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Peavey Tour 450 Bass Amp Head

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The Peavey Tour 450 Bass Amp Head offers tons of power plus extensive tone shaping tools, such as bright and low-cut switches, active high and low sh...Click To Read More About This Product

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Monster power for the big gigs!

The Peavey Tour 450 Bass Amp Head offers tons of power plus extensive tone shaping tools, such as bright and low-cut switches, active high and low shelving controls, a contour control, and a 9-band graphic EQ configured to target critical bass frequencies. Its also includes a Peavey-exclusive sub-harmonic generator with level control and footswitchable bypass that adds a note one octave lower than the original note, creating interesting harmonic textures and a significantly enriched bottom end.

The Tour 450 delivers 450W RMS into 4 ohms. SmartRail technology, a new patented Peavey power-amp topology, makes it possible for the Tour Series to deliver its massive dynamic power with increased efficiency and lighter weight.

In addition, the XLR-equipped direct out allows traditional patching to a front-of-house or studio mixer, but features fail-safe phantom power backup that sends a flat signal through the house P.A. or studio console.

FEATURES
  • 450W into 4 ohms (4-ohm minimum load)
  • Pre- and post-gain controls
  • Bright and and low-cut switches
  • Contour control for advanced signal shaping
  • Active high and low shelving controls
  • Hi boost, low cut
  • 9-band constant-Q graphic equalizer with bypass switch
  • Analog octave divider with level control
  • and footswitchable bypass
  • Post-EQ effects loop
  • Buffered tuner send jack
  • DI XLR output with fail-safe phantom power backup capability
  • 2 input jacks for high and low output bases
  • Rear-mounted auxiliary input jack

If you want massive bass sound with tonal versatility, the Tour 450 is your rig. Order today.

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PeaveyTour 450 Bass Amp Head
 
4.3

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

50%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (3)
  • Good power output (3)
  • Portable (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
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    • Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great for Gigging

I'm in a 5 piece progressive metal band and we gig like crazy. This thing holds up to the test. I'm using it with either one 4x10 cabinet or one 1x15 neo cabinet and...Read complete review

I'm in a 5 piece progressive metal band and we gig like crazy. This thing holds up to the test. I'm using it with either one 4x10 cabinet or one 1x15 neo cabinet and it owns. I can clearly hold the bottom end and cut through the other guitars. It's even got an octaver to get even more bottom end. All I can say is get a big enough cab to support the power of this thing, because it'll continue to amaze you. The features are more than what you need. The graphic EQ gives you what the freedom you need to dial your own tone in. Don't know how to work one? Thats fine seeing as you can turn it off. It's front plate is built like a tank and I have it on a 2 space rack, so nothing can hurt it. Buy it now. Peavey FTW.

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Recurring Problem

There is a recurring circuit problem. The fan will suddenly get very loud, and the amp will stop producing an output (sound). Recycling the power doesn't solve the problem. I'm overseas/abroad...Read complete review

There is a recurring circuit problem. The fan will suddenly get very loud, and the amp will stop producing an output (sound). Recycling the power doesn't solve the problem. I'm overseas/abroad in a Middle Eastern country, so I will be forced to send the unit back to the States for repair or replacement. Wish I had chosen a more expensive, more reliable brand.

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(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great for Gigging

By STP 2010

from Pontiac, MI

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Comments about Peavey Tour 450 Bass Amp Head:

I'm in a 5 piece progressive metal band and we gig like crazy. This thing holds up to the test. I'm using it with either one 4x10 cabinet or one 1x15 neo cabinet and it owns. I can clearly hold the bottom end and cut through the other guitars. It's even got an octaver to get even more bottom end. All I can say is get a big enough cab to support the power of this thing, because it'll continue to amaze you. The features are more than what you need. The graphic EQ gives you what the freedom you need to dial your own tone in. Don't know how to work one? Thats fine seeing as you can turn it off. It's front plate is built like a tank and I have it on a 2 space rack, so nothing can hurt it. Buy it now. Peavey FTW.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Amp For The Money!!!

