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Peavey MAX 158 Bass Practice Combo

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Most practice amps sound like practice amps. The Peavey MAX 158 is an exception. Thanks to TransTube emulation circuitry, it has sweet tone that makes practicing or warming-up backstage a pleasure. A ... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

Most practice amps sound like practice amps. The Peavey MAX 158 is an exception. Thanks to TransTube emulation circuitry, it has sweet tone that makes practicing or warming-up backstage a pleasure. A voicing switch gives you modern or vintage drive. 3-band EQ. 15W power. 8" bass driver. Tape/CD in. Headphone out.

FEATURES

  • Great tone
  • TransTube emulation circuitry
  • Modern/vintage voicing switch
  • 3-band EQ
  • 15W power
  • 8" speaker
  • Tape/CD in
  • Headphone out
SPECIFICATIONS
  • Dimensions
  • 11-3/4"W x 14-1/4"H x 9"D (Unpacked)
  • 13-1/2"W x 15-1/4"H x 10-1/2"D (Packed)
  • Weight
  • 20.6 lbs. (Packed)
  • 18.3 lbs. (Unpacked)
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PeaveyMAX 158 Bass Practice Combo
 
4.8

(based on 21 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

This is just amazing..

Wow. I got this amp a year ago and nothing's gone wrong with it. I use it all the time to play with at home, the CD line in and Head phone jack...Read complete review

Wow. I got this amp a year ago and nothing's gone wrong with it. I use it all the time to play with at home, the CD line in and Head phone jack is very nice. It has enough of an EQ to mess around with. The different voicings are nice and the tone difference is noticable, but when turned up not much really changes. I actually bring this to my band's practice. There's another guitarist with a ~150W Peavey and a moderate drummer. I turn the volume all the way up and I can sort of hear myself. It gets all distorted, but that'll happen on almost any amp this size turned up all the way. I played today for three hours straight without turning off the amp in 90+ degree weather at full blast with my band. Amp still works. I do this all the time, atleast twice a week, only it's not always so hot. But none the less, this is a practice amp. Great for home practice, solo or with an equal size guitar amp. But if your drummer isn't too loud, then this might work if you like distortion. Great little thing, built like a tank. A must buy for any beginning bassist.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

D.O.A! But Store Exchanged it for a Fender

Ordered this online and it was backordered. Finally UPS delivered it and right out of the box the unit had a loud feedback hum even with all the dials on zero and nothing plugged...Read complete review

Ordered this online and it was backordered. Finally UPS delivered it and right out of the box the unit had a loud feedback hum even with all the dials on zero and nothing plugged in. Called customer service and all they offered was to have me take it to my local store. Took it in the next day and they were more than happy to exchange it for a Fender Rumble 15.

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(32 of 35 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great value practice amp

By Dave Venetianer

from Middle Haddam, Connecticut

Comments about Peavey MAX 158 Bass Practice Combo:

This product performs exactly the way the manufacturer specifies - it's a PRACTICE amp. Practice in this case being defined as one bass player, his bass and this amp. This little fella is a tremendous value, great sound through the speaker, even better through headphones, you can store it on a bookcase when you're not using it. It has plenty of volume for it's size and enough tonal versatility to keep things from getting boring. Very well put together, it appears more roadworthy than some of the more pro costing gear on the market. Adequate documentation but you really don't need much more. It's easy - plug in, turn it on, tune up and have a great practice session.

(24 of 25 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This is just amazing..

By Slackers76

from Puyallup

Comments about Peavey MAX 158 Bass Practice Combo:

Wow. I got this amp a year ago and nothing's gone wrong with it. I use it all the time to play with at home, the CD line in and Head phone jack is very nice. It has enough of an EQ to mess around with. The different voicings are nice and the tone difference is noticable, but when turned up not much really changes. I actually bring this to my band's practice. There's another guitarist with a ~150W Peavey and a moderate drummer. I turn the volume all the way up and I can sort of hear myself. It gets all distorted, but that'll happen on almost any amp this size turned up all the way. I played today for three hours straight without turning off the amp in 90+ degree weather at full blast with my band. Amp still works. I do this all the time, atleast twice a week, only it's not always so hot. But none the less, this is a practice amp. Great for home practice, solo or with an equal size guitar amp. But if your drummer isn't too loud, then this might work if you like distortion. Great little thing, built like a tank. A must buy for any beginning bassist.

