Just had my mind blown by a 30 $ Amp ...

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by Axeaholic, Aug 29, 2008.

  1. Axeaholic

    Axeaholic Supporting Member

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    So here I was jamming it out in my cousin's apt, chilling out and ripping up some SRV ...

    My Reeves Combo was way too loud for his practice room and a 50 Watt Reeves isn't the kind of amp that likes being played with the volume at 2.

    I head to my apt to grab a Princeton but stop by a neighbour's garage as I notice a small amp poking out of the entrance, couldn't tell the make it was so beat up ... I ask my neighbour if he'd take 10 $ for it ... he agrees and here I am heading back with the amp to my cousin's house.

    The Speaker is shot and he has a Celestion lying around which he offers to give ( I insist he takes 20 dollars for it )

    So here I am powering up the mystery amp with the new Celestion and poof ! WOW !!!

    After some research I find out it's a mid 80s USA made Peavey Minx ( a bass amp !!! ) I believe 30 Watts

    It was an absolute treat to play, can't say if it's the Celestion or the amp, but great stuff !!!

    If you can get your hands on one for cheap !!! go for it, it stays cohesive and is incredibly well rounded ! I was blown away

    here is a pic of the bugger !

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  2. frankiej

    frankiej Member

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    That thing is mad ugly. I feel i must have it for a practice amp now!
     
  3. StudioRat320

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    more like FUGLY.....LOL

    it should sound good with looks like that.

    I have a Orange Crush 10 that I got for $15 and I use it alot for recording and jamming late night. Cheap, low powered amps are great for that stuff.

    Congrats on the ugly duckling. Make her sound like a swan....(I suck it this)
     
  4. Groovey Records

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    Now sell it for $250 as the rare missing Minx
     
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    Tweed it, then relic it with black spray paint . . . (remember to shoot the electronics for that extra "mojo") . . .
     
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    Yes, I remember those Minx, cool it works so good for the guitar.

    It is SS if I recall.
     
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    ss 100%
     
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    I just had my mind blown by an amp at my local store. The owner bought it broken for $20, paid $60 for repairs, so $80 total.
    It sounded sick! (as in fantastic)
    I wouldn't have EVER plugged into it.
    yes, it is a toob amp, not fender marshall peavey ampeg gibson, etc.
    NON- booteek!

    I don't wanna say who made it till I get one...
     
  11. Axeaholic

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    Ok just an update ... I made a few mods to the amp to make it run silent and it is dead silent now ( thank god ! ) my amp tech was upset when I brought it in, but I needed it reinforced so I can slam the volume up a bit !

    what I discovered about it, well it loves delays, modulation, vibes ...

    It's got a good match with my Keeley BD-2 but hates everything else, ESPECIALLY my Cornish G-2

    the tech was surprised to see the components and dates it back to the late 80s , told me Peavey made great amps back in those days and the reason why I like it is because being a Bass amp it has that extra '' oomph '' and darkness my good tube amps usually have.

    My conclusion ... Amazing American SS 80's Amp
     
  12. stump

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    I have one of these for my Bass practice rig. It seems to like amp modelers a lot. I agree about the dirt pedals and the delay, modulation effects.
     

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