Peavey Classic 50/212 (Discontinued)
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Peavey Classic 50/212 (Discontinued)

Classic 50/212 (Discontinued), Tube Combo Guitar Amp from Peavey in the Classic (Discontinued) series.

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Average Score:4.4( 4.4/5 based on 17 reviews )
 8 reviews47 %
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 2 reviews12 %
Value For Money : Correct
iamqman06/29/2011

iamqman's review

Peavey Classic 50/212 (Discontinued)
These amps are a step i n the wrong direction for Peavey. To me what they do quite well are there uber high gain metal amps that have huge amps of gain, distortion, and tone. These amps have failed on me and have no real soul in the tone if that makes sense. I just don't feel compelling to play when playing this amp. There really isn't a solid tone that makes me feel the connection I want to have with the amp.

These amps are fairly cheap and that is a good thing. Peavey seems to keep their prices very affordable for most of the guitarist out there. I commend them for doing that with most or all of their products across the board.

UTILIZATION

Details
Type Tube
Number of Channels 2
Power 50W
Speakers 2 x 12" Blue Marvel
No Effects
Reverb
EQ Bass, Middle, Treble
No Amp Modeling
Preamp Tubes 3 x 12AX7
Power Tubes 4 x EL84
Inputs 1 x Instrument
No Outputs
Footswitch I/O
Effects Loop
Height 21.5"
Width 27.62"
Depth 12.62"
Weight 59.6 lbs.

SOUNDS

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.

OVERALL OPINION

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. For me this isn't my favorite amp from Peavey, but it is a decent amp. This is a good amp that will give you solid creamy rich classic rock tones all day long. At new these amps come in at around $880. 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 suggest playing this amp before buying since this is a bit of a different feel and tone to most of Peavey products. If you are used to Fender amps then you will be in good company with this amp.
iamqman06/02/2011

iamqman's review"Not too bad for the price"

Peavey Classic 50/212 (Discontinued)
This is basically the same amp as the 30 watt version only in a higher wattage which is 50 watts and an extra 12 inch speaker. All the same features and tone are there. However, you will get a slightly different change in the headroom since there are 20 extra watts and another speaker which will drive more air.


Peavey Classic 50/212 Combo Amp Features:

50 watts (rms) into 16 or 8 ohms
Fan cooled
Four EL84s and three 12AX7s
2-channel preamp
Normal and bright inputs
Pre- and post-gain controls on lead channel
Active presence control
3-band passive EQ (bass, middle, treble)
Master volume control
Standby switch
Reverb level control
Effects loop
External speaker capability
Footswitch selectable channel switching and reverb
Classic tweed covering material
Chrome-plated chassis

UTILIZATION

Details
Type Tube
Number of Channels 2
Power 50W
Speakers 2 x 12" Blue Marvel
No Effects
Reverb
EQ Bass, Middle, Treble
No Amp Modeling
Preamp Tubes 3 x 12AX7
Power Tubes 4 x EL84
Inputs 1 x Instrument
No Outputs
Footswitch I/O
Effects Loop
Height 21.5" (packed)
Width 27.62" (packed)
Depth 12.62" (packed)
Weight 59.6 lbs.

SOUNDS

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.

OVERALL OPINION

For me this isn't my favorite amp from Peavey, but it is a decent amp. At new these amps come in at around $880. 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.
King Loudness04/17/2011

King Loudness's review"Definitely a (Peavey) Classic!"

Peavey Classic 50/212 (Discontinued)
The Peavey Classic 50 is one of the flagship models of Peavey's venerable Classic line of amps. The 50w model is a 2 channel amplifier that is powered by EL84 power tubes. It has two Peavey Blue Marvel speakers as stock and as the name implies, it delivers 50 watts of tube power.

