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Peavey Tour 700 Bass Amp Head

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Monster power for the big gigs!

The Peavey Tour 700 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 700 delivers 700W 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
  • 700W 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
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PeaveyTour 700 Bass Amp Head
 
4.0

(based on 26 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good power output (5)
  • Easy to use (4)
  • Excellent sound (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (5)
  • Outdoor events / games (3)
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    • Experienced (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Amp!

Normally I don't write reviews, but as one I read the other day pointed out, usually those that give gear negative marks sound like they simply don't know how to use the product....Read complete review

Normally I don't write reviews, but as one I read the other day pointed out, usually those that give gear negative marks sound like they simply don't know how to use the product. Anyways, I have owned this amp for a while now, used it with a wide variety of cabs, Peavey 410/210, Acoustic 810, Eden 215, 4,5,6,8,10, and EUB basses, every style of music under the sun from R and B to thrash metal,played plenty of gigs and so on and so on. My point is, consistently and without fail, if I take a minute to dial in the sound I want, this amp delivers, and, with plenty of power. Is it the best amp in the world, of course not, but for the money, you will NOT find a better one. Take it from a bassist who has been going around the block for over 20 years, if you are a player own a budget, buy this amp.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

dont buy it, it blows!!

... OK I got this handy dandy thing, I had to do the Triac Resistor out, after 5 months of doing that, it worked fine, Now, it barely spits out any...Read complete review

... OK I got this handy dandy thing, I had to do the Triac Resistor out, after 5 months of doing that, it worked fine, Now, it barely spits out any volume, what a drag. I run this thing through a Vintage cab ( 2-18" speakers ) I really liked the EQ, but now I have another issue to deal with for this head. I prolly would have been better of Getting an AMPEG, We play out on a constant basis, so if your a Giging Musician, this thing is a waste of your time... and oh yea the Mute button doesnt Mute all the way... triac, no sound volume and amuting button that doesn't function right, if that is the crap you buy then this is your answer right here, be looking to replace it often-Allison Scott of Opulent

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(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Peavey Tour 700

By mike manne

from New York

Comments about Peavey Tour 700 Bass Amp Head:

I played this amp with a fellow bassist at the store, My opinion is this amp sounds really good. The tone is there. Its warm, loud, punchy and tone is really sweet. I called peavey and asked obout the clipping problem and they assured me it affected only the amps, when it was first released.They told me they corrected all the amps that followed in production. Furthermore, I cranked this amp for 20 minutes of loud punchy bass and it sounded fine with no clipping! The Peavey 4-10 cabinet sounded really good, and I liked the amp with 4-10s. I have to admit this amp suprised me, keep in mind some of the negative reviews are proably old. Play one and see for your self, I dont recommend this amp for heavy metal, but it would be fine for rock,hard rock, blues, funk or r/b or country rock.

(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Amp!

By C_Necro

from Austin, TX

About Me Professional Musician

See all my reviews

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Portable
  • Powerful

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Performances

    Comments about Peavey Tour 700 Bass Amp Head:

    Normally I don't write reviews, but as one I read the other day pointed out, usually those that give gear negative marks sound like they simply don't know how to use the product. Anyways, I have owned this amp for a while now, used it with a wide variety of cabs, Peavey 410/210, Acoustic 810, Eden 215, 4,5,6,8,10, and EUB basses, every style of music under the sun from R and B to thrash metal,played plenty of gigs and so on and so on. My point is, consistently and without fail, if I take a minute to dial in the sound I want, this amp delivers, and, with plenty of power. Is it the best amp in the world, of course not, but for the money, you will NOT find a better one. Take it from a bassist who has been going around the block for over 20 years, if you are a player own a budget, buy this amp.

    (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Awesome!

    By skeller

    from Corinth, TX

    See all my reviews

    Comments about Peavey Tour 700 Bass Amp Head:

    This amp sounds really good with the Tour 410 cabinet.Previous equipment that I've owned:Ampeg Br2Ampeg SVT 210Ampeg SVT 410 hlfEden Nemesis 210 comboPeavey T-Max headThe Tour 700 and matching 410 cab sound far better than all of my previous equipment. I'm very pleased with this Peavey setup.

    (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    The Very Best

    By HAK0803

    from Lebanon,MO

    See all my reviews

    Comments about Peavey Tour 700 Bass Amp Head:

    I bought this amp and the 410 to go with it from a local music store. I had it for a month then it started to clip and shut down, took it in and an hour later it was fixed. Ever since then this thing has blown away anything I had ever seen. Then I bought a a 215 cab and man did it open this monster or what!! Needless to say this IS the amp to buy!

    (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Amazed once more.!

