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Guitar Power Amplifier from Peavey belonging to the Classic series.

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  • JeraldJerald

    Great Poweramp !!

    Peavey Classic 50/50Published on 04/18/17 at 20:33
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    I have been using a nice Digitech G300 poweramp for 20yrs. I used the power stage of a B52 AT100 for a bit and realized the great tone of tubes at low volume too. Been changing my rig and wanted the tube dynamics back at practice levels although the Digitech G300 is great loud. I seen one of these 50/50's at a store and went back the next day w/ my preamps to try it out and was blown away at the straight forward tone and brute power! It has been around for 24yrs so I had to get 4 EL 84's (of 8) and a new fan but it's fully restored. Front panel Pres/Resonance are great! I play Metal and classical w/ Distortion and going for an ENGL tone. This has been great for that b/c you can customize it…
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    I have been using a nice Digitech G300 poweramp for 20yrs. I used the power stage of a B52 AT100 for a bit and realized the great tone of tubes at low volume too. Been changing my rig and wanted the tube dynamics back at practice levels although the Digitech G300 is great loud. I seen one of these 50/50's at a store and went back the next day w/ my preamps to try it out and was blown away at the straight forward tone and brute power! It has been around for 24yrs so I had to get 4 EL 84's (of 8) and a new fan but it's fully restored. Front panel Pres/Resonance are great! I play Metal and classical w/ Distortion and going for an ENGL tone. This has been great for that b/c you can customize it somewhat with the (soft to hard) rating of EL 84 tubes. The B52's 6l6's were too glassy and the sound got lost but the EL 84's (GT's rated at 7) are perfect for what I need. Preserves the tone of preamps very well too! People cut down EL 84's for Metal but the two amps I have had w/ these were very heavy! A/B'ed it w/ some high end amps in the store and it held it's own= (Diamond @ $1700 -EVH III 50w). Pricy to retube though! If in need don't hesitate to grab one of these.
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  • jmabatejmabate

    Peavey Classic 50/50Published on 12/04/04 at 16:28
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    Amp lamps!

    USE

    On / off

    SONORITS

    Hot, hot!

    NOTICE GLOBAL

    Plug & play!
  • fotfot

    Peavey Classic 50/50Published on 04/28/06 at 07:54
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    ...dropoff Window

    USE

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    SONORITS

    I use it with a personal Digitech RP-7 in Pramp to make Mtal no style, and occasionally rock. Before buying it, I played three months with the RP-7 branch on a fender, I must say that my sound has changed DRAMATICALLY. This amp is really excellent, both in terms of the power it is capable of dlivrer (never played in del 4/10, even in concert without being resumed, and yet I have a drummer knocking; o)) than the efficiency of rglages of subtle presence and resonance.

    NOTICE GLOBAL

    Trsrgulire use for 2 years and a half, no worries it.
    The diffrentes possiblits switch to mono / st, of Impedance, output etc .. and connectors a…
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    ...dropoff Window

    USE

    ...dropoff Window

    SONORITS

    I use it with a personal Digitech RP-7 in Pramp to make Mtal no style, and occasionally rock. Before buying it, I played three months with the RP-7 branch on a fender, I must say that my sound has changed DRAMATICALLY. This amp is really excellent, both in terms of the power it is capable of dlivrer (never played in del 4/10, even in concert without being resumed, and yet I have a drummer knocking; o)) than the efficiency of rglages of subtle presence and resonance.

    NOTICE GLOBAL

    Trsrgulire use for 2 years and a half, no worries it.
    The diffrentes possiblits switch to mono / st, of Impedance, output etc .. and connectors are really very compltes.

    On mine, the fan made a little noise, it's true, but you soon forget ds when you start playing (unless playing 0.5 / 10, p ...).

    Pay 5000FF there are more than 2 years: report qualitprix: UNBEATABLE.

    / *** Edit *** /
    I played a long time stro and qq months (p ten) in mono, with big problems to happen. The guy VHM in whom I harbor seemed to say c'tait not the first time he saw a return 50/50 used in bridge, a cause of problems on the high voltage. Apparently the mono mode, it's not the config Idale for the viability of the amp. I test it tonight (in stro until the end of time; o)), and I will post in the coming weeks if it turns out that it continues to blow and that has nothing to do with mono.
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  • dj mabouldj maboul

    I adore

    Peavey Classic 50/50Published on 06/06/13 at 06:40
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    any lamp with lamps Electroharmonix it is very clear I think, especially in 16 ohm ..... really too powerful because it can connect 4 4 * 12 cab and it's really crazy ....... I have it ....... relamper brand in JJ for power and sovteck more 12AX7 and 12AT7 and the sound is no longer the same between his big muscles and greasy metal with many meduim ...... . the top for me