The amp itself has two channels, a clean and a drive channel. The layout is set up like many Peavey amps. The clean channel has a "Normal" volume control, whereas the drive channel has "Pre" (gain) and "Post" (volume) controls. Basically, in simple terms, your clean channel has a volume control, and your drive channel has separate gain and volume controls. There is a single set of bass, middle, treble, and presence controls for your equalization, and to top it off, the amp has a reverb and a master volume to control the overall level being produced by the amp.

The amp also has a decent series effects loop which works well for running delays or other time based effects that may be used. All in all, the features of this amp are fairly typical for an amp such as this, but they just work, simply, and effectively.

UTILIZATION

Because of the fairly simple control layout, I had very little trouble with dialing in a tone that I could use and was happy with (especially compared to my previous amplifier). The amp's nature is supposed to be that of a "workhorse" or "catch all" sort of amp that can play most styles fairly well, and it certainly does live up to the name. The clean channel reacted very well for more country or blues tinged stuff, and it would get a bit of that throaty blues tone when I hit that channel with an overdrive unit. The drive channel reacted much the same way, going from clean to mean with use of the gain and volume controls, as well as the volume and tone controls on my guitar. I had especially good results with my Gibson Les Paul Junior USA straight into the CL-50 for a very straight up, seventies/early eighties hard rock tone that fit my band at the time very well.

The biggest issue I had with the amp was that the tubes were old and it was grimy and dirty, so I partly have to wonder if it could have sounded BETTER, but such is life. I didn't have it long enough to invest in new preamp or power tubes, but as it was it had a great tone, just much quieter than I expected for a 50w amp.



SOUNDS

When I owned/used this amp, my rig was a pair of USA Gibson LPs (Traditional Plus and a Junior), and a USA Peavey Wolfgang archtop. I was using it primarily for rock based stuff at the time, though I did put it through its paces in cleaner settings for jazz, blues and country type things.

The clean channel is a very typical sounding clean to my ears. Fairly bright and responsive to fast passages. It was obviously designed to excel at country (not surprising given Hartley Peavey's musical interests) and it does a bang up job there. Jazzier tones were also easy to get by using the neck pickup on the guitar and rolling the treble back on the amp (or tone on the guitar, whichever works). Also like I stated earlier on in the review, you can get a nice Texas sort of raunch by hitting the front end of the clean channel with a boost (I had great results with a modified BOSS Super Overdrive as well as a BOSS FDR1).

The drive channel is more British voiced than you might expect from a Peavey amp that looks and feels so American. The amp is powered by EL84 power tubes and this channel is where you really start to hear their voice come through. Though the amp doesn't have a whole lot of gain on tap (I found myself maximizing the gain control for the majority of music I'd play), when you turn it up there's a wonderful British raunch. Hitting the front with a boost such as the aforementioned BOSS SD1 kicked it into that snarling tone used by the heavy hitters of the eighties and beyond.

The only caveat I really had with the tones (other than the lack of gain on tap) was the fact that the Blue Marvel speakers sounded fairly closed and one dimensional at lower volumes. I prefer a more open sounding speaker and the Blue Marvels just did not hit the mark for me enough to enjoy the amp fully.

OVERALL OPINION

All in all I think Peavey's got a really underrated gem in their crown with the Classic line. Most people seem to scoff at these as being very basic and simple amps and pass them up. This may be true but in reality, they are easy to dial in, very versatile, and sound great. A killer thing about Peavey as well is their reliability, so you know you'll get a good amp that will last a while when you grab one of these. Mine had lived a hard life before I got it and was a bit rough around the edges, but despite this (and the old, probably stock power tubes) it continued to work and sound great. I'm sure if I had put more $$$ into it to replace the tubes and speaker it would have sounded much better, but as it was I enjoyed it. The main reason I traded it was because I needed something with more gain on tap for the hard rock project I was in at the time, so it and my archtop Wolfgang went in separate trades and I went with the prerequisite "eighties" rig of a pair of older Ibanez 540R and RG550 guitars and a Mesa Boogie rackmount rig.
PurposeToMelody03/21/2011

PurposeToMelody's review

Peavey Classic 50/212 (Discontinued)
Specification Detail
Type Tube
Number of Channels 2
Power 50W
Speakers 2 x 12" Blue Marvel
Effects No Effects
Reverb Yes
EQ Bass, Middle, Treble
Amp Modeling 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
Outputs No Outputs
Footswitch I/O Yes
Effects Loop Yes
Manufacturer Part Number 583170

UTILIZATION

Pretty simple amp, although it does have some cool features, really works like an old vox or marshall still, good and simple, yet enough control to make it versatile.