    By Williams936

    from CA

    See all my reviews

    Comments about Peavey Tour 700 Bass Amp Head:

    I just returned from Afghanistan after 4 years serving with the 2nd Marines.I'd been a bassist since 1983 & played 'em all. There is an issue with "Clipping" at high levels, BUT C.S. showed me to a local dealer and PAID to fix it! (I have the 700) B.C. RICH & PEAVEY 4-LIFE!

    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Solid build, solid sound.

    By UltraSamurai

    from Melbourne Australia

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • No footswitch included

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Peavey Tour 700 Bass Amp Head:

    I got this amp a few years back now and it was one of the best purchases I ever made.
    Equipped with a Fender Jazz with noiseless pickups this beast sounds fantastic, nice solid sound, pushes a lot of sound. You could fork out more and get yourself an Ampeg. But as a good budget all around amp with plenty of power. You have got yourself a good package.
    One thing is that this is a very clean amp, I mean it will stay clean until it clips.... It is so weird hearing an amp that wont distort at higher levels.
    I reccomend getting the 8ohm 4x10 cabinet with the tweeter and then getting another cabinet if you really need one. The 4x10 is powerful enough though.

    Thing is, this piece of machinery is stable, solid and lasts a long time if you take care of it. Don't try to have maximum bass set on this as you will just bottom out like on most bass amps.
    This thing is also safe as a few times I have forgotten to plug the cabinet in. On a tube amp that would be disasterous, but on a solid state, no worries.

    (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Awesome Amp!

    By Jampatt

    from Rockford, IL

    About Me Experienced

    See all my reviews

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Powerful
    • Sounds Great

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Performances

      Comments about Peavey Tour 700 Bass Amp Head:

      Had the chance to buy the Ampeg SVT3Pro but after playing both back and forth, passed on it to buy this. It was not a mistake. This amp sounds great, has plenty of power and is durable. I've been playing through it for about 5 years now with absolutely no problems. The controls give you alot of flexibility too. When it does die, I hope they are still making it cause I'll want another.

      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Tour 700

      By PD

      from Oklahoma

      About Me Experienced

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound
      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Peavey Tour 700 Bass Amp Head:

        This is the second one I've bought, first one was for me, second one for the church I play at most of the time. I have had no trouble with either one, I play inside and outside gigs (2 hours straight) and it has never failed me yet. I love this amp.

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Peavey Tour 700

        By Musicman001

        from Ottawa, ON

        Comments about Peavey Tour 700 Bass Amp Head:

        I bought this head a couple weeks ago, and I'm impressed of how good it sounds. I play with a Ernie Ball Music Man Stingray 4HH, and when I plugged it into the Tour 700, the sound was absolutely clear, punchy and warm. For my point of view, this is the best amp I've own in 12 years. Even if the price seems cheap, you'll be surprise of how versatile this amp is. You'll be surprise of how easy it is to operate too.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Very good tone and power

        By Doug-f62Nw

        from Joplin Mo

        Comments about Peavey Tour 700 Bass Amp Head:

        I was one of the first people in my area to buy this head. I was looking at ampeg(good tone but they are way to proud of their stuff for the output), GK(good price and tone but liked the robust build of the peavey cabs better). So when my friend told me peavey had a new line of heads called the tour 450 and 700. The 700 was about the right amount of power for me and it was not a ugly oversized piece that was built out of cabinet wood. I plugged my bass into it and wow the sound was very clean and powerful with all the sound contour otions you could ask for. When I cranked it through a tvx 410 cab it blew the whole store away. So that day I ordered the tour 700 and the 410 and 115 tvx cabs. Love the sound and have had several fellow bass players that have asked to borrow my setup for their shows because of the tone. Did have the problems with the cutting out at high volumes. Called Peavey and they walked me through the fix and have had no problems after that in fact I think the headroom expanded after the fix. great product and people talking bad about the triac circuit need to realize that people do mods on amps all the time, its not a new concept.

        (3 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Dont Buy this !!

        By Anonymous

        from Undisclosed

        Comments about Peavey Tour 700 Bass Amp Head:

        .... ok so I have had this head for a while, I had the problems with the Triac resistor, got it taken care of, here are other things I need to point out. It is going to be very very very hard to find a fuse for this head if you ever have to buy one for it. Also, this thing sucks alot of Power, you have to put it on a plug that is an independant circut, now imagine that on a stage, A plug that is all by its lonesome, rare isn't it. I really wished I would have taken it back when I first had problems. I wrote a review sometime ago. if you want to read that one... I mean it's a good amp, when it is working right. but just like my boss's 2004 maserati, it looked good but seldom ever ran properly. ironicaly it died at the dry "cleaners" so, if your a giging musician, skip this one over before buying it. trust me there are plenty of other good amps. Peavey will disappoint you on this one, I promise you- thanks for reading- Allison