(22 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

WOW This amp is Small & Mighty

By Estrella

from Lindsay CA

Comments about Peavey MAX 158 Bass Practice Combo:

Its small & mighty! For being a practice amp and being small in size it is so awesome! The sound quality you get is better than most. I have tried out several practice amps but this one is the best! I highly recomend it.

(19 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

great amp

By JD

from Laporte, Texas

Comments about Peavey MAX 158 Bass Practice Combo:

i got this amp when i got my new peavey bass and use this amp as a practice amp. it works perfect and has all the things i need for practice without having to use any pedals. it is a great amp for that. i also used it for a concert i recently had because we had no other amps to use. i was playing with a large orchestra and it worked perfect. it can do anything i need it to do and more. i would suggest it to anyone

(14 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

works for me!!

By John Wilson

from Auburn, NY

Comments about Peavey MAX 158 Bass Practice Combo:

I recently bought this amp for practice at home. It's awesome!! I can plug my mp3 player into it and throw on my headphones and practice away without waking the neighbors. It's suprisingly loud for being such a small package. I use it's vintage voicing as a pre-amp to play at church. It has totally blown away my expectations!!

(12 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great amp for practice

By yagis

from chicagoland area

Comments about Peavey MAX 158 Bass Practice Combo:

This amp is perfect for practicing, but don't expect it to do wonders. It has very basic options, but it has seriously helped me get my chops down. Best part, it's extremely portable! Has an incredible low end for the price/size. This coming from a friend who rocks a 4x10 Behringer!

(10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great little bass amp

By Kris

from Pa

Comments about Peavey MAX 158 Bass Practice Combo:

I bought this amp for my son, who is a beginning bass player. I have been playing guitar and bass for over 20 years and am really impressed with this little amp. It is great for a practice amp and for someone just learning how to play like my son. It has a strong sound and he can turn it up without loosing clarity. Overall it is great and we would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a small bass amp with good sound.

(9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

SUPER AMP AT A SUPER PRICE

By Big John

from Houston, TX

Comments about Peavey MAX 158 Bass Practice Combo:

My son is learning bass and needed an amp. I went to the store prepared to pay more, but was so impressed with this little amp I got it instead. The CD input will be a big help. The tone is surprisingly good for an amp of its size. It's surprisingly loud. The vintage/modern switch is cool and each setting gives a different tone to the sound. It seems to be very well constructed, too. (Typical Peavey)

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome Amp for a Great Price

By Daniel

from Riverbank, CA

Comments about Peavey MAX 158 Bass Practice Combo:

This is a great amp for anyone, whether you're just a starter or you need a small compact practice amp. This amp is very easy to take anywhere. It has a great warm tone to it too. This amp is VERY powerful for only 15 watts. I can't even turn it up to 3 without getting yelled at. I turned it up to 8, and with barely hitting the string, It shook my friends entire house. I would recommend this amp to anyone looking to play bass.

(4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Shaking

By Burger

from H-Town

Comments about Peavey MAX 158 Bass Practice Combo:

When I play this amp, my house shakes. Me and my bro play together. I've got an Ibanez GSR200 bass and he's got a Washburn with a 70 W Bherenger V Tone, both cranked up, and you can still hear the bass over the guitar!

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Loud & cheap

By Jeff

from Palmdale, CA

Comments about Peavey MAX 158 Bass Practice Combo:

This amp is great, it will get loud, even at 2-3. My favorite thing about this surprisingly cheap amp, is that you don't hear air coming out of the speaker, you usually find that on cheap amps. This amp has a 3-band EQ, which is great, I have bass and treble controls on my bass, and it's nice to have even more, plus a mid control. Another nice thing is the line in, that you can plug your music player in, not just CDs or tapes, plus a mp3 player. The amp has metal plating on the corners so it's durable, and it's not that heavy. The sound quality is great even through head phones. So if you need a cheap, but quality bass amp, this is the one for you.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great little amp!

