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  • Hi, I saw a Peavey Backstage Plus amp at a flea market for $40

    ......... maybe I shoulda bought it ?

  • #2
    I bought a Marshall MG15DFX a year and a half ago. It's all I'll ever need in a practice amp.

    For live work, it's a Fulltone Full Drive II into a DRRI. That gives me up to 6 channels.

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    • #3
      I sure would've...I did an awful lot of bar gigs in the mid-80s with one of those! If it worked decently, it was a steal!

      Set that bad boy on a bar-stool, point a SM-57 at the cone and it sounded HUGE!
      God(s) bless the rest of the world(s), too

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      • #4
        Some of the Backstage amps would take D cell batteries. Was it one of those?
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        • #5
          I've got a Backstage Plus as well (my first guitar amp) - $40 is about what you'll get for them now. Good little practice amps - loud as hell for 35Watts. Will last forever.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by hammer744
            I've got a Backstage Plus as well (my first guitar amp) - $40 is about what you'll get for them now. Good little practice amps - loud as hell for 35Watts. Will last forever.


            Wow...around here it's hard to find one for less than $100 in good condition!
            God(s) bless the rest of the world(s), too

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Terry Allan Hall


              Wow...around here it's hard to find one for less than $100 in good condition!


              Quite a variety of prices on the 'bay. $75 is too much considering you can get new ones in the same power range for $150.

              BUT, hard to find the new 'little' combos with as good a power stage as these older Peavey's. Run a POD or V-AMP (or any pre-amp for that matter) into the PWR AMP IN and they sound pretty good.

              Backstage Plus on E-bay - completed Items
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              • #8
                I've got a Backstage Plus as well (my first guitar amp) - $40 is about what you'll get for them now. Good little practice amps - loud as hell for 35Watts. Will last forever.

                I own four of those Peavey Backstage Plus 35W amps. And no, you'd never get one of mine for 'less than $100'. Not after all the work that goes into each one of them. They look and perform like brand-new.

                I'm currently in the process of converting the last one I bought over eBay into a 35W 'head' that will drive a 2 X 12" Carvin cab. Already did a 'dry run' with the project head down at the Carvin store.. very LOUD going thru that 2 x 12. It will be nice to use this new creation as soon as possible.

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                • #9
                  I have an old TNT 100 bass amp with a 15 inch speaker. Its old , its been around the house forever....Its solid state , big deal. It always goes tunk when you flip the switch. Its nothing fancy but its a good working amp and it saves people haveing to haul an amp when we have a music session. rat

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                  • #10
                    I used to have a Bandit 65.
                    Built like a brick ****************house, but I just could never get over that transistor sound.
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                    • #11
                      I still use an old Peavey TKO 65 bass amp that I bought sometime around '87. Its not the best sounding amp (I just use it for stage sound) but it sure is durable and reliable.

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                      • #12
                        I've got an old Peavey Backstage amp that I bought about 6-7 years ago for $100. I like its vibe. Clean sound is decent but the distorted/OD sound you can get from it is pretty good.

                        One neg is that it has the older two-pronged plug and I would be very hesitant to use it anywhere but in my home when practicing or recording to the computer. I don't totally trust any amp that dosen't have a three-pronged grounded plug.

                        The spring reverb (I think it has a spring reverb tank; it's stashed in the back of the closet at the moment so I can't verify this) ocassionaly acts up and I have to turn the 'verb down but I actually like the vibe the amp throws out.
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                        • #13
                          I've got an old Backstage Plus that I've had since the early '80s. I dug it out of the attic to use for teaching purposes. The speaker gets flubby on overdriven bass notes. Could y'all recommend 10" speaker replacements? Thanks...
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                          • #14
                            My opinion of Peavey is so low that I would have taken it only if they offered to pay me a haul-away and trash removal fee :P
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                            • #15
                              If you are even considering Peavey, you'd better like it, because it will NEVER die! Yeah, it might need a trip to the shop every 10 years or so, but, die? NEVER!
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