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.

iamqman 06/02/2011

Peavey Classic 50/212 (Discontinued) : iamqman's user review

« Not too bad for the price »
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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.