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Peavey Delta Blues 115 Tube Combo Amp  

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The 30W Peavey Delta Blues Amp is your amp If the blues is your way of life. The Delta Blues' 30 classic all-tube watts are way louder than solid sta...Read More

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2-channel preamp with a 15" speaker to belt out that Delta pure-tube tone.

The 30W Peavey Delta Blues Amp is your amp If the blues is your way of life. The Delta Blues' 30 classic all-tube watts are way louder than solid state. Modern flexibility comes from a Tremolo control with Speed and Intensity knobs, pre- and post-gain controls on the lead channel, 3-band passive EQ, a Boost switch, external speaker jack, and an effects loop. Jamming or gigging, the Peavey Delta Blues 115 amp holds down your end of the sound.

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FEATURES
  • 30W into 16 or 8 ohms
  • All-tube (3 - 12AX7 and 4 EL84 tubes)
  • One 15" Blue Marvel speaker
  • 2-channel preamp
  • Tremolo with speed and intensity
  • Pre and post gain controls on lead channel
  • Normal volume control on clean channel
  • 3-band passive EQ (bass, middle, treble)
  • Boost switch
  • Master reverb
  • Footswitch-selectable channel switching and tremolo
  • Effects loop
  • Classic tweed covering material
  • Chromeplated control panel
  • External speaker jack
  • 22-1/2"W x 21"H x 11"D

When you gotta play it down and dirty, do it with authentic tube tone, massive air displacement, and sweet looks. Order today.

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PeaveyDelta Blues 115 Tube Combo Amp
 
4.9

(based on 53 reviews)

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89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound (8)
  • Easy to use (5)
  • Good power output (5)
  • Portable (3)
  • Warm / comfy (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances (8)
    • Home studio (4)
    • Outdoor events / games (4)
    • Amateur recording (3)
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      • Experienced (8)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    No standby? No problem.

    Let me start by saying, I know not many will believe this, but do the research and perhaps you will. I hear a lot of chirping about lack of standby switch being an...Read complete review

    Let me start by saying, I know not many will believe this, but do the research and perhaps you will. I hear a lot of chirping about lack of standby switch being an issue. I've built amps for quite a long while. I've used tube amps since I was nine and I'm well over fifty now. If you do your research and listen to some of the older tube techs you'll find that this standby switch that everyone is crowing about is NOT going to make much difference in your length of time the tubes take to gradate. The few odd minutes your on standby are not the cause of your tube life. Playing LOUD is. If your going to play at gig levels and if thats loud then your going to have to replace tubes. Get used to it. Its the price of doing business and unfortunately the quality of tubes these days. The more wide open a tube amp runs the faster the tubes will degrade. Period. They rattle because you have a huge speaker vibrating the daylights out of the cabinet. Standby's were added because this old wives tale won't die and it was cheaper to cater to the customer than to try and change they're mind. The lack of tube protection is more a concern than lack of a standby from a operational standpoint. Get a tube guard and install it so they don't get hit, go in and push the tubes in every so often and reduce your bass a bit and you'll have better luck than worrying about a standby switch. If you must put one in, any qualified tech could cut the trace in the circuit board and add one if it'll make you sleep better at night. I don't expect anyone will believe it and would rather argue about it, but those are the facts.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Exceptional amp with one devastating flaw.

    I've own this amp for almost six or seven years now, and as I'm finally looking to upgrade I'd figured it would be a good time to write a review. First it is important...Read complete review

    I've own this amp for almost six or seven years now, and as I'm finally looking to upgrade I'd figured it would be a good time to write a review. First it is important to note that I still to this day love the tone I get when playing out of my les paul, strat, and cheaper ibanez jazz hollowbody. However the lack of a standby switch prevents this amp from having a long lasting appeal. The tone that punches through is just fantastic and stands up against both versions of the fender twin in my opinion. The amount of air that pushes through the 15" speaker gives the amp bottomless lows and beautiful bell like highs, and seems to give the tone that little extra power the classic 30 seemed to be missing. In most aspects the amp is built to last. I may have had to replace a blown speaker after a couple of months of owning it, but I was told I hadn't worked it in properly at the time. I haven't had any problems that have been out of the ordinary since. Unfortunately the lack of a standby switch and the constant overdriving of the el84's leads to a slightly more major problem. If you tend to gig a fair amount or just plain old like to play loud on a regular basis, the tubes seem to degrade faster than other of the other combo amps around. If you leave the tubes in too long you'll start to hear them rattle, especially when using humbuckers, and eventually the sound with start to clip and break. This took what was close to a 900 dollar purchase here in Canada to around 1500 after having to replace the tubes 3 times.I have to admit that every time the tubes were changed the amp had its original vibrant tone, and made me fall in love with the amp all over again. So in the end, it's a fantastic amp, but comes with its own risks. One of the nicest sounding clean tube tone that's perfect for jazz or an acoustic guitar, that has a beautiful tube crunch on higher volumes for your blues, and also responds amazingly to pedals. But if you're playing loud, and playing a lot, be prepared to sink some extra coin into tube replacements.

