Price paid: $ 99.99
Purchased from: Guitar Center
Sound — 10
My 1989 Fender Stage 185 died out on me today, so I had to replace it and at 99 bucks, this was a great deal. I couldn't find any issues with it when I tested it out at GC, so it did pass my sound and durabilty test. Then again, Peaveys are built like tanks anyway. The clean on this, is about as close to a Fender as you'll get while the Gain does take some tinkering to get your sound IMO. I am using a DigiTech RP-70 with this and it does seem to take processors really well. All in all, not bad considering what I paid for it.
Overall Impression — 9
For 99 bucks, I think I got a pretty damm good deal. This is little bit heavy at around 50 lbs or so, but at my age (53) I could use the exercise anyway. If you happen to come across one of these for a low price, pick it up. Beats the hell out of using a damm Crate, that's for sure.
Reliability & Durability — 10
I just got it today, but it does seem to be solidly built and could probably take one hell of a beating. Mine looks like it's in Near Mint condition and sounds like it as well. I think this will last a long time. I baby all of my gear anyway, so I know it's not going to break down on me.
Features — 8
I'm pretty sure that this is a late 90's, early 2000's model. It is American made, which I do enjoy. It is a 2 channel 80 watt powerhouse with a 12" 100 watt Sheffield speaker and comes with a 2 button stock Peavey Footswitch. It does have a effects loop and a input in the back for a extension speaker as well. You can get 2 types of gain on this, classic and full blown Metal. The clean on this does have a bright which is a sort of boost I guess.