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Leftee
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VA

Jul 8th, 2017 07:57 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Greetings! I never post in here. :-)

I'm shopping CL for a bass amp. I only need one for a little bit of practice here and there for home recording projects.

A Peavey Max 115 showed up on CL locally. It looks very clean and straight. I think it's from the series before this current line of amps. Way more than I need, but he only wants $100 for it.

The new Fender Rumble 25 would suffice quite nicely (even better, probably) for the same $.

What say you?

Rick Knight
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St Peters, MO USA

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Jul 8th, 2017 08:18 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I think it should be fine for your stated purposes. You may not "need" that much power, but it's better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it. Doubling power only increases volume by 2 or 3 db, so it's easy to run out of headroom with a low powered bass amp.

Taildragger
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USA

"toxic masculinity personified"
Jul 8th, 2017 08:22 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Wish you'd posted this a few days ago: Carvin had a 20%-off sale on their MB-10 and MB-210 combos over the 4th weekend. I picked up an MB-10 and just got it yesterday. Quite feature-packed (see link) for under $300 (sale price). Compact and light weight, made in USA.

Some people complain that Carvin amps sound "sterile" by this one is defined and punchy to my ears.

MB-10 control panel:

(This message was last edited by Taildragger at 10:31 AM, Jul 8th, 2017)

Taildragger
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Jul 8th, 2017 08:23 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Hmmm: looks like the Carvin sale has been...

...extended:

Taildragger
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USA

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Jul 8th, 2017 08:27 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

One caveat: from what I've heard, the physical architecture of Carvin amps apparently makes them more difficult to work on than some others. So that could be a down side if any issues were to develop.

This is my first one, so we'll see.

digiboy

New York City

Jul 8th, 2017 09:50 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"You may not "need" that much power, but it's better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it."

That's the golden rule of bass amps.

The Peavey should be fine and the Rumble 25 is getting very good reports in another thread right here. Can't really go wrong with either one.



Tony Wright
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Stillwater, OK

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Jul 8th, 2017 12:41 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Get the Peavey.

It is easier to resale a bass amp that can handle band rehearsal or a club gig than it is to sell a bass amp that can is small and compact, just right for home recording, personal practice or basic beginner bass players.

Leftee
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VA

Jul 8th, 2017 06:35 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I've looked at the Carvin offerings a few times. Almost pulled the trigger more than once. I just don't need to spend that much on a bass amp given my infrequent use.

If the Peabey is still available tomorrow I'll buy it. It was listed a while ago at $125 and now at $100. I see a trend. ;-)

I'm in no hurry. This seems a decent deal.

Thanks all!

Bubbalou

USA

THE LOW END OF UPPER TEJAS
Jul 8th, 2017 09:23 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Peavey makes a decent amp and bass for that matter. A lot of bang for the buck.

I just listened to a video of the Rumble 25 and was surprised by the tone the 8" speaker put out.
If you do decide to get this amp, consider Sweetwater as they have a 2 year warranty at no cost on this amp.

Rumble 25 video

(This message was last edited by Bubbalou at 01:44 AM, Jul 9th, 2017)

Lewis

USA

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Jul 9th, 2017 02:48 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Go for the Peavey Max 115, so long as it's not damaged. I used Peavey bass amps for eons and they have always delivered.

Charlie Macon
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Jul 9th, 2017 05:34 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I'm still doing cartwheels of joy over the Rumble 25 I just bought. For the heck of it, I ran my Stratocaster through it today....a genuine blast.

Bubbalou

USA

THE LOW END OF UPPER TEJAS
Jul 10th, 2017 07:46 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Leftee, what did you decide to do?


Leftee
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VA

Jul 13th, 2017 06:35 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I haven't done anything. I'm on the other side of the country right now. The amp is still listed.

Leftee
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VA

Jul 21st, 2017 09:11 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Back from vacation to find the Peavey is no longer listed.

I snoozed and losed.

Bubbalou

USA

THE LOW END OF UPPER TEJAS
Jul 29th, 2017 03:54 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Lefty, see what vacation will get ya. :)
Hope you enjoyed the time away. Probably a big stress reliever


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