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I think they're still a good amp. The PV Classic series will have been in production for 30 years this year and the new has worn off for quite sometime now considering what all has came and went in that time.I own a Chinese made Classic 30, with a Stephens Tru Sonic speaker in it. I've owned it for 40 months now. I purchased it in November of 2017, from a dealer in New York.
I have used it straight Clean, without the Boost engaged; as a pedal platform. I have also done the same thing, with the Boost always on. I have run the amp's Gain channel, both with and without the Boost engaged.
I have pushed the amp's input with several different OD pedals, individually. I have also stacked Gain pedals before the input. I have used single coil, and humbucker equipped guitars with this amp.
On any given day, my opinion of the Classic 30 varies; from it sounds pretty good, to it sounds pretty darn good. Different volumes, different guitars, etc. With and without fermented beverages.
I have never been able to say, "This is good enough. I don't need a better amp." My wife and my wallet both wish I could embrace that idea, but in the back of my mind I don't.
I don't own one right now but I owned one for a couple of years. Played plenty of gigs with it indoors and outdoors. At the time we were only using the PA for vocals and kick drum so I relied on the C30 to fill the room. It was ok for indoors but very very underpowered for outdoor gigs. In hindsight I was never really blown away by it but it got the job done at the time.Also; if you have gigged with it both indoors and outdoors, what were your thoughts? Are there any other amps you would compare it to, tone-wise?