SOUNDS

I mainly use a les paul and a strat with this.
Clean:

The clean on this amp, is. well, passable. nothing amazing, but you can coax some marshall round clean tones out of it. It also does an okay voxy thing if you tweak it right (treble super high and the mids scooped slightly)

Overdrive: great crunch sounds here, very marshally. tons of clarity in the mids and if you push it hard it has great early AC/DC sounds. it gets pretty heavy (Hair Metal tones) like ratt and Bon jovi. if you want anything super heavy you may want to look elsewhere though, it can do it with a boost, but its not ideal by any means. if you want great crunch and medium high gain though this is hard to beat, it really sounds great and if you change the speaker it gets even better, this thing LOVES greenbacks and V30s and I highly recommend changing the speaker out, it helps with the clarity issues that are there and can really make this amp shine.

OVERALL OPINION

For a smallish gigging amp I highly recommend it, although I think it is a little bit overpriced if you buy it new, I do highly suggest it used and if you have the money a tube and speaker change can really help it out.

overall I say go for it for pretty much any vintage rock tone.
Everlone03/21/2011

Everlone's review"A Classic Versatile Combo"

Peavey Classic 50/212 (Discontinued)
The Peavey Classic 50 2x12 combo is powered by 4 EL-84 power tubes that deliver 50 watts of warm tube tone. The amp has two inputs (Normal and Bright), an effects loop, and an external speaker out. The Classic 50 has two channels, clean and overdrive. The EQ and presence controls are shared for both channels, but each channel has its own level control. This amp has a footswitchable spring reverb with one global level knob.

UTILIZATION

This amp is simple to use and it is easy to get a good tone happening with minimal knob turning. Set the EQ knobs to 12 o’clock and go from there. Like with most other Peavey amplifiers the “pre” knob is pre-amp gain and the “post” knob is the level control. Once these controls are understood, dialing in the amp should be no problem.

SOUNDS

The main guitar I use with this amp is a Gibson Les Paul Custom with a Seymour Duncan JB in the bridge and a ’59 in the neck. I run through a pedal board consisting of a MXR Micro Amp, a Bodenhamer modified Boss SD-1, a Line 6 MM4 and an ISP Decimator noise gate. The overdrive channel on its own sounds full and articulate and has a little more gain than a Marshall JCM800. I either boost this channel with the Micro Amp, the SD-1, or both to achieve more intense levels of gain with outstanding results. With the help of these pedals, the Classic 50 goes from “classic” tones to more modern levels of gain. The shared EQ has not posed a problem in obtaining good clean and overdriven tones. I believe the key to this amp is keeping the master volume set relatively high and controlling each channels volume with their independent controls. This opens the amp up sonically and makes it much more sensitive to playing dynamics. This is a LOUD combo! With the ability to connect an external speaker cab this amp has the potential to knock down walls. The EL-84’s may look small, but they pack a wallop!

OVERALL OPINION

My favorite thing about the Classic 50 is its portability. While it is a heavy 2x12 combo, it’s far easier to grab this than a head and a 2x12 cabinet. The tone and reliability of the amp also outweigh any lighter competitors. For the price the Classic 50 is hard to beat. In my mind this was going to be an inexpensive combo to hold me over until I could afford another head and cab after selling my last rig to cover some personal expenses. That was over 4 years ago. I ended up being VERY content with the amp and it has performed well beyond my expectations. Is it EXACTLY what I want/need? No, but it is an excellent amp for the money and deserves far more recognition than it receives.
Le Taz06/03/2013

Le Taz's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)"Color vintage, modern use."