By JerWade

from Muscle Shoals, AL

About Me Professional Musician

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances

    Comments about Peavey Tour 450 Bass Amp Head:

    Comments about Peavey Tour 450 Bass Amp Head:
    I love how this amp head sounds! It has such a smooth sound that you CANNOT beat for the price. I pair it up with the Peavey 410 Cab and boy does it pack a punch! I plan to add the 115 Cab soon, but until then, this setup will work just fine. This is a must buy! Planning On useing it For Many more years to come with the 2 years i have used it already.

    (2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Don't Waste Your Money

    By David

    from Ocala, FL

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Pros

    • Powerful

    Cons

    • Difficult To Use
    • Poor Sound Quality

    Best Uses

      Comments about Peavey Tour 450 Bass Amp Head:

      I've owned this unit for 9 months now and even with the 10 band EQ, I have never been satisfied with the sound. I play a top of the line Pedulla fretless bass and the tonal response from this amp is seriously lacking. You can play with the EQ all day long but never get a clear and precise punchy tone. There are too many bells and whistles and none of them sound any good. The sub-harmonic generator is worthless and sounds horrible and when the cooling fan kicks in to high speed it is so loud that the sound of the fan will be picked up from your speaker cabinet and create a loud hiss.

      I bought this amp because of the features and the price was right. If you want power and volume then this amp is for you. However if tone is more importamt than volume then you need to look elsewhere. You get what you pay for.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Peavey (Better than I thought...)

      By Anonymous

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Peavey Tour 450 Bass Amp Head:

      At first I was a little scepticle about buying this head, because I have never had a lot of luck with Peavey to begin with. I was sorta worried it would turn out like before, but man was I wrong... This head is amazing, no matter what you play this amp has good EQ's on it, to fit any style you can think of. I mean I run mine throught a 4x10 Peavey TVX cab, and man this thing with thump. I sound even better with Active Pick-ups, and some flatwound string's. This is the best head you can get for the price, and Peavey has really floored me at the quality of this product at this price. Buy one, you won't regret it. (Do not try to push this amp through two seperate cab's it isn't that powerful, it's 450 watts not 700...) Keep in mind how big a head you need and remember what you need it for, 500 or less this thing will do I promise...

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Bangin head for the money.

      By ripcliff636

      from Maryland

      See all my reviews

      Comments about Peavey Tour 450 Bass Amp Head:

      I just bought this head a while ago and im running it through a mesa/boogie 410 powerhouse. The EQ control is amazing and the high and low cut gives you a lot of tweaking tools to find tones that you desire. The octave control is pretty much the same as the "ultrabass" channel on a Behringer head but Peavey made a better quality version of it. I dont use it pretty much at all but it has moments where it chops up a little bit you hit a note and it looses signal or something. Ive been playing bass for about 5 years now and played through a variety of heads. I play variety of music like classic and southern rock but mostly metal and it took me a while to find me a really good growly tone but i found my sound in it. I have not had a chance to gig it yet but im very sure itll sound great especially with the DI out input in the back enabling me to hook right up to PA mixers. This is great for the money i must say. Gives you exellent tone shaping tools with a very very low end response control or a shearing treble cut. If your looking around for something affordable and quality buy this.

