So I've been looking for a second amp smaller and easier to move than my 1965 bassman head and 2X12 cabinet for practices and smaller gigs. I was in Long and Mcquade here in Canada yesterday and I happened to notice a Peavey Classic 50 It was in near perfect condition. One problem is that its a 4X10. 2 problems with that is its not small or light and generally I don't really prefer 10" speakers. I plugged in to it anyway and I was very surprised how good it sounded. The clean sound was very bassman like. Beautiful cleans and I could see that it would probably take the pedals well. The lead channel which is for distortion, I thought was pretty awful. I can't see that being too useful. As well, I thought the reverb on it was pretty bad. It comes with a pretty nice thick amp cover. Feels like leather Which is no big deal as I'd use my Strymon Flint. It comes with a pretty nice thick amp cover. Feels like leather. I didn't really consider it until I asked the price. They told me it was $399 (around $300 US). It was a trade in and I could probably negotiate it down to $300 - $350 Canadian. So I'm thinking for that price I can get a backup amp thats similar sounding to my main amp. Yes its heavy but for practices I can leave it there. Its a tube amp 3 12AX7, 4 EL84. Getting that for $300 or just over to me I think would be a steal. Especially with how good the clean channel sounded. Maybe down the road if I kept it I could look in to converting to 1X12 or 2X12. I left L&M without grabbing it and went home and read up the reviews and prices. It seems that the Internet buzz considers these Peavey Classics a sleeper amp and they are highly regarded for what they bring for value. Prices on Kijiji range from $500 to $1,000 depending on condition. The amp I saw at L&M was in pretty much mint condition. These amps were made between 1991 and 1996. So I called L&M back right away and had them put it on hold for me. I've got 3 days to make up my mind but its looking like I can't really lose by grabbing this amp. Out of all the features only the clean channel is of any use but for $300 or so I think it would be worth it. The thing that always turns me off about 10" speakers is the depth of bass. But of the amps in the past that I never kept were 210 or 3X120. The 4X10's in this amp put out a good amount of bass. Although I had the bass knob just a little past noon where it seemed about right. Back in the mid 80's till about 90 I used to play nothing but Peavey as that was the amp of the day for country. I hadn't owned one since. If anyone has something to say on this amp, their experience etc, I'd like to hear it.