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Francis Viviers
post Jul 30 2007, 08:52 AM
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Hi

Okay so im not finding a buyer for my peavey classic 30. What you guys think of it. Maby i should just keep it and get decent effects for it. I have a tonebone hot brittish ( Does not sound nice through the amp ), TS-808 and a line6 echo moddler.

What do you guys think of the rocktron rampage distortion instead of the tonebone ?
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post Jul 30 2007, 09:09 AM
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I have one too and it's simply great for blues and jazz tones, even some rock but if you want to use it for hard rock or metal you really should look for another amp.


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post Jul 31 2007, 08:09 AM
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QUOTE (MickeM @ Jul 30 2007, 10:09 AM) *
I have one too and it's simply great for blues and jazz tones, even some rock but if you want to use it for hard rock or metal you really should look for another amp.


You wouldn't recommend just putting a nice distortion infront ?
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post Jul 31 2007, 09:51 AM
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QUOTE (Francis Viviers @ Jul 31 2007, 09:09 AM) *
You wouldn't recommend just putting a nice distortion infront ?

Still the Classic 30 is set up for blues/jazz with speaker and tubes. But sure, you'd be able to come far with a good distortion pedal.


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post Aug 1 2007, 08:21 AM
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QUOTE (MickeM @ Jul 31 2007, 10:51 AM) *
Still the Classic 30 is set up for blues/jazz with speaker and tubes. But sure, you'd be able to come far with a good distortion pedal.


Sigh i will just go to this other music shop, see if they will give me a good trade in for the classic 30 and the roland cube. Then i can get a decent amp biggrin.gif
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post Aug 1 2007, 04:39 PM
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QUOTE (Francis Viviers @ Aug 1 2007, 09:21 AM) *
Sigh i will just go to this other music shop, see if they will give me a good trade in for the classic 30 and the roland cube. Then i can get a decent amp biggrin.gif

Hey, the Peavey Classic 30 is more than decent, it's a TERIFFIC amp biggrin.gif

You will probably realize that in a few years, after selling it rolleyes.gif

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post Aug 2 2007, 09:16 AM
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QUOTE (MickeM @ Aug 1 2007, 05:39 PM) *
Hey, the Peavey Classic 30 is more than decent, it's a TERIFFIC amp biggrin.gif

You will probably realize that in a few years, after selling it rolleyes.gif


Haha seems like my finances are buggered, i cant buy a new amp. Ill just get a nice distortion to put in front in the meanwhile. Even tho the tonebone hot british sounds horrible through it in my opinion. Maby just a rocktron rampage or something. Ill just keep it cos i cant get enough to make the sale worth my while. biggrin.gif
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post Aug 7 2007, 07:59 AM
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QUOTE (MickeM @ Aug 1 2007, 05:39 PM) *
Hey, the Peavey Classic 30 is more than decent, it's a TERIFFIC amp biggrin.gif

You will probably realize that in a few years, after selling it rolleyes.gif


Okay so it seems that the classic 30 does not even take a rocktron rampage distortion. I must just get another amp for heavier sounds sad.gif
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post Aug 7 2007, 08:10 AM
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Im not familier with the peavey clasic amp.I do know that the man that started peavey originally never wanted to make guitars and just wanted to stick to amps.I have seen some really sorry peavey gear before along with great gear.If this amp is a higher priced one im sure it's great because when they want to make a good product they acomplish it.I will tell you the peavey raptor amp and blazer (small low priced amps) sound very terrible,almost the junkiest thing i ever heard. smile.gif

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post Aug 7 2007, 09:36 AM
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QUOTE (Francis Viviers @ Aug 7 2007, 08:59 AM) *
Okay so it seems that the classic 30 does not even take a rocktron rampage distortion. I must just get another amp for heavier sounds sad.gif

What do you mean "it doesn't take"? The classic 30 has a great clean channel so it should fine. Did you put it infront of the amp like guitar->dist->amp or put it in the loop? I'd keep it infront of the amp.

I'm using a distotion pedal in front of it and it sounds teriffic, I have a Gollmer Fat Dist which works very well. But i've also tried a Digitech Grunge pedal, sure it sounds good as long as I'm playing but it's crazy when I don't touch the strings it makes everything scream.
Is that what happens for you too?

