1980 Peavey Classic 30

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  1. DrBGood

    DrBGood Well-Known Member

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    I might get a crazy deal on one. Anything to watch for ?

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    Carpel tunnel from playing it too much? :D
     
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    AAARGHHHHHH ! ! !

    Seller phones me back saying another guy with same first name gave him a deposit.
     
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    Ah man, that’s a bummer. I have an old Peavey Delta Blues, and I just love it. I can really get that great BB King and John Lee Hooker sounds. But, being an Acdc nut I am so impressed with how close I can get to that ACDC tone with no pedals.

    the peaveys are a great amp. My dad brought me one home over 20 years ago, and I always thought it would tide me over until I could afford a Marshall stack.
    Well... 22 years later I still haven’t bought that stack. No Need! The peavey sounds great, and with 30 Amps it’s more than I need for a home musician.

    for me it was one of those situations where I never realized how special it was until a whole bunch of time passed. I was just playing around with a nice vox set up at my local shop. Couldn’t get my sound for the life of me.
     
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    Go Nigel Go Well-Known Member

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    Totally agree with the above, Peaveys are some of the most flexible amps I have ever played. They may not nail all of the epic amp sounds perfectly, but they can get pretty darn close in many cases. I love my "specialist" amps for what they do well, but when I have a gig and need a swiss army knife of tones I usually grab a Peavey.

    Sorry you missed out on this one, better luck next time!
     
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    I like the 90’s? Versions better.

    It’s sour grapes I know...but it’s all I’ve got.
     
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    I am looking for a bluesy amp and ALMOST bought one of those Roland Blues Cube HOT - 30 watters with the attenuation.. frankly they beat the low end Fender amps hands down.. and it was like $ 280.. not bad.. they model them after 6v6 Fenders but also have a model after the EL84 types.. but I have heard a lot of Delta Blues LOVE out there.. mostly for the 1x15 and not the 2x10.. which did you have... I think both versions have character.. one more boomey and full perhaps and one a bit more punchy.. ??
     
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    Gone for good ... maybe next time I'm lucky.

    I've had a Roland BC-60 Blues Cube 3X10" earlier this year. It was like new with store tags still on. It is the most sterile amp I've ever owned. Didn't stay long.

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    agree.. they don't make the BC60 anymore for good reason.. i believe this also did not have the attenuation control which they have now on the entire line.. I am thinking Peavey DB or classic 30 or 50.... I have heard the classic 20MH is awesome as well with modern features on back..
     
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    I have the single 15, which does seem to the preferred model. I have never played the 2x10 to compare though
     

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