#1
So, on my quest to find a good amp. I am at Peavey. I play classic rock (AC/DC, Zeppelin, etc.) I was wondering what Peaveys are good. I have looked at the Classic 30 and the Windsor on Youtube, and they sound pretty good. Are they good for my style? (i have also looked at Orange Rocker 30/Tiny Terror, a Marshall Haze, and a Marshall JCM800)

EDIT: I don't really have a budget, as I will be saving up. But I'd like to get the amp sooner.
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#2
all those u listed are good for classic rock. not sure about the rocker 30 though.
which marshall are u talking about?
also check out the vox night train and the orange dual terror.
if u switch from clean to overdrive a lot, u should go with peavey classic 30 cuz its got 2 channels.

whats ur budget?
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#3
if ur looking to maybe cheap out, used classic 30s can go for DIRT cheap on guitarcenter.com's used section, or ebay. its probably a little more versatile than the tiny terror. i cant really comment on the others.
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if ur looking to maybe cheap out, used classic 30s can go for DIRT cheap on guitarcenter.com's used section, or ebay. its probably a little more versatile than the tiny terror. i cant really comment on the others.


Yeah i'd reccomend the Classic 30, great amp, takes pedals well, and gets loud :P
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The XXX series are super nice!!
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i broke a xxx once if that counts??
5150s are really over rated imo
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You say you've looked at the JCM800, what were your thoughts on that? It sounds ideal for you. The Windsor is also commonly referred to as a poor mans JCM800.
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You say you've looked at the JCM800, what were your thoughts on that? It sounds ideal for you. The Windsor is also commonly referred to as a poor mans JCM800.

Yep.
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#12
I really like the JCM 800, but jeez is it expensive! What, what be better, the Peavey Windsor or the Classic 30?
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I really like the JCM 800, but jeez is it expensive! What, what be better, the Peavey Windsor or the Classic 30?

Out of those two, the Classic
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#14
Why is the Classic 30 better than the Windsor head? If the windsor is the poor man's JCM800, shouldn't it be better? Are these two amps better then the ones I mentioned in my first post? And, can they get classic rock tones from Zeppelin to AC/DC to The Who to Sabbath?

BTW: This will be my second amp. I have only owned a MG15DFX, so...yeah. Many questions coming
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Why is the Classic 30 better than the Windsor head? If the windsor is the poor man's JCM800, shouldn't it be better? Are these two amps better then the ones I mentioned in my first post? And, can they get classic rock tones from Zeppelin to AC/DC to The Who to Sabbath?

BTW: This will be my second amp. I have only owned a MG15DFX, so...yeah. Many questions coming


The Windsor is alot thinner (in terms of sound) and more harsh than a JCM 800.

I've heard it's possible to mod them to JCM 800 specs with less than ten bucks in parts, and I'm sure there's someone out there who does it...

The Haze is also supposed to be like a JCM 800, but of course, in a lower wattage (meaning faster breakup) and with a smaller transformer. If you do buy the Haze, make sure you get a different cab with it, the stock cabinets are rubbish.
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#16
Uh, I hate the thinner sound. My MG has a horrible thin sound and I hate the cleans. So a Classic 30 would probably be better for my style rather than the Haze, Windsor, Vox, or Oranges? It can reach that Zeppelin, AC/DC/ , Who, Sabbath, etc. sound? Would it hold up in small to medium gigs?

I probably won't get a JCM800 cause of the price and I don't really need that loud/big of an amp...yet.
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#17
Buy a triple xxx head and a reverb pedal and your there, people say they have too much gain but it can be TURNED DOWN. I have an xxx head and gig with it frequently it's awesome never take a backup because it has never failed me once
#18
Out of the amps mentioned, the Classic 30.

I also suggest you try a Bugera V22. Great amp, and pretty fheap right now. I liked it better than the Classic 30 for Classic rock.

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#19
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it is awesome though


haha yeah those are aweomse amps, i love Peavey's amps, JSX, XXX, 6505 (my fav), 5150, Windsor (Nice amp, not too goo cleans but u can get them) and Classic 30 (Great amp, i want one haha)
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#20
yes the windsor is ok but the cleans break up real quick on it and that's the most common complaint on it. Though as for mods I've seen and heard some on the tube that sound good. I have a Valve King which is also fairly versatile. The head is 550 and it rocks. you have a good range in gain and with the texture controls to roll between class A and A/B you can dial in classic rock no problem. The Classic 30 is great and the guy selling the Peavey Ultra well those are awesome as well. so depending on what you want those are my recomends from Peavey. I tried the Bugera 6262 at GC the other day and turned it back off in 1 min of playing was not impressed at all very thin sounding, was hoping for more and glad I passed on them when I got the VK.
#21
Peaveys, by and large, are voiced too far towards the modern end of things for classic rock. The classic 30 is decent in this regard, and so is the windsor to some extent, but you have to be careful with the gain. Most other peaveys- 5150, XXX, JSX, etc- are simply too bass-heavy and modern to do the classic rock tones.

With your budget you have much better options than peavey, since you're really not looking for massive gain and low end. I think if you're checking out things like the Rocker 30 and the marshall reissues (1974x would be a good choice) you shouldn't even be considering a peavey. Take a look at the vintage modern series, the Haze amps, the traynor blue, vox AC30CC, those sort of amps.