Peavey MiniMEGA 1000-Watt Lightweight Bass Head

1000W Bass Amplifier Head with 4-band EQ, Compression, DI, Punch and Bright Switches, KOSMOS Bass Enhancement, and Effects Loop
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If you're like most Sweetwater bassists who play larger venues, you've paid your dues hauling around the old ear-bludgeoning stack of doom. Thanks to new amplification technologies, those days are over. Peavey - always on the cutting edge - brings you a powerful, delightfully featherweight alternative to the big Jurassic monster: MiniMEGA. MiniMEGA is just what its moniker implies. It delivers a gut-churning 1,000 watts into 4 ohms, and yet it weighs in at just nine pounds and fits in a backpack. Peavey made sure MiniMEGA rocks everything a proper gigging bass amp head should have, such as 4-band EQ, compression, and a DI. Then there's the extras - including punch and bright switches, KOSMOS bass enhancement, an effects loop, and groovy customizable control surface color lighting. Oh, and one more thing: MiniMEGA sounds massive and incredible. Your bass called. It wants its MiniMEGA.

Peavey MiniMEGA 1000W Bass Amp Head Features at a Glance:
  • 1,000 watts continuous into 4 ohms (1,500 watts burst power)
  • Gain control with crunch button
  • Built-in optical compressor with defeat switch
  • 4-band EQ with punch and bright switches
  • Mid controls feature semi-parametric control with narrow Q controls
  • Built-in KOSMOS bass enhancement and psychoacoustic sub controls
  • Master volume with mute control
  • 1/8" headphone output
  • 2 twist-lock combo 1/4" outputs
  • Tuner output
  • Effects loop with bypass
  • DI output with XLR and 1/4" outs
  • DI pre-post switch, ground lift, and pad controls
  • MIDI footswitch input
  • Customizable control surface color lighting
  • Footswitchable crunch, compressor, KOSMOS, FX loop, and mute
  • DDT limiter
  • Weighs in at just 9 lbs.
  • Comes with carrying bag
Rule the stage with the Peavey MiniMEGA!

Additional Media

Bass Guitar Amp Buying Guide
Peavey MiniMEGA 1000-watt Lightweight Bass Head Overview by Sweetwater
Peavey MiniMEGA 1000-watt Lightweight Bass Head
Peavey Announces MiniMEGA Bass Amp Head

Tech Specs

Type Solid State
Number of Channels 1
Total Power 1000W RMS, 1500W Peak
Effects Yes
Compression Yes
EQ 4-band
Inputs 1 x Instrument
Outputs 1 x XLR, 1 x Tuner, 3 x 1/4"
Footswitch I/O Yes (MIDI Footswitch Input)
Effects Loop Yes
Weight 8 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number 03612360

Customer Reviews

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Hands down the best bass head I've ever owned.
Music background: Jazz,Neo-Soul,Gospel,Producer

Insanely impressed

It has pretty lights, what more do you need? I'm not new to class D bass amps. I've played Mark Bass and GK class D amps, they're both OK it seems in the hands of other players, but they don't suit me personally. I have owned an Ampeg PF-500 (by far the worst bass product by Ampeg I have ever heard, sorry Ampeg, you need to step up your game to what it was a couple decades ago), an Aguilar Tonehammer 500 (great amp, was sorry I let it go until I got the Mini-Mega), and an Ashdown Rootmaster 800 (just OK). I still own a Genz-Benz Shuttle 9.2, which has been my favorite class D head so far. The Mini-Mega was purchased to be a backup to Genz, but now the Genz is the backup! First the cons to this amp (so far, not expecting any more though) No available footswitch - it is MIDI, so you could buy a MIDI foot controller and program the functions, but that's really not cost effective considering the price of those controllers. I would like the ability to enable/disable Crunch, Compressor and Kosmos remotely, as well as remote mute. Peavey may release a footswitch, or again it can be done via MIDI. This is not a dealbreaker for me in any way because even if I had the footswitch, it probably would only be used about 20% of the time. Second "con" is it's twice the weight of my Genz-Benz, but who's complaining at under 10 pounds? lol The PROS are everything else the amp has to offer. The tonal variations are that you should be able to dial it in for any style - I've played hard rock, country and blues with it so far, just tiny bits of EQ tweaking to find the right sound. The semi-parametric mids along with the narrow Q options allow amazing tone shaping. Kosmos is cool, but be careful with it, and I actually like the built in crunch, however I rarely use any kind of distortion. I can't really find anything not to like!
Music background: Bass player since 1978

Tons of power

This thing is just a pig. It kicks out more power than any amp in this class. Used it live for the first time two weeks ago and got some raised eyebrows. You will be heard with this amp. Only downside, no built in biggie. Decent tone just straight up. Very versatile. Bought a new cabinet to handle this thing a little better. We will see in two Comes with a carry bag that won't last long. Hey, at least Peavey gives you one. Can't beat this amp for the price..
Music background: 30 years plus experience touring and weekend cover bands...

Failed 1st live show

Had the amp about 5 weeks. Worked fine for 2 long band rehearsals. I also practice almost every day and was very happy with it. The tone is awesome. BUT last night was the 1st gig with it and it died 30 minutes into the 1st set! Just went dark. It came back on about 5 minuets later, but I couldn't get any sound out of it. Checked it this morning, and it worked. I have lost all confidence in it. I will contact Sweetwater and see what they say. The buying experience was very good with them. Now I will get to see how they handle a problem. Even if I send it back and they "repair" it, I'll never use it live ever again. Really a bummer.
Music background: Long time local band guy

Let Me Down

Fist time playing out with the head it worked o.k. , but the second time I played out with this amp head it started out working o.k. , but when I turned it off to go on a break. When I went back from break the amp would not turn back on.I do carry a backup amp with me if did not do this it would not ben good.
Music background: ben playing for 30+ years
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