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  • Peavey Rockmaster & Classic 60/60 P-amp

    I just got my old rockmaster & a Peavey 60/60 power amp back in a trade,I've been playing a modded 100 watt head for the last 2 years.

    I really like the peavey rig and got a real nice trade, some say its a "can of bees" but I can get killer gain, sustain, and feedback, I a/b-d' it to my 100 watt which sounds better ,seems like the rockmaster lacks some upper mids & depth.

    Whats your opinion???
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  • #2
    i'm confused by the wording of your post.
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    • #3
      Well, not to open a can of bees (pun intended), and I only ran mine through a Carvin TS-100, but it DID lack the depth and character of a tube head. I liked the tone of it, but I went back to a 1x12 combo, so, it wasn't like I didn't like it, but I think I know what you mean.

      I know the rack vs. head thing is an old tired discussion, so, grain of salt.
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      • #4
        Well, not to open a can of bees (pun intended), and I only ran mine through a Carvin TS-100, but it DID lack the depth and character of a tube head. I liked the tone of it, but I went back to a 1x12 combo, so, it wasn't like I didn't like it, but I think I know what you mean.

        I know the rack vs. head thing is an old tired discussion, so, grain of salt.
        Right on, sorry if I was confusing.
        I endorse Laura & Valve Queen tubes, you should too.Marshall, Gibson, Fender, Charvel/Jackson."I'm happy to pay my tech $40 bucks to take the Zap for me."One kick-butt deal with johnpace2 Dave Friedman of RACKSYSTEMS is a genius.After the Firebird X, i'm quite convinced Henry Juszkiewicz is crazy.Member of the JMP Hall of Fame.

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        • #5
          I don't know, my Rockmaster and classic 50/50 sounds pretty thick. Could be in part due to the Resonance and Presence controls. I actually prefer it to our other guitar players Fireball.
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          • #6
            I'm with JerEvil; my RockMaster sounds thick as hell with the Mesa 2:100... not as thick as a recto but it's not the same voicing anyway.

            So it could be your power amp choice?
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            • #7
              The classic 60/60 power amp still has the original peavey power tubes I just got it from a friend who got it off Ebay so I'm sure some love and a quad of =C= SED's would be a plus.
              I endorse Laura & Valve Queen tubes, you should too.Marshall, Gibson, Fender, Charvel/Jackson."I'm happy to pay my tech $40 bucks to take the Zap for me."One kick-butt deal with johnpace2 Dave Friedman of RACKSYSTEMS is a genius.After the Firebird X, i'm quite convinced Henry Juszkiewicz is crazy.Member of the JMP Hall of Fame.

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              • #8
                definately not a can of bees. Its super tight like this would be great for tech metal tight. I want to trade mine for another pre becuase I'm not in love with the mid voicing.
                http://www.guitarampboard.com/index.php

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                • #9
                  Does anyone know if the Peavey classic 60/60 power amp is adjustable biased??? I had the cover off today but I didn't see a bias trim pot? I might have missed it?oke:
                  I endorse Laura & Valve Queen tubes, you should too.Marshall, Gibson, Fender, Charvel/Jackson."I'm happy to pay my tech $40 bucks to take the Zap for me."One kick-butt deal with johnpace2 Dave Friedman of RACKSYSTEMS is a genius.After the Firebird X, i'm quite convinced Henry Juszkiewicz is crazy.Member of the JMP Hall of Fame.

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                  • #10
                    Does anyone know if the Peavey classic 60/60 power amp is adjustable biased??? I had the cover off today but I didn't see a bias trim pot? I might have missed it?oke:



                    I beleive its fixed bias. I never found a bias pot on mine.
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                    • #11
                      Does anyone know if the Peavey classic 60/60 power amp is adjustable biased??? I had the cover off today but I didn't see a bias trim pot? I might have missed it?oke:


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                      • #12
                        To get mine to sound meaty I don't pull the gain knob though I do pull the mid knob, and I run a graphic eq pedal between the Rockmaster and the Classic 120 power amp I'm using. Then I have the gain up to full and use a tubescreamer to give it a little more kick. Also, having the post-gain up higher will fill out the sound, though I only keep mine at about 1/2 to at least somewhat balance out with the clean channel (which I almost never use anyway).

                        To my ears it sounds a little more on the British-y side of distortion that way. Otherwise it just sounds like what you described and sort of solid state-like, which might be very good for keeping detuned metal sounding tight.
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                        • #13
                          When did you get a rockmaster, Im missing my old one

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                          • #14
                            I've never had problems with mine sounding cold or solid-state like unless I pull the gain knob. Then it sounds like a distortion pedal. But I run my gain at like 7-8 so I do have a fair amount, never feel the need for more.
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                            Rig: Fractal Audio Axe-FX Ultra -> ART SLA-2

                            Bands: Solecism (prog death) | Kisama (black) | Kuroi (brutal) | Embalm (death metal)
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                            Vids: youtube

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                            • #15
                              FWIW, I never pull the gain knob on mine.
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