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Ample power for club gigs.
Throw the Peavey Max 450 Bass Head on top of your cab and you'll have tone and power to spare. Delivers 450W @ 2 ohms, 300W @ 4 ohms, or 170W @ 8 ohms. Features a 3-band active EQ with shiftable midrange control, a contour control, -10dB pad switch, and active crossover with variable frequency and balanced controls. Bass amp head I/O includes a buffered tuner send jack; footswitchable post-EQ effects loop; transformer balanced XLR jack with pre-/post-EQ send switch and ground lift; and preamp out/power amp in jacks. Out circuit on the Peavey Max 450 Bass Head has DDT power amp compression with defeat switch.
A moderately powered amp with all the right features for a gigging bassist. Order today.
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I have owned this head for 3 years and it will hurt you at full volume. I have an old dual showman cabinet with the 2000 hz Black Widow 15" and an Avatar 410 cabinet. It would fill up most halls with no PA assist, but even at low levels I can control the sound nicely. I like to use it with the Avatar cabinet for small venues. I use my Quilt top Jazz 24 with it. It has never gone over 50% gain on the master and the volume level (on a gig), so thats about 25% power. I did turn it up once or twice over that and was amazed at the clarity at high volume. For the money, this is a sweet unit and Peavey reliable too.
Nice sound for such an affordable price.
I own the Peavey Nitrobass, same head just different color and name. I use it for my Martin acoustic bass as well as my electric bass. I like it because it gives me not only the power I need, but the variablilty in sounds required for the acoustic bass. I can set the EQ and contour the sound for the rooms, the halls or for open air performances. It outperforms bass amps costing twice as much. I own three bass amps and this one, by far, is the best. I run it through a 4X10 cab and a 1X15 cab. I can also run it through any combination, be it a single or both cabinets (multi-impedence output). It delivers a wonderful, full freq tone (my 4X10 cab has a high freq horn). It is a head you won't outgrow.
What a difference!!!! WOW! Old system was a Session bass amp 170Watts through a 210TVX and a 115BVX. It sounded good at low volume levels, but the cabs would spit and fart at anything above 5. With the MAX 450 the sound pressure through these cabs is amazing. I have not been able to distort the cabs out. I highly reccomend this to anyone. I play a lot of drop D and the thickness from this amp is wicked.
I actually own the earlier version which is exactly the same only with different colors, its called a "nitrobass" but is all in all the same. I was super impressed by it, never liked peavey but now my mind is permenantly changed!!!
first off, when there are areas that i failed to give this amp 10 stars it is because i am comparing it to all the amps i have ever played (including an SWR 750X through a Monolith and some high dollar Aguilar rigs).this head through a 15" peavey black widow can beat pretty much any amp on the market in the power range, excluding the aformentioned two.all i own is peavey and this amp only solidifies my dedication to that fine, fine company.
I really wasn't a peavey person initially, but I got this head to push the 210 TVX and a 115 BVX. I love the sound that it produces. I was originally going to by ampeg but, for my money, this was a great buy.