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Your Favorite Peavey amps?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by radiohead625, May 19, 2011.

  1. radiohead625

    radiohead625 Member

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    I know this is the gear page and everyone likes boutique amps and vintage, but for those of us with less expensive tastes I think peavey has some good stuff. What are your favorite amps by peavey and why?
     
  2. LPMojoGL

    LPMojoGL Music Room Superstar Supporting Member

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    Classic 30/50 and 5150s are standards for their genres. Reliable, great sounding amps for the money.
     
  3. small axe

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    5150s are cool amps
     
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    The 5150 breaths fire and destroys worlds.
     
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    I like the delta blues.
     
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    The peavey prowler a 45 watt single 12 combo is a great amp. Like many before it, too bad it was discontinued,
     
  8. Rotten

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    I like their solid state amps like the Nashville. Great for pedal steel type sounds out of a Tele!
     
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    original Butcher (not the new version).

    It's an ugly JCM800 2203 with 6l6's.
     
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    I really liked the JSX head I had -- very thick and warm tones, feature rich and versatile. I got rid of it because it weighed a ton, looked stupid, and (mostly) I preferred the tone of my old JMP heads.

    Strangely though....My tone from live gig recordings consistently sounded better with the JSX than with my JMPs, but in the moment -- I'd say the JMPs sounded better.
     
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    Ultra 1x12. 3 channels with a boost on both 2 and 3. Great sounding, lots of flexibility, light weight and built like a tank! What's not to love?

    The only thing I don't like is the footswitch.
     
  12. semi-hollowbody

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    not everyone likes boutique amps...

    I love my classic 30 when it is working...
     
  13. ScottR

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    Classic 50 and Classic 100 Heads
     
  14. big mike

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    Love the classic 50 heads. Nice OD, great cleans. Someday I'll nab one on the cheap just cause.

    The 5150's are great too, and the first version XXX was damn good sounding.
     
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    The God of Thunder:

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    ... and rock & roll:

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    I love my Classic 50 (2x12). It's been going for nearly 20 years and has never failed me. I replaced the speakers a while ago and it got even better.
     
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    I really liked my Valveking 212. Recently sold it on Craigslist to a young guy. As he was auditioning it -- LOUDLY -- in my living room, I suddenly had pangs of regret. I have better amps, but I'd forgotten how clean and how down & dirty that amp could be while still retaining its clarity. Used to use it for bad-weather outdoor gigs instead of my better stuff. Great amp.
     
  18. LPMojoGL

    LPMojoGL Music Room Superstar Supporting Member

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    Same thing happened to me with my first C30. I was a/bing it with my Budda SD18II right before the guy came to pick it up. As he walked out the door, I was like, "Why did I do that?" I've had a couple of C50s and a Delta Blues since then. I can honestly say that I'm over them.
     
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    Love my old VT Classic. Bought her new around 1980 and gigged her for many years. She's now got a new set of "Texas Heat" speakers and still sounding great.

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  20. Fenderosa

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    Peavey Audition 20. My first amp. It is solid state and has two pull knobs for distortion. It can sound real chessy but in a good american chesse way.
     

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