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joe kJul 17, 2009 4:36 PM GMT
Anybody play through a Peavey Classic 50? As before, I've got a line on a good one but would love advice before I make the investment. I hate over-blowing cash if I don't have to...
Thanks in advance.
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I don't know about the Peavey, but I'd been looking for a (literally) portable amp for a while (as opposed to luggable, which I already own). While I'd like to try a HarpGear II, I really can't justify 450 GBP or more - same with the Peavey, the list is 799GBP. I plumped for a Vox VT30 modelling amp at 199GBP, and I love it. I'll post some vids and challenge anyone to demonstrate that an all-valve job has a superior or more 'authentic-sounding' tone; and the Vox gives you 8 programmable FX setups plus reverb, 22 preset amp models AND the extremely useful variable power output. Anybody else joining me in the 21st century?:) Just love that pitch shifter=)
I have heard a few people play through a Peavey Classic 50. They sounded pretty good, but the guys who had them all wanted a Bassman.
But if I was buying an amp, unless the Peavey was a really good deal I don't think I would buy it.
My first choice would be a HarpGear amp after that I would either go for the Bassman LTD, Fender Super Reverb. If you're looking for smaller amps, then I'd go again for a HarpGear, then a Fender Pro Jr or Princeton RI.
The guitarist in my band loves Peavey Classics! Over the years he's had 3 Classic 30 112s, a classic 50 212 combo and the Classic 50 head with a marshall cab. All nice for guitar, but I completely agree with Joe's assessment: much too bright and brittle sounding for harp.