Sound — 4
I don't know what my pick-ups are (I'm dumb that way). It isn't really loud on any setting, in anywhere but in a 6' x 6' room haha. The amp gives a basic tube amp sound it doesn't have that much of a variety of sounds actually barely any just a tube amp sound(I'm really bad at this I can't explain if my life depended on it).
Overall Impression — 5
I play thrash metal that style of music doesn't make a good match with the Peavey Max 158. I've been playing bass for about, since X-mas no other gear stuff. If stolen I would not buy this anagin I would buy the Peavey MAX 115. I'm pretty much neutrel about everything about this amp. I wish I had the Peavey MAX 115. I know this might sound like this is a very bad amp but it's not it is good but not Live.
Reliability & Durability — 5
You can't really use this in a gig without a backup since it is only a 15 wat amplifier so using it at a Live gig wouldn't be the smartest thing a person could ever do but using a back-up with it still wouldn't be very good Live. If you do buy this just use it in your house with headphones that's basicly the only time it will sound loud.
Features — 5
This bass amplifier was made in 1999. It doesn't really suit my style of music (metal, thrash metal etc.) but anyone who plays jazz, blues etc this bass would be perfect! It has 2 channels: modern and vintage and channel switching. No effect loops. 1 headphone jack and 2 CD-line jacks. I use this amp in my house it has enough power for just me but if ever used in a band it wouldn't hold its own. It is a basic tube amp (or mabye below average).