Love it. Chose it since I was looking for a tube amp, and this was the best I could find at this price point. Would be VERY upset if this were lost or stolen, and would most certainly purchase again.
Model Year: 2001
Price: $400.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Local Retailer
Classic styled tube amp w/retro style tweed covering. Not sure of the wattage, but loud as hell in my basement.
Play two guitars w/this amp. A Dearmond/Guild Sarfire special semi-hollow body and a 1978 Ibanez ST-55 Solid body. Play mostly blues rock/dead type music, and it works very well for that.
Overall, sounds great. Can offer up great, rich mellow sounds and tremelo as well as great crunched up distortion on overdrive and with the help of an effects pedal.
For effects, I use a cheap effects processor...and for the most part it works well with this amp.
Not an amp/electronics effort..but seems pretty straight forward to get a good sound. Not programmable. Just your basic knob stuff.
Just sits on the floor in my basement - but seems durable to me. Heavy as hell. Tubes are somewhat exposed in back. You need to be careful not to snag a cord on them, or you'll rip them out. Would imagine this could be a liability if you were hauling this around to gigs.
I have been looking at tube amps for almost a year. Carvin, Fender, Marshall, Vox, and the like. I went with this because it gave me as much as the Carvin and more than the Fender for less money. If this amp were stolen, I would probably replace it with the same model. It is 30 loud watts. I haven't gigged with it yet but I imaging it will work for small to midsized venues without any trouble.
Model Year: 2002
Price: $450.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Musicians Discount Miami, FL
Straight forward dial up controls. It does have the built in tremolo which allows you to control the rate and amount of trem. It is very simple to operate but at the same time you can't tweek it as much as other amps.
Excellent clean channel. I ran an acoustic through it and it had great tone. It was just like standing next to a loud acoustic. The drive channel is good as well. If I turn up the bass level I can get plenty of growl out of it as well. At 30 watts this amp is a lot louder than it looks. I run the gambit in style from nice acoustics to some chunky classic rock sounds and even a little blues. This amp doesn't look twice at anything I throw at it.
Easy, just dial in what you want and play.
Haven't had it very long. But it seems to be built well. I would like to add a tube guard. That is the only thing missing. It seems to get a little warm but nothing that isn't manageable.
I looked at the entire Classic series by Peavey. For the price you really can't beat 'em. I went with the Delta Blues 210 because I genuinely prefered the tone as compared with the Classic 30 112, the Delta Blues 115, and the Classic 50 212 and 410.
This amp could be better with a cooling fan (this baby gets HOT!), but otherwise it is everything I wanted and more (especially at the price).
Model Year: 2000
Price: $459.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Sound Source (local music store)
Two channel with pre and post for the lead channel; low, mid and high EQ; reverb; tremolo with intensity and speed; plus a boost switch. It has channel switching (I got the optional footswitch thrown in with the price of the amp, which includes channel and tremolo), as well as an effects loop. This tube amp utilizes the Peavy Classic 30 amp circuitry with the addition of the tremolo and the unique 210 speaker configuration. The lead channel has exceptional tone when driving both the pre and post at about 9 (the knobs go to 12), it wont blow your band off stage, but you will be heard. The clean channel breaks up a little early, but if you back off the volume on your guitar and play easy it sounds great. If you crank up the clean channel and use the boost switch, you basically get a new cool overdriven sound. I use an Epiphone (les Paul copy), and it sounds great, however, when I plugged in my roommates Valley Arts with active electronics the clean channel couldn't handle it very well. I recomend this amp with passive electronics.
I use my Epiphone with a Vox wah pedal to play pop, blues, country, and whatever else I want to. It has a very "spunky" clean sound that is well suited for funk rhythm.
Very easy, simple lay out. You have volume, tone, reverb, tremolo. Dial it in and play!
Just got it, but it looks like it will stand up well. Plus it came with a one year speaker and five year on the rest of the amp warrantee.
Closest competor was the carvin belair 212 this was 100.00 less and sam ash took my peice of shirt crate gfx 212 120 watts o' mudd in trade
best thing is the tone btw it is loud
also got a boss ds-1 just in case great box
if you like the claptone ( old ) get this and be happy , very happy
Model Year: 2000
Price: $459.00 (new)
Where Obtained: sam ash
I use a carvin 135t h s s , neck thru body great tone never needs to be tuned !( sperzels rock )