Peavey MAX 300 Combo Bass Amplifier 300-Watts

87 out of 100. Incorporating 40+ ratings and reviews.

Being the bigger amp among its siblings, the Peavey MAX 300 is meant for those who need more low-end and to cover more space.

It has the same angled baffle design as the other MAX series bass amps, which slightly raises the angle of the speakers so you won’t need to tilt-back the amp to hear the sound better.

The main difference for this particular model is that it is louder, thanks to its 300-watt amplifier and dual 10″ speakers.

It carries over the same control options as its smaller sibling, which include knobs for adjust gain, volume and its 3-band EQ.

There are buttons for enabling its built-in Overdrive effect, and for enabling its contour, bright, mid-shift and Kosmos-C features.

Distinct to the Peavey MAX 300 is the addition of a Tune/Mute button along with a built-in chromatic tuner.

To wrap up, the amp has speaker protection via its DDT limiter, dedicated inputs for active and passive pickup equipped basses, and it has send and return jacks for use with your pedals.


  • 300-Watts
  • 2 x 10” Speaker
  • Controls: Gain, Bass, Middle, Treble, Volume, Overdrive, Contour, Mid-shift, Bright, Kosmos-C, Tune/Mute
  • AUX-In, Headphone-Out, DI-Out, Effects Loop, Speaker Out


Owners are generally satisfied with the amp’s performance, with some emphasizing how they appreciate its volume per pound ratio. One user nicely sums up how most owners feel about the amp by describing it as loud and fat sounding. Many appreciate how easy it is to get their bass sounding good enough, even when they change venues often.


The Peavey Max 300 is relatively new to the market, so its long term reliability is yet to be seen.


If you’re looking for a loud bass amp that’s still reasonably portable, then check out the Peavey Max 300.

Although this was previously on our recommended list, there are now more highly rated options available which you can see in our guide to The Best Bass Amps Under $500.

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