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    4.0

    Hard to mic up

    By Maxipad420

    from Brisbane, Aus

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Excellent Sound
    • Powerful

    Cons

    • Difficult To Use
    • Hard To Mic Up

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Bass amp
    • Home Studio
    • Performances

    Comments about Peavey Delta Blues 115 Tube Combo Amp:

    HUGE bottom E sound, lots of mids but zero chime. At times it sounded a little dead, in other rooms it sounded great. Reverb helps with this but always sounded 'boxy'. The reverb is long and breathy - top notch.
    Clean sounds like an AC30 with more attack. Dirty sounds a little boring, needs an OD/boost in front of it to really scream as the breakup is a little dull. I keep the EQ pretty high as well to help counteract. Dullness probably because of the 15 inch speaker - check out the 2x10 and 4x12? versions of this amp, the classic 30 series.
    Can go really, really loud. Boomy in small rooms, loses a lot of its life in big ones. Two professional engineers got annoyed because they couldn't mic the amp properly, both ended up using 2 mics (one centre, one edge of cone).
    Sounds great at low volumes and has a really natural breakup on the clean channel when cranked.
    Played bass twice through it for an hour apiece, worked fine and haven't noticed any change in sound.
    Somewhat heavy and large - arent amps just that?
    Trem is gorgeous, deep and slow or short and choppy and a big sweet spot.
    Great for anything blues, country, rock, psychedelic, jazz.

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    5.0

    Underappreciated Gem

    By Doc

    from Albuquerque NM

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Good Warmth
    • Playing At Home
    • Portable
    • Powerful

    Cons

    • no cons

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Playing at home

    Comments about Peavey Delta Blues 115 Tube Combo Amp:

    After 50 years of combining a search for tone with usability in most environments; I found the Delta Blues. I live in an apartment, so "call the cops" can be a hazard without headphones. I can tweak this amp and get just about any sound/tone I want without the associated charges of disturbing the peace. Should I get together with friends in a safe garage or hall, it carries its weight. I play a Gibson LP Studio, a Sheraton II, and a G&L Comanche through it, and it does not disappoint. Classic Rock, Blues, Jazz, Country all shine through. I've run an RP255 through the amp, but that was like gilding the lily, so I play it straight. I haven't found any amp that pleases my ears, like the DB115.

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    5.0

    "Just what I wanted"

    By RPMBLUES

    from Humboldt County

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Better Than Blues Jr
    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Good Warmth
    • Lighter Than Deville
    • Lighter Than Hot Rod Devi

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Performances

      Comments about Peavey Delta Blues 115 Tube Combo Amp:

      Sounds great with single coil & humbuckers.

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      (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      YOU WON'T BE SORRY!

      By JIM

      from Omaha, Ne

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Excellent Sound
      • Portable
      • Powerful

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Peavey Delta Blues 115 Tube Combo Amp:

      Forget all the bad reviews you see about this amp, there isn't anything bad about it. I have been a musician for 50 years and this is by far the best sounding amp I have ever played through. It has such a great sound. The natural distortion is the best I've ever heard. On most amplifiers the bass is too basy, and the treble is too trebily, not with this amp, it's the perfect combination of bass and treble giving you a full rich sound. Stop fooling around and buy this amp, you won't be sorry.

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      (5 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Best amp I have ever owned!

      By Big Rand

      from Traverse City Michigan

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound
      • Good Warmth
      • Great Distortion Channel
      • Portable
      • Powerful

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Performances

      Comments about Peavey Delta Blues 115 Tube Combo Amp:

      This is by far my favorite amp I have ever owned. The first thing I did after playing it on the distortion channel, was list all my distortion/overdrive pedals on eBay! No need for them. This is the nicest sounding gain channel I have ever heard. Somewhere between a Marshall and a Fender. I have owned the following amps, Quilter 2x10, Marshall JCM2000 50 watt with 1960A cab, Fender Twin, Fender Deluxe, Fender Deluxe Reverb, Peavy Classic 30, Peavey Classic 50 4x10, Peavey Bandit. I only need this amp. Does everything I need it to. Love the Effects loop. I set my delay pedal on top of the amp and that's it. I do have a wah, MXR phase and MXR chorus on my board though. The Tremelo channel on this amp is very nice. I have heard better reverb, but it's pretty darn good. Buy the optional foot pedal. With a distortion channel this sweet, you will be using it. Often! Also, the pedal allows you to switch the tremelo on and off as well.LOVE THIS AMP!

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      (3 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Why 16 ohms?

      By Dave the Disimpactor

      from Near Savannah, GA

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      Pros

      • Excellent Sound

      Cons

      • Limited Functions

      Best Uses

      • Performances

      Comments about Peavey Delta Blues 115 Tube Combo Amp:

      This amp sounds great but it has a couple of problems. First...the speaker is hard wired (no speaker jack for the on-board speaker). You can't use it to power another head without the speaker playing too.

