Classic Chorus 130 review by Peavey

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  • Sound: 8
  • Overall Impression: 8
  • Reliability & Durability: 8
  • Features: 6
  • Reviewer's score: 7.5 Good
  • Users' score: 8.4 (8 votes)
Peavey: Classic Chorus 130
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Price paid: $ 292.8

Purchased from: Used

Sound — 8
I use my Ibanez, usually the bridge HB, and it suits my rock and metal playing well, as i really only use the clean channel. The garage we play in is a little bit to small, so feedback is always a problem with an amp with this much power, but thats not the amps fault. I like mine to have a thick bassy sound to it as i play moslty rythm, but the lead player had a go n messed the EQ up, and now im pissed off! lol. Has 2 input sockets, high gain and low gain, The high gain seems to distort the signal with heavy drive, so i use the low gain socket.

Overall Impression — 8
Nice amp, good clean sound, good sound spread, and the chorus is gorgeous, almost as good as the boss chorus pedals. Well made from the looks of it, and I don't plan on getting a new one any time soon, so must be a good thing as im a compulsive spur of the moment buyer!

Reliability & Durability — 8
Cant really comment, my second amp, my forst big amp, my first Peavey. Hard to say, but it always works well for me, and hasnt messed up yet.

Features — 6
Not sure how old it is, but its in pretty good nick. I play rock and metal, so the overdrive isn't really my cup of tea, but my pedals see to that. The chorus is sweet, and the reverb is pretty cool although i havent really found much use for it yet. 2 channels, effects loop, wish it had a footswitch, might well have, but i didnt get one with it.

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    Kestral
    My friend has one of these, it sounds pretty decent and he doesnt use any pedals or effects. he has probably tinkered with it knowing him for a greater rocky metally sound he gets out of it