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The MAX 115 bass combo amp delivers more bass in a space saving package. With 300 Watts of power that includes DDT speaker protection and a 15 inch h...Read More

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The MAX 115 bass combo amp delivers more bass in a space saving package. With 300 Watts of power that includes DDT speaker protection and a 15 inch heavy-duty woofer, the Peavey MAX 115 is ready for plenty of gigs and rehearsals. Another Peavey exclusive is the patented TransTube circuitry that offers you a gain boost feature that automatically turns off the tweeter for a more authentic classic overdrive sound. The EQ section includes a 3 band EQ and buttons for Punch, Mid-shift and Bright. The Max 115 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.

Some serious Peavey tone from a handy 1x15" combo amp perfect for gigs and rehearsals.

FEATURES
  • 300 watts into 8 ohms
  • DDT speaker protection
  • Pre-gain control with Transtube gain boost which automatically turns off the tweeter for more authentic classic tone
  • 3 band EQ with Punch, Mid-shift and Bright controls
  • 15" speaker with high end tweeter
  • 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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PeaveyMax 115 II 1x15 300 W Bass Combo Amp
 
4.4

(based on 22 reviews)

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  • 5 Stars

     

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  • 4 Stars

     

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  • 3 Stars

     

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91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (18)
  • Good power output (18)
  • Portable (15)
  • Excellent sound (13)
  • Warm / comfy (12)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (17)
  • Home studio (14)
  • Outdoor events / games (12)
  • Amateur recording (11)
  • Professional recording (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (16), Professional musician (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

NIce Improvement in a Combo Amp

I purchased this amp mainly for my son, he has an older Peavey TNT amp, it's a great amp but extremely heavy and hard to handle. In it's day it was one of...Read complete review

I purchased this amp mainly for my son, he has an older Peavey TNT amp, it's a great amp but extremely heavy and hard to handle. In it's day it was one of the best bass combo amps in it's field but, not anymore. This new amp is lighter,more powerful and, has better features than his older TNT. Him and I have a duo and the size and power ratio and features of this amp will be perfect for what we are doing. I played bass many years ago and lugged around monster amps and, I guarantee this little gem would probably have stayed right with the monster amps and probably maybe even have blown them away. Seriously, this amp for this size and power can get LOUD! I'd have loved to have this amp back in the 60's my back and arms would have really appreciated it. I got a Great buy through MF they always come through with just the deals I'm looking for. My son plays an older model Peavey Cirrus bass with active electronics and, it sounds real sweet through this amp. Highly recommended!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Budget combo

I am primarily a guitar player, but have an increasing calendar of of bass gigs on my upcoming schedule. I had owned a Peavey bass amp combo thirty years ago and had hoped this...Read complete review

I am primarily a guitar player, but have an increasing calendar of of bass gigs on my upcoming schedule. I had owned a Peavey bass amp combo thirty years ago and had hoped this would be comparable to that unit. Unfortunately this is not as substantial a product. The cabinet is smaller for portability, but the largeness and warmth is compromised. The control pots seems very inexpensive and while placed for ease of access are also begging to be snapped off. There is a lot of play in them right out of the box. The on board tuner seems calibrated for a very high input as it keeps going out even while the string is ringing and I have to pluck hard (which makes the pitch sharp) to get it to read. I will continue carrying a tuner.

I have not yet used this on a gig, but I am far from thrilled with it at this point. The price was beautiful, but I will continue to pine for that Peavey combo of old.

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4.0

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from OH

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Pros

  • Extremely Powerful
  • Good Warmth
  • Portable

Cons

  • Low quality pots / knobs

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Home Studio
  • Performances

Comments about Peavey Max 115 II 1x15 300 W Bass Combo Amp:

First tried this amp at guitar center and was blown away by its power. It was almost twice as loud as any other 350w 15". Bought it immediately from mf and I've been happy with it ever since. It has a lot of push push switches give it a lot of tonal variation. By engaging the low end clarity and the bright switch you can get a sound very similar to an 12". The only issues I have with this amp are with its build quality. The tolex around the controls doesn't look like much time was put into getting it right although I doubt I'll have problems with it becoming undone. The biggest problem is the pots. They make it very easy to wiggle the knobs and unless you want to replace all of the pots, there will likely be a problem with them in the distant future. All in all, it's a fantastic amp for the money.

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5.0

Peavy Quality Thunder!

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from Mocksville, NC

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Pros

  • Better than expected tone
  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • More power for the money
  • Portable
  • Powerful

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Performances

    Comments about Peavey Max 115 II 1x15 300 W Bass Combo Amp:

    I purchased this amp to replace an Ampeg that was just not doing the job I needed. With this 300 watt Peavy, the "lack of power" problem was quickly solved. The whole band (DC Wallbangers) noticed right away that I had some extra thunder. Another great Peavy product!

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    5.0

    Great Sound & Price

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    from Sevierville, TN

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Peavey Max 115 II 1x15 300 W Bass Combo Amp:

      After receiving two bass amps that were dead on arrival (DOA), I went back to the Peavey. My lasts bass amp was a Peavey and it lasted 17 years.

