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Peavey Classic 50/410 Tube Combo Amp   

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Originally launched in 1991, these versatile all-tube amps retain their distinctive sound and circuitry but now feature an updated chassis design. Wi...Click To Read More About This Product

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Originally launched in 1991, these versatile all-tube amps retain their distinctive sound and circuitry but now feature an updated chassis design. With three 12AX7s up front and four EL84 power amp tubes plus normal and bright inputs, 3-band passive EQ, and presence control, it's all the classic tone you seek and all the gigging versatility you need.

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FEATURES
  • 50 watts (rms) into 16 or 8 ohms
  • Four EL84s and three 12AX7s
  • Normal and bright inputs
  • 3-band passive EQ
  • Presence control
  • Normal and lead volume
  • Lead pre- and post-gain
  • Master volume
  • Reverb control
  • Effects loop
  • Fan cooled
  • Chrome-plated chassis
  • Black Vinyl covering
  • Four 10" Blue Marvel speakers
  • 24.38"W x 24"H x 11.25"D
  • Weight: 63 lbs.
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PeaveyClassic 50/410 Tube Combo Amp
 
4.9

(based on 30 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (28)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound (6)
  • Good power output (6)
  • Warm / comfy (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (6)
  • Outdoor events / games (4)
  • Professional recording (4)
  • Amateur recording (3)
  • Home studio (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (3), Professional musician (3)

Reviewed by 30 customers

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(13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This thing has big tone when cranked

By Patrick from Orlando

from Orlando Fl

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Pros

  • Excellent Sound
  • Good Warmth
  • Powerful

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Peavey Classic 50/410 Tube Combo Amp:

    after playing with a modded 212 version of this at a local juke joint i was blown away and was sold. i picked the 410 version as many reviews said it punched through the mix better than the 212 version. after really playing with it for just about a week i'm a happy camper, the more you turn if it up, the better it sounds. i haven't gotten the master volume much past 5 as that is PLENTY loud for just noodling around the house.

    clean channel is loud and clear. i didnt want a fender clean sound that is chimey to me. its just a well balanced warm and full sound. it can get punchy with the pots dimed so i roll the guitar controls back to dial it in. the presence adds a little more treble to my epiphone les paul and my strat sounds like a strat ought to.

    the lead channel has anything from just a little break up to an overdrive that you could use for hard rock. its defintely not a high gain amp but like others have mentioned, unless you play metal, you'll probably be ok. if you play metal, throw a stomp box into your signal chain. has a great bluesy lead tone.

    i'm coming from a marshall 8240 and while that amp has chorus and EQ for each channel, this amp is twice as loud with tons more tone. i dont find myself needing to dial each channel as i can just set my tone on my guitars - it sounds great as is. my guitars are an epiphone les paul with slash seymour duncans and my strat is a stock mexican fat strat. both sound great through this amp and has me finding new characteristics with tone and sound that i didnt think i could pull out of these guitars...

    highly recommended, with the price tag its a steal. if you just play in your bedroom, you might think about the 30 watt version. at low volumes you dont benefit from what this amp can do. if you gig often, this amp will serve you well when cranked. looks to be built tough and happy that its made here in USA.

    (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    My Favorite

    By Jimmyjuju

    from Northeast

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    Comments about Peavey Classic 50/410 Tube Combo Amp:

    I am sold on the tone. This is my favorite amp. It does have a lot of dials to fiddle with, but the sound is killer, both clean and overdriven. The four 10" speakers are the key to this amp. OK, now the bad news. If you want to transport this amp, you had better be a weightlifter with a good back and under 30 years old. When I bought it, the young fellow who worked at the music store lugged it about five feet, put it down, and went for a dolly. I picked it up and wrestled it out to the car. My son offered to help, but I was too proud and happy. It is heavy, and it needs more than a suitcase handle on top. I guess Peavey figured that no one would want to ever load in into a vehicle or carry it up stairs. But it's no worse to lug than a Fender Twin Reverb...
    This amp is packed with features. The tank reverb is wonderful.
    I have an older model which was used when I bought it. It appears to be bulletproof.
    You will probably lose about half your money if you buy it new and sell it later. But when you compair prices on other amps in its class, this is a good buy. Buy a good used one, if you can find one.

    (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    best amp for the money

    By johnnyG-to4xH

    from michigan

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    Comments about Peavey Classic 50/410 Tube Combo Amp:

    This is the last amp I will ever own. Simply put, you will never find a better sounding guitar amp. The 410's cut through everything and you will never be left in the mix again. It has a classic fender like sound for half the price. Plus enough volume to rip your face off. When I first used this amp I was worried about the volume as I had never gigged out with anything lower than 100 watts, but this thing has plenty, and doesnt loose its classic sound at higher levels. If your looking for the best, than go no further. Don't pass this one up.

