PEAVEY CLASSIC 20 MICROHEAD

Gspspinone

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anyone have opinions and first hand experience with this amp? On paper it seems to check the boxes for me but can't get my hands on one locally to Che k out in person.
 

guitarman3001

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I have one and like it although I just bought a Friedman Runt 20 so I'll probably be putting the Peavey up for sale very soon. It's a vintage voiced amp and the shared EQ actually works very well. Both channels also sound great. I tend to dislike two-channel amps with shared EQs but this one is voiced very well across both channels. The variable wattage feature is great. The footswitchable volume boost is a huge plus. The only negative is the XLR DI output. It's voiced very dark but with a bit of tweaking at the mixer, it can be usable. Overall it's a very cool amp and especially for the price. Like I said, the only reason I'm even considering selling it is because I just ordered a Friedman. I may keep it around though. Not sure yet.
 

jamester

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If they'd put this in a 1x10 combo I'd get one. Had a Classic 50 2x12 way back in the day, great amp...
 

Gspspinone

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Thanks for sharing your experience...I'm a home player, mostly blues/classic rock but some harder stuff mixed in. The headphone jack is key as I have younger kids..have a Class 5 now that I like (much better tone after a tube change) but I want something with a different voice as well. Picked up a Blackstar HT5 for short money and while I like the headphone out and the AUX in I can get any decent tone (to my ear) out of it.
 

guitarman3001

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Thanks for sharing your experience...I'm a home player, mostly blues/classic rock but some harder stuff mixed in. The headphone jack is key as I have younger kids..have a Class 5 now that I like (much better tone after a tube change) but I want something with a different voice as well. Picked up a Blackstar HT5 for short money and while I like the headphone out and the AUX in I can get any decent tone (to my ear) out of it.

I also have a Blackstar HT5. It's the newer version with reverb. The Classic 20 is definitely better for blues and classic rock. Much warmer clean channel and more vintage voiced dirt channel.
 

Gspspinone

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It's a shame the Blackstar isn't more vintage voices, it'd be a perfect amp for me if it wasn't so modern sounding.
 

calfzilla

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The Valveking Micro Head has a pretty great clean channel. It's a great low volume pedal platform and is generally $100+ cheaper than the Classic 20 MH. Just an option!
 

Tsquaredz

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Thanks for sharing your experience...I'm a home player, mostly blues/classic rock but some harder stuff mixed in. The headphone jack is key as I have younger kids..have a Class 5 now that I like (much better tone after a tube change) but I want something with a different voice as well. Picked up a Blackstar HT5 for short money and while I like the headphone out and the AUX in I can get any decent tone (to my ear) out of it.

I wasn't highly impressed with the headphone out. Right now I'm running the XLR out into a Behringer MA400 for headphones, and I like it a lot better.
 




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