Peavey Delta Blues 115
Peavey Delta Blues 115

Tube Combo Guitar Amp of the Classic series

User Reviews: 4.919

All user reviews for the Peavey Delta Blues 115

Average Score: 4.9 ( 4.9/5 based on 19 reviews )
  17 reviews 89 %
  2 reviews 11 %
Target: Beginners Value For Money: Excellent
MGR/KS 01/18/2010

MGR/KS's review "Peavey Delta Blues 1x15"

5
The Delta Blues 115, tweed cover: For the last 10 I've used it for EVERYTHING. Gigs, recording, just playing around, rock, jazz, blues, it's dang near perfect. The guitars I use primarily are an Epiphone Sheridan and Peavey Wolfgang.

The guy at my local music store in MN (I think his name was Pat) suggested it to me. I played it, loved it and bought it for somewhere in the neighborhood of $400. Since then it's gone with me all across the country, south to Missouri and up and down both coasts, I now play it in a rock band in Philly.

Great tone. This seems to be what everyone says, but really that's it's greatest asset. Huge lows, pure highs, and the mid don't get muddy. The clean channel sounds great all the way through, and it has great gain in channel two. Tremolo and reverb both sound good, and if you need to give it more for some reason, it sounds great with a pedal in front. Oh yeah, and the dials don't go to 11, they go to 12!

My only issues are 1) it doesn't come with a footswitch, but almost no amps do, and that's a cheap purchase, and 2) the tubes are kind of fragile, though with all the traveling it's done I've only had to replace tubes a couple times, and you can by a tube guard.

Like a rock. My buddy was helping load me into a gig and dropped it 5 feet out of his van. I wouldn't recommend this as part of it's usual maintenance, but it suffered only a couple scratches to the tweed, and played as good as new that night.

Buy it, use it, love it. It'll be with you forever.

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MGR/Chaz 02/02/2005

MGR/Chaz's review "Peavey Delta Blues"

5
I found this little guy at a local pawnshop and knew it was for me. I only paid $350, which isn't a bad price considering it is all tube. Plus, I needed a new amp and I had never owned anything but Marshall.

I love the clean channel. It is so pure but with the slight hint of dirt. Lots of headroom, this is so different than my Marshall. I couldn't get a clean sound out of that thing. Tubes make all the difference.

I play a semi hollow body guitar, which really sounds great out of this amp. The amp has some real depth in its low end.


Basically the reverb is not the type I like. I think that it comes with a spring reverb and not a hall, so you get this bouncy sound instead of a long-drawn-out reverb.

The tremolo is not the best sounding one but it is not the worst either.

The dirty channel is a little muddy. So, I don't use the overdrive. Instead, I use a tube screamer, which sounds great on the clean channel.


This amp seems to be well put together. My only complaint construction wise; is the lack of a tube guard. Other than that it seems to be solid.

I thought about buying a fender and other amps but for the $$ this is the best choice. You can't beat it. Hands down this is a bargain amp no matter what you think. The sound is amazing and with the right overdrive pedal you can have some killer tone.

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MGR/Jason Hazelton 10/06/2004

MGR/Jason Hazelton's review "Peavey Delta Blues 1x15"

5
I got this little piece of heaven from a local music store in Sumter S.C. I gotta a hell of a deal too! I only paid 350 bucks, and the thing was brand new. I just had a tiny tear in the tweed. Big fu*king deal right? The reason I bought this amp was simply the SOUND!!!!!!!! There is only one word to describe it HEAVEN!

One 15" speaker, makes for deep bottom end, but not too bassy. It has Reverb, and Tremolo with speed and depth setting. No stand-by switch, but that isn't really needed on lower wattage amps.
I have owned marshall 50 watts, and this little 30w blows them out of the water with tone, volume and clarity. The clean channel is crisp and clear, like glass. The overdrive channel is real bluesy and also great for southern and classic rock. Three 12AX7's in the pre-amp, and four EL-84's in the power section. I hear people all the time say that solid state amps are just as good as tube amps, and that there is no difference in the tone or sound. Well, i've played all types of solid states, and the first three tube amps I ever played, hooked me! I don't give a shit what people say, MY EARS TELL ME THAT TUBES ARE BETTER!! And this little tube amp can be had for a reasonable price. I think it normally runs about 400 to 450, however if you shop around, you can find it cheaper. I can't describe in words the beautiful sound of this amp.
It also has PLENTY of head room. More then enough for even medium sized gigs. Besides, most of the time; me anyway, your amp will have a mic on it.


