#1
Hi, I have a Peavey Classic 30 combo amp, and I play a MiM HSS Strat with an Invader pickup at the bridge, and I play mostly pop punk (blink-182, Simple Plan, All Time Low, etc)

(I don't use any pedals right now)

My EQ is usually:
Treble:6
Mid:8
Bass:3-5

The tone sounds great, except that when I turn the bass up to around 5-6ish it sounds too muddy, but when I turn it down to around 2-3ish I love the sound, except that it sound too thin.

How can I improve this?
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#2
drop the treble, increase mids. if that doesnt work, then think about mods

DISCLAIMER: WORKING ON A TUBE AMP IS DANGEROUS! IT INVOLVES HIGH, POSSIBLY LETHAL VOLTAGE!

EDIT: you could also try new tubes as well.
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#3
It's a tube amp. If you don't drive the tubes enough, they sound thin. 30 watts is extremely loud. Try playing with the volumes louder than you normally play for a while; I don't know what knobs are on there. That could be your problem.
#4
^the classic 30 is known for sounding thin though, and a retube is often a good solution. i find that thinness from not driving the tubes enough usually evens out fairly low on the volume knob (say just over an 1/8 to 1/4 up the knob)
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#5
You could also try using a boost. But I am a toob-noob so yeah...
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#6
Peaveys generally sound thin IMO.
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#7
Turn your bass up?

EDit: nvm, didn't read the full thing, get an eq pedal.
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Quote by AngusJimiKeith
^the classic 30 is known for sounding thin though, and a retube is often a good solution. i find that thinness from not driving the tubes enough usually evens out fairly low on the volume knob (say just over an 1/8 to 1/4 up the knob)

Are they? I have never noticed it, granted I have never myself played one, and the times I have heard them have been pretty short.
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The tone sounds great, except that when I turn the bass up to around 5-6ish it sounds too muddy, but when I turn it down to around 2-3ish I love the sound, except that it sound too thin.


Turn the bass to 4?

Or an EQ pedal, or a Sonic Stomp.
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#10
JJ EL-84's Breath the life into these amps, try that and see if it helps, make a HUGE difference with these amps.
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#11
a boost would definately help imo. try a danelectro cool cat to start with and then take it back and get a ts9 or ocd if you like it. but you seriously need more gain for those bands anyways.

also drop mids a little and turn the treble up a notch thats how i get a blink sound.
#12
this is just a quality of the Classic 30 and one of the reasons why I'm not a huge fan. It just lacks body altogether.
#13
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this is just a quality of the Classic 30 and one of the reasons why I'm not a huge fan. It just lacks body altogether.


yeah, i had one and i thought the same thing. It doesn't have enough balls. You should probably look into an amp with el-34's. Not that amps with el-84's can't sound ballsy, but i don't have much experience with them.
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