#1
How can I get a good gain sound out of this amp? I know its not built for high gain but i can't get even a nice classic rock sound out of it. Its not that the gain isnt there, its just that it sounds... poor? I'm not really sure how to describe it. Could the tubes be bad? Or maybe I need a pickup upgrade?
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#3
It's definitely not an amp problem, I've got a Classic 30 and I can get a good bluesy gain type of sound of out mine, if I turn up the pre gain, and keep the post gain down. I use a distortion pedal to get really high gain tones though, since the Classic isn't really a high gain amp.
#4
Quote by sowhat360
get a tube screamer

thinkso?


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#6
I guess if you want low volumes you could push the preamp gain and then add a pedal. Something like a metal muff perhaps?
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#7
The peavey classics are great amps.
Well, what guitar are you using it with?
I can get metallica stuff with a hotrails with the gain maxed.
I did put in JJ tubes, which give it extra gain, but I have the speakers stock.
They're not that bad, they're better than alot of other stock speakers, but they're not great by any means.
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#8
Quote by zeppelinpage4
I guess if you want low volumes you could push the preamp gain and then add a pedal. Something like a metal muff perhaps?

wtf metal muff for a classic 50 to get classic rock? nooooo.
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#9
i think it may be the tubes, on the lead channel i just noticed that i get a really high pitched sound even with no guitar plugged in. I believe the term is microphonics?
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#10
JJ EL84s gets 'no' microphonics. i got one on my BJ, its chimey, its fat, nice breakup, i love it.
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#11
Quote by ECistheBest
wtf metal muff for a classic 50 to get classic rock? nooooo.

Of course not.
Classic 30 with an OCD for Classic Rock, the metal muff if TS wants to go heavier.


Edit: just re-read the first post I see TS wants Classic Rock gain, you'll have to excuse me i'm tired. lol

In that case throw in a good overdrive pedal depending on what sort of Classic rock tone you want I suppose.
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