#1
How do the Peavey Classic 50 2x12 circa 1980 amps stack up against the new ones? Are there any problems with these old versions?

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Phish Phan
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moe. ron.
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#2
I know that the mid 80's Classic 50's were very good (just as good as the new ones). They were maybe a little nosier but still provide the same great tone as the newer ones.
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#3
Thanks - Anyone here tried or have one? If so can you give a little review - Cheers.
Phish Phan
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moe. ron.
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#4
I've played one. Both old and new. They're nice amps. Great cleans (very mellow), and a nice, creamy overdrive. However, to me the main appeal of the amp was using pedals. It sounds extremely well with pedals. I loved the lead tone i was getting with a Classic 50 and an Ibanez TS808. If you're into metal or hard rock then they're not great amps to look into. However, for blues/classic rock/rock they're machines.
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#5
I've played a newish Classic 30 but never an 80's classic - Not too sure what to expect but been offered one for cheap.

I play jam band stuff so this sounds good for me - Good cleans and overdrive with pedal. How's the overdrive channel?

Also I've heard the onder ones can be quite bright - did you find this?
Phish Phan
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moe. ron.
Phil's Friend
#6
The built-in overdrive is nice. It's adjusting using a pre-amp and power-amp distortion control set (pre and post gain, I think they're labelled). I put the pre gain up all the way, and the volume (post-gain) on about 3-4. Also, I play with a darker tone (EQ'd with mids at about 4 and bass about 8. Usually highs at 6-7), so I didn't find the amp bright. I also added a bit of reverb to give my tone some depth and it sounds a bit darker that way too. I don't think youll have a problem with the amp at all.
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