#1
Hey, my cheapo epiphone starter amp broke down and i was looking at the peavey classic 30. I know 30 watts is very loud, and my friend and I are forming a band, so i need it plus the cleans on it are amazing, with very nice overdrive. My friend says with a a good overdrive it can get you some good metal tones.


But the question is it worth it to buy a microcube right now? No one on craigslist is selling the classic 30 right now and i been looking on craigslist for a month already. Also, the classic 30 doesn't have a reasonable practice volume at night time, right?

Thanks.
#2
What exactly are you wanting to play? Metal?

I'd suggest something like the Valveking over that if you want cleans but a better metal tone. The C30 can be pushed into a metal sound, but it's not voiced as modern as the VK is so it sounds a bit off.
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#3
yeah, metal.

But the distortion on the VK sounds really bad to me. But i would play stuff like gilbert, dream theater, satch, iron maiden. around that type.
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yeah, metal.

But the distortion on the VK sounds really bad to me. But i would play stuff like gilbert, dream theater, satch, iron maiden. around that type.

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Is it a good idea to buy a microcube now?

I would wait until you can afford something you want. Also how long did you spend with the VK? Once EQ'd properly you can get pretty good sounds out of it.
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#7
i spend about 30 to 45 minutes on it.

the distorted sound sounded really thin, but the clean sound was okay.

what are some recommendations then?

im playing a in a band soon. So i want a combo. that way i dont have to lug aorund the head and cab. i play stuff like paul gilbert, satriani, dream theater and i need good crunch for dream theater and metallica. i also need decent cleans. it doesnt have to be the best cleans in the world, but useable. very useable.
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i spend about 30 to 45 minutes on it.

the distorted sound sounded really thin, but the clean sound was okay.

what are some recommendations then?

im playing a in a band soon. So i want a combo. that way i dont have to lug aorund the head and cab. i play stuff like paul gilbert, satriani, dream theater and i need good crunch for dream theater and metallica. i also need decent cleans. it doesnt have to be the best cleans in the world, but useable. very useable.

How much do you have to spend?
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#9
400, maybe 450. but no where over 400 is preferred. Also iron maiden tones.
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yeah, metal.

But the distortion on the VK sounds really bad to me. But i would play stuff like gilbert, dream theater, satch, iron maiden. around that type.

Well Satch isn't metal (sorry had to say it) but i think a Classic 30 with an OD and maybe an EQ pedal could work. (definately work for Satch at least and I expect the rest would follow suit)
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#11
If you can find a Randall RG50TC used, that'd probably be ideal. Will have all the gain you need and has a nice clean channel.
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#13
You're really not going to find much in that price range. The Classic 30 is probably the best you could get used but its not really a metal amp and you don't like the VK. The Windsor studio has some bugs and it probably wouldn't really suit that tone anyway. If you could go up to like a $600 budget that would open up A LOT of opportunities. You could look around for a used Carvin combo. I'll get back to you if I can think of anything else.
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I've played the Classic 50, my bassist has one. It had a great classic rock tone, but the gain is not nearly enough for metal. In desperation I even turned up both the pre-gain and post-gain to 12 (max), and it still wasn't very much. Maybe an overdrive would help it along.
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#16
^ ****ing amazing but its still not really a metal tone...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYElbej-5Jc but yeah I actually plan on buying an OCD and a classic 30. I'm sure it could get a lot heavier if the amp was actually overdriven in the first place. Also Humbuckers should thicken up that tone.
Heres a Classic 30 w/ a Metal Muff... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmBxSvSBQug not exactly the greatest quality but personally I like my distortion coming from my amp not from a pedal.
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