#1
I tried one today and really enjoyed it. The lead channel had a nice crunch, but it wasn't quite my style (maybe it was the speaker?). The clean channel on the other hand, was lovely. I imagine that overdrives and what not would be nice into the clean channel, but what could improve the clean headroom? I got a dirty clean around 4 and would like more clean volume.

I tested with humbuckers only although I play single coils too. Maybe should have tried single coils but I mainly use humbuckers for my main tone.
Last edited by sg4ever at Nov 23, 2009,
#2
i'm not really sure how you could improve the headroom. Maybe more watts would help. Try the classic 50. Not sure if it sounds as good as a classic 30 since i've never played one, but i've heard nothing but good things about them.
Traynor YCV50 Blue
epi les paul w/ SD Alnico II pros
Dunlop Slash Wah
EH Deluxe Memory Boy
Moen Jimi Vibe
Danelectro Cool Cat Fuzz
Zvex Vexter Fuzz Factory
VHT 2x12 w/ V30's
#3
Ah, you see, I thought that the Classic 30 would be better because it's more portable and still pretty loud. Seriously, 4 on the clean channel made my ears hurt. It's just a bit dirtier than I like. I guess I can just roll off guitar volume to clean it up, but I plan on using pedals as the grind on the amp is something I could jam with, but I wouldn't use it for my main sound. Maybe it would sound better in a band mix, but something was a bit off...
#5
Quote by WtrPlyr
You could try a tube swap with tubes that have a higher breakup point.
This is a possibility.

Why don't you simply not play it so loud? Just don't turn the clean volume/master volume up so high.

Are you looking for spanking clean over a drummer/at a gig?
#6
Would be nice to have. I could get by if I roll off the guitar volume pot a notch, but I like the buttery yet shimmering clean tone I got right below four on the volume knob. I'm usually mic'ed up, but I like to hear the amp while I'm onstage (spoiled by in-ear).
Last edited by sg4ever at Nov 23, 2009,
#7
Well, is there a louder and more or less comparably portable amp around this price point? I wasn't too keen on the HRD as it was too bright even with humbuckers.
#8
Quote by sg4ever
Would be nice to have. I could get by if I roll off the guitar volume pot a notch, but I like the buttery yet shimmering clean tone I got right below four on the volume knob. I'm usually mic'ed up, but I like to hear the amp while I'm onstage (spoiled by in-ear).
The Peavey Classic is a dirty amp, maybe a Fender Hot Rod Deluxe or something else by Fender is your best bet.

Hiwatt are the cleanest amps I've ever played. Although they are pricey, their tone will take your head clean off (pun intended).

edit: okay, I just read your other post.

Budget?
Gigging?
New or Used?
Bands you play/styles?
Channels/specifications?
Location?
Last edited by AngryGoldfish at Nov 23, 2009,
#9
Budget=$500-$800
Gigging=yes
New or Used=both
Band/Styles=Play a lot of U2/Coldplay oriented, spacey sounding rock in a band. Write more harder alternative and general rock styles. Play blues, jazz, funk, rockabilly, classic rock, swing, hair metal, and some modern metal for fun.
Location=southern GA
Last edited by sg4ever at Nov 23, 2009,
#10
Classic 30s are great, but the clean distortion DOES get dirty when you reach the halfway point of the dial. You could try to get an overdrive pedal and just use it as a boost by turning the gain all the way down. Do some research on overdrive pedals (Youtube is a great resource for this) and you should find what you want.

You could also consider simply upgrading to a Peavey Classic 50. It just depends on your needs. I have three different amps, all of which can be played in very different environments.
Axes:
2010 Carvin ST300C
1994 Jackson Soloist XL Professional
2008 "Jacksbanez"
2007 Gibson Flying V
2003 Epiphone Les Paul Plus

Amps:
Peavey 6505+ Combo
Peavey Classic 30
Peavey Vypyr 15
#11
I'm liking the idea of the Classic 50. It sounds like a pain to haul it around, but it seems more suited to my sound preferences (headroom). I don't always play big rooms, but I don't want my cleans very dirty...
#12
Quote by sg4ever
Budget=$500-$800
Gigging=yes
New or Used=both
Band/Styles=Play a lot of U2/Coldplay oriented, spacey sounding rock in a band. Write more harder alternative and general rock styles. Play blues, jazz, funk, rockabilly, classic rock, swing, hair metal, and some modern metal for fun.
Location=southern GA
Laney GH from the used market.

GH100L
http://cgi.ebay.com/Laney-GH100L-100watt-all-tube-head-UK-made_W0QQitemZ300370321155QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item45ef775f03
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4x12
http://cgi.ebay.com/LANEY-4X12-GUITAR-CAB_W0QQitemZ270457559855QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item3ef886db2f

Peavey XXX
http://cgi.ebay.com/Peavey-Triple-XXX-120-Watt-212-Combo-Amplifier_W0QQitemZ320452337187QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item4a9c729e23

Mesa Boogie Mark III
http://cgi.ebay.com/Mesa-Boogie-Mark-lll_W0QQitemZ300370332744QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item45ef778c48

Carvin Legacy
http://cgi.ebay.com/Carvin-Legacy-V212-Combo-Steve-Vai-100W-tube-amplifier_W0QQitemZ200407437224QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item2ea936cfa8

Line 6 Vetta
http://cgi.ebay.com/Line-6-Vetta-2x12-Combo-Amp-GREAT-CONDITION_W0QQitemZ300370604840QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item45ef7bb328

Laney VC-50. Get a pedal to boost the compression, EQ and gain.
http://cgi.ebay.com/Excellent-Condition-All-Original-Laney-VC-50-2x12_W0QQitemZ270487990592QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item3efa573140

Peavey VK half-stack. I can't say I like the distorted tones, but with a few modifications and an overdrive pedal, you could get a really tasty tone. It gives you plenty of clean tone.
http://cgi.ebay.com/Peavey-ValveKing-VK100-Half-Stack-Valve-King_W0QQitemZ200409257611QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item2ea952968b

Traynor YCV40. You'll need an overdrive pedal with this. I'd say a Fulltone OCD or maybe something else with more gain should be fine.
http://cgi.ebay.com/Traynor-all-tube-YCV40WR-guitar-amp-with-12-inch-speakr_W0QQitemZ220486126553QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item3355ff4bd9

Mesa Boogie F-50
http://cgi.ebay.com/Mesa-Boogie-F-50-F50-Combo-Tube-Amplifier-Excellent_W0QQitemZ290373646991QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item439b9e3a8f