Classic 30 head reviews?

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  1. bluesmain

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    A buddy here in town just called and asked if I'd be interested in a classic 30 head for 500.00. Any reviews on this head? I had the combo and it smoked and my harp player had to have it so I sold it to him.

    Johnny:dude
     
  2. Miles

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    Well, it's basically a more portable Classic 30. I will say that the 2x12 classic cabinet does sound good with this. So you might have to give it a try. It sounded just like a normal classic 30 except you have to plug it into a cabinet obviously. One advantage is that if something were to go wrong, it would be more accessible and therefore more easily fixed by a tech since they're able to just have the head laid out.
     
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    Also less tube rattle and vibration. The C30 is already tough enough on tubes.
     
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    Ha! He called back with a 450.00 offer ;)
     
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    That head could be cool. Bear in mind that old Classic 30 combos can be found for $300-$350. ;)

    They are hard to beat for that little cash.
     
  6. bluesmain

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    Its a new one..tweed too. My fav color!

     
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    That's pretty steep if it's used. You pick the combos up all day long under 4 bills. I expect to pay a little less for a head version.
     
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    In a year or three, sure. Right now, they're new and harder to find.
     
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    not a bad deal I guess, music123 is selling them for 550, so 100 bucks off.
     
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    Yeah, I forgot to mention that
     
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    I'd suggest the amp to anyone, but surely you could fine one for a better price used...classic 30->Orange PPC212 with vin30s....hmmmmmm.....that sounds kinda fun for me :D
     
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    I just picked up one off of Ebay for $350 + $30 s/h. Brand New Old Stock from a supposed dealer. We'll see.
     
  13. bluesmain

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    Now thats smoking! well ok 380 w/ shipping not bad at all bro!



    I just picked up a fender champ II from my harp player so that took me out of the running for the 30 head. Please tell me what you think of it and what cab your gonna run it thru.

    Johnny
     
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    Used prices around these parts for the head version is $300. That's the tweed version in great condition.
     
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    That was my first thought too.:AOK
     
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    I'm going with an Avatar Open Back Cab. I gotta check into it, but I hear the C30 head only has a 16 ohm tap. That means 2 x 8 ohms wired in series...not what I wanted to do. This kind of makes mixing speakers not a good idea from what I have gathered. I think it's better to run parrallel and a must if your gonna mix-n-match.

    So, I'm either going with 2 G12H30's, or something similiar from Emi. Maybe Governors, heck I don't know. Speakers can really make a diff. I'm just looking for something that's gonna sound a notch above the G12H30's which I dig.

    As for the head itself, it's tweed. Have you guys seen the new black offering Peavey is going with for the Classics? Instead of black on black tweed, they are doing a black vinyl/tolex and fender salt-n-pepper grill. They look prety sweet.

    I'm going to use my C30 combo as a guinea pig for some mods. I have to verify this, but Peavey uses Accutronics reverb pan and that's what I would want in there (2 spring). Put some good Ei's, Tung-Sols, and JJ's in there and should be good to go. I may try an 12at7 or something in V2, I hear you loose some gain but it helps to mellow out the harshness of the high end on these amps. I'll give a complete report in a month or so.
     
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    wow sounds like cool ideas! I'm already waiting on the sound files!
     

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