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Peavey Delta Blues 210 Tube Amp Combo



Sound Quality

This amp...is the greatest sounding amp I've ever played. Really. I've owned marshalls, vintage tube amps, modern solid-states, and tonewise, this thing blows them all away. The overdrive is just thick and tasty, classic tube crunch...it definately doesn't remind me of the "delta blues", which I always associate with acoustic stuff...but VERY classic blues-rock. Like Cream perhaps. I used to go thru an old Tube Driver pedal, but I've since ditched it and go direct. I play all sorts of guitars thru it...primarily a telecaster with hot-rodded pickups, but also a les paul and semi-hollowbodies, and they all sound great. The clean channel is fairly good too, but I rarely use this so I'm not the best judge of it. My lap steel sounds fine through it - not super-super clean like a steel should, but clean enough for me. Sometimes I crank the reverb and strap on my Tele to get nice surf-music tones. You can't really do a sharp metal tone with it, but hey, right tool for the job, eh? When I was shopping around for amps, I got discouraged...I didn't really care for most of the amps I was playing, including Fender twins. I plugged into this amp because I liked the look of it, and knew in five seconds that this was the amp for me.

Reliability/Durability

I've heard that some of the earlier models had problems with the tubes falling out. I've also heard that it's since been corrected. I've had mine for a year, trekking it back and forth to jam sessions about once a week, and I've yet to have anything go wrong with it at all. One concern is that the tubes are in position fairly unsheilded from the elements, so I can see how it would be easy to damage them. But, it ain't happened yet.

General Comments

I know this review has already been gushing, but I just can't say enough good things about the amp. It looks great, sounds fantastic (I get complements from non-musicians on the tone), and is plenty loud enough...for larger clubs, you can just mike it or add another cabinet. I recommend it to anyone shopping for a classic blues-rock sound. Everyone I know who owns one rates it around as highly as I do.




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