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Im not familier with the peavey clasic amp.I do know that the man that started peavey originally never wanted to make guitars and just wanted to stick to amps.I have seen some really sorry peavey gear before along with great gear.If this amp is a higher priced one im sure it's great because when they want to make a good product they acomplish it.I will tell you the peavey raptor amp and blazer (small low priced amps) sound very terrible,almost the junkiest thing i ever heard. smile.gif

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Yeah I've heart that too, about bad soldering etc in Peavey amps but I never had any problems with my classic 30. But I also have a "backstage" solid state amp which I wouldn't even waste a single match to set it on fire on, it's not that it doesn't work cos it does, it just sound bad.


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post Aug 10 2007, 05:14 AM
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A Peavey Classic 30 is an EXCELLENT foundation to build almost any sound off of. I'd recommend getting a good Overdrive pedal to put in front of it. Make sure you lay off the preamp gain, and just crank the hell outta the Master Volume. With a good pedal like a TS808 or similar and the volume cranked you should get some SWEET Powertube saturation.

If your looking for cold metal sounds be sure to ride the Gain on the pedal a little more and cut your mid's out of the amp EQ.

Trust me, if you can't get a sound you like out of a Classic 30 then your settings are whacked or the tubes need replaced. Cheers!


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post Aug 10 2007, 08:34 AM
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QUOTE (MickeM @ Aug 7 2007, 10:36 AM) *
What do you mean "it doesn't take"? The classic 30 has a great clean channel so it should fine. Did you put it infront of the amp like guitar->dist->amp or put it in the loop? I'd keep it infront of the amp.

I'm using a distotion pedal in front of it and it sounds teriffic, I have a Gollmer Fat Dist which works very well. But i've also tried a Digitech Grunge pedal, sure it sounds good as long as I'm playing but it's crazy when I don't touch the strings it makes everything scream.
Is that what happens for you too?
Yeah I've heart that too, about bad soldering etc in Peavey amps but I never had any problems with my classic 30. But I also have a "backstage" solid state amp which I wouldn't even waste a single match to set it on fire on, it's not that it doesn't work cos it does, it just sound bad.


Its just, when i use distortion i like a more smooth non crunchy distortion. But it tends to become crunchy with some distortion pedals.

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A Peavey Classic 30 is an EXCELLENT foundation to build almost any sound off of. I'd recommend getting a good Overdrive pedal to put in front of it. Make sure you lay off the preamp gain, and just crank the hell outta the Master Volume. With a good pedal like a TS808 or similar and the volume cranked you should get some SWEET Powertube saturation.

If your looking for cold metal sounds be sure to ride the Gain on the pedal a little more and cut your mid's out of the amp EQ.

Trust me, if you can't get a sound you like out of a Classic 30 then your settings are whacked or the tubes need replaced. Cheers!
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Stratman, you say i must rather use the overdrive channel and just drop the gain to get a clean sound out of it ? And then push some pedals through it ?
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post Aug 10 2007, 08:46 AM
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Classic 30 is an excellent amp, with a tonebone pedal you should be in heaven!

However the tonebone brittish (wish is an absolutely fantastic pedal) isn't as metal as the other tonebone pedal, which is based on "american metal sounds" (I think it's called "classic" or similar).

So get yourself any metal pedal and you have one of the best practice amps available! biggrin.gif


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post Aug 10 2007, 09:07 AM
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QUOTE (Kristofer Dahl @ Aug 10 2007, 09:46 AM) *
Classic 30 is an excellent amp, with a tonebone pedal you should be in heaven!

However the tonebone brittish (wish is an absolutely fantastic pedal) isn't as metal as the other tonebone pedal, which is based on "american metal sounds" (I think it's called "classic" or similar).

So get yourself any metal pedal and you have one of the best practice amps available! biggrin.gif


I know its a great amp. Its got one of the best clean sounds i have ever heard. Just struggling to get the sound i want. Maby i should check the valve in the tonebone wink.gif
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post Aug 10 2007, 10:39 AM
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QUOTE (Francis Viviers @ Aug 10 2007, 10:07 AM) *
I know its a great amp. Its got one of the best clean sounds i have ever heard. Just struggling to get the sound i want. Maby i should check the valve in the tonebone wink.gif


Yes expirement in every way you can - that usually does the trick with any piece of equipment!


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post Aug 10 2007, 01:54 PM
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QUOTE (Kristofer Dahl @ Aug 10 2007, 11:39 AM) *
Yes expirement in every way you can - that usually does the trick with any piece of equipment!


Yeah i think the accoustics in my room are a bit weird. Makes things sound bad even tho it is not. Ill go play around at my friends recording studio and see what happens.
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