It has a solid state effects loop and rectifier, but even that's not a big deal. It is still all tube unless you use the tremolo and reverb.
The one I have didn't come with a tube guard, but that's only 20 bucks on ebay.

SOLID AS A ROCK!!! PERIOD. Nothing else to say.

The bottom line is this. THIS AMP IS SERIOUSLY UNDER PRICED! I used to be a Marshall fan, but every Marshall I ever owned just gave me mechanical and electrical problems. I AM NOW A DIE HARD PEAVEY FAN!!! Thank you Mr. Peavey. Keep em' commin'! I plan to buy the classic 50 next.

This is a great product. Even if you play heavy metal, just throw a pedal in front of it and there you go! I definately reccomend this amp!!!

GREAT PRODUCT PEAVEY!

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MGR/Anonymous 07/31/2001

MGR/Anonymous's review "Peavey Delta Blues"

5
I did not get one of these only because I did not have the money at the time. I heard the Peavy Delta Blues with a 15 inch speaker played A/B next to the Peavy 30 and 50's with 10's and 12's.

I liked the sound, price, and great value.
This amp was richer and more robust in sound compared to these other amps. It made the Peavy's with 12's sound weak. This is a good all round blues, jazz, country amp. It had a special made Peavy Sheffield 15 inch speaker with reverb. It also had a gain control and smooth well sounding breakup or beautiful clean's depending on how you set the controls. I really loved the Tweed look on it also. I do beleave it came in black. If one really looks around it can be purchased for $350 which is a fabulous price for the sound you get. I also is a full tube amp.I purchased a fender stereo chorus that was a good price for a used amp. While I love the chorus sound I miss the deep, vibrant tones of the Peavy Delta Blues.


I purchased a fender stereo chorus that was a good price for a used amp. While I love the chorus sound I miss the deep, vibrant tones of the Peavy Delta Blues. If there is anything I don't like about it is that being a tube amp you have to let it warm up and take more precautions than with a Solid State like I own. And the fact I do not own one. I now have to get some better speakers to even get close to the sound of this little amp.

Construction appeared very good. The sound was awsome. It is rich, vibrant, very clean or smooth breakup depending on the settings. i.e. gain control.
Reverb is good.

I would fully recommend this amp for anyone playing jazz, blues, or country. It is small enough to carry and a good value at $350 ( you will have to search around) I found one at this price at a nice little music shop in Weatherford Texas just west of Ft. Worth. I am in no way affiliated with Peavy or this music shop.This is a very honest objective opinion.
Gary

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renmad007 10/06/2014

renmad007's review (This content has been automatically translated from English) " beautiful clean sound and very good reverb"

5
Tube amp
Two channels
- Clean beautiful one of best ever
- Very good for crunch well slobbering blues
- I also bought the foot control two handy buttons.
- For connecting pedals, I tested it's better on the send and return that live on the clean

-more a boost I do not use too much at home that is too much when I push ...
- Spring Reverb excellent, really very good with a very effective setting
- A tremolo that can be improved. I think I'll have it changed because it cuts too early in the wave and the sound seems too jerky instead of waving. Anyway I must certainly be too purist it goes very well in most cases.
- 30 watts home is a 2 and a half or three then I module with the guitar and when I exploded I go to 4 on very rare occasions.

Very accurate and very easy -Settings

UTILIZATION

Yes the config is very simple, I get the desired result in the second
No need to graft it to power reduction that is perfectly manageable and especially in my room.
I think it just a standby because I intend to add a little slap if I played long missing.

SOUNDS

-there suits all my styles, blues, funk, reggae, jazz, a little hard and variety.
- A little flat on the tremolo.
- Excellent and really very very good with my standard telecaster and great for solos Gilmour, perfect on gibson. Well as on my Duesenberg and my guitars gibson style humbucker. A little bit off with my american vintage strat (but good come from this little texas special pickups mine because oddly it sounds better with my little Hotrails Squier that I modified a little on the handle).

OVERALL OPINION

I've had a year and a half
Yes I have tried many models before buying the classic 30 I liked the idea but the bass and format of it appealed to me more and I wanted a tremolo.
The only thing missing in my opinion only two small things:
A standby and better control of the wave tremolo, but I intend to do to change it correct the little things, because everything else is excellent.Je account keep it long.
docfanton 10/12/2013

docfanton's review (This content has been automatically translated from English) " An excellent value for money!"

