Peavey Classic 30 [1993-2004]
Peavey Classic 30 [1993-2004]

Classic 30 [1993-2004], Tube Combo Guitar Amp from Peavey in the Classic series.

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Average Score:4.4( 4.4/5 based on 72 reviews )
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iamqman's review"It's ok.. not for me"

Peavey Classic 30 [1993-2004]
This is a 30 watt two channel amp that is geared towards the old school rock and country tones. This is generally a clean amp with a mild overdrive for channel one. For channel two you get a little bit more gain on tap but the voicing has is limited to the sweat classic rock tones. Not really a high gain amp even though it does have some good distortion on channel two. This is going to be an amp that you couple with pedals and effects to compliment your playing style.

Peavey Classic 30/112 Combo Amp Features:

* 30 watts (rms) into 16 or 8 ohms
* Four EL84s and three 12AX7s
* 12 inch Blue Marvel® speaker
* 2-channel preamp
* Pre- and post-gain controls on lead channel
* Normal volume control on clean channel
* 3-band passive EQ (bass, middle, treble)
* Boost switch
* Reverb level control
* Effects loop
* Footswitch selectable channel switching and reverb
* External speaker capability
* Chrome-plated chassis
* Classic tweed covering


Type Tube
Number of Channels 2
Power 30W
Speakers 1 x 12" Blue Marvel
No Effects
Reverb Yes
EQ Bass, Middle, Treble
No Amp Modeling
Number of Models 0
Number of Tubes 7
Preamp Tubes 3 x 12AX7
Power Tubes 4 x EL84
Inputs 1 x Instrument
No Outputs
Footswitch I/O Yes
Effects Loop Yes


The tone from this amp is not really my cup of tea. The is geared toward the classic rock player who needs a good Fender tweed style amp, but wants more versatility. The amp is versatile for that kid of player. Having the boost switch is stretching in terms of classic Fender style EQing. Also having another channel is going to be a bit much for some old guys who this amp is marketed towards. However, if you need that versatility and the price is an issue then this would be a good amp.

The clean tone is a pretty decent clean tone. You can crank the volume up more and it will get a mild overdrive tone. When you engage channel two there you will get some good distortion much like a tubescreamer would get in front of an already overdriven Fender classic amp.


For me this isn't my favorite amp from Peavey, but it is a decent amp. At new these amps come in at around $650. Not a bad price for two channel tweed deluxe style amplifier. You will get a very usable clean tone and a solid distortion tone fit for classic rock, country, and pop music.

I would recommend this amp to anyone who needs a good two channel tweed amp and doesn't want to spend too much to get it. This is a good amp that will give you solid creamy rich classic rock tones all day long.

Simpson211's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Mixed"

Peavey Classic 30 [1993-2004]
Tube amp, 30Watts, deuxc amplification and two EL84 in AU7 in preamp. Two channels, one clean and one overdrive beautiful, I will detail below, standard amp settings (severe acute medium)


Easy to use, as the manual I have ever had. We get great sounds easily typed Clean Blues, hot desire, however, no distortion, just one overdrive (although there are two channels anyway). So for the Blues and Blues Rock, but to play the Rock, it must attach a pedal / preamp to find a disto.

The big catch: he has too much potato. But then too much to play quietly at home (and still I live in a house in the country, but for my family too). So to be reserved for rehearsals and small concerts, not to play poorly. No headphone jack, no jack directly on the front cover, is a good old SM 57 ...


It is not appropriate as it is for playing Rock, Blues limited to (but good at it) or Blues Rock because of the absence of effective saturation. I wanted to associate it with my Pod XT Live pedal, and I never managed to find the sounds congigurés the headphone for added grain of lamps: even if the tube amp is a very suitable candidate for such of use (the coloring of the sound is not Extremely strong), I was for myself too destabilized.


I've had about 3 years. The clean sound is really amazing, however, he did not agree as stated above. Before him I had never plugged my Pod XT live in the PA, but I have previously played on Duoverb Line 6, Line 6 Flextone III, although at the time I did not use the amp simulator pedal of this trademark. I do not have a choice would do to this amp, especially since it can not be used at home because of its potato too much.

hiwattdoctor's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Peavey Classic 30 [1993-2004]
Tube amp 30 watt rms
No reverb is not a lamp (yes, c is not a twin reverb)


Good clear sound, but its lead just sucks (California rock genre), reverb a bit metallic,
careful power supply transformer of very fragile because of the non-adjustable biasing of plant and blocked a little too hot (change the bias resistor of 33 kilo for 47 kilo)


Good amp for playing blues rock, not terrible original hp d (a change to a vintage 30 celestion alnico gold or better, a celestion) useful changes: mounting a master volume (the channel can cruncher clean)


Amp versatile robust enough (note the early models made in United States works better than the last series, they recognize the facade was sewn on the last)
to add a big sound like a marshall 4x12 HIWATT greeback or the ca pushes a lot!