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Old 01-02-2014, 05:09 PM   #1
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Peavey Tour TKO 115 vs. Behringer BXL3000A Ultrabass

Hi everyone!

I'm planning on buy a new bass amp for pratice and small / medium gigs.
Up to now, my choices were Peavey Tour TKO 115 and Behringer BXL3000A Ultrabass, because they seemed to me like very good amps (despite the two being too heavy).
The problem is I'm stucked in indecision on which to buy! I can't decide which of them has a better quality/price relationship...
Here are some links to them:
Peavey Tour TKO 115 - http://www.thomann.de/pt/peavey_tour_tko_115.htm
Behringer BXL3000A Ultrabass - http://www.thomann.de/pt/behringer_bxl3000a_ultrabass.htm

On the one hand, BXL3000A has more features, two channels and is more lighter, but on the other Peavey has more power, is more reliable, more durable and last a lifetime (summarizing, is a more trustable buy).

I'm portuguese, and the amps will cost to me:
Peavey Tour TKO 115 - 266euros
Behringer BXL3000A Ultrabass - 269euros

Can you please give me your opinion on which to buy? Which of them have the better quality/price relationship?
Thanks in advance!
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Old 01-02-2014, 06:22 PM   #2
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Get the Peavey since it has better reliability and will last a quite a bit longer than the Mehringer.
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Old 01-02-2014, 07:30 PM   #3
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Well, behringer isn't quite known for it's "quality", it has more features and power, but i would still go for the peavey.
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Old 01-02-2014, 07:56 PM   #4
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Get the Peavey, it does less, but everything that it does do, it does better. All the additional features on the Behringer are available as pedals (compressor etc.) which would do the job better anyway.

I own a TKO115 and tbh it is by far the best amp in that price range, it has a nice transparent sound which can be modified easily with some pedals or the on-board eq.
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Old 01-02-2014, 08:34 PM   #5
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Peavey hands down. It will be more reliable in the long run. They are solidly built and will last far longer than the Behringer.
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Old 01-03-2014, 11:42 AM   #6
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Thanks for the replys!

Have any of you had experience with the Behringer BXL3000A? We all know the "great quality" of the average Behringer equipement, but in this case I hear some people saying that this amp has actually good quality, that it can can last quite a few years... But then again, others don't, some just say it has the typical quality of Behringer. And that puts me confused and with many doubts... If it wasn't for the Behringer bad reputation, I will buy the Behringer (although this Peavey seems to me a very good amp), because of the aluminium cone, the tone and the two channels... But I kept being suspicious about Behringer, and I have almost full confidence in Peavey equipement.
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Old 01-03-2014, 07:54 PM   #7
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Thanks for the replys!

Have any of you had experience with the Behringer BXL3000A? We all know the "great quality" of the average Behringer equipement, but in this case I hear some people saying that this amp has actually good quality, that it can can last quite a few years... But then again, others don't, some just say it has the typical quality of Behringer. And that puts me confused and with many doubts... If it wasn't for the Behringer bad reputation, I will buy the Behringer (although this Peavey seems to me a very good amp), because of the aluminium cone, the tone and the two channels... But I kept being suspicious about Behringer, and I have almost full confidence in Peavey equipement.


We used to have one at uni, it sounded like a donkey being hit with a spanner. That said, that issue could be more linked to durability (500 arts-students) than it's actual sound quality.

If by 2 channels you mean active/passive, the TKO has that too, and a functional effects loop.

Long story short, just ignore the Behringer, it most probably sucks.
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I wouldn't touch the Behringer with a 10 foot pole. Maybe a 20 foot pole since I'm pretty sure that'd be outside the blast radius.

Get the Peavey, don't look back.
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I wouldn't touch the Behringer with a 10 foot pole. Maybe a 20 foot pole since I'm pretty sure that'd be outside the blast radius.


Yes, but the toxic fumes from the inevitable fire will kill you at a much greater range than 20 feet.

If you get a Behringer, stock up on fire insurance and fire extinguishers. You will need them both - soon! As others have said, avoid Behringer like the bubonic plague and get the Peavey.
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