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  • Peavey amp guys lend me your knowledge...Classic Series

    So I went and played a Classic 30 yesterday and totally forgot how awesome that amp is (Sorry Guitarbilly for doubting your input in an earlier thread). I can't honestly say that I have ever played the Classic 50 so I was hoping you guys could give me some info on these two. If you can give some pros and cons of each one that would be great. These amps can be had at a very good price on the used market, so I am looking into one of these.

    I was wanting a low watt head (which I know they use to make the C30 in a head format) but I would be content with either the 1x12 C30 or the 2x12 C50 if the pros of one outweighs the other. If I could snag a C30 head, that would be great for me, as I prefer to use a closed back cab instead of an open back combo.

    Also, any modifications, tube suggestions and speaker suggestions would be cool to hear about. Thanks!
    Amps
    Marshall JCM900 2500 MkIII
    Egnater Tweaker 15
    TRM Guitarcabs Wide Ported 1x12 (Fane Medusa 150)

    Pedals
    Korg Pitchblack+
    Ibanez Weeping Demon Jr.
    Pro Tone Thruster
    Monte Allums GT Mod SD-1
    ISP Decimator (Loop)
    MXR 6 Band EQ (Loop)
    Hermida Reverb (Loop)
    Visual Sound V3 Single Tap Delay (Loop)
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  • #2
    I really dig my Classic 50 2x12 combo. I have JJ's in the power section. Tungsol in V1, GT in V2, and Sovtek LPS in V3. I've also replaced the crap speakers that come with it. I've tried WGS Green Berets, Veteran 30s, and Eminence Legends. Still deciding which speakers I like best.
    My Gear:
    Peavey Wolfgang
    Squier Tele Custom II
    Marshall DSL50
    Custom 2x12 w/ Vet30 and ET65
    Fender Mustang II

    SPAM:
    Peavey 4x12MS - unloaded - $90
    Schecter C1 Plus Transparent Blue with JB/59 pickups - $300

    WANTED:
    Seymour Duncan Custom/59 or Custom/Jazz set (zebra)
    Dimarzio AZ/AN set (zebra)

    My Band







    Originally Posted by OverDriven


    Dude you have excellent taste. Teh butt is so much more important than teh bewbz.

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    • #3
      Sounds cool...are there any differences between the 50 and the 30 other than wattage? I love the sound of the 30 watter, but I would really like to get a head instead of a combo so I can use a closed back cab. It just seems that there are more 50 watt heads than there are 30 watters on the used market.

      I am wanting a lower watt amp, would you recommend getting the C50 over the C30? If so, why?

      Cole
      Amps
      Marshall JCM900 2500 MkIII
      Egnater Tweaker 15
      TRM Guitarcabs Wide Ported 1x12 (Fane Medusa 150)

      Pedals
      Korg Pitchblack+
      Ibanez Weeping Demon Jr.
      Pro Tone Thruster
      Monte Allums GT Mod SD-1
      ISP Decimator (Loop)
      MXR 6 Band EQ (Loop)
      Hermida Reverb (Loop)
      Visual Sound V3 Single Tap Delay (Loop)
      Carl Martin Octaswitch
      Powered by Voodoo Labs & T-Rex

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      • #4
        I'm not exactly sure if the 30 is a 2 channel or not. I think it's a single channel with boost. Correct me if I'm wrong. I've never really ran a 30 through the paces, but my 50 has been, and it has been really good. I've played several gigs with it. You could always pull 2 tubes out of the 50 to run it at half wattage.
        My Gear:
        Peavey Wolfgang
        Squier Tele Custom II
        Marshall DSL50
        Custom 2x12 w/ Vet30 and ET65
        Fender Mustang II

        SPAM:
        Peavey 4x12MS - unloaded - $90
        Schecter C1 Plus Transparent Blue with JB/59 pickups - $300

        WANTED:
        Seymour Duncan Custom/59 or Custom/Jazz set (zebra)
        Dimarzio AZ/AN set (zebra)

        My Band







        Originally Posted by OverDriven


        Dude you have excellent taste. Teh butt is so much more important than teh bewbz.

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        • #5
          I am not sure if it is a true two channel amp either... I know it has the boost function, and its own preamp gain for the lead channel. After looking at the manual it makes me think that it has two channels for sure.

          Does the 50 watter have a boost button? When I was playing with the C30 at the store the salesman had the boost button in and it sounded pretty good that way. Makes me wonder what a better speaker or using a closed back cab would sound like with this amp....

          By the way, how do you think the WGS Reaper HP would sound with the C30/C50 amps?

