Peavey Classic 50 HEAD- Anyone use one?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by Mr. Crow, Apr 6, 2008.

  1. Mr. Crow

    Mr. Crow Member

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    Hey all-

    I've got a chance to pick up a Peavey Classic 50 head for a pretty good price.
    Looks to be a mid-90's one in good shape.

    I'm a classic rock/60's British rock/blues type of player. I'm wondering what folks thought of this fella, and if it has any inherent 'issues'.

    I know about the C30 and C50 combos and how people generally speak very highly of them. But I don't see much talk about the Classic 50 head.

    Thanks for any opinions.
     
  2. Mr. Crow

    Mr. Crow Member

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    I guess the combos are way, way more popular.
     
  3. Catoogie

    Catoogie Senior Member

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    I think they're cool! If you don't go for it how about hooking me up? I live in PA, just outside of Philly. If the price is right I'd get it. I've been looking for a head for a while now.
     
  4. JimH

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    Regret not getting one of those when I could. Worst thing about classics is the speakers. Worst thing about the 50s is carrying a big combo. win/win with the head.
     
  5. steve39stripes

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    Have used a Peavey Classic 100 somewhere on every recording that I have done for the past 10 years. They are great with pedals and with a cap upgrade on the tone controls they sound excellent. Not too many amps better for the money.
     
  6. Zim

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    I loved mine when I had it. Had the matching 412 cab too.
     
  7. lannyhall

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    The Classic 50 is a great amp in any configuration. Having it in the head format just makes it that much easier to transport, and more versatile, too.

    It is not going to last forever like a BadCat (or some other well-made boutique), but the price is right for great tone.
     
  8. Passenger84

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    I had a Classic 100 head that I always regret selling. Wonderful cleans.
     

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