      (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Frustrating

      By thaddeusknowsbest

      from OHIO

      See all my reviews

      Comments about Peavey Tour 450 Bass Amp Head:

      THIS IS WHERE I GET OFF THE BANDWAGON. THIS AMP DOES NOT PUSH VERY MUCH AIR. I TOOK IT TO A CLUB AND PEAKED IT OUT ALL NIGHT LONG. THIS WAS A HOLE-IN-THE-WALL CLUB THAT SHOULD NOT HAVE REQUIRED A LOT OF POWER. I WAS PLAYING THROUGH A HARTKE HYDRIVE 410 - A VERY LEGIT CAB. I OWN A LOT OF PEAVEY STUFF AND AM A BIG FAN, BUT THIS IS NOT THEIR STRONG POINT. I TOOK THIS BACK AND WILL BE GETTING A HARTKE LH1000
      I AM A HUGE PEAVEY FAN, SO I WAS STOKED WHEN I SAW THIS IN THE SHOP. PLAYED IT, LOVED THE KOSMOS TONE AND THE EQUALIZER.
      THIS BOX IS WELL MADE AND NOT VERY HEAVY.
      IF THIS IS WHAT YOU WANT, THEN THE PRICE IS FAIR.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Head

      By alkalinetrio

      from Pittsburg

      Comments about Peavey Tour 450 Bass Amp Head:

      This head is great.I use it with my Fender Bassman410. The sound is incredible. I have done bigger venues with this head and it packs a punch.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      A Real Bad Boy

      By Barry-qcDTZ

      from Mississippi

      See all my reviews

      Comments about Peavey Tour 450 Bass Amp Head:

      Thus far I love this amp. This may sound odd, but I paired it with a Peavey PV118 sound cabinet. Its a great sound!

      (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Value & Performance

      By G211Rocks

      from State College, PA

      Comments about Peavey Tour 450 Bass Amp Head:

      I never write reviews but I just had to write a review for this great amp. Over the last 2 years I have played dozens of hard driving shows with this amp an it has never given me any problems. I have so much confidence in this amp that I have never used a backup. I always play my Tour 450 at volume for a full 3 set show. The EQ and the other tone controls on this amp are excellent. I never have had any use for the octave option but that doesn?t mean that it?s not a quality feature. The combination of my modified Geddy Lee bass, an RBI, and my Tour 450 is absolutely amazing! I?ve been playing bass and guitar for 22 years and I have never been let down by a Peavey amp; period. For the money, I doubt that you can find a better amp with all of the features found on the Tour 450.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      durable head

      By bass masta-ag6Pw

      from texas

      Comments about Peavey Tour 450 Bass Amp Head:

      I've played on this head for 6 months now and I play shows 3 to 5 times a week so it goes through a lot ... the only bad thing is you get a hum when using emg actives other than that I really like this head I have it paired with a 4x10 SVT 410HLF which matches amazingly ... so I would totally recomend this head.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      This Amp Kicks

      By Ringinstaller-3XrqN

      from Coos Bay, OR

      See all my reviews

      Comments about Peavey Tour 450 Bass Amp Head:

      After a couple of months waiting for this head to be back in stock I finally got my hands on it and let me tell you, it was well worth the wait. I can get any tone imaginable out of this baby. I paired this with the peavey TVX 410 4ohm cabinet, so I am getting the full 450 watts and this has exceeded my expectations. Can't say enough good things about this.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      This head owns.

      By Roadie-Rvkdn

      from Indiana

      Comments about Peavey Tour 450 Bass Amp Head:

      I bought this head soon after i was unable to hook up my berhinger ultrabass cab with a combo amp i had. This head delivers a a loud crisp sound and the price cant be beat.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Sweet Groove!

      By GroovinGrover32

      from Columbia, MO

      Comments about Peavey Tour 450 Bass Amp Head:

      I really love this amp. I'm running through a 4x10, but have played it through an ampeg 8x10, and man does it kick. For the Price, by far the best amp. Really surprised by the power it has. The kosmos is super, makes everything sound super evil. Definetly recommend.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Perfect for the working man

      By xinsaneguitarizt

      from vegas baby

      See all my reviews

      Comments about Peavey Tour 450 Bass Amp Head:

