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The Classic 30/112 has been redesigned with an all-new chassis design, but still features the distinctive sound and circuitry of the renowned Classic Series amps.

Made in the USA.

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Overview

The Classic 30/112 has been redesigned with an all-new chassis design, but still features the distinctive sound and circuitry of the renowned Classic Series amps.

Made in the USA.

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Features
  • 30 watts (RMS) into 16 or 8 ohms
  • Four EL84s and three 12AX7s
  • 12" 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
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4.8

(based on 22 reviews)

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Great Amp!

Back in the 90's I purchased a Classic 50 head with a 4x10 cabinet, along with a used Fender American Standard Strat, and the tone I got was phenomenal! The amp was...Read complete review

Back in the 90's I purchased a Classic 50 head with a 4x10 cabinet, along with a used Fender American Standard Strat, and the tone I got was phenomenal! The amp was my main rig for many years. I owned a Mesa Boogie single rectifier. It had great tone, but I was always having to send it in for repairs, and that gets tiring very fast. But the Peavey never broke down on me once. When my oldest daughter turned 16, I gave her one of my strats and the Classic 50 amp. However afterwards I found out that Peavey discontinued making the Classic series. I was very disheartened. Then last fall I found out that Peavey was making the amps again and purchased one along with a Custom Shop strat. That bluesy tone that I love so much was there! It is a very simple amp to operate, it has that great tube tone...and nothing gets better than tube! The only downside to the amp is there is no standby switch to let the tubes cool down. The most important thing to the life of an amp is the longevity of your tubes. But this amp will give you those classic rock tones with a Les Paul, and that Texas twang a la SRV with a Strat. Don't worry about this amp being able to hold its own in an actual performance. It has a big tone and carry its own against a heavy-hitting drummer and a bassist with huge cabinets. I've ordered a second Classic 30 and will experiment running these 2 amps in stereo while onstage. I thought of getting another Classic 50 combo with 2x12s, but trying to lug around 60 lbs of amp is too taxing on this middle-aged man. I wish this amp was seen more in the music stores. I bought my Classic 30 down the street from where I live back in October 2009, and the same store has not had another one in stock since. If you see one of these amps, don't be afraid to plug into one and crank it up. You'll love it.

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Sounds Great for a while

I purchased this amp for a gig the following day. I was playing a second set and playing lead guitar and all of a sudden the sound was gone. I turned the amp off...Read complete review

I purchased this amp for a gig the following day. I was playing a second set and playing lead guitar and all of a sudden the sound was gone. I turned the amp off and on again and still nothing coming out of the speaker. Luckily, we travel with extra amps which allowed me to finish the evening. This amp sounded great while it was working. I did not have the volume set too high. I believe something warmed up and then opened in the circuit somewhere. I returned the amp and received a full refund but was disappointed. I wanted a smaller amp for smaller rooms when I don't need the full power of my Mesa Boogie DC 10. I will probably continue my quest for a smaller all-Tube Amp.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing Amp!

By Mark Rowley

from Huntington Beach, CA

This is an excellent amp, and a great value. It can get REALLY loud, and has a great tone. My only complaint would be that it might have a bit less headroom than other amps in the same price range (Fender Hot Rod maybe). However, I've only noticed that when plugged in with a semi-hollow body. If you're using this thing with a solid body like a Les Paul or a Strat, then make no mistake, you will melt faces!!!

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

MISSESIPPI. MARSHALL

By JONNY ROCKS

from NEW JERSEY

I own the classic 30 head and love it. I also own a Marshall hand wired jtm45 metro kit head using a 4x12 with 25 watt green backs let me tell you i can dial in the tone of the jtm to almost a perfect match on the lead channel. want that marshall tone at 1 third the price in an American made amp this is it.also real spring reverb only problem is no standby switch.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Amp!

By Steve

from Fresno CA

I've had this thing for a couple of weeks now and I'm really liking it. It's making me play way more than I've ever played before because it sounds so nice. It's a very solid amp, I haven't experienced any rattling and probably won't, since Peavey added some heat resistance padding to support the tubes to prevent them from rattling. The whole amp looks like it was put together with care. It also has a cage around the tubes to protect them, very cool. As far as looks, its a very nice looking tweed that feels nice and solid, it should last a long time if youre not banging it into things, it even smells good. Controls... very useful and down to earth. When you turn knobs, you get very noticeable results. There's tons of different sounds in this little sucker. I'm gonna have to start writing them all down because it does so much. Beautiful cleans, nice smooth distortions and a killer reverb. I feel like I'm David Gilmour when I plug in my Gibson Les Paul, set it to clean and add some reverb. It's very nice. It should please most playing styles except very high gain metal, but don't get me wrong, it's got plenty of dirt for Guns N Roses or Rage Against The Machine type riffs and with the right distortion pedal, it can handle any style. Output wise, I've been playing it at home with the volume set to about 1.5 (out of 12). With the volume set to 2, it starts rattling my whole house. The most I've turned it up to, was 3, which was WAY LOUD! but it does have a Master knob (the Post knob), so you can get nice distortions out of it, without killing your ears. It should do fine if you need cleans and want to jam with a competent drummer too. I have a feeling it puts out quite a bit more than 30 watts. The only thing that I wish was different, was the chrome plate behind the knobs, it makes it hard to see the numbers around the knobs. Check out the clips on YouTube, there's some quality demos on there.

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(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

One of the first links from your sound from heaven!

