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  • Peavey Classic 30 vs. Fender Blues Deluxe

    I've got 'teh brt00talz' covered - I'm looking for good QUALITY clean-to-classic rock tones - and my very first tube amp.

    (I'm abit leary of used gear, so I would be buying new... I know there's money to be saved by looking at fleaBay or craigslist, but it's just a thing with me.)

    In your opinion, which would you prefer between the Peavey Classic 30 and the Fender Blues Deluxe, and WHY?


    thanks in advance!
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  • #2
    Even though you don't like buying used gear I would recomend buying a used PV classic. Buy it from a store with a good return policey if you feel you want that security. You can pick up the old style cab types for about $350-$450 used and they are every bit as good as the new ones are reliablity wise. That's a decent saving really. Not to mention many of the used ones have upgraded speakers and or upgraded tubes. I see you live in New England. Try Daddy's Junky Music. They have a no hassle two week return policey on their used gear. Their website lists what gear they have at each store and you can call and have it trucked over to a store closer to you if the one it's at is in a dif' state or too far away. (free of charge and you don't have to buy it)


    Why would I choose the classic 30? Well I think it's a sweet little combo for your Rock N' Roll- Blues tones clean to mean. Fender will always have that legendary "Fender clean" going for it that's for sure but (imo) Peavey really got it right with the Classic 30 as a total Rock N' Blues machine.

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    • #3
      I never bet against Fender for cleans.
      Honestly I don't think you could go wrong with either choice.

      Good luck!

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      • #4
        You left out the Marshall JCM2000 DSL401 ,very classic and a big plus is the low volume for practice in the bedroom. The Fender Deluxe has no low volume it's just loud.
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        • #5
          I havent played the PV, but i love the clean of the Fender. With the bright switch on, hook it up to a tubescreamer and it really roars.

          You could try to consider an old Carvin X-amp from the 80s. based on some old Fenders, bright switch, push/pull knobs. Sounds great too.
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          • #6
            I would suggest looking at the Yorkville combos... I has the YCV40... brilliant clean, and better then fender crunch.

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            • #7
              I havent played the PV, but i love the clean of the Fender. With the bright switch on, hook it up to a tubescreamer and it really roars.

              You could try to consider an old Carvin X-amp from the 80s. based on some old Fenders, bright switch, push/pull knobs. Sounds great too.






              Some of those older Carvins are pretty sweet. Prices are still reasonable too.

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              • #8
                Neither, but out of those two, definitely a Classic 30.
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                • #9
                  thank you to everyone that voted.

                  so is the general consensus that the Fender has the better cleans, but the Classic 30 has the better overdrive tones?
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                  • #10
                    For clean tones, I'd say the Blues Deluxe; at 40 watts, it will have more headroom. For myself, I'd get the Peavey C30. Actually, I bought a Peavey C50 212. (38 actual watts, or something close to that.) I love it, almost totally. My love is only reduced when I have to MOVE it. It is heavy.
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                    • #11
                      thank you to everyone that voted.

                      so is the general consensus that the Fender has the better cleans, but the Classic 30 has the better overdrive tones?


                      Yup

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                      • #12
                        Don't forget the Crate V or Palomino series!
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                        • #13
                          I own both and HANDS DOWN the C-30 is the winner. The BDRI just does not like Vintage Toned Strats. Ok with LPS and Tele's? But the Strats it leave's a lot to be desried. I swapped my speaker to a Jensen C12N and went with JJ's in the Pre-Amp and Amp.

                          My Classic 30 I built from 2. A Black Tweed and aTweed. The Tweed was the better sounding amp, The Black Tweed hands down had the better cosmedics. So I built One out of the two. I also used a C12N Jensen when I put the amp back together. I put the strock Blue Marvel in a 112 cab that I used with the C-30. Those two speakers together worked very well with the C-30. Gave the amp a better Clean Tone and it already had a nice dirty tone.

                          Ever seriously Crank the Classic 30 with P-90 loaded axe plugged in to it?

                          PURE HEAVEN!!!!

                          Damn Right I got the BLUE'S

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                          • #14
                            I own both and HANDS DOWN the C-30 is the winner. The BDRI just does not like Vintage Toned Strats. Ok with LPS and Tele's? But the Strats it leave's a lot to be desried. I swapped my speaker to a Jensen C12N and went with JJ's in the Pre-Amp and Amp.

                            My Classic 30 I built from 2. A Black Tweed and aTweed. The Tweed was the better sounding amp, The Black Tweed hands down had the better cosmedics. So I built One out of the two. I also used a C12N Jensen when I put the amp back together. I put the strock Blue Marvel in a 112 cab that I used with the C-30. Those two speakers together worked very well with the C-30. Gave the amp a better Clean Tone and it already had a nice dirty tone.

                            Ever seriously Crank the Classic 30 with P-90 loaded axe plugged in to it?

                            PURE HEAVEN!!!!




                            Sounds/Looks great! How do you get on with the shared EQ, Gary? Can you get Hendrixy type tones with the C30?
                            If you smile at me I will understand because that is something everybody everywhere does in the same language.

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                            • #15
                              Your talking babout running the Fender and Peavey together. You could do that with a ABY box. Then just use the EQ on each individual amp to set up the overall tone if you choose the Y selection on the ABY Box.

                              I don't do that though. I Run my C-30 with a 112 cab. With a Jensen in the mix I really dig its Clean tone. Which I thought was the amps biggest issue from the get-go. Dirty? Man this baby just SCREAMS especially with my LP-DC Special and my Strats.

                              The Blues Deluxe RI? Don't let the photo give you the wrong impression. Its just NOT a happening amp for Strats. Tele's...for sure. And humbucker guitars work spectacular through it!
                              Damn Right I got the BLUE'S

                              Ordinary . CAN BE . EXTRAORDINARY.. follow your DREAM!

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