      I purchased this on a whim to replace my SWR 350 head because my Bass rack amd cab had been stollen out of my suv and I had a gig that night, I paid A lil more than listed here but had no choice. I showed up to the bar plugged it in attop my old back up ampeg 2 10 cab and it took me about 30 sec to dial it in. It is very user friendly. Now I have it mounted in a new rack along with my tuner and a noise gate. since then I purchased a swr workin pro cab to replace my stollen GK cab. Now I have better set up than before in my opinon, This head has plenty of power for most venues. I keep up with our lead player who usws a soldano half stack and our rythem/singer who uses a carvin 2 12 combo. I only have to turn up half way in most bars and a third way during practice. The only problem I have is this head doesent like active emgs for some reason all my other pick ups are ok just my basses with emgs get the head to hum but the noise gate I added solves that plus helps reduce over sustain. If I were you and a working cover band like me I would purchase this because it is a work horse.

      (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Very happy and impressed with this!

      By jrk86

      from Omaha, NE

      See all my reviews

      Comments about Peavey Tour 450 Bass Amp Head:

      As my title says I am very happy with the purchase of this head and impressed with the features, value, and overall performance. I use it with my Fender Bassman 410 cab and the sound is awesome! This head outputs great sound and now during practice the only guy who can come close to my sound output is possibly the drummer. Great value and a huge upgrade from my Fender Rumble 210 combo amp. I would suggest this head to anyone looking for something worth it.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      PEAVEY 450

      By Geosh78

      from Maryland

      See all my reviews

      Comments about Peavey Tour 450 Bass Amp Head:

      This is quite a bargain for the price. I'm currently using it with an Avatar B210 w/Neo's (500 watts total). Every possible tone imaginable is achieved through this head, effortlessly.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Sound!

      By Christian Sawyer

      from Columbia, SC

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      Comments about Peavey Tour 450 Bass Amp Head:

      I love how this amp head sounds! It has such a smooth sound that you CANNOT beat for the price. I pair it up with the Peavey 410 Cab and boy does it pack a punch! I plan to add the 115 Cab soon, but until then, this setup will work just fine. One thing that I am discouraged about is the instruction manual. It just gives you a definition of each control, but not how to use it. For example, I don't even touch the EQ knobs because I have no idea what they do...But other than that, this is a must buy!

       
      5.0

      TOUR 450 PEAVEY AMP HEAD

      By BASSMAN55

      from WAGONER, OKLAHOMA

      About Me Professional Musician

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Peavey Tour 450 Bass Amp Head:

        THIS IS A GOOD AMP HEAD. ALL THE WAY ROUND GUYS. PEAVY STILL IS ON IT'S GAME! THIS AMP, IS SOLID, POWERFUL, AND HAS PLENTY OF BELLS AND WHISTLES. I WOULDN'T PUT TOO MUCH. INTO ANY NEGATIVE REVIEWS ON THIS AMP. YOU CAN'T MAKE EVERYONE HAPPY. NO MATTER WHAT. SOME HAVE LEGIT GRIPES. BUT MANY DON'T. BECAUSE THEY DON'T KNOW HOW TO USE THEIR AMPS CORRECTLY. WANT A GREAT AMP? THIS IS IT! THANKS PEAVEY!

         
        1.0

        Recurring Problem

        By JPInKSA

        from Khamis Mushait, KSA

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Portable

        Cons

        • Intermittent Problems
        • Sub Harmonic Generator

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording

        Comments about Peavey Tour 450 Bass Amp Head:

        There is a recurring circuit problem. The fan will suddenly get very loud, and the amp will stop producing an output (sound). Recycling the power doesn't solve the problem. I'm overseas/abroad in a Middle Eastern country, so I will be forced to send the unit back to the States for repair or replacement. Wish I had chosen a more expensive, more reliable brand.

        (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW

        By Anonymous

        from Undisclosed

        Comments about Peavey Tour 450 Bass Amp Head:

        I've played on this head for 3 months in the house never see a gig before itn started cutting off. Now its in the repair shop for repairs for over 3 month and counting waiting for parts. I own a Peavey Mark VI head for over 20 years and it still works.

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