Peavey Classic 50/212 (Discontinued)
There are a lot of opinions here, and I myself have left about the head version and the Classic 30. I will try to highlight the significant differences between these models, for those who know one or the other (ie by reference) or those who hesitate. But I must say I am very customer of this amplifier range. I said that the models 50/212, whether current or 90s, have changed very little, we really talking about the same amp, and the same sound. My own model of the 90s, with black hp, not the current blue marvel.

50w amp, 4xEL84, two switchable channels, and equa common reverb, presence, a clean volume, volume and channel two gain and master volume. Effects loop, impedance selector (4/8/16). On some amps, one equa per channel is needed, but here we have a true balance between the two channels, and music always clear channel, regardless of the setting. on the other hand, reverb assigned channel would be easier, but we do not blame her own fault that a large amount of two-channel amp.

I found the head heavy enough (even for a head), and the combo is no exception to the rule. The new models, a little narrower, should alleviate some of the 27kg beast. That said, it is a guarantee of stability and lower noise loss for an amp of this category (2x12 and 50w).

The differences with the classic 30 will therefore double hp, master volume, presence and stand-by. Note that the new Classic 30 (2013) now has a stand-by.

For me it is complete. I think the settings they could have been more would be detrimental sound (technically speaking).

UTILIZATION

Amp extremely simple, Plug & Play! The equa affects the sound with musicality, while remaining very intuitive. The amp is fairly medium in its sound, the same sound extreme settings. Equalized at noon, we already have a very nice sound.

The master does his office, even if you can not make the clean channel cruncher. Pushing the clean thoroughly and assaying the master not to be sprayed on the spot, one approaches the density can reach a classic 30 well adjusted, but can also be much more crystalline. The clean channel seems less shimmery C50 (less natural compression?) Than the C30 rounder, medium. But it allows him to be a true platform pedal distortion / overdrive / fuzz, remaining always accurate where the C30 colors too some high volumes.

So I put only 8/10. All this is easy to use, but access to the interface of HP, the footswitch and effects loop, it is anything. No doubt there is a good technical reason for this (I hope), but pluguer, vertically under the chassis of the amp ... It's really painful. You either switch the 27kg combo to identify the send and return, or crouch, see lie! Anyway, soon you'll stick a sticker on each side to indicate which is which plug jack, connecting all groping ... No glop!

SOUNDS

Start with the satellite channel. Typed vintage, it is hot and creamy, rocky as volume controls, presence, and of course, the guitar you use. It is not very versatile, but said in a universe from blues to rock, or even heavy rock (stoner). His most is to bring a different sound this kind of music (other than Fender, Marshall, Vox or Mesa) while placing immediately in "sound cannons." Hot, bold, incisive, it provides for fat riffs and aggressive solos, always with a phenomenal presence in the mix.

Compared to C30, we have a little more drive in the elbow (off boost mode) and master volume helping a medium bump somewhat less pronounced. This is a vintage hair less, but less fuzzy or rough, with more definition, bass. He collects suddenly much better "couillues" guitars mounted double coils. In contrast, the single coils lose very good compression on a C30. It's a bit (all things considered) as a Vox switch to a Fender. Finally this is an exaggerated picture, because it is much more subtle, and based on equivalent volumes of play in pushing the C50 a bit more than it should, we must find these sensations.

Where it hurts, it is clear the "2 in 1". Whatever the setting, whatever the output level of your guitar, the sound is clean, warm and balanced. What type of a good clean blues, see Gilmour solo with a tad of reverb or delay. I plugged in a lot of guitars in it, it still sounds hot, and there is not eaten by the personality of the receiver, as in most Fender. And this quality brings another advantage, much more difficult to get a Vox or Fender: it accepts and glorifies absolutely all distortion pedals and overdrive you submit it, and I tried some ! The drive is "clean", it will drool if you want (not like Fender). So you win the heat of the channel in addition to the color of your purpose, without any significant stress (low imprecise screaming acute or deaf).

