Peavey Classic 50, I found one!

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  1. Alejandro

    Alejandro Supporting Member

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    I can't believe my luck!! woohooo!
    Olympus Gods have heard my prayers

    Find a Peavey Classic in my country could it be something similar you find an ET in your backyard. Is that hard

    A very good friend of mine have one and is near an inch to sell their Classic 50 (4x10") to me.
    Since a while I am like :drool wishing for one. I really love the drive channel

    And why is about to sell the Classic?...saddly he hurted bad his back carrying in the trunk of his car. Even he has one leg asleep and he is doing physiotherapy (gosh...hard word to type in english :crazy )..taking injections

    (Just for the record: I did not pray for that, just for having a Classic, maybe was a bonus :confused: )

    So he wants to buy a Blues Jr.. He knows I have one, and he like it a lot.

    I don't mind about weight: no pain, no gain!.

    So, give me that heavy Classic! I will tame this bad animal :horse

    (I am doing some workout..just in case) :Devil

    Owners experience, tips?
     
  2. ruger9

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    1) is it a 2x12 or a 4x10?

    2) all new tubes. Get good ones- JJ has good EL84's, the 12AX7's are to taste. I like the GT 12AX7M's, and haven't had problem one with them.

    3) if you end up thinking the drive channel is a little too harsh, look me up. I've modded my C50's drive channel, and it's thick & creamy now. Very cheap, very easy (didn't even have to remove the circuit boards).
     
  3. hemlock

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    good deal. Those are sweet amps. I used one as my main amp for several years. I think I like the 410 best.
     
  4. Alejandro

    Alejandro Supporting Member

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    Thanks ruger9!.
    This one is the 410 too, hemlock
     
  5. LOCUSTFIST

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    gotta love the Classic 50

    it can do a little of everything.
     
  6. Boogs

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    The Classic 50 is great - I have the Head version running into a 2x12. If you can spare $100US, pick up a set of NOS Tesla EL84s from www.kcanostubes.com ...great tone and they last a long time.
     
  7. Miles

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    Congrats buddy!!!

    I love my Classic 50, best amp I've ever owned and they're reliable as well!!:AOK
     
  8. gkoelling

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    Of all the mass produced amps I've owned, I'd have to say the Classic 2x12 had the sweetest tone. I've never plugged-in to a 4x10 but I'm sure it's very nice.

    Congratulations and Enjoy!!
     
  9. Lucidology

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    Can you install these Tesla's without a Bias adjustment?
     
  10. Richard Guy

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    Have the bias checked and adjusted if necessary
     
  11. Boogs

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    Actually, no biasing is needed in the Classic 50. Just tell Mike the amp you need it for, so he'll know you have tubes that are rated in a good range for the amp. In fact, whatever tubes you get, get them from a good dealer like KCA, Doug's Tubes, Eurotubes, etc. and let them know the amp, and what kind of sound (i.e. fast breakup/blues, late breakup/clean headroom), and they can get you the best tubes for your rig.

    The Classic 50s are great amps, and respond really well to tube and speaker changes. Well worth upgrading! If mine wasn't so damn loud for my my won't-be-gigging-for-a-while-yet butt, I would have kept it. (my loudest amp is 15 watts now)
     
  12. Curt

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    A classic 50 for a Blues Jr? You won, hands down.
     

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