By Billy Mac

from Hesperia, Ca

Comments about Peavey MAX 158 Bass Practice Combo:

I picked this up a couple weeks ago 'cause I needed a new practice amp(I finally retired my old Gorilla GB70 after 22 years). This little guy is amazing. I've had an '82 Peavey Series II Mk IV for years and am a firm believer in Peavey, but was still surprised at the sound this little amp puts out. The tonal quality is very nice and the different voicings available through the 3 band EQ and the Vintage/Modern setting switch give nice variation to the sound. Not a whole lot of bottom end of course due to the size, but good for practices and maybe a small gig somewhere large amps wouldn't do. Very good buy for the price. I would recommend to anyone looking for something in this size/price range.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

good

By mike

from broadview hts.

Comments about Peavey MAX 158 Bass Practice Combo:

it is a good amp, i bought it with a peavey fury 2 bass and it gets loud for a 15 watt. i like the vintage and modern switch

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

skulllcrusher

By Megawatt

from Plattsburgh, New York

Comments about Peavey MAX 158 Bass Practice Combo:

Originally bought a bass guitar, and never really got particularly good at it. Good enough to hold my own in a few late high school bands and this little guy never once failed me. Now I work as a dubstep DJ and for $100 bucks this cowboy is one of the juciest extra subwoofers I have ever used. I'm considering buying more. Like 5 more. To make a total of 6. Because I love them.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

unbelievable sound!

By Mark

from Victor, NY

Comments about Peavey MAX 158 Bass Practice Combo:

A year ago I went to a shop looking to get a nice used combo bass amp as a present for my father-in-law. The guy said "You've got to try this one that's $99." Ugh. "It's a Peavey." Ugh. But we plugged in to it, and the thing sounds as good as amps that cost 3-4 times as much. I'm just blown away by the sound of this thing. I'm buying another one right now for myself.

 
5.0

6 months later no problems

By moonlighting bassplayer

from hamilton ohio

Comments about Peavey MAX 158 Bass Practice Combo:

I use it to practice at the house .The line in feature is great with the headphones.Also can line in from my pc for music off the net with no hassle.For picking up on music I don't have in my collection.I have a ampeg ba115 for moonlighting and sit ins with friends.For a practice amp this is the perfect fit.

 
5.0

AMAZING

By grantmcgilberry

from Frisco, Texas

Comments about Peavey MAX 158 Bass Practice Combo:

This amp is just AMAZING. I have had it for just over a year, and it sounds fantastic. You can get alot of great tones from it, and can make an Epiphone Thunderbird sound like a Fender Jazz Bass. It can get really loud and still have great tone. With the volume on 7/10 you can easily hear it over drums. It is easy to store and carry around. It has everything a practice amp should be.

 
5.0

Awesome

By Josh

from Bellingham, WA

Comments about Peavey MAX 158 Bass Practice Combo:

This amp is stellar for practice. For the price, it cannot be beat. HUGE bang for the buck. It holds its own quite well with drums and is highly portable. The line-in for jamming along to songs on an ipod or other device is great! Overall, best small practice amp.

 
5.0

Small but POWERFUL!!

By Nikil Kumar Kodakkat

from Raleigh, North Carolina

Comments about Peavey MAX 158 Bass Practice Combo:

I bought this amp just to practice in my room. I didn't expect much from it. But when i plugged my bass in, i was shocked by the power it could deliver!! With my bass (ESP F 415FM) at max volume and the amp at volume level 1, it was already way too loud!! The 3 band EQ is really good too. If u want an awesome practice amp, i strongly recommend this one!

 
5.0

Big power in a small package

By Stacy Prados

from Breaux Bridge, LA

Comments about Peavey MAX 158 Bass Practice Combo:

I can't believe the power this little thing has. I got it to practice at lower volumes without disturbing the neighbors since my 900 watt, two 10-inch stack can be heard around the block. What a great choice I made. The vintage switch gives you a nice old school sound. If I turn up the gain, I can make the walls vibrate. If you want a good inexpensive practice amp, buy this now.

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