          Cole
          Amps
          Marshall JCM900 2500 MkIII
          Egnater Tweaker 15
          TRM Guitarcabs Wide Ported 1x12 (Fane Medusa 150)

          Pedals
          Korg Pitchblack+
          Ibanez Weeping Demon Jr.
          Pro Tone Thruster
          Monte Allums GT Mod SD-1
          ISP Decimator (Loop)
          MXR 6 Band EQ (Loop)
          Hermida Reverb (Loop)
          Visual Sound V3 Single Tap Delay (Loop)
          Carl Martin Octaswitch
          Powered by Voodoo Labs & T-Rex

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          • #6
            It doesn't have a boost button. I use a Bad Monkey to boost the front end, when I need it. I also use an EQ in the loop for a volume/mid boost for solos.

            I've never heard the Reapers, so I couldn't tell you.
            My Gear:
            Peavey Wolfgang
            Squier Tele Custom II
            Marshall DSL50
            Custom 2x12 w/ Vet30 and ET65
            Fender Mustang II

            SPAM:
            Peavey 4x12MS - unloaded - $90
            Schecter C1 Plus Transparent Blue with JB/59 pickups - $300

            WANTED:
            Seymour Duncan Custom/59 or Custom/Jazz set (zebra)
            Dimarzio AZ/AN set (zebra)

            My Band







            Originally Posted by OverDriven


            Dude you have excellent taste. Teh butt is so much more important than teh bewbz.

            Comment


            • #7
              It doesn't have a boost button. I use a Bad Monkey to boost the front end, when I need it. I also use an EQ in the loop for a volume/mid boost for solos.

              I've never heard the Reapers, so I couldn't tell you.


              The Reaper is a knock off G12H30 speaker...the HP version is a warmer sounding version of it. It seems to have a thick bass, pretty hot mids (not high mids like the V30) and a sparkley top end.

              Is your combo pretty punchy sounding? I don't want to have a thin sounding amp, and from my experience (which is little) with EL84s they can tend to be thinner sounding and noticeably brighter than say an EL34 or 6L6 tube.

              I play all sorts of music, but mostly hard rock...I am wanting something that can do things from Stone Temple Pilots to Stonesour (in exception to their real hard songs), but can also clean up. Would you say that the C50 can achieve this?

              Cole
              Amps
              Marshall JCM900 2500 MkIII
              Egnater Tweaker 15
              TRM Guitarcabs Wide Ported 1x12 (Fane Medusa 150)

              Pedals
              Korg Pitchblack+
              Ibanez Weeping Demon Jr.
              Pro Tone Thruster
              Monte Allums GT Mod SD-1
              ISP Decimator (Loop)
              MXR 6 Band EQ (Loop)
              Hermida Reverb (Loop)
              Visual Sound V3 Single Tap Delay (Loop)
              Carl Martin Octaswitch
              Powered by Voodoo Labs & T-Rex

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              • #8
                The Reaper is a knock off G12H30 speaker...the HP version is a warmer sounding version of it. It seems to have a thick bass, pretty hot mids (not high mids like the V30) and a sparkley top end.

                Is your combo pretty punchy sounding? I don't want to have a thin sounding amp, and from my experience (which is little) with EL84s they can tend to be thinner sounding and noticeably brighter than say an EL34 or 6L6 tube.

                I play all sorts of music, but mostly hard rock...I am wanting something that can do things from Stone Temple Pilots to Stonesour (in exception to their real hard songs), but can also clean up. Would you say that the C50 can achieve this?

                Cole


                Absolutely. My band does everything from The Doors to VH to early Tool (Sober) and my 50 can handle it all.
                My Gear:
                Peavey Wolfgang
                Squier Tele Custom II
                Marshall DSL50
                Custom 2x12 w/ Vet30 and ET65
                Fender Mustang II

                SPAM:
                Peavey 4x12MS - unloaded - $90
                Schecter C1 Plus Transparent Blue with JB/59 pickups - $300

                WANTED:
                Seymour Duncan Custom/59 or Custom/Jazz set (zebra)
                Dimarzio AZ/AN set (zebra)

                My Band







                Originally Posted by OverDriven


                Dude you have excellent taste. Teh butt is so much more important than teh bewbz.

                Comment


                • #9
                  That is cool! Have you had any problems with it? I was reading through the harmony central reviews to get a general idea of these amps, and there were a couple of responses of having problems with their amps.

                  I don't want to have an amp that is constantly breaking down on me...

                  Cole
                  Amps
                  Marshall JCM900 2500 MkIII
                  Egnater Tweaker 15
                  TRM Guitarcabs Wide Ported 1x12 (Fane Medusa 150)

                  Pedals
                  Korg Pitchblack+
                  Ibanez Weeping Demon Jr.
                  Pro Tone Thruster
                  Monte Allums GT Mod SD-1
                  ISP Decimator (Loop)
                  MXR 6 Band EQ (Loop)
                  Hermida Reverb (Loop)
                  Visual Sound V3 Single Tap Delay (Loop)
                  Carl Martin Octaswitch
                  Powered by Voodoo Labs & T-Rex

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    It doesn't have a boost button. I use a Bad Monkey to boost the front end, when I need it. I also use an EQ in the loop for a volume/mid boost for solos.

