#1
When it comes down to quality and tone, would a Peavey classic 30 or a Traynor custom valve 40WR be a better choice? I play rock, not metal, just crunchy rock and blues, so I don't need a metal type distortion amp. I have heard great things about both of these and am at a loss. I know the most popular response will probably be, try them out, and I have to drive over an hour one way to try a Traynor, and then another hour the other way to try the Peavey, so....just from everyones experience, which one would be a better choice?
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#2
im in the exact same situation as you but im leaning towards the classic 30 cause in my opinion it has a crunchier and warmer sound for rock
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#3
Traynor YCV 50 Blue

Not a choice? The Peavey's probably better voiced for your needs, but I think the Traynor's the higher quality amp. Tough call.
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#4
Depends on whether you're after a more American or more British voiced amp, i suppose.
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Is there a huge difference between an American and British voiced amps? I didn't really know there was such things.

The YCV50 jus looks like the custom 40 in blue and 50 watts. I can't find a price for it either so I don't know about it. The 40 would be plenty anyways
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^They aren't quite the same, and there is a difference. The 40 is more comparable to a Fender in tone (or American voiced), and the 50 is probably more comparable to a Marshall (or British voiced).
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Is there a huge difference between an American and British voiced amps? I didn't really know there was such things.

The YCV50 jus looks like the custom 40 in blue and 50 watts. I can't find a price for it either so I don't know about it. The 40 would be plenty anyways


It's listed at like 650, but you could probably get it for less.
#9
The YCV 40 runs on 6L6 tubes and has brighter, Fender-like, "American" cleans, and a tighter, more modern overdrive. Like a lower octane Mesa, perhaps.

The YCV 50 runs on EL34's, and has perfectly decent cleans, but has an OD channel that channels the Marshall sound better than any Marshall even close to it's price range.

It's really not about the wattage difference with these two amps (it's negligible), it's all about the sound character.

The Peavey's a solid all-arounder with a British flavor that comes from it's EL84 power section.
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#10
So, as of now, i've got like 2 votes for Traynor and 1 for Peavey is that right? I still really don't know, so let's continue this. When you say the Traynor is more versatile, what exactly does that mean?

Ok, I just saw the traynor explanation, so the custom 40 is going to be more like a fender and the traynor will have a better OD channel? Correct?
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So, as of now, i've got like 2 votes for Traynor and 1 for Peavey is that right? I still really don't know, so let's continue this. When you say the Traynor is more versatile, what exactly does that mean?



IMO, you could get a wider variety of sounds from the Traynor.
#12
Alright so the Traynor looks to be the better choice....without playing either of them....is the peavey a good amp? Nobody has really said much about it or is it not worth it?
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#13
^They are really good value, used, IMO.
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#14
+1 on your Traynor choices.

I preferred the Blue to the Peavey Classic the last time I went amp shopping.
#15
So out of the Traynor, the red and the blue, i'm hearing that the blue would be better suited for my style theoretically. I'll still play all of them if I can, but from without playing, the Traynor blue is the winner I think.
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