So, with the neo-vintage drive channel with the clean channel, and one or more pedals Overd to complete your sound palette, you have a super versatile amp, but with a genuine warmth and a real character . Only the clean channel "flat" a Marshall 6100 or JSX head can do better in this case, but do not sound as good "nature." For me, the ideal clean channel with that of HIWATT, that tickles the ear plug ', but makes it sound any distortion pedal. This is rare!

OVERALL OPINION

I had a lot of amps (Brunetti, The Valve, Rivera, Fender, Marshall, Engl, Peavey, and almost all of this series), my main amp is a Marshall JCM800 2210.

The classic series 50 is in the line of this series, in the same spirit of sound, with the advantage due to some settings (master, presence) and its power to manage even better drive. The classic 50 runs better than the classic 30 bass, offering simply more, including live volume. If you prefer to have only one amp to do everything, even some pedal board drive, remaining "credible" in the universe as picky as blues, for example, this amp is a reference (just see commercial success).

So no, I never fell in love with this series for these amps. The classic series is still back in my legs at one time or another: classic 30 (3 in total!), Delta blues 15 inches, 2 heads classic 50. This series meets the great success thanks to the alliance of the vintage, and the possibility of versatility with a clean channel that does not invade the distortion pedals. Was not the ultimate amp, fighter aircraft at 30,000 euros. But it was a well-made tool, well thought out, which, with two or three pedals in addition, allows the musician to have the versatility without losing credibility.

No, Classic do not dream and have never wanted me. But I always came back to them in a rational manner. I have a classic 30 ultra convenient. I do not like the lead sound, but it poses alone in a mix, without blushing, and obeys the fingers unlike many current machines that sound to you, Blackstar in mind. I chose the combo 50 despite its weight and size, but because it is more versatile than its little brother, 30w, cash and more especially the double-coil, like the Delta Blues elsewhere. I could have a head start, but I play on Cabs in Celestion G12-65, which does not work with everything, and in this case with no model in the series. Having no budget to make me a cab adapted more and finding HP peavey at the time not too bad, even better than some existing dirt (though brand), the combo is imposed by itself.

Conversely, I really disliked the sound a little too flat for Delta Blues 115 (lack of medium compression and dynamic).

The +:
- Sounds good bases plug'n'play
- Good platform for pedals
- The look (tweed Fender) and vintage sounds credible ...
- ... But also suitable for use and a modern game
- Excellent sound distribution
- Quality / price ratio, especially occasion

The -:
- Weight. But you can not have your cake and eat it too, and it is reasonable.
- Location of the rear connector (hp / footswitch / FX loop) really sensitive-c .... on the other hand
- Mirror panel control. It's nice, but not always readable by the position (plus reverse)

In comparison to the Peavey Classic family. It is more versatile than the C30, but loses some of the "nasty" that can be drawn. A bit less vintage, it is more flexible to use distortion, whether the drive channel of the amp or pedals. Like the C30, the C50 has a good dynamic and sacred presence in the mix, but the config '2x12 definitely gives the top in terms of sound diffusion. It will push the C30 to its limits to achieve the same result, and logically, the power section will impact many more drives (amp or pedal) and not necessarily for the better, but to be really 100% vintage.

An amp that will not dream, but a real professional tool, all terrain, reliability and a quality / sounds / awesome price. You do not fall in love, but it will prove a faithful ally.
amangenot12/20/2010

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

Peavey Classic 50/212 (Discontinued)
Enough said.
I simply stated that my copy is pretty old (90s), and has no effects loop and HP are not the Blue Marvel Peavey HP but a priori (unbranded indicated).
Also note: the other guitarist in my band also has a Classic 50, but much later, the sound is noticeably different, more medium, less distortion. Having said this may be due to a change of lamps on mine, I must say he has already lived well.

