#1
I just picked up a peavey classic 20 and have heard that a speaker swap is a must. I am looking for opinions from those that have one of which type of speaker works best in this little beast. I was thinking an alnico blue 10 but will the magnet be too close to the tubes? And speaking of tubes... what ones work best in this amp? I have a nos mullard 12y7 in my valve jr. and love that but what do you all use?
#2
Sweet. Those Classic 20's are kind of hard to come by.
An alnico blue would be excellent for the amp, but don't you need something higher wattage handling?
Maybe get a celestion gold (essentially a celestion blue with a higher wattage rating).
For tubes... maybe JJ's in the power section and tungsol in the preamp?
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#3
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#4
Thanks so much for the advise. I have seen Webber Alnico Blue dogs that handle 30 watts and thought that it might be ok for this amp. I was also looking at a alnico tone tubby 10". I will check out the celestion gold and see if they are in my price range.

question about the tubes.... If I switch them out with the same type (12AX&, EL84) but different brand will I need to have the amp rebiased?
#5
^Oh. Yeah, just make sure your wattage rating of the speaker is above 20 watts.
If you can afford a celestion blue, you can afford a gold.
You shouldn't have to rebias, the classic series is fixed bias.
Not sure if the 20 is or not
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#6
I'd go for a Weber Blue Dog before I bought the Celestion. It's pretty much a clone of the alnico blue but for a better price, and you can get it in any wattage handling you need. Ted Weber is a speaker genius, the guy really creates some quality stuff. I had one for a while, and it was very nice.
#7
Quote by jammin
I'd go for a Weber Blue Dog before I bought the Celestion. It's pretty much a clone of the alnico blue but for a better price, and you can get it in any wattage handling you need. Ted Weber is a speaker genius, the guy really creates some quality stuff. I had one for a while, and it was very nice.

+1. The Blue and Gold are a bit overpriced.

Try a 5751 in the preamp, or just a smoother 12AX7. Play around with it. I use my VJ to test different types and brands of preamp tubes, myself.
#8
Well, yeah some alnico speaker along those lines will work.
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#9
i know you heard that a speaker change is a must. but you own it, do you find it lacking?
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#10
Quote by darkarbiter7
^Oh. Yeah, just make sure your wattage rating of the speaker is above 20 watts.
If you can afford a celestion blue, you can afford a gold.
You shouldn't have to rebias, the classic series is fixed bias.
Not sure if the 20 is or not



fixed bias means that you have you rebias.

Cathode bias is when you don't have to rebias it, right?
#11
Correct.
He shouldn't have to rebias.
I meant Cathode biased, sorry.
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#12
I put an eminence 10 in and that sounds great. Really clean speaker tho.
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#13
^Yeah, Eminence speakers are good too.
But, if you have the budget, go for a Weber or something.
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#14
I love this forum! Great advice I really appreciate it. I do not think the speaker is horrible but it can always sound better you know? I ahve heard so much about alnico speakers and figured it can always improve the tone to a degree.
#15
Quote by buzzzxx
I have seen Webber Alnico Blue dogs that handle 30 watts and thought that it might be ok for this amp. I was also looking at a alnico tone tubby 10". I will check out the celestion gold and see if they are in my price range.


Are you looking to spend more on the speaker than you spent on the amp? Stick with the Weber, or maybe go with a Celestion Greenback. If you're hung up on an alnico, maybe check out an Eminence Red Fang 10.

Quote by buzzzxx
question about the tubes.... If I switch them out with the same type (12AX&, EL84) but different brand will I need to have the amp rebiased?


You might want to take it to a tech first time out, swap the tubes, and have him give it a full look over. Once he biases it (if he even has to), it shouldn't need it again.
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#16
how does the 20 sound compared to the 30?
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