Peavey Basic 112

Peavey Basic 112

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Basic 112, Bass Guitar Combo Amp from Peavey.

9 user reviews

Peavey Basic 112 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Peavey
  • Model: Basic 112
  • Category: Bass Guitar Combo Amps
  • Added in our database on: 11/07/2002

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Peavey Basic 112 user reviews

Average Score:3.8( 3.8/5 based on 9 reviews )
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MGR/Davey Havoc05/05/2003

MGR/Davey Havoc's review"Peavey Basic 112"

Peavey Basic 112
Purchased from a music store at the local mall in my home town. $499 Canadian.

I don't know why this amp gets such flak from everyone who uses it. I use own two Basic 112s that I stack to compose my rig (send a patch cord from the 'send' port of one amp the input of the other), so it's plenty loud without being as big, cumbersome or expensive as a cabinet. The two combine is a little less powerful that a 1x18.

While the 112 is lacking in the punch category, it's not nearly as bad as most people say. Contrary to what you might have heard, it does not indeed have "zero punch". If that is the case with you, my guess is you don't have the treble up enough on your bass, or your blend is too high.

Very sturdy. They stack well, and I don't fear that one will break under the weight of the other. Fairly heavy (48 lbs. each) but not impossible to carry by hand.

These things are built tough. Made for the musician who likes to play actual shows, but doesn't to throw down thousands on a Marshall stack.

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MGR/funk skanker12/04/2002

MGR/funk skanker's review"Peavey Basic 112"

Peavey Basic 112
Used for $200

This amp is very durable and has a nice metal grill, but looks aren't important. It has 4 graphic EQ which gives you good control over your tone. You can turn up the gain and the volume up all the way and it still performs nicely with zero hum. The cab outlet lets you add some extra volume when you're jamming with your band.

THIS AMP HAS ABSOLUTLY ZERO PUNCH. I've turned the tone up all the way on my Warwick and this amp still blows. I play funk and when I slap and pop, I wanna get that meaty punch that can drive the rythmn section. If you just want a small practice amp for your room, go smaller....this is too bulky for just practing. If you want an amp to jam with some buds with, go with a different amp all together (SWR, Carvin, Ampeg, Crate). The lake of punch makes me dispise this amp. If you're a blues guy, this amp will serve you well. If you wanna hear that low E during the chorus of rock song....good luck with this piece of crap.

Durable, can take a beating.

Great output, can crank it up and still not hear fuzz, but like I said before, the lack of punch is a huge downer.

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MGR/Ben's review"Peavey Basic 112 Single Unit Bass Amplifier"

Peavey Basic 112
I purchased this bass amp off of an e-bay auction online. I play bass here at school and I needed an amp small enough to be portable and to practice with, but large enough to cover small gigs. I paid approximately $150 for this amp, which is 5 months old.

I truly love this amp! Peavy is always a respected brand name, and this bass is no exception. Its sound quality is amazing, and it has some nice kick for a 50 watt amplifier. I like how I can carry it around campus easily, practice with it everyday, and still be able to jam loud enough for small, open mike night outings. I can turn this amp all the way up to ten on the volume, and it still plays sweet tones without breaking up. I would rate it much higher than my previous amp, a 60 watt amp by Hartke.

There are a few things i don't like about the amp. I think it would benefit from more effects built into the amp. My previous amp had an effect called "shape" which allowed for a more varied sound.

This unit is very sturdy. It is in a sturdy frame and withstands a good deal of punishment. The handle is well secured and the amp is closed to the elements, so it could withstand a little water here and there.

Overall, this amp is definitely a good buy. For the money, you can get a quality amp that sounds great, it portable, and will last.

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Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Peavey Basic 112
50W, transistors, not very heavy, HP 1x12 'Gain-Vol-4 band EQ, High-Low switch Gain, treble boost, headphone ... practical, no DI alas.


The sounds are good typs rock, lots of bass, treble prsents is a sound a little dig but with my Fender PBass was going well.
Manuel ???? why do ???? improve his English ???? not ???? so why?
220 volts, bass, cable, ON, knobs and 5 .... music!


My music: so a variety of different style, the Company Crole phone and Pink Flod, Parisian musette to tangos, marches and other waltzes, Cloclo Patrick Hernandez Bob Marley and Bill Haley ... everything I tell you! (live, no squences!)
I have the sound I want, I use this amp for RPTES, 5 musicians, everyone is amplified there .... 2 voices we hear me very well, it reacts well to DIFFERENT games, fingers, mediator, slap and shades, if I want a dull sound: bass tone 0, a more-operating: 10 bass tone is also that simple.
I appreciates for: its solidity Hardiness light weight, ease of use, sonority quite fit in, the front grille Mtal HP, etc ... etc ...


I have a few months, I used the Pignose B100V (100W lamps) front rehearsals (for evenings I take the EAR BasicPerformer) and I had the opportunity to try this little Peavey situation !!!! Ben, I bought an occas' 130 the Pignose is my home warm dsormais cot EAR, they are much more fragile as amps, so careful.
I think the report is qualitprix UNBEATABLE, the point that I'm eyeing the big brother of the Basic 112 Combo 300, he seems calm drummers in testostrone I ... will keep you informed.
To sum up: this amp is made, moreover like all Peavey, for group play, the sound Peavey priori there is a sound a little raw apple, low standards, highs that slamming, prsents mediums, certainly less beautiful than all these modern amps, but against one always hear you.
It is a tool that I will keep, that's a fact, and I have hte to play on the big Combo 300, with its 15 'and 300W.
Considering the prices, bassists friends, so do not hsiter, Basic 112, TKO, TNT are VERY cool gear!
PS: I will make a rewiew of 300 Combo soon as possible.

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