#1
Okay, i am considering getting a peavey classic 50 but i heard it get bad tone if you turn it down for home/bedroom practice volume say 1-3 (or 4). Is it really bad? Are tubes supposed to be turn up so one can get "good" tone?

Thx for help
#3
Quote by guitarcrazy1991
No tube amps are bad at low volume. They just sound better cranked is all...


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#5
To tell you the truth, I've never heard of a tube amp sounding "bad" at a low volume. Just like guitarcrazy1991 just said, they sound better cranked, because that's just how tubes function. A tube amp will always sound better than SS no matter what volume it's at.
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#6
Quote by Horlicks
^ why not a classic 30?


Because i can get both for the same price, GC is clearing them out for $360 or less

Plus 50 have have stand by, presence, FX loop, headroom, etc (i think 30 don't have them, not sure thought XD) ,
Last edited by angeldef at Jan 27, 2008,
#7
Quote by angeldef
Okay, i am considering getting a peavey classic 50 but i heard it get bad tone if you turn it down for home/bedroom practice volume say 1-3 (or 4). Is it really bad? Are tubes supposed to be turn up so one can get "good" tone?

Thx for help
I keep my Classic 50 on or around 4 when playing at home and it sounds fine.
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#8
Quote by angeldef
Because i can get both for the same price, GC is clearing them out for $360 or less

Plus 50 have have stand by, presence, FX loop, headroom, etc (i think 30 don't have them, not sure thought XD) ,


FX loop is on 30, but yeah if you want headroom, I'm guessing it's the 4x10 coz 2x12 doesn't have prescence
#9
the clean channel sounds good at any setting.
The dirty channel at very low volumes, although better than most solidstates (theoretically, the line6 vetta would sound better at low volumes prolly), sounds kinda blah. Not necessarily "bad" but just blah. Once you start turning up the amp to loud practice volumes, then it starts getting nice.
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#10
Quote by Horlicks
FX loop is on 30, but yeah if you want headroom, I'm guessing it's the 4x10 coz 2x12 doesn't have prescence
The C50 2x12 has both an effects loop and presence knob.
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#11
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the clean channel sounds good at any setting.
The dirty channel at very low volumes, although better than most solidstates (theoretically, the line6 vetta would sound better at low volumes prolly), sounds kinda blah. Not necessarily "bad" but just blah. Once you start turning up the amp to loud practice volumes, then it starts getting nice.


So i guess i will just use the clean channel and buy a good OD or buy a GT-8 which i can get under $300, and if i am lucky for $200 (used or maybe new ).
#12
Quote by Bpags868
A tube amp will always sound better than SS no matter what volume it's at.


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#14
I also have a Classic 50 2x12 and use it indoors.

Like the others said the clean channel is pretty good at practice volumes, I usually have it around 3.

The lead/drive channel is usable but at low volumes it's nothing too special so a good overdrive isn't a bad idea.
It's been a great amp so far and the only downside is not being able to get decent overdrive at lower volumes. However a pedal should take care of that well enough, if you usually play clean though it shouldn't be a problem.
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#17
Yes! Good idea.
I should also add that it takes pedals very well.
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