      The external speaker jack is for 16ohms only. Just about everything in the world is 8 or 4 ohms so this limits you to only a sixteen ohm load. I know there are "work arounds" but I don't want to spend this money and then have to work around stuff. I can't play this amp with just my 1x12 mesa cab by itself. Why 16 ohms? So you can buy Peaveys 16ohm extension cab?

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      (11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      best amp out there for the money

      By BrianMoore

      from Boston, MA

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Performances

        Comments about Peavey Delta Blues 115 Tube Combo Amp:

        I researched amps for months and agonized over this decision.... I'm very picky about tone... I was between a very expensive boutique amp and the Peavey Delta Blues.

        You will not find a better amp out there for the money than the Delta Blues on a new amp...

        After watching a lot of YouTube and reading a lot of reviews here's what I thought the pitfalls would be with this amp:

        Reverb
        I had heard the Reverb wasn't that good and I had previously owned a Peavey Classic 30. The Reverb surprised me... It is very good.. very usable.. not a Fender Twin but very very good.

        Back covering of Tubes
        I heard the tubes were exposed but I guess the 2013 model fixed that as mine came with tube covering.

        Reverb hum
        I haven't found this to be a problem with mine.

        Tremolo
        not bad... not great... probably the biggest weakness of this amp.

        no regets... amazing tone for the money.... gives you that "gritty" tube tone

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        (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        NOT JUST FOR BLUES

        By Peace

        from planet earth

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent Sound
        • Powerful

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gigging
          • Jamming
          • Performances

          Comments about Peavey Delta Blues 115 Tube Combo Amp:

          Great Amp, period.GREAT reverb
          If your wondering and or thinking this amp only does blues then the anwser is no. I use a EHXbigmuffpie, a pre-amp tube pedal, and a zee vex fuzz face. THIS AMP TAKES PEDALS LIKE A CHAMP.ANY TYPE OF AMP SOUND CAN BE ACHIVED. The 15" speaker makes it have great low end and mid-range. Metal heads get a high gain pedal turn up the bass, grunge players get a chorus and a ds-1, classic rock guys get a tube screamer. Watever sound you want you get from this amp with the right pedal, and if you like an organic sounding distortion, then do what i did, get a tube pre-amp pedal. it's got great cleans and is just a beauty when cranked with some pedals. Must buy for the price, super cheap for the sound you get

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          (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Tone Stops here

          By Guss

          from Bristol, TN

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                Comments about Peavey Delta Blues 115 Tube Combo Amp:

                It's funny, people will search to no end and spare no expense searching/swapping tubes, etc, I'm no exception either . . . I'm more guilty than ANYBODY!! This amp will bring you settlement, you will FINALLY find "Peace" within yourself!! If you like those creamy bluesy sounds? Man . . . spare yourself the expense that people like myself has PAINFULLY endured, it's easy to think "I can do better" Seriously . . . this is as good as it gets folks, and Peavey has been building amps since the mid 60's and is an A+ company. Hats off to Peavey.

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                (26 of 33 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Just buy it.

                By Larry Seguecio

                from Porto Alegre/BRA

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                Comments about Peavey Delta Blues 115 Tube Combo Amp:

                There's enough reviews here for anyone to realize that this is a product of the highest quality. The bad reviews are simply due to gear snobbing, lack of sense from metal heads and/or Marshall fans, or simply Peavey enemies.

                As a matter of fact, I don't necessarily like Peavey brand, and actually think even their logo is completely lame, lost in the 80's. I'd confess I'd like having something else on its spot. But I went for this because of its features, and I am so pleased I did that decided to place yet another review to its add. Seriously, I know there's enough, but I think it deserves it, just out of justice.

                Tone doesn't get much better than this. If it does, and if you have the ears to notice it, it's simply not worth paying 3, 4 or even 5 times this proce tag. The same goes for Custom USA Gibson's and Fenders, etc., which own out of sheer lust, but I don't think I need to go the same way when it comes to amps, having this one on my hands. It makes my CS336, jag and tele great justice.
                Lots of pluses when compared with amps on it's price range. 2 Channels + boost, reverb, vibrato, loop, 15" celestion, 7 tubes, USA made...point me out a product that delivers as much for the same buck.
                USA made. Flawless finish, despite not being real tweed, but I guess they never tried to say otherwise. And the way I see it, you get the same looks (the impression goes as far as when you touch it) but much more durability and practicity when cleaning the thing up.
                As mentioned before, I haven't crossed anything as good as this on it's price range. Wanted this for while and over much more expensive gear just because of the 15". But now I've got it, it feels that I've got plenty more then expected. It's not for metal heads, as a 5150 is not for bluesmen or classic rockers, so judge things accordingly to what they comit itselves to do. And don't be moron to buy something you know it's not what you want.

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