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Discussion in 'Other Amps' started by ampeq, Aug 13, 2019.
I Love my Peavey Classic 100..
And I loved my Peavey Butcher but I sold it.
I knew a guy about 15 years ago that used Butchers. Sounded good!
I've had a Classic 50, and 30 that worked well for me.
Peavey has churned out a LOT of gear over the decades, much of it average but sometimes they have a gem, guess that's like most manufacturers. As a kid I had a "Reknown" 2x12 and thought it sounded great at that time, nice tones, loud as hell and reliable. I also used a Peavey Rockmaster in the studio several times, an amazing, underrated (and little known) preamp.
I've seen pics of Greg Howe tracking certain things with a Classic 50 head in the studio so they must be pretty damn nice amps too.
That thing is a beast! I know the Mace is larger than the Deuce and I know the Deuce is skull crushing loud. I bet you could over power a plexi with that bad boy.
I've been watching out for a Butcher or Mace to pop up, they seem rare around here.
I have a Peavey JSX that I think sounds great. It is the first tube amp I purchased.
It's been the reason for lost jobs and low quality for many years. I have worked at several huge USA corporations and they soon were empty buildings, all the work and equipment shipped to third world countries. Johnson and Johnson for one. They were killing the profit margin but moved it all overseas to stop the taxes, unions, and increase the profit margins even more. My American made PRS is the best playing guitar I have.
This is hurting almost every industry. I work in the IT industry and I see them outsource jobs to India all the time. The quality of the work is not there and it is massive security risk. I remember one time we had two indian guys on our team and suddenly one day they replaced them with two other guys but pretended they were the same two guys.
A friend has a 6534 which is the 6505 w/EL34 tubes instead of the standard 6L6s. As close to a Marshall as you'll get w/a Peavey.
In the 70's I had a new Duece combo as a youth, Then i traded it for a 400 series with a tall cabinet ...big
cabinet , i was driving then and got a job. Nobody played over me ..LOL. I was 18 when I finally got the Marshall I long desired ....an't changed brands since ...no need to.
Nice bro. I have heard these things sound killer. Always wanted to try one.
Hell ya I love my old Made in the US Peaveys
vtms and country club 50s and 120
My 120 CC Has 12inch tall huge Trannys and more Gain than my JCM800
Wonder if they are cascading all 6 pre amp tubes
Sounds like it
Nice, my first tube amp was a JSX as well. Long story but was going to get a DSL, but then the guy showed me the JSX and I was blown away by the difference...of course, I was new to tube amps so it's not like rhe Marshall was bad. Anyways, found a mint one used and that was that for many years. I eventually got a pair of matching JSX cabs, slant and straight. Still got em, no need to sell them so why bother. I don't play it nearly as much as my HJS but it's a killer machine.
I love that Classic 100, I’ll bet it sounds great.
Had a Peavey XR800 that I bought new in 1984. Big old stereo powered board. It has huge. Put out a whopping 80 watts per side. I loved that thing and it took some very serious abuse. Used it with some Kustom “Voice Of The Theater” style 15/horn cabs. Back then nobody used stands. These things were way to heavy for that. Had to use saw horses or stack them on bass cabs.
That board had a beer dumped right into its cooling vents at a show. Was dropped from pretty high up out of the back of a truck. Couldn’t kill it. After Armageddon the only thing left will be the cockroaches and Peavey XR boards.
I have the modern variant 8 channel Peavey powered board. Used it at a party just tonight. Yeah it’s made offshore, but I believe it’s got good genes
I mentioned in another thread recently... When I saw Randy Roads with Quiet Riot in 79 (twice), he was using a big ol Peavey, looked like a bass amp with the tall cabinet. I think he jumpered the channels and had that thing super cranked. Even back then, when Peavey’s were pretty common, it was sort of odd, especially the jumper thing. Really it was the only time I ever saw a Peavey used like that. It was loud and super distorted. On the other side of the stage Rudy Sarzo had a wall (maybe 3?) Acoustic Amps stacks. It was a rock’n
It’s 160 watts of pure volume for sure