    UTILIZATION

    the configue n is not simple force of a meter crankset or preamp worthy, I have the is no manual occasion, I put 6 months to find my sound aprse but this time it is a pleasure

    SOUNDS

    I play rock metal trash see any style, and I have tjrs find a way to create a crystal clear or bold because…
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    any lamp with lamps Electroharmonix it is very clear I think, especially in 16 ohm ..... really too powerful because it can connect 4 4 * 12 cab and it's really crazy ....... I have it ....... relamper brand in JJ for power and sovteck more 12AX7 and 12AT7 and the sound is no longer the same between his big muscles and greasy metal with many meduim ...... . the top for me

    UTILIZATION

    the configue n is not simple force of a meter crankset or preamp worthy, I have the is no manual occasion, I put 6 months to find my sound aprse but this time it is a pleasure

    SOUNDS

    I play rock metal trash see any style, and I have tjrs find a way to create a crystal clear or bold because this amp is resortir the character of the guitar used, for my part I play gibson sg special equip DiMarzio and ga rich equip DiMarzio, yes I know these mics on a t stranding me jtrouve deemed not short with a boss gt6 ca ca hard and also the fineness

    OVERALL OPINION

    I have used the six years I was the accheter of a secondhand relamper I made a good deal a300euros head with such power, ps esiter not to use that one channel is also stereo as lol, with time I do it again the same choice but to leave it in a room where dry because I think the fragile beast and she does not like the transportation with time
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  • MGR/Gregg OrangeMGR/Gregg Orange

    Peavey Classic 50

    Peavey Classic 50/50Published on 12/03/07 at 15:00
    Basic rock and roll, 70's stuff, old school punk, some blues. As long as it has a good rhythmic backbone. I have several guitars, amps, been playing for about 25 years, guitar and bass. Run a sideline guitar repair business out of my shop at home. Have owned and tinkered with a multitude of different amps, guitars, basses, etc. I look at Musician's Friend catalogues as if they were Guitar Porno magazines! Haw, haw! No, seriously I am 45 years old and it's a big part of my life.

    I bought it off Ebay for around 400 smackeroonies!

    I have owned a lot of Peavey stuff over the years and I have been most impressed with their PA gear, I always thought that it was a good bang for the buck. Unfor…
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    Basic rock and roll, 70's stuff, old school punk, some blues. As long as it has a good rhythmic backbone. I have several guitars, amps, been playing for about 25 years, guitar and bass. Run a sideline guitar repair business out of my shop at home. Have owned and tinkered with a multitude of different amps, guitars, basses, etc. I look at Musician's Friend catalogues as if they were Guitar Porno magazines! Haw, haw! No, seriously I am 45 years old and it's a big part of my life.

    I bought it off Ebay for around 400 smackeroonies!

    I have owned a lot of Peavey stuff over the years and I have been most impressed with their PA gear, I always thought that it was a good bang for the buck. Unfortunately, I have had some bad experiences with their guitar amps and most of the ones I have heard and owned just didn't really seem to measure up soundwise or qualitywise. I always went back to Marshall, Hiwatt, Orange, Mesa, etc. I bought this one with the attitude that I would give them another chance because the class A design, smalltop-retro-tweed-quasi- mini-Marshall type head cabinet design looked promising, especially with the chickenhead knobs. I remember when I first pulled it out of the shipping box and set it on top of a 4x12 cabinet and plugged my Les Paul into it. After allowing it to warm up a couple of minutes and started fooling with it I just fell in love with the thing. Very versatile amp with not only great clean tones but also a great hard rock sounding growl to it as well. Has clean and lead inputs with a toggle switch to choose between the two. The 4-EL84 3- 12AX7 class A design sounds like no other Peavey guitar amp I have ever heard, it is really warm and natural sounding. This is like a boutique amplifier for a fraction of the price. Absolutely the best bargain on a used amp I have ever made. Most of the Peavey amps I have played thru in the past always seemed to have a really artificial, raspy and buzzy sounding distortion, not this one. In my opinion it is/was the best guitar amp that Peavey has ever made, and that includes the 5150, the Ultra Plus, the Windsor, etc. I recently was told that they have discontinues making just the head and now this amp is available in only combo form. Pity. I would buy two more at that price right now if I could find them.

    The cooling fan is a little loud but, I will put up with it for the benefit of keeping the unit cooled down and operationally sound for that many more years. I honestly can't really say anything else negative about it. Peavey kept it simple and got it right this time!

    Looks good to me, I have of course seen amps that are built like tanks by comparison but, I don't think I would have a problem taking it to gigs or out on the road at all. I'd probably put it in a roadcase to to be on the safe side.

    Best bang for the buck of ANY tube guitar head I have ever purchased and that's no lie. You could easily spend 4 or 5 times what I gave for this head and not have an amp that sounds near this good. Trust me!