                    I've never heard the Reapers, so I couldn't tell you.


                    it doesnt have a boost button.

                    peavey classic 30/50's are single channel amps. when you click on the lead toggle switch, it adds preamp gain. along with the master volume, you can get great distortion/lead tones at lower volumes and way better at higher volumes, but the classic series are NOT two channel amps.

                    1st mod-tubes
                    2nd mod-speakers
                    3rd mod-overdrive mod described on the "blueguitar website" (other mods are ther but not as important as the OD mod)
                    4th mod-have caps and other replaceable stuff upgraded


                    they are great amps-regardless of price. that is a fact.
                    I like mine, and have hung onto it for the past 18 years or so with no reliability problems. Frankly, it only gets better over time each time i "mod" it.................................

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                    • #11
                      These amps have been workhorses for a long time. I don't think that there are any reliability problems. I had a 50 2X12 for a while and really liked it. The main reason that I went with the 50 were the external cabinet options. From what I can remember, the 30 combo only gave the option to disconnect the internal speaker and then run a 16ohm cab. The 50 had external jacks and just more easily accessable options for running cabs. I liked to use my 4X12 so it won out.
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                      • #12
                        .I am wanting something that can do things from Stone Temple Pilots to Stonesour (in exception to their real hard songs), but can also clean up. Would you say that the C50 can achieve this?

                        Cole


                        Definitely, I play killswitch engage, lamb of god, slipknot and even decapitated with ease in the band im in atm. I boost with a bad monkey and use a 1960a cab, and the clean channel is fan****************ingtastic!

                        I dont give a **************** if you guys are sick of seeing these vids, lol.



                        just me and my classic with the drummer.

                        amps
                        Engl fireball
                        ht-20 combo
                        blackstar HT-5
                        Peavey Classic 50H
                        Baez 100 something
                        cabs
                        engl slant (V30 one)
                        marshall 1960a
                        classic 4x12 tweed
                        E-tone 1x12
                        Baez 4x12
                        guitars
                        Shecter Blackjack 08
                        Schecter Classic Blue
                        Schecter Elite vintage white
                        LTD M-302 natural finish
                        my vids of shred
                        http://www.youtube.com/user/gtjumper

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                        • #13
                          it doesnt have a boost button.

                          peavey classic 30/50's are single channel amps. when you click on the lead toggle switch, it adds preamp gain. along with the master volume, you can get great distortion/lead tones at lower volumes and way better at higher volumes, but the classic series are NOT two channel amps.

                          1st mod-tubes
                          2nd mod-speakers
                          3rd mod-overdrive mod described on the "blueguitar website" (other mods are ther but not as important as the OD mod)
                          4th mod-have caps and other replaceable stuff upgraded


                          they are great amps-regardless of price. that is a fact.
                          I like mine, and have hung onto it for the past 18 years or so with no reliability problems. Frankly, it only gets better over time each time i "mod" it.................................


                          What the **************** is this guy talking about with Peavey Classic not being two channel amps? The C30 has two channels, period. One being clean and one being dirt. I have no idea what the **************** people are saying about it not being 2 channels. I gigged with a C30 for a while. You can toggle the channel, along with reverb, with a footswitch. Here's the deal. You're gonna get great clean and mild rock tones. Not a pristine fender clean sound, and not a thick juicy Metallica dirty tone, but good enough. Trust me, if you're looking for a gigging amp on a budget, you're gonna love a Peavey Classic. I just don't know what the **************** people are saying about it not having 2 channels. It clearly has a clean and a dirt channel.
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                          • #14
                            So I went and played a Classic 30 yesterday and totally forgot how awesome that amp is (Sorry Guitarbilly for doubting your input in an earlier thread). I can't honestly say that I have ever played the Classic 50 so I was hoping you guys could give me some info on these two. If you can give some pros and cons of each one that would be great. These amps can be had at a very good price on the used market, so I am looking into one of these.

                            I was wanting a low watt head (which I know they use to make the C30 in a head format) but I would be content with either the 1x12 C30 or the 2x12 C50 if the pros of one outweighs the other. If I could snag a C30 head, that would be great for me, as I prefer to use a closed back cab instead of an open back combo.

                            Also, any modifications, tube suggestions and speaker suggestions would be cool to hear about. Thanks!


                            They sound pretty similar but the 50 obviously sounds bigger and tighter due to the increased wattage. It's a phenomenal amp, if you are happy with the 30, the 50 does pretty much everything the 30 does, only better.

                            I've never liked or used the boost button on the 30 so the fact the 50 doesn't have one doesn't bother me. It's best to boost it with a TS9-style pedal on either amp anyway.

                            Mods? I would just add a pair of greenbacks to it. The c50 sounds near perfect with GBs.
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                            • #15

                              peavey classic 30/50's are single channel amps. when you click on the lead toggle switch, it adds preamp gain. along with the master volume, you can get great distortion/lead tones at lower volumes and way better at higher volumes, but the classic series are NOT two channel amps.


                              Curious about this as well.

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