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  • #16






    Quote Originally Posted by SnowStorm
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    Fender Blues Deluxe with some dirt pedals. Just use the clean channel on the Blues Deluxe and use a good blues distortion pedal. It's a terrible amp for home practice though as it goes from very quiet to super loud with a tiny touch of the volume knob. The amp breaks up quick though which is great for blues and classic rock. Just use an overdrive pedal when you want to hit it a little harder. It has an effects loop and good reverb.




    Fixing the volume knob is easy, just needs a replacement... It is super easy!



    I think this amp is a great amp! The clean sounds great, but with pedals out front it really comes alive! I would recommend this or a Peavey Classic 50 for the OP!



    Cole
    <div class="signaturecontainer"><div align="center"><u><b>Amps</b></u><br />
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    • #17






      Quote Originally Posted by SnowStorm
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      Fender Blues Deluxe with some dirt pedals. Just use the clean channel on the Blues Deluxe and use a good blues distortion pedal. It's a terrible amp for home practice though as it goes from very quiet to super loud with a tiny touch of the volume knob. The amp breaks up quick though which is great for blues and classic rock. Just use an overdrive pedal when you want to hit it a little harder. It has an effects loop and good reverb.




      Fixing the volume knob is easy, just needs a replacement... It is super easy!



      I think this amp is a great amp! The clean sounds great, but with pedals out front it really comes alive! I would recommend this or a Peavey Classic 50 for the OP!



      Cole
      <div class="signaturecontainer"><div align="center"><u><b>Amps</b></u><br />
      </div><div align="center">Marshall JCM900 2500 MkIII<br />
      Egnater Tweaker 15<br />
      TRM Guitarcabs Wide Ported 1x12 (Fane Medusa 150)<br />
      </div> <br />
      <div align="center"><u><b>Pedals</b></u><br />
      Korg Pitchblack+<br />
      Ibanez Weeping Demon Jr.<br />
      Pro Tone Thruster<br />
      Monte Allums GT Mod SD-1<br />
      ISP Decimator (Loop)<br />
      MXR 6 Band EQ (Loop)<br />
      Hermida Reverb (Loop)<br />
      Visual Sound V3 Single Tap Delay (Loop)<br />
      Carl Martin Octaswitch<br />
      Powered by Voodoo Labs &amp; T-Rex<br />
      </div></div>

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      • #18
        I don't have a lot of experience with smaller amps, but I did have a Mesa F30 head that I regret getting rid of. Your budget should easily cover the cost, and I think the F30 would do what you need, plus it's a 2 channel amp.

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        • #19
          I don't have a lot of experience with smaller amps, but I did have a Mesa F30 head that I regret getting rid of. Your budget should easily cover the cost, and I think the F30 would do what you need, plus it's a 2 channel amp.

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          • #20
            Peavey Classic 30 or 50. There's a reason that circuit continues to be produced and for what you play I can't think of a better amp in your price range.
            <div class="signaturecontainer"><font size="2"><div align="center">Ibanez JS-1000 / Ibanez RG3-120</div><div align="center">535Q &gt; Keeley Compressor &gt; Xotic Custom Shop BB Preamp &gt; Hartman Flanger</div><div align="center">Laney VH100R <img src="http://img3.harmony-central.com/acapella/ubb/cool.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Cool" class="inlineimg" /> / Laney GH50L <img src="http://img3.harmony-central.com/acapella/ubb/evil.gif" border="0" alt="" title="evil" class="inlineimg" /></div><div align="center">(MXR 10-band EQ &gt; Line 6 DL-4)</div><div align="center">Geezer Sound Co. 2x12 (80w ceramic WGS BL-80)</div><br />
            Also own: 1966 Fender Pro Reverb with Weber Californias, Dano CTO-1, Keeley SD-1, EHX D.EM <br />
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            <font size="1">Yes that's my girlfriend.</font></font></div>

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            • #21
              Peavey Classic 30 or 50. There's a reason that circuit continues to be produced and for what you play I can't think of a better amp in your price range.
              <div class="signaturecontainer"><font size="2"><div align="center">Ibanez JS-1000 / Ibanez RG3-120</div><div align="center">535Q &gt; Keeley Compressor &gt; Xotic Custom Shop BB Preamp &gt; Hartman Flanger</div><div align="center">Laney VH100R <img src="http://img3.harmony-central.com/acapella/ubb/cool.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Cool" class="inlineimg" /> / Laney GH50L <img src="http://img3.harmony-central.com/acapella/ubb/evil.gif" border="0" alt="" title="evil" class="inlineimg" /></div><div align="center">(MXR 10-band EQ &gt; Line 6 DL-4)</div><div align="center">Geezer Sound Co. 2x12 (80w ceramic WGS BL-80)</div><br />
              Also own: 1966 Fender Pro Reverb with Weber Californias, Dano CTO-1, Keeley SD-1, EHX D.EM <br />
              <br />
              <font size="1">Yes that's my girlfriend.</font></font></div>

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              • #22
                A +1 for the Classic 50 as well.
                Find me and the rest of the guise here: www.guitarampboard.com

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                • #23
                  A +1 for the Classic 50 as well.
                  Find me and the rest of the guise here: www.guitarampboard.com

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                  • #24
                    Can you buy used?



                    Do you need a distortion channel or is a single channel amp ok?



                    I think peavey classic 30/50's sound like budget versions of actual good amplifiers. Not terrible but I'd never buy one. I have bought a whole bevy of amps similar in price but superior in quality and tone.



                    For $699 you can do a whole helluva a lot these days if you can buy used. Even new I can hook you up with recommendations that will make you never look at Peavey as anything but the cheap budget junk they are intended to be.

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                    • #25
                      Can you buy used?



                      Do you need a distortion channel or is a single channel amp ok?



                      I think peavey classic 30/50's sound like budget versions of actual good amplifiers. Not terrible but I'd never buy one. I have bought a whole bevy of amps similar in price but superior in quality and tone.



                      For $699 you can do a whole helluva a lot these days if you can buy used. Even new I can hook you up with recommendations that will make you never look at Peavey as anything but the cheap budget junk they are intended to be.

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                      • #26
                        Yup, Ill throw in a vote for a peavey classic 30 or 50 as well.
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                        • #27
                          Yup, Ill throw in a vote for a peavey classic 30 or 50 as well.
                          <div class="signaturecontainer">Peavey ESP DiMarzio<br />
                          <br />
                          <a href="http://www.valvequeen.com/" target="_blank">I get my tubes from ValveQueen...you should too!!</a><br />
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                          • #28
                            The Peavey Classic is a great amp. Probably the best amp for the money ever designed. 2 very usable channels. I'd take the Fender Blues Deluxe though. The Fender just has more character. The cleans are really nice, big and sparkly. The Peavey's cleans are good but don't have the same character the Fender has. If you go the Peavey route, I'd suggest the Delta Blues first before the Classic. The Delta Blues has a sweet tremolo circuit built in.

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                            • #29
                              The Peavey Classic is a great amp. Probably the best amp for the money ever designed. 2 very usable channels. I'd take the Fender Blues Deluxe though. The Fender just has more character. The cleans are really nice, big and sparkly. The Peavey's cleans are good but don't have the same character the Fender has. If you go the Peavey route, I'd suggest the Delta Blues first before the Classic. The Delta Blues has a sweet tremolo circuit built in.

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                              • #30
                                should have JetCity in the running
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                                &quot;Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more.&quot;<br />
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