosure, no matter 15" speaker. Comparing to Peavey Combo 300, 200W also with 15" Black Widow speaker that I used to play a lot, it sounds deeper than the ocean! Still, the color of the sound is Peavey's. The drum set that I play along is Premier APK with Paiste 2002 cymbals, pretty loud setup with a heavy drummer. Still, MAX 115 can be heard. At first I found myself not being able to hear exactly what I played, just a kind of mumbling sound, but after blending pickups on my Jazz Bass I managed to achieve solid but well defined bass sound that cuts through. But, despite Peavey's well-conceived active tone controls with parametric middle (200Hz to 2KHz with 15dB cut/boost), the sound seem to be the best with total flat tone controls. Whatever I tried to improve the sound with these few knobs turned to be making more problems than progress. Not enough room for more bass (not needed really), treble control is very low so if you try to sharpen the sound it gets only more metalic, probably due to the 15" speaker character and absence of any tweeter. So generaly, I don't need tone controls on this amp, everything I need can be adjusted right there on my guitar and by using the Style switch that gives small but noticable character. Personally, I don't intend to use Vintage position with Peavey tube emulation circuit, it's kinda thin sounding. Modern position accentuates middle tones and makes a good starting point for finger style Jaco-ish sounds, and Max position makes this deep, mellow but punchy bass sound that fills the room and your band's sound, great for blues, rock ballads & pop.
    The only drawback here is thatthe amp is absolutely not suited for slapping style since it is very poor in the treble spectrum with forementioned problem with high frequency control in conjunction with the speaker's tonal response and probably with missing tweeter.
    The build quality is as described in meny reviews - as solid as a rock. No doubt that this amp will survive everything. Very modestly priced, I higly reccomend it to a players who need a firm bottom, deep and clean bass sound and on the budget.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    BAD little amp!

    By Michael DeWitt

    from Chapin, IL

    Comments about Peavey MAX 115 Bass Combo:

    I havn't used anything Peavy in sometime, but always liked my older Peavy gear. Guy at the music store shot me a good deal on this and said past ones sold had been popular. I also grabbed a Peavy Melinium 4 BXP bass while I was at it due to rhier reviews, and my bass was in rough shape. This amp is impressive in my opinion. I had it on 1 of 10 for volume, and my wife could hear it over her TV 3 rooms away lol. No static! No popping! Nice clean sound. I cranked it up to 10 after dialing in my tones, and my nieghbors next to my house could probably hear it. Hate on Peavy all you like, but this one heck of a starter/small gig amp! I'd deffinately reccomend this to friends...FRIENDS, not just strangers.
    You have High, Mid, Low tuning to tinker in YOUR sound. Gain and Master Volume 1-10 on those. A shift frequency dial, headphone jack, CD/MP3 input, AND a voicing switch to adjust your sound even more w/ 3 selections.
    I havn't bought any new Peavy stuff in years, so I'll go off past experience. They're tanks! Seriously. If U have issues with one of these when you get it, replace it under warranty, and I bet money you won't have a repeat.
    Bang for the buck? yes. This money for one heck of an amp with tons of features for the price.

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    (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    WOW!!!! great little rig with a HUGE sound

    By rokstar78

    from Virginia Beach, VA

    Comments about Peavey MAX 115 Bass Combo:

    I went into a local shop to check out and Eden Nemesis 200w combo and an Ashdown MAG 210. I wanted something smaller for different gigs, and I use in ear monitors, so I don't need volume as much as great tone. I liked the Eden rig okay just not blown away and the Ashdown (great amp) was just too heavy. I heard a guy playing this peavey and was blow away. This 50 watts was louder and cleaner than the Eden rig and at less than half the price. I love it. Nothing fancy, just a great bass rig. Highly reccommended for musicians working smaller rooms or using in ear monitors. Also a great first legitimate amp for newer bassist that want to play with drums, but on a budget.
    Nothing special with the features, but very usable
    Made in China...may be fine, but I haven't had it long enough to know the longevity. So far, so good
    best bang for the buck for a small gigging amp

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    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Couldn't Pass It Up!

    Comments about Peavey MAX 115 Bass Combo:

    Great deal!
    I was randomly poking around at getting a bass amp for my LH Fender Mexi-Jazz bass. I had always played through whatever system I had so I didn't really know what I was missing. I played a few amps (Fender Rumble, Crate, Acoustic) and this by far, blew them all away. I was looking for an amp that was VERY low end and smooth and free of buzz noises (think 70's FM radio). This is it. Between the Chrome strings and this nice low end, I'm very happy with my selection. I won't tell you that I bought it used to boot and got a great deal, but this is a great sounding amp. Doesn't seem like 60 lbs and I'm a rockin' chick.
    Very rugged cabinet. Smooth knobs. Front-facing on/off switch is nice.

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    (1 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    PV not what they used 2B

    By T-boneFromATH

    from Athens, GA

    Comments about Peavey MAX 115 Bass Combo:

    Peavey MAX 115 - 60 watts, purchased 2/11:I once owned/gigged a Peavey TKO 115, a GREAT amp, so I felt Peavey was a name I could trust. I cannot come close to dialing in a decent tone through this on my Fender USA J-Bass/Bartolini pups. All the tones are muddy; there's a loud hissing with vol/gain bumped. I've had great experience for over 30 years with Peavey equipment, but now I would never, ever buy another Peavey product unless it says MADE IN USA on the badge. The quality control on their entry-level products has slipped badly. Buy at your own risk!!!

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    5.0

    Louder than expected

    Comments about Peavey MAX 115 Bass Combo:

    I recently got one of these used from a guy down the street and so far I am impressed. The feature set is decent but the EQ could be more robust. I would have given this a Value rating of 5 but Peavey has a new amp coming out soon. For about 80 bucks more than this you can get the 400W (peak I believe) TKO Tour amp. Personally if I was spending $300 on an amp I would probably spend the extra 80 and get more watts. However, if I felt like dropping nearly 400 bucks on an amp I might forget the combo idea and buy a used head and cab.This Max 115 is tough. The first thing I did when I carried it into my apartment was drop it about 3-4 inches and it is fine. And man does it get loud. Right now I have the gain at about 1 and the master volume at .5 and any louder my neighbors would hate me. Definitely overkill for my needs but the price was right. As far as a regular guitar goes, my guitar sounded like complete crap coming out of this so it may be hit or miss here. Sounds good with a bass though. This amp does not have a tweeter so the highs probably aren't the greatest and could be why some people think this amp sounds muddy?

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    5.0

    Way to go,Peavey!

    By Doogie58

    from Amherst,Ohio

    Comments about Peavey MAX 115 Bass Combo:

    I bought this amp from Musicians Friend about three months ago and have truely enjoyed it.It's such a geat amp for playing small venues,especially with a four piece band,I don't even have to run it through the board to be heard.If you play small to mid sized clubs this is the perfect amp. Keep up the good work Peavey!!!

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    5.0

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    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Peavey MAX 115 Bass Combo:

    This is an amazing bass amp!I got it about 4 years ago and its has never let me down no matter how loud i put it. I've played with other people and by myself and it sounds amazing. whether you want it loud or quiet it will sound awesome. its perfect.

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    5.0

    bluegrasser

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Peavey MAX 115 Bass Combo:

    I own it I play bass for a bluegrass group. yea electric bass. this amp works.We do alot of shows.The 60 watts works for me.I use a BXP 4 string peavey. The combo is great.

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