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        very nice

        By Anonymous

        from Undisclosed

        Comments about Peavey Tour 700 Bass Amp Head:

        i have had this machine since january and i love it. i play through a peavey tour series 410 cab and it shakes my whole house. the day i bought it as im walking out the door with it a guy stops me and told me that i made a great choice and so far he was right i love it

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Love at first pluck

        By Bass Pengin

        from Philadelphia

        See all my reviews

        Comments about Peavey Tour 700 Bass Amp Head:

        I don't know if the "triac resistor" had already been removed from mine (it was the floor model in the store), but I have practiced for months and played well over a dozen shows on this amp and never once had a single problem.I run it through an Ampeg SVT 410HLF and it is absurdly loud (kick in the chest) with the gain knobs never pushed past halfway. It sounds fantastic - much cleaner and smoother than the Ampeg B2RE I was looking at, with more power, for the same price.The EQ is fantastic, and something sorely lacking on many amp heads but essential for a serious bassist. The sub-octave generator is a little silly, but fun to play around with.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        you cant beat it

        By Primetime

        from Macon Ga.

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Good Warmth
        • Powerful

        Cons

        • heavey

        Best Uses

        • Performances

        Comments about Peavey Tour 700 Bass Amp Head:

        I bought mine used but Ive been searching for a place to do a review. I use this with an older 410 w/tweeter and a 15 inch 8ohm cabinets. This gives me access to the full 700 watts if needed. Ive played ballrooms, small and large clubs, and stadiums. this amp sounds really good. Never lacking power or sound. I paid 400 for the 410, 15" cabinets and head. Best deal I ever got on music equipment. I bought them from an authorized peavey repair guy. Someone never came back to pick the head up after it was repaired. I had no idea what I was getting. If you can handle the price tag buy it....

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great amp, no problems

        By ahjoyc2

        from Richmond, KY

        See all my reviews

        Comments about Peavey Tour 700 Bass Amp Head:

        I run this through a 410 and 115 and it can seriously make your chest thump. I have had no problems with the triac resistor. However, I do ALWAYS enable the DDT button on the amp so that it doesn't clip. I don't know if that makes a difference or not. My amp is also only 4 months old, so maybe Peavey fixed the problem? Don't know, but again, I have had no problems and this is the best bass amp I've ever owned.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        This Amp is Rock Solid!

        By SoundMan-NqgBi

        from Central Illinois

        See all my reviews

        Comments about Peavey Tour 700 Bass Amp Head:

        This amp will not disappoint. I own a Peavey USA 5-String Cirrus and it sounds SWEET with this amp. You can get the Eden sound without the Eden price tag.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Stay AWAY

        By Tim VanHook

        from connersville,in

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        Comments about Peavey Tour 700 Bass Amp Head:

        I was orginally going to purchase the 450 model but figured I Would go with the 700 for extra headroom. Last night I played out with this amp for the first time.I made the mistake of buying from a local dealer and didnt read any of these reviews. Every review I have read on here are rigth on the money.This thing is a piece of junk.It would clip out all night long.At about half volume it would not hold up.The tone of this amp is pretty good and I love the sounds I can get from it,but this thing will not push volume at all. I have always been a fan of peavey products.If they don make this rite with me,I will not buy another peavey product again.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        So Far So Good

        By dubbbroc

        from San Jose, California

        Comments about Peavey Tour 700 Bass Amp Head:

        I bought the Amp Head (3 months)BEFORE reading the reviews, I got very paranoid, scared especially cause gigs are coming up. THere are numerous of cutting out reviews not just on Music Friend. So far I've been running 410's and a 15,played 3 shows, practice 3 times a week and it has not cut out, the graphic EQ comes very handy, I'm getting good, loud sound. I'm scoring it low because Peavey did not respond to my question about the cutting out, or about the Triac chip removal. and Plus I'm still on edge if it does. I will go Insane if this cuts out at a gig. So far so good...

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Run away.

        By Anonymous

        from Undisclosed

        Comments about Peavey Tour 700 Bass Amp Head:

        I owned this amp for almost a year. This amp will cut out on you. The sound will cut completely out for several seconds...It happened every show that I played. Don't throw your cash away on this. Take my advice. I wish I would have listened to the reviews.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Problem Corrected

        By Strait Lace

        from New York

        See all my reviews

        Comments about Peavey Tour 700 Bass Amp Head:

        I originally got the Tour 450, but had the problem with it cutting in and out for a few seconds. I moved to the 700 thinking it was that amp. But same problem with the 700. Called Peavey. They walked me through the process of removing the "Triac" chip. Amp works great now! Loads of power, can get any sounds as needed, and the low octive divider is really neat! Problems with the amp? Call Peavey, ask for service. No sense getting rid of a great amp when the chip removal took all of 10 minutes.

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