      However, it was only 90 watts. This amp at 300 watts literally "shakes the house". It is easy to use and setup is minimal.

      I recommend using the bass booster and overall tone booster. Leave the mid-range and high end boosters off.

      You will not be disappointed with the sound of this bass amp. I highly recommend it.

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      3.0

      My first let down

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      from El Paso, TX

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound
      • Portable
      • Powerful

      Cons

      • Difficult To Use

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio

      Comments about Peavey Max 115 II 1x15 300 W Bass Combo Amp:

      This amp started well until I tried to turn it in the off position. The switch sunk inside the amp. I was able to fish it out the first time but now it went deeper inside. The construction of the amp design is poor. I own about five other bass amps made by peavey and this is the first time I have been disappointed.

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      4.0

      Great amp, good price!

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      from Connecticut

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound
      • Portable
      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Events
        • Performances

        Comments about Peavey Max 115 II 1x15 300 W Bass Combo Amp:

        Great amp all around. Built in tuner which is really convenient. But the best thing about this amp is way it allows you to hone in on your favorite sounds. With the modified buttons you can get really distorted for a dirty hard rock bass fuzz like Geezer Butler, or to a super funky punchy sound like Stu Hamm and everything in between. Definitely a great buy if your a local band that plays out often as I'm in. Portable at 50lbs makes things easy! Can't beat the quality at this price.

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        4.0

        Best combo for the price.

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        from Ohio

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Good Warmth
        • Portable
        • Powerful

        Cons

        • Limited Functions
        • No Effects Loop
        • No Extension Speaker Out
        • No Footswitch Abiltly

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Concerts
        • Events
        • Monitoring
        • Performances
        • Small gigs

        Comments about Peavey Max 115 II 1x15 300 W Bass Combo Amp:

        Was very suprised in the quality and usefullness of this amplifer for the price. I purchased it to use for smaller gigs and rehearsals that dont require my larger head/cab setup. However when I plugged this amp in and tried it out, I found that it was almost every bit as powerful as my 350 watt amp head, and doesnt sound too bad in comparison.
        I love the Transtube boost option. It is great for that old shool bass fuzz tone. However, this feature is not footswitchable so its almost useless playing live unless you keep it on, but it is definently a fun feature.
        I used the D.I. feature at a gig this past weekend and it seemed to work great and be noise free. Tuner works fine for me, and the push knobs and controls offer alot of options to tune yor eq to the room.
        My only gripes are that the unit doesnt have the ability to add an external speaker, the TT/Boost feature isnt footswitchable, and the knobs are in a comprimising position that makes them at risk for damage during transport.However, in my opinion there is absolutley no better amplifier at this price or less. At this price, who could complain?
        Overal this is a great product for the money, and a decent product in comparison to more expensive amps on the market. I would recomend it to anyone looking for a downsized but powerful rig on a budget.
        If your interested in one, I would recomend getting it from musician's friend. Best customer service in the business.
        Buy one. If your as happy with yours as I am with mine, you bought yourself a good amp that will serve its purpose. Hopefully for quite awhile.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Excellent Value

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        from Buffalo, NY

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Practice

          Comments about Peavey Max 115 II 1x15 300 W Bass Combo Amp:

          Initially I had to take the amp back to the store only to find out the power cable was out. The store was happy to replace the power cable, free of charge. The amp is loud, has great tone and is easy to transport. Great value for the cost.

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          (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Stylish?

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          from tarpon springs fl

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          Pros

          • Plenty Of Power

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Peavey Max 115 II 1x15 300 W Bass Combo Amp:

              Style would never be an obstacul to a very good sound. Knobs very light but do the job. Tried it with passive, active basses and keyboard.

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              5.0

              Great price Great sound

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              from Salem KY

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              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Excellent Sound
              • Powerful

              Cons

              • I Can Say Nothing Bad

              Best Uses

              • Events
              • Home Studio
              • Performances

              Comments about Peavey Max 115 II 1x15 300 W Bass Combo Amp:

              Easy to use and great sound and plenty of power.

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              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Good power, big speaker, great price

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              from Hedgesville WV

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              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Excellent Sound
              • Lots Of Tone Control
              • Portable
              • Powerful

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Home Studio
                • Professional Recording

                Comments about Peavey Max 115 II 1x15 300 W Bass Combo Amp:

                This is one of the few bass amps in its price range with a full-size 15-inch speaker and decent power, 300 watts rms. It's also portable, weighing 43 pounds with a handle on top. Wide range of tone control. It has the usual gain, low/mid/hi, and volume knobs. Each knob has a corresponding pushbutton that does something different to the tone---for example, one is bass boost, one is punch, and one changes the center frequency of the mid equalizer knob. It has a tweeter, so the amp also works well with my Yamaha PSR-E423 keyboard---both low and high notes sound great. Tone is warm and clean, more gain adds volume but not much distortion. Has separate inputs for passive and active basses, plus microphone. Enough power to rattle my furnishings, would be good for small gigs. The tuner works well. Very easy to operate. I play a Zoom B1X multieffects pedal through a Dean Edge 10 active bass and have lots of great sounds on tap. I think this is the bass/keyboard amp to buy as long as it has enough power for you!

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