5
Everything has been said.
30 watt lamps, two switchable channels + 1 tremolo, good reverb and effects loop.

UTILIZATION

We quickly found a good sound in a blues record blues / rock, rockabilly / surf. For jazz, look for a bit but you get there and a pretty nice result. For large metal could use some work, it's not made for that.
The bowl 15 'severe sends and not worry about out of the mix with this amp.

SOUNDS

It is quite suitable to my style of music. After trying Fender (junior blues, hot rod, twin ...) Vox (AC15) and Marshall (JCM900), I find that this combo Peavey has nothing to envy to the most prestigious and most fashionable styles.

I play blues / rock volume knob and the amp responds very well with a variety of shades and simply enjoyable grain!
The Clean channel and not the fender type, it has a real personality and cash well my gain pedals (OD and fuzz).
The Crunch channel is not a monster but with the gain knob gain between 6 and 7 there is something to have fun with a strat!
The tremolo is "vintage" and makes fun of surf music, for example, as well as the reverb is excellent, if you do not push too much.

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for 2 years without any particular concern. I still have not changed the lights and my faith it sounds!

The +

sound very hot vintage
sound due to the presence hp 15 '
Crunch channel much better than the Fender
the effects loop
weight (23kg, not very heavy in this range amp)
The superclass tweed

The -

no standby


I, I keep it and I do it again this choice without hesitation
ericv 04/03/2013

ericv's review (This content has been automatically translated from English) "It sends ... and this is not for beginners"

5
30 w, all lamp hp output, loop, footswitch, reverb, boost and tremolo.

UTILIZATION

very simple, no manual, you branches, you're hot, you play, you turn the knobs, you press on the buttons to see the boost and distortion and it left my kiki, I never mounted volume has more than 4 on the light without boost (no more than 2 with boost), and c is super strong (stronger that a 100w lamp 2x12 V30 has 5, I think we do not believe me but yet the 15 inch moves such a volume of air), I think I became more muffled since I got it.

SOUNDS

As its name indicates dedicated to blues rock ... but I think that it is very much the case for jazz as with ca roundness and depth.
Clear sound to fall, crystalline desire, very close to the twin with more roundness and without aggression.
On strat on sy believes Lp not tested, but with a double aria cs350 old is more round and warm with the strat. The crunch is hardly clear before a very high volume as well say that apart en scene is complicated open play this volume. Appearing a hot rod that you push the volume that is not really ca , we have very clear very clean even at very high volume.
The crunch channel is happiness c, c 'own net to see even too much for my level of playing and knob c is the foot, it'll clear the wish or a crisp 15 sends a depth that I did never felt the boost gain and sending ca demenage we happen to do with the metal (albeit with a ca pedal should do but this is not its primary purpose), but it will greatly exceed the Acdc distortion types.

OVERALL OPINION

It was a moment that I wanted one, I found seven months of use due to a 2:30 per week, mine has a std added by lamp in EHX preamp, Sovtek power, the footswitch to switch light to crunch / saturated and put the tremolo.
I also have a tiny terror but I also recommend mono channel c is boring for the register reggae rock funk, I tested the hot rod that I find too loud, and the draft that we shoot (no real Clearly a high volume), I tested the twin that I find too loud and too powerful as super annoying to be settled, inoperable small room, I have a modified vk100 (lamp and ehx hp V30) which is not bad once modified amp less messy and less garish than the hot rod in her clear distortion but not crunchy at all, it is not blues.
The delta I liked two different equalisations clear / distortion, good in reality I have an old rack effect that I must reconfigure every time I change my amp and it starts to exhaust me especially the switch begins to give up the ghost.
Default is 22kg heavy, quality's hot clear clean and tidy, very clean and tidy default when the fingers cling ca means (especially clear, I realize that the higher the product range, plus c ' is a characteristic of good stuff, really ca retransmits the game and I do not play enough for the level of the amp). The tremolo that I do not use, as I would have liked a knob presence, a control of the reverb footswitch, reverb of aillor very honorable. Hindsight it is too clean for me, I'm thinking back on a 15w lugging a less boring and less clean, but that would be a pretty clear to me better forgive my imperfections (a rope frieze as badly pinched crossed, finger ripe riding on a hoop, in short the boring stuff that can go in distortion but really do pity her clear, yeah if I could buy fingers would what I want), and at the same time I love it when even good with his big sound, slamming 15 hp it is another thing that a 12 when even the jeans will tremble at every shot mediator, but good 4 amps, 2x112, 1x115 and 1X212, the sound with hp 3way and a big bass amp besides six guitars at home it starts to do, as my wife says, "must choose shit, therefore sell in your mess! there is more room to, you start to make me chi .. with your music!" And it was not so wrong as this, but women do not understand a passion, and then I would really like a Gibson Prs and also good'll have to decide on what I loose because:
1 it costs money even to one Prs occas
2 there is actually more space
3 c is true that I never play the 6 guitars both
4 or the 4 amps (I had one before and was ca)
5 I think I'll make a psychotherapy and keep only the deltablues.
6 In any case 90% of listeners do not realize addicts.
Conclusion if I sell it (because I put in announcement, and I even make a date for the test), and although I redeem one sooner or later.


