MAX 126 Review

manufacturer: Peavey date: 02/01/2011 category: Bass Amplifiers
Peavey: MAX 126
This amp is limited to plug and play beginner bass. It has what is really a cut EQ(only controls for High and Low, not even bass and treble).
 Sound: 1.5
 Overall Impression: 3.5
 Reliability & Durability: 4
 Features: 3
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overall: 2.3
MAX 126 Reviewed by: unregistered, on january 17, 2011
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Price paid: £ 50

Purchased from: The Bass Cellar

Sound: I use the Peavey Zodiac EX bass guitar that this comes in a pack with. The bass is very good and you can go check my review on it. This amp on the other hand has little to no versatility: a clean, round sound and a dirtier "distortion" sound. It starts to be noisy whenever you roll back the bass or roll up the highs. At full volume this could potentially hold it's own in something like a school concert or a small, very small, venue. You can push the sound through the roof by putting the "normal" channel gain at maximum and then adding the second stage of gain with the "vintage" circuitry. // 1

Reliability & Durability: This amp is so simple I would be really annoyed if it broke down. I have realized that lately the quality of the sound is getting worse and worse. Sometimes I get a lot of static and cannot change the "EQ" settings because putting highs back in gives more unwanted noise. // 3

Overall Impression: This is the only am I own apart from my Vox bass headphone amp, which isn't really an amp. This is an amp that is just there to do one thing: amplify your sound. No tailoring allowed, cheap options for a cheap amp. If this was lost or stolen I would find the person who did it and punch them in the face for stealing such a worthless piece of equipment and then go buy some GK head with an Ampeg cab or an Orange, Marshall, Peavey or Line 6 50 watt combo amp with 10 inch speaker. // 3

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overall: 3.8
MAX 126 Reviewed by: sfedf1, on february 01, 2011
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Price paid: £ 50

Purchased from: The Bass Cellar

Sound: Using it with the Peavey Zodiac EX it came with. Single straight up P. The tonal variety will come from the bass and not the amp. Through the normal channel you can get a little bit of growl for you pick players and get that warm bassy tone... No EQ though. // 2

Reliability & Durability: Hopefully this shouldn't break down as it simple as hell... If it did I wouldn't even think of getting it fixed if it cost more than a fiver... not worth it. I would use it in a gig in which I had no alternative but to use it... It might even be able to compete wit a drum set, if your drummer can be held back. // 5

Overall Impression: This is a good beginner amp as you just have your bass and amp and your playing instead of getting settings and settings and settings. Go out there and play. This guy can keep up with your bass/guitar jams and maybe even a drummer. Also a well advertised feature is the additional input for a CD, remember though, the signal in there won't be amplified but it will be cut if the gain is set to 0. // 4

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