By Mike Worthy

from North Little Rock, Arkansas

After about 25 years of playing and noodling around, I have finally tracked down a key element in finding the sound in my head. As anyone knows, it starts with the guitarist then works it way to guitar, pickups, cable, effects and amplifier. Not being able to have the ability, due to space or finances, to purchase a wall of stacks or "higher end" amplifiers, I began looking around at several differant options. First, solid state wasn't an option. I have been fooling myself for years trying to convince myself that solid state sounded good. Give me a break! I should have made this upgrade years ago. The mere fact of changing to a tube amplifer impoved my sound drastically. I can only describe the sound as "creamy" with loads of sustain. Researching several brands and comparing sound and pricing, I kept coming back to Peavey. In comparing the Valve King, 6505 combo and Classic 30, the differance was drastic! The Classic 30 offered a better cosmetic look and more versatile sound straight from the showroom floor. However, the sound I've heard on record and in my head wasn't quite there.....yet. After combining a Boss DD3 digital delay and Ibanez TS9DX, the sound coming from Peavey Classic 30 was pure heaven. I've got everything from SRV, Van Halen to Dokken coming from this amp. While there may be modifications available by switching the tubes and replacing the stock speaker, I am very happy with my sound. The amp looks great in tweed and constantly has people dropping their jaw when they hear it. I honestly can't say I would be getting a better sound by spending hundreds extra on another brand of amplifier. How can something that looks this great with 1/3 size of the big, black heavy combos sound this awesome? Peavey Classic 30, where have you been all of my life?

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Peavey hit one out of the park!

By PRSguy94

from Placerville, CA

I just picked up my Classic 30 last week! This amp may not look it, but you can really move some air with this amp! The clean channel is one of the best I've ever heard. The dirty channel has SO many great (and useable) tones you can achieve. Real analog Spring Reverb, Effects loop, extension cab out, and a Boost button round out this tone monster! I would buy this amp all over again if it was stolen of broken beyond repair (which would be very difficult to achieve since it's built like a rock). This amp far exceeded my expectations. Looks great, sounds great, so why not?

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(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome Amp!

By Hector

from Irving, Texas

I couldn't ask for a better amp. Before getting this amp I tried a Peavey 6505+, Spider valve, and Fender Deville, all good amps, but this thing was spot on when it came to that sweet tone that i craved. Not only are the cleans great, but the distortion shreds! Thank you Guitar Center, for providing me the opportunity to try and buy this at one of your stores.

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(19 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Little Amp

By Jack

from Vidor Texas

I looked at a lot of tube amps, I read a lot of reveiws. I had a budget, I was working in I could have gotten a Bugera 1990 half stack. I was thinking about getting a Peavy 6505+ combo. But I played a Peavy Classic 30 and that was all she wrote. It suites me right down to a tee, its got the best sound I have ever heard from an amp. The cleans are better than a Fender amp so is the price tag. Its made right here in the good old USA. I can take it to church and play it, couldnt do that with a half stack. At 30 watts I still havent turned it up past 3 its got a great distortion I dont know why Fender doesent do something on the distortion side its a real shame about that. The Peavey classic 30 is a very very good amp, its good looking ,its light enough, loud enough. I'm glad I picked this up I'm gonna play it all weekend and then I'm gonna play it some more.

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(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I'M LOVIN' IT!

By Nick McMullen

from Albion, NY

I posted a review a couple weeks ago and I finally bought it. I set it up last night and if you are getting this, you need to get the footswitch. Like I said, sounds great with an HSS Strat.

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(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I forgot one thing concerning this amp.....

By Keith Kimzey

from Dallas, TX

I went to a Guitar Center in Dallas, TX to try out the 40-watt Fender Blues combo to see how it would compare to the Classic 30. Do you want to talk about disappointment? I plugged into the Fender and I got NOTHING! I immediately plugged into the Classic 30, began to play, and told the salesman, "THIS is what the Fender amp SHOULD sound like!"

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(24 of 24 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Amp!

By Keith Kimzey

from Dallas, TX

Back in the 90's I purchased a Classic 50 head with a 4x10 cabinet, along with a used Fender American Standard Strat, and the tone I got was phenomenal! The amp was my main rig for many years. I owned a Mesa Boogie single rectifier. It had great tone, but I was always having to send it in for repairs, and that gets tiring very fast. But the Peavey never broke down on me once. When my oldest daughter turned 16, I gave her one of my strats and the Classic 50 amp. However afterwards I found out that Peavey discontinued making the Classic series. I was very disheartened. Then last fall I found out that Peavey was making the amps again and purchased one along with a Custom Shop strat. That bluesy tone that I love so much was there! It is a very simple amp to operate, it has that great tube tone...and nothing gets better than tube! The only downside to the amp is there is no standby switch to let the tubes cool down. The most important thing to the life of an amp is the longevity of your tubes. But this amp will give you those classic rock tones with a Les Paul, and that Texas twang a la SRV with a Strat. Don't worry about this amp being able to hold its own in an actual performance. It has a big tone and carry its own against a heavy-hitting drummer and a bassist with huge cabinets. I've ordered a second Classic 30 and will experiment running these 2 amps in stereo while onstage. I thought of getting another Classic 50 combo with 2x12s, but trying to lug around 60 lbs of amp is too taxing on this middle-aged man. I wish this amp was seen more in the music stores. I bought my Classic 30 down the street from where I live back in October 2009, and the same store has not had another one in stock since. If you see one of these amps, don't be afraid to plug into one and crank it up. You'll love it.

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