    This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
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  • MGR/AnonymousMGR/Anonymous

    Peavey Classic 50

    Peavey Classic 50/50Published on 06/25/01 at 15:00
    Jay's Music Augusta, Georgia $500


    I now have 2 Peavey Classic 50s, the head and the 212
    combo. I have compared this amp to many others and it is simply better! You
    can't beat it for the money. The controls are very straight forward. Dialing
    in a desired tone only takes seconds.


    There's very little I don't like. I wish it had a
    seperate EQ for both channels. That would give more flexability.


    All tube 3-12AX7 4-EL84, spring reverb,
    two channels, one EQ, master volume,
    presence, series effects loop, 3/4" cabinet
    very sturday


    I bought the head later and a 5150 4x12 cabinet to go
    with it! Enough said.
    Best amp out there for the money.



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    Jay's Music Augusta, Georgia $500


    I now have 2 Peavey Classic 50s, the head and the 212
    combo. I have compared this amp to many others and it is simply better! You
    can't beat it for the money. The controls are very straight forward. Dialing
    in a desired tone only takes seconds.


    There's very little I don't like. I wish it had a
    seperate EQ for both channels. That would give more flexability.


    All tube 3-12AX7 4-EL84, spring reverb,
    two channels, one EQ, master volume,
    presence, series effects loop, 3/4" cabinet
    very sturday


    I bought the head later and a 5150 4x12 cabinet to go
    with it! Enough said.
    Best amp out there for the money.



    This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
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  • MGR/AnonymousMGR/Anonymous

    Peavey Classic 50

    Peavey Classic 50/50Published on 06/25/01 at 15:00
    I got this amp about 10 years ago in Saskatoon Saskatchewan Canada for $1200 Canadian.


    This amp has tremendous flexibility. It can do honking and wailing rock and roll with the best of them, and it has the headroom and power to blast out clean country licks into a large room. The footswitch selectable channel control gives instant control over drive and clarity.

    As with any all tube circuit, the player can modulate the sensitivity of the overdrive with touch control or with the guitar volume. This adds to the control of the overdrive.

    Tone controls are useable and simple with a realistic and wide range of sounds available. The unit even looks cool. By removing the "Peavey" logo (2 …
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    I got this amp about 10 years ago in Saskatoon Saskatchewan Canada for $1200 Canadian.


    This amp has tremendous flexibility. It can do honking and wailing rock and roll with the best of them, and it has the headroom and power to blast out clean country licks into a large room. The footswitch selectable channel control gives instant control over drive and clarity.

    As with any all tube circuit, the player can modulate the sensitivity of the overdrive with touch control or with the guitar volume. This adds to the control of the overdrive.

    Tone controls are useable and simple with a realistic and wide range of sounds available. The unit even looks cool. By removing the "Peavey" logo (2 screws) it cannot be distinguished from a vintage tweed twin reverb from 10 feet.

    On top of all this, the long spring reverb tank is wonderful and not "springy" like the
    shorter spring units usually found on smaller amps.


    The 75 pound weight make it a chore to lug about I recommend adding swivel casters if you are going to be using it on the road. The Ernie Ball units fit well.


    Solid and trouble free. I have yet to have a single problem in 10 years of use.


    An excellent value. The price has since come down on these, and there is an effects loop built in. I would buy another in a heartbeat if mine ever was stolen.

    An excellent all round "do everything" amp. It has all the power I need and the flexibility I could not do without. I plan eventually to get a smaller version of the same series (25 watts or so) for when I don't want to haul the big box, but still need good sound.


    This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
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  • CrusherCrusher

    Peavey Classic 50/50Published on 01/06/03 at 14:58
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    Stereo amplifier rack lighting, ventilbr /> 50 Watts RMS per channel into 4, 8 or 16 Ohms
    100 Watts RMS mono into 2, 4, or 8 Ohms
    two 12AX7 and two 12AT7 Preamp and eight EL84 power tubes
    Stereo / mono switch
    Each channel: level, presence and resonance controls
    ventilbr /> direct output on XLR and jack 6.35 (with SETTING THE level)
    2 inputs on XLR or jack 6.35
    2 speaker outputs on jack impedance of 6.35 with slcteur

    UTILIZATION

    The use is very simple, one branch is lit and board
    amp super versatile and easy to carry (I had a head before, ben thank you back)

    SOUNDS

    This is an amp that sounds great with super bright treble, good bass and big presence cont…
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    Stereo amplifier rack lighting, ventilbr /> 50 Watts RMS per channel into 4, 8 or 16 Ohms
    100 Watts RMS mono into 2, 4, or 8 Ohms
    two 12AX7 and two 12AT7 Preamp and eight EL84 power tubes
    Stereo / mono switch
    Each channel: level, presence and resonance controls
    ventilbr /> direct output on XLR and jack 6.35 (with SETTING THE level)
    2 inputs on XLR or jack 6.35
    2 speaker outputs on jack impedance of 6.35 with slcteur

    UTILIZATION

    The use is very simple, one branch is lit and board
    amp super versatile and easy to carry (I had a head before, ben thank you back)

    SOUNDS

    This is an amp that sounds great with super bright treble, good bass and big presence control and resonance to a proper dig or not the sound and bring out the treble or bass.