I particularly like the presence of the Master Volume control, which allows for volume controls With easy, not like on some amp or one sails between 2.5 and 2.8 while going "too quiet" to "too high" . Once I move the volume between 7 and 8, no worries.
One regret: not loupiote on the footswitch, I hate to listen to whether or not I turned the reverb, or start a song with the cool big distortion of the previous track. In other words, each switch on loupiote life easier. I added an LED on the switch the channel, the operation cost about 10 €, a double stomp switch ON-ON + 1 LED found in large surface radius self (yes) and a battery 9V to change every 12 years until you forget to turn it off when you finish.
Other missing: no wheel yet seen his weight would be interesting. Again we can solve this for ten €.
After these many years of use the screen controls have completely disappeared, it is very annoying, we have to be careful, especially if you clean the beast. I had to reproduce all markings (thank you computer) is very tedious.


UTILIZATION

For sound no worries. The gain setting allows light to distos crunch big sound.
No need to touch the EQ, it has the sound!


SOUNDS

I use depending on my mood a Les Paul std, a Start boosted the Texas Special pickups Clapton + (= big potato) or a Telecaster equipped with Van Zandt True Vintage. The amp is equally suited to each of his guitars, with a special mention for the Telecaster. I had a Fender Hot Rod that did not fit very well with the Gibson, or to buy the Peavey, and frankly disappointed.
on the other hand I have almost never used the bright channel, I prefer the duller the normal.

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for 3 years and repeat gigs, never had to worry except for a few inconveniences related to age (see above) and sometimes the need to "reboot" for the volume when I turn ...

This is my 4th amp, the first was a 70's Classic 50 (VT series with tremolo), after 2 Fender Peavey I came home because I wanted to find the sound of this old amp. It is a matter of taste first.
RaphRaymond04/26/2007

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

Peavey Classic 50/212 (Discontinued)
All-tube amplifier 50Watt, 2 channel gain and EQ, but separate volume pool, 2 x guitar, a loop, reverb and 2 bowls.

UTILIZATION

Super simple setup, the sound is very fast there, the EQ is quite effective volume and earnings are leveled. The knobs are very large, the switch too. Is very nice. The use poses no problem really is so simple and basic. A volume / gain for the clean and two separate knob for the drive (named for the pre and post gain for volume). A master section very useful.

SOUNDS

The clean sound is very "light" that is very dynamic and enveloping. It can be slammed as a fender, but it has more heat, the beautiful mid-bass and serious. With sh-4 I had to clean up the volume up to 6 or 7 to begin to saturate and that's pretty neat, it does not saturate immediately.
The sound is typed saturated fat overdrive sounds somewhere to Orange, this one is far from Fender. It's a bit of marshall and more beautiful, cleaner and wider as well, hence my coparaison with Orange. It goes from clean to overdrive very large ideal for all that will be in the English rock or AC / DC, but no more gain level. It is not an overdrive and distortion sounds and then these will need a pedal.
The entrance is relatively bright bizarre dedant my guitar sound was not much clearer, but I lost against a lot of momentum and scale. This is an entry that reminds input "2" fender of some, but not called bright, on the contrary ...

OVERALL OPINION

On the same day and various shops I played it several times and compared to all other lamps (HotRod JCM900 TSL122 AC30 F30) and for me it was the best. I think when I sub I would take it because I really enjoyed playing it and the distortion pedal going very well too. the clean is for me better than the hot rod because it saturates much more slowly than the fender (which saturates the gain to 2) and is a little warm, saturated sound, too, with its much fender more loud and rough that peavey typed English.
pierrot3603/09/2007

pierrot36's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Peavey Classic 50/212 (Discontinued)
Lamps with any 2X50 EMINENCE 2 bowls (but it seems that the new is not the same), it is best for rendering and sound diffusion.
it is a good compromise!
easy as pie for rglages, do not do studies like all current and multi-effects to 3 hours for troubadours with a sound effect used plthores nothing.
sends a sec! and immediately y'as ds picture and not be pushed a lil bit! this is an amp APRS application at all.
I play it with a parker nitefly, a Squier Start through a luxury pod2 live or nothing
it's a good amp! trs versatile light to crunch and hard and heavy, he spent not a loser by far compared orients am saying amps big sound!
I find that the cons by fan is a bit noisy, it seems that it is normal for peavey, otherwise I finally change it!
I play in the apartment above, j'vite to push it often so I do not want a rebellion but an amp that does not want to be pushed! There's a big engine, we feel it right away to the cif or scne, is not
ridicule.JE recommend it if you find one of OCCAZ, there's a deal can be done
A +

