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Peavey Classic 50/212
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3 - 12AX7 preamp tubes and 4 EL84s in the power section churn out that warm, edgy, totally faithful tone that makes a tube amp a real extension of yo...Click To Read More About This Product
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A fantastic gigging amp, just the right size and bursting with all-tube power.
3 - 12AX7 preamp tubes and 4 EL84s in the power section churn out that warm, edgy, totally faithful tone that makes a tube amp a real extension of your guitar. Small enough to tote without hurting yourself, but loud enough for most gigs. Fan cooling, normal and bright inputs, pre and post gain controls on the lead channel, active presence control, reverb level control, and external speaker capability provide all the flexibility a true pro needs for a very reasonable price.
- 50W into 16 or 8 ohms
- 2 - 12" Blue Marvel speakers
- 3 - 12AX7 preamp tubes
- 4 EL84 power amp tubes
- Normal and bright inputs
- 3-band passive EQ
- Presence control
- Normal and lead volume
- Lead post gain
- Master volume
- Reverb control
- Effects loop
- Fan cooled
- Chromeplated chassis
- Tweed covering
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Reviewed by 24 customers
I bought this amp used from my local dealer (I got a great deal!) I compared this with a Traynor YCV80 and liked the warmth of the Peavey much better. The only problem I've had, and remember it's used, is the reverb went out (I think the IC chip). The distortion ranges from warm bluesy to sustainful rock/punk, etc. (Not Nu or Heavy Metal, if you want that you'll have to get a Rocktron Rampage.) The clean channel is crystal! Highly Recommended.
Quite simply, this is the best combo amp I've ever played. I was a half-stack man for many years because I'd never played a combo that delivered the punch and aggression I was looking for. This amp has the best sound, buy it.
I bought this amp about 8 years ago and started to grow a little tired of it. When I decided to sell it, several people made offers, many for more than what I paid for it. I had two offers for trade, a Fender Hot Rod DeVille 410 and a Marshall JCM 800 combo, straight across for it. That made me wonder what I really had. I started compairing it to other amps (Fender, Marshall, Boogie, and others) and began to notice that it really out does them. The Distortion channel is better that a TSL 60 (I own one) and the clean shines brighter than A Fender Hot Rod DeVille (I recently got rid of that one). After making comparisions I realized a had a real jewel of an amp on my hands. I'm getting ready to buy my second one for a stereo rig I play. Lastly, you can't beat the price. Peavey has produced a remarkable amp with this one.
I purchased this amp after about a month of looking for the " perfect amp ". My dad had just bought a brand new Fender Deville 4x10 and I liked the clean sound but wasn't crazy about the distortion. Apparently, all Fenders and Marshalls are prone to muddy tone. Not the Classic 50. As soon as I played it I was awe-struck by its amazing tone. I got that slightly overdriven SRV tone without doing anything to the EQ. You can get anything from that hard to achieve " Texas tone " to a bell-like Clapton tone. Simply amazing and pretty cheap too.
I purchased this amp used about 6 years ago as a stepping stone; a way to get into the tube market without having to sell my car. Now, 6 years later, I have no desire to go for anything bigger or more expensive. This thing sounds fantastic, and is big enough to play most gigs without sound reinforcement. Once you've tried it, you'll reconsider that Marshall JCM half-stack.
Greatest amp I had ever played...Best quality, astonishing clean sound...super reverb (at least as good as the fender...)Pre and post gain, which gives you absolute control of your sound, which being produced of three 12AX7 preamp tubes and four EL84s in the power section churn out that warm, edgy and totally faithful tone for every possible sound!An amazing effort for your cash...UNBELIEVEABLE
I bought my Classic 50 2-12 back in 1992, around the time they first came out. At the time, I didn't know what kind of sound I wanted. I thought, "Hey, tubes, cool!". I gigged and practiced with it, and while I thought, "I guess this thing sounds good" (I had a limited frame of reference) it wasn't until I looked around to replace it that I realized what a gem I had. I haven't found anything yet that can come close to truly conveying the tone of my strat as that of my Classic 50. I'm sure that I could if I were willing to pay more than a grand, but for the price, one cannot beat the value and durability of this amp. Simply put: Peavey hit the mark.
This amp is not a boutique amp but it is very well made an it has some very good tones, for 70's rock, blues,Jazz, funk...It has a warmer,and darker tone than Fender's Silver/ Black faces and its a better choice IMO than the harsh Fenders HOT RODs for the price and tone. The cleans are nice and warm kinda twed tone and the dirt chanel its Ok not astonishing, and chimical like a BUDDA, or a RIVERA but it cuts. Its a very good buy.The only con is that it has just one EQ for both channels but, hey this is a vintage styled amp with modern contruction; fan cooled, PC board assembly, etc.Its reliable, strong built, and a bargain excellent for a backup amp and even better for road war .
I remember a year and a half ago, I sold my classic 50 thinking that all these new modeling amps are great technology! well i found out the hard way. I had the most frustrating year and a half of my musical life. I'm a tube purist and not afraid to try other things, (please dont get me wrong about modeling they're ok!). I'm narrowing it down to few things these days. anyways sitting down at rehearsal one day I remembered how my classic 50 used to sound, clean channel had sparkles, drive channel was smooth and silky, then I complemented my guitar solos with my boss overdrive pedal. So I sold everything and just ordered a new classic 50 and started living in reality tone this time!
I used this amp in a country band, and it was awesome, one feature I like about it is that you can turn down the pre and turn up the post and use it as a volume boost for solos and put a distortion pedal on it.