Rocknweb 08/11/2012

Rocknweb's review (This content has been automatically translated from English) " A nice amp"

5
For me it does not lack much in fact, a stand-by, a knob input level in the effects loop (for attention with new effects pedals here sending severe in the power stage and you have to lower the signal too inevitably lose the momentum) and the footswitch which is not provided.

UTILIZATION

Regarding the footswitch Peavey FS 2 common to several amps of the brand, two buttons control channel change and the outbreak of the vibrato. (On C30 it enables / disables the reverb). So not control reverb and nothing either about the boost switch?? I read that some do not use it, in fact, on the clean channel ok this is not essential, however you should try with a Les Paul in the drive channel you tell me the news ...
In terms of réclammations I would have appreciated the same in head / cabinet on the one hand knowing that the amp is abused in a combo that can generate unwanted noise or frequencies and secondo to find the cabinet expansion in 15 "of walou this side the Peavey does not make much effort to supply ...

SOUNDS

a magical amp for clean sounds, it literally sublime the Strat, Tele and Gresch as a bassman that I find it is closest in spirit.
The vibrato is perhaps not at a Vibrolux but can stand comparison with a twin. The drive channel goes crucnch in overdrive, with a LP / SG gives the overdrive typical of the '70s.

OVERALL OPINION

A grain fantastic, his HP15 ", his vibrato, reverb and its good performance of its drive channel make it an excellent challenger to the market leaders combos Twin, Bassman, AC30, it is cheaper and can be more authentic than all these reissues . There is typed but less than the C30 and C50 slightly more compressed in their depiction and lighter than the C50, a pretty nice amp ...
diabolomanus 05/01/2012

diabolomanus's review (This content has been automatically translated from English) " Marvel at this price!"

5
Tube amp, declination of 30 Classic, plus a tremolo effect built and used by a speaker 15 inches. 1 input, 1 output hp, a footswitch connection (optional)

UTILIZATION

Extremely simple to use, instructions and opinions on improving the sound (changing lamps ...) are available on the internet it is very intuitive.

SOUNDS

When an amplifier is called "Delta Blues" is not made to play classical!
The clean sound is very nice, it may be attached to the tremolo effect, which is very correct for the effect transistor. The overdrive channel shares the equalizer with his clear, several presets are available in the leaflet, from blues to metal to rock. This board has really disto nia! The two sounds, bright and saturated, may be bathed in reverb.

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for about 2 years, it sticks well to his research and I was very complete (clear sound, distos, reverb, tremolo ...). I keep it!
yangounet 04/14/2011

yangounet's review (This content has been automatically translated from English) " Excellent vintage sound"

5
Ht speaker 30w lamps 1 15 '2 channels (bright / drive), reverb and tremolo effects input 1 output

UTILIZATION

yes no need for manual Good sound is no problem there, as well as clean saturated.

SOUNDS

Yes. I play blues, rock, reggae, and that is happiness. With telecaster with upgraded pickups (Lollar, TVjones) is really excellent. Nothing from the best brands. amp is a character, both at the sound of the look, which differs from conventional crack, vox, marshall. I do not use too thick mode, (n contrast to that of my vox night train which is very useful to clean).

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for 3 months, repeat. He has a remarkable presence with 30w, and I'm sure I heard, even with large batteries. At home, the perfect night train ext. This amp is so misunderstood rather rare to find in time, but it is its 500 or 550 € with no problem. I do not intend to part with it, and it is a perfect choice for me.
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