UTILIZATION

No need to manual for someone not too silly!

SOUNDS

I play Skynyrd, purple, Popa Chubby, Hendrix, Zeppelin and others it is built for the music lbr /> good versatility
no worries, it will not make you mouth! and asks for more

News of 09/03/06: I just do rviser resoldering prampli card (many welds Scheer) (audiomaintenance in Lyon) and in 4 Retube Sovtek EL 84 + change to a low noise fan aluminum + HT SWITCH change a 12AX7
I was quite expensive but great job! and sound!!
nine is an amp!

OVERALL OPINION

3 years of use never changed still loupiotte (3x12AX7 + 4 EL 84) if I remember, have to say I will run it more often is made to turn it on!
put it in a place ca ar hot, what normal for the lamp otherwise, that means it is dyed! ahhhhhh
I love not in loupiotte amp is like everyone the weight! there is nothing nothing is on, if you want the sound, sustain, have to put on weight and dough, finally y'as not complain, it is not too expensive, we have seen worse and worse ! c'tait so again, I do it again, especially for the versatility, ease of use (must not get out of st cyr) and 2 bowls + Lamps, ca has nothing to do with a small combo a bowl, should be say!
daveman00702/19/2007

daveman007's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Peavey Classic 50/212 (Discontinued)
T say everything on the subject.
I put 8 for qualisation common to the two channels

UTILIZATION

The manual is not complete trs (it's the least we can say) but hey, there's no real need. one connects and rings.
I play a tele highway that I connect with a live or sd-1 or an OD100 and makes trs trs well.
the amp is versatile trs (but not all mtal trs except add a big distortion pedals ...).
What a simple and effective. 9 / 10 because no one is perfect

SOUNDS

This amp should have done my all / my style of music: classic rock through the latest issue: radiohead, divine comedy, sma pumpk. for reggae: trs good too, the sound is clear and allows a refund well as roots or middle position pickup.
Clean channel: the wheel "presence" allows for a sound trs prcis no crunch unless you want of course! Bon is not a fender but it is good qd same trs.
Lead channel (saturated: the distortion is progressive qd it up the sound, a spit! Good is not a big heavy distortion and modern, but a vintage distortion albeit putting the pr 12, began send! Lack of precision a tad my taste. I add an sd-1 and I have the big sound

AFTER SEVERAL MONTHS OF USE
I complte this opinion because I just "swap" my C50 against a small combo mesa (Subway Blues) and I realized the diffrence standard for clean sounds. Those are certainly the peavey enjoyable but sometimes lack precision in lead channel, the distortion is "roots" ok but suddenly really lacks precision in arpge, it is sometimes difficult to distinguish notes cheeks .... and when I compare the mesa (which has no saturated channel to which I add my DS1, there is no picture for a second.
therefore a good versatile amp, but not worthy of note that I almost perfect setting him some time ago;)

OVERALL OPINION

I've had two months and I am satisfied with TRS. 50 W (x2 hp 12 ') are effective and can rev a good spread of sound. Trs power is ample to make scne middle aprsy have a subculture on the sound system ... As the cot be no worries, there is room! consideration: weight: 27 kg! but there is something for nothing.
What I like most: versatility, the precision of rglage his look (tweed finish ... it is superb).
I do it again this choice without hsiter ... next time, I think I indulge in a good AC 30 but it is not in my price range!
I highly recommend this amp is also trs reliable APRS everything I've read on the subject.