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Old 09-18-2006, 01:33 PM
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Peavey special 130 ???

Yes, the Peavey Special 130 was my first amp here when I came to U.S. in 1987. I still own it. I droped a few times on stairs. It still works. I also owned a JC-120... but I had to sell that for my rent... it was bad memory. After that I started to buy tube amps.

Anyone still own this amp somewhere?

My Peavey special 130

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Old 09-18-2006, 01:59 PM
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Thinking about getting a vintage Peavey solidstate with a good clean channel and then get some good pedals.
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Old 09-18-2006, 02:04 PM
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Bought a Peavey Special 130 new in 1984. Still got it and use it. Killer with a Tele

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Old 09-18-2006, 02:12 PM
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I played one in the early-mid 80s. I got rid of it a few years ago. This summer I saw one for sale at a shop in Souix City Iowa.
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Old 09-18-2006, 02:16 PM
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Psssst...don't tell anybody, but the 130 is a great amp...use the clean channel with pedals and forget about the "lead" channel...this has been Atlanta's own Barry Richman's main live amp for years (and his tone is amazing)...
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Old 09-18-2006, 03:17 PM
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Psssst...don't tell anybody, but the 130 is a great amp...use the clean channel with pedals and forget about the "lead" channel...this has been Atlanta's own Barry Richman's main live amp for years (and his tone is amazing)...
Yeah, the lead channel really sucks. Nasty breakup sound from it.
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Old 09-18-2006, 03:24 PM
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Anyone still own this amp somewhere?
My Peavey special 130

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Came very close to buying one for country music in the mid 80's. Ended up with a Renown 400 (YUCK, sold it) and still have a Peavey Nashville 400 (for pedal steel) from the same era.

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Old 09-20-2006, 12:01 PM
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Came very close to buying one for country music in the mid 80's. Ended up with a Renown 400 (YUCK, sold it) and still have a Peavey Nashville 400 (for pedal steel) from the same era.

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Glad to see someone remembered about a special 130. Never heard a Nashville 400.... but it sounds like clean tone.

Here is one more. My Peavey special 130 w od pedal


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Old 09-20-2006, 02:11 PM
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I ran a Special 130 for a long time and was happy with it. The only problem I had with it was that after the band bus hit it, it wasn't very loud anymore.
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Old 09-20-2006, 03:07 PM
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My second amp was the 130, my first being a Backstage 30 non master vol. The Special was a good amp and held its own up until I tried to hang with a Yamaha 1/2 stack. Melted the voice coil on the 130, but the amp held in there.
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Old 09-20-2006, 03:19 PM
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Yup.
A nicely voiced SS amp with a good midrange control to back out most of the boxiness, and without the annoying hyped-up top end of some SS amps. The lead channel is only good as a clean boost, however. Where can I get info on how to make the lead channel sound like a modern PV? I'd settle for tubescreamer tone.

Doesn't hit like 130 watts should, though....heavy, too.
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Old 09-20-2006, 03:20 PM
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my 1st amp was a backstage. later on, I also had one of those big Musician heads with the built in phaser and eq, and matching cab. lol

the backstage worked nicely for cleans. the saturation control was buzzy but sounded good when dialed in for low gain sounds.

A guy I knew in college used a Bandit 65 with pedals. the local Dead cover band guy used a 120 also.

Scott Henderson even used the 120's or 130's basically as power amps.

Peavey was definitely the working man type amp for those who couldn't afford to own or maintain tube amps at the time
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my 1st amp was a backstage. later on, I also had one of those big Musician heads with the built in phaser and eq, and matching cab. lol

the backstage worked nicely for cleans. the saturation control was buzzy but sounded good when dialed in for low gain sounds.

A guy I knew in college used a Bandit 65 with pedals. the local Dead cover band guy used a 120 also.

Scott Henderson even used the 120's or 130's basically as power amps.

Peavey was definitely the working man type amp for those who couldn't afford to own or maintain tube amps at the time
Thanks! Another clip on that amp.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yl12m...e=channel_page

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Yup.
A nicely voiced SS amp with a good midrange control to back out most of the boxiness, and without the annoying hyped-up top end of some SS amps. The lead channel is only good as a clean boost, however. Where can I get info on how to make the lead channel sound like a modern PV? I'd settle for tubescreamer tone.

Doesn't hit like 130 watts should, though....heavy, too.
Had to resurrect this thread as I just took one of these in on a trade. Great amp! Tomo, your tone on the second video is fantastic!
Its hard to believe thats not a tube amp you are playing through.

Tone terrific-I was able to duplicate the tone of my Mazon OD-9 through the clean channel of the amp with the gain channel almost 100%. If you look at a schematic of this amp, there are several 4558 chips in the gain section.

Play around a bit, especially with the mid control knobs, I'm sure you can get a good tubescreamer sound. (Thats if you still even have the amp, I know its 4 years later!)
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Old 10-11-2010, 02:32 PM
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My Peavey 130 WAR-horse! Got it free but it does great cleans and passible classic rock tones too! Oh its about the loudest amp Ive heard. Bob

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