    Used and mono (100w) or Stereo (2 * 50W), this amp has a standard potato both reiterated that there is ample live and it is deaf before sending it thoroughly.
    no noise from electrical noise heard in the speakers, not even the noise of the fan.

    OVERALL OPINION

    Bought a year ago to replace my head Laney gh50l I found too versatile and too heavy to carry, I do not regret my purchase and the only thing I would change is to find a mesa-boogie Dual Rectifier at the same price (not tomorrow the day before).
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  • LonewolfLonewolf

    Peavey Classic 50/50Published on 03/09/04 at 00:55
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    Stereo amp lamps
    50 Watts RMS per channel into 4, 8 or 16 Ohms
    100 Watts RMS mono into 2, 4, or 8 Ohms
    two 12AX7 and two 12AT7 Preamp and eight EL84 power tubes (Sovtek all in)
    level, presence and resonance for each channel
    Possibility to plug in speakers deus / / on each channel

    UTILIZATION

    Plug and play, it's simple

    SOUNDS

    I balance a ENGL 530 in, and I do rgule with almost no regulation of Prsences and rsonnance.
    I use it to make the metal, slow (type Paradise Lost), no complaints.

    Its main strength is that it is neutral enough to meet all pramps.

    OVERALL OPINION

    Trs good for its price, he knows everything.
    The only pb is the fan noise a …
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    Stereo amp lamps
    50 Watts RMS per channel into 4, 8 or 16 Ohms
    100 Watts RMS mono into 2, 4, or 8 Ohms
    two 12AX7 and two 12AT7 Preamp and eight EL84 power tubes (Sovtek all in)
    level, presence and resonance for each channel
    Possibility to plug in speakers deus / / on each channel

    UTILIZATION

    Plug and play, it's simple

    SOUNDS

    I balance a ENGL 530 in, and I do rgule with almost no regulation of Prsences and rsonnance.
    I use it to make the metal, slow (type Paradise Lost), no complaints.

    Its main strength is that it is neutral enough to meet all pramps.

    OVERALL OPINION

    Trs good for its price, he knows everything.
    The only pb is the fan noise a chouilla.

    If you need a power amp, cheap, and respecting the grain of your pramp, and this by adding dynamics and heat lamps, zieuter here
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  • lagrellelagrelle

    Peavey Classic 50/50Published on 04/23/04 at 12:59
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    Stereo power amplifier 2x50 W all lamps (2x12AX7 + + 2x12AT7 8xEL84). SETTING THE channel volume, bass and prsence, 2 inputs, 2 outputs with a choice of mono or Stereo impdences, line out with level and rglage xlr
    In short connections complte trs.

    UTILIZATION

    The use is very simple, it was just a SETTING THE supplmentaire low compared to the majority of amps epuissance.
    take care, take care of the equipment as it possde even when 12 lamps.

    SOUNDS

    The sound is soft and adds roundness distortion. This is less than slamming the EL34 but aa more texture and body, I prfre. The prsence (screaming after 8) and rsonance act effectively on the sound reproduction. But be car…
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    Stereo power amplifier 2x50 W all lamps (2x12AX7 + + 2x12AT7 8xEL84). SETTING THE channel volume, bass and prsence, 2 inputs, 2 outputs with a choice of mono or Stereo impdences, line out with level and rglage xlr
    In short connections complte trs.

    UTILIZATION

    The use is very simple, it was just a SETTING THE supplmentaire low compared to the majority of amps epuissance.
    take care, take care of the equipment as it possde even when 12 lamps.

    SOUNDS

    The sound is soft and adds roundness distortion. This is less than slamming the EL34 but aa more texture and body, I prfre. The prsence (screaming after 8) and rsonance act effectively on the sound reproduction. But be careful, low quickly become invasive over 5. Its clear sound is also good with the right amount of roundness.
    Power as it is to go, it's enjoyable.

    OVERALL OPINION

    Bought a year ago, I prfre Boogie 50/50 for the most versatile even if the Boogie better suited my style metal. From a price of around 400-450 OCCAZ a TRS is a good investment.
    One minor complaint, however: the ct of the frail 12-prsence lights and noisy fan that sucks a lot of dusts in the device. Bte is reasonable if not ct weight and maintenance, the EL84 is rvlant cheaper than the EL34 in a drying lamp.
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