Alright, so i got this old Peavey backstage 80W model made around the 70s-80s. it has great reverb on it, but eventually it broke and when i turn the reverb on nothing happens. any suggestions to what may be wrong?

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The distortion in my peavey is also a little weak. any ways that i can improve my distortion without a distortion pedal?
^ Reverb could be a bad tank, or maybe a bad connection, since this amp is SS that's really all you can check into, if neither solves the problem its not really a practical amp to repair. To give it more dist, you could try running a tube screamer in front of the amps OD channel, but with SS this usually doesn't fix the problem, but with some SS it can work okay,
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