I bought this amp on the recommendations of those who (in the past) gave reviews on the TNT 115BW. They loved it, and now I do. It is "all-that"!
Model Year: 2003
Price: $440.00 (new)
Where Obtained: B&G Music in Belleville, Illinois
Tons of stuff like 7-band equalizer, it has a bright, a punch, and a contour switch. I won't go into detail because other have already done so. I just concur that this bass kicks butt!
On the equalizer, I keep it set up for rock style, but it obviously will work for funk, country, or any other style you would like. And boy is the sound clean. I had 65 watt & lower in the past and the sound clarity of this amp is remarkable.
Its pretty easy to use, and with a careful study of your manual, one can get real acquainted with it.
I have only had it a week now, but if its weight is any indication (approx. 80lbs), it will stand the test of time. Construction certainly is sound. No rattling or flimsy activity to report.
I looked at a few amps, such as a Hartke head/cab setup(too much work), Fender Bassman-esque amps, and Even other Peavey models. This one was the greatest value of all of them, especially since i bought it used. (barely any DUST on it, no scratches, scrapes, or rips.) Though this amp is wonderful, i would first have to look at other amps, maybe closer to professional setups, before i was to buy this one if it was lost or stolen. I'd probably still end up with it. All amps could be better if they had a lower price. The best aspect of this amp is the overall volume/tone. The worst is probably the weight, as it is around 80 lbs.
Model Year: 1997
Great tone controls, 7 band equalizer, plus highs/lows knobs. Punch button, Brightness button. Comes with chorus effect, great feature in my opinion. This amp has a great amount of power, 160 watts, and can probably handle all small clubs. (even though 160 doesn't seem like much, it is.) The tones achieved with this amp are awesome, it makes my Squier P-Bass sound pretty darn good with slaps and pops. There is one 15" speaker in it, and it is solid state electronically.
I use my Squier P-Bass with this amp, and it sounds great for the relatively low cost. You can basically set this amp up to the tones of basically any type of music. The sound from this amp is a great deal better than the BP-15 by Squier, and even a 25-watt Crate amp. The amp can be noisy, if you have a cord plugged into it, but the other end- nothing else, or if you've never even played before, all you may produce is noise. It's quite clean at all volumes, and at the highest setting it barely distorts. (time to buy a distortion pedal, you metal fanatics)
The amp is quite straightforward, in the tone settings/equalizer/other stuff. It doesn't take very much, if any fiddling to create a good sound, it usually sounds great at any setting. It is a bit more complicated that the practice amps I've used, but what do you expect with an amp with so much variety in tone?
Everything about this amp is completely durable, reliable, and spectacular.
YOu Can't Go Wrong Buying Peavey there "KEEPERS"!!!!
Price: $381.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Elderlys Music - Lansing, MI
Features a Wicked Chorus Built into it to give you that Tool kinda Sound if you like TOOL...Its got an Builkt in Equilizer, Contour, Bright, Punch,...ECT... too many thing s to name...
I brought it home and not Five minutes later I was shaking Tea-Cups in the Kitchen right off the walls and Breaking them!!!....the Old lady didn't like that...LOL
Has so much "HIT" this Amp is Perfect...
NO WHEELS....Throw my Darn Back out Caring the Beast around...there arn't alot of Fiddling when it comes to gettin the Right sound you want
YOU CAN"T BLOW THE SPEAKER!!!
the Black Widow is reinforced with Kevlar the stuff they make Bullet Proof vests out of...Very Dependable...If Only I could Find a Girl named "Peavey 115 TNT BW"..HA HA HA
What more can I say if you have the money
and you want a solid reliable amplifier with a
solid bass sound then this is the amplifier for
I was considering buying the Marshall
Bassstate 150 but I compared the sound with
this and it was no competition.
This is the amp for any bass player with it's
range of sounds at different pitches and the
major factor which is it sounds clean at high
If it can keep up with my drummer it can keep
up with anything.
Where Obtained: Micro Music, Liverpool
Too many to mention. The equalizer is brilliant
and I can adjust easily for the right venue. Has
a crossover connection which I don't use. The
problem it has is that there is only one handle
to lift it and this is centred on the top of the
amp and if the people at Peavey aren,t going
to give us wheels, then two handles either
side of the amp would be sufficient.
I mainly play rock music and this style is very
compatible with the amp (and vice-versa). I
also use a digital effects board and when I
use distorted sounds the Black Widow
speaker is ideal for a distorted bass sound. I
have never experienced buzzing from the amp
and I have played it with the volume very high!
The equalizer allows you to get the authentic
bass sound in any room or hall you play in.
The shelving and crossover can be confusing
at times and it takes a while to get used to it
but being a bass player and not a drummer I
can work it out after around 5 minutes!!!
This can take anything, including beer spilt
over it (subsequently the person who spilt it,
spilt blood all over the floor and it teaches you
not to mess with THE bass player).
It has never been dropped and it never will be
because 2 of us have to carry it!!! to take it up
flights of stairs is a pain.
It is stronger than a brick wall and built like a
My church bought this amp, so I can't say what they paid for it. But anyway I think they got a good deal. The only way to make this amp better would be to add WHEELS or get someone else to carry it for you. I bet if the foo..er folks at Peavey had to drag this thing around, it would come with WHEELS on it (hint, hint). All and all this is a powerful good sounding combo.
Model Year: 1999
Price: $0.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Mahoney's pro music
This thing is loaded with features. Far too many to list. The 2 things it doesent have that i would like are 1: direct out 2: headphone jack.
I use this amp in a church and I don't have any problems being filling up the place with sound. I play a 5 string Jackson (C-5A TI).There are two Keyboardist? and a loud drummer. This thing fits the place and style perfictly. It not noisy at all (no hiss)I have never been able to get the volume up past 5 with out it being to loud for my situation (the old folks in the front row just can't take it)
It took some tweeking to find the right sound. But once found I just leave it and adjust the tone knobs on the base. I have no use for the effects (compressor?)on it.So I cant rate that.
This thing is built like a 57 Chevy er tank. I bet it can withstand a direct hit fron a nuke. It will defenetly out last your back Which brings up the drawbacks to this beast. 1: Heavy 2: no wheels.