    (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Awesome

    By Sloan Connerly

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Peavey Classic 50/410 Tube Combo Amp:

    I bought an older one of these used, and was very impressed. The clean channel on this amp is better than I've heard out of some amps that cost three times more. It's incredibly rich, and warm. You can hook up cheap pick ups to it, and it sounds incredible. The tubes were old when I got it, but I've been cranking the amp and had it in all conditions over three years, and they're still running strong. This amp is an excellent purchase for anyone. It's as loud as you'll ever want to be, it has great tone, and you can do anything with it. The price tag is incredible. Peavey has rolled out some crap for sure, but this, is hands down the best tube amp in the price range. My only complaint to Peavey is that the amp doesn't look near as sick as the older models. But that aside, trust me BUY IT NOW. You won't be dissapointed. If you're ready to upgrade the old solid state, without going broke, this is your amp.

    (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Not just a blues amp

    By Chalant

    from Red Bluff, CA

    Comments about Peavey Classic 50/410 Tube Combo Amp:

    I'd heard horror stories of how the distortion channel on this amp is terrible, but I assure you, play it for a few months and let the tubes break in. The tone on this thing is great! If you still don't like it replace the output tubes with some JJ's. The only true negatives for me is that the effects loop does NOT work with amp models and distortion pedals, but plugging direct is just fine (if you have decent pedals). And the footswitch is a piece of crap too (but affordably replaceable). Other than that outstanding amp for a good price.

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Love this amp!

    By Big Rand

    from Traverse City MI

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Good Warmth
    • Portable
    • Powerful

    Cons

    • A tad heavy

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Mobile DJ
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Peavey Classic 50/410 Tube Combo Amp:

    I bought this as a level 2 used. only thing worng with it was the reverb tank bag had come loose. I just re-installed the screws and I was in business. This amp makes any guitar you play through it, sound great! LOTS of Volume, great tone and Peavey quality. This amp will rival a marshall half stack. It is a tad heavy, but that is the price you pay for quality and tone. I was VERY suprised at the amount of bass and bottom end this am has for being a 4x10 This one is a keeper.

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Amp

    By Ashstrat07

    from Ohio

    Comments about Peavey Classic 50/410 Tube Combo Amp:

    This amp has master volume... that's all you need to know. You can get any tube sound you want out of it. My only knock, is that the tweed is easy to rip/bang up. The dirty channel is nice, and your tubes have a nice fan to keep them from getting too hot. I really dig this amp and will never get rid of it.

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    This thing is a keeper

    By dmarkj

    from Los Angeles

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Excellent Sound
    • Good Warmth
    • Great Value
    • Powerful

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Peavey Classic 50/410 Tube Combo Amp:

      This amp is simply amazing. For the price you will not find a better sounding more versatile amp than this. I have heard boutique amps that cost 3x as much as the Peavey Classic 50 410 that don't sound nearly as good. The sound it produces impresses me more and more each time I use it. The clean sound is warm, round and punchy. It is not a Fender sound for sure but it sounds very very nice. The overdrive if dialed in correctly sounds very warm, rich and full of sustain.

      The 410 speaker configuration give the amp a big, full sound that can fill a room with ease. The amp is made in America and is powered by good ol' fashioned tubes which explains why the amp sounds so good and is so reliable. This thing is built like a tank and rarely breaks down. Read the reviews yourself and you will find that people who own it rarely have reliability issues.

      Some have complained that the amp is too heavy (63 pounds) but I found a solution to that problem and simply bought a portable cart to lug it around and it works perfectly. In my opinion the small inconvenience of lugging a heavy amp around is worth getting a great sound and reliability from this amp.

      (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Workhorse

      By Don

      from Memphis

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound
      • Good Warmth
      • Powerful

      Cons

      • Back Breaker

      Best Uses

      • Performances

      Comments about Peavey Classic 50/410 Tube Combo Amp:

      I've had mine for 18 years and will never sell it. It is the best sounding amp I have owned. I keep two guitar amps, the Classic 50 and a solid state Tech 21 Trademark 60 which has almost as good a sound at half the weight. Love both of them and would highly recommend both. Clean classic tube sound from both, even though the Tech 21 is solid state. If you can afford two amps, go with these two.

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Best combo Peavey has ever made

      By PVholic

      from South Florida

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      Comments about Peavey Classic 50/410 Tube Combo Amp:

      I still have the first year, 1991 model. I have changed tubes at least 5 times in the past 17 years. This amp does it all for me. If you're playing Classic 50's, 60's and 70's music, this is your amp. Metal heads, you'll need to look somewhere else. This amp has never been in the shop either. I have several tube amps, and this one gets the gig every time. It's just that good. You won't have the tube related problems you may hear about the Classic 30 amps because the tubes are not inside the chassis out of the speaker blast area, so rattling EL84's will not ever be a problem in this amp. Go try one, you'll be taking it home.

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