Peavey Classic 30/112 Tube Combo Amp  

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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.

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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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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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Most Liked Positive Review

 

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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(25 of 47 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good job peavey

By Chris

from London, England

this amp is pretty good, alright distortion, sort of screechy highs and unpronounced lows,but with a nice clean channel. It seemes very well built but a tube guard would be nice. Overall great product, but before you buy be sure to try out the crate palomino for an even better classic rock sound.

(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.

(21 of 24 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Incredible Amp

By Brian

from San Francisco

What a great little amp. I've had them all, solid states, tubes, vintage, Kustoms, Rivera, '65 Bandmaster Blackface, even a similar amp, the Blues Junior. This amp stands out and holds ground with the best of them. It's a great consideration, do yourself a favor and try it out for sure. Nice blues tone, great sparking cleans, good firm reverb, solid rock tones, pedals sound incredible through it, and it's loud LOUD for a 30. It comes within striking range of my Rivera M100 212. Crazy! Great warm sounds, and pretty affordable for the sweet tones you get. I'm in love!

(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.

(16 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This one goes to 12!

By bennetas

from Chantilly, VA

This amp sounds great. No DSP or modeling gimmicks... just great tone. I've had the unit for about 3 weeks now and I am impressed everyday with the warm sound that this amp produces. I traded in a Marshall JCM900 2x12 combo as I wanted to downsize a bit and the improved tone is drastic. The classic 30 exceeds the Marshall in all aspects. Before the JCM900 I have a JCM2000 DSL 100W head and 4x12 cab. Of course this rig was really loud but the tone of the Classic 30 is unmatched. The clean channel is sparkling. You get a real nice warmth and a little bit of an edge when you turn the gain up. The lead channel is extremely versatile as you can get a huge amount of gain or just add a little grittiness. The separating factor for me is that even with the gain cranked to 12 (that's right, beyond the Spinal Tap 11!)individual strings/notes still sound very distinctive. In other words, the overdrive doesn't replace and overpower the note but supports the note; it's hard to describe but it sounds great and certainly didn't exist on my Marshall JCM units. I just purchased the optional 2-button floor switch and haven't received it yet but I am looking forward to switching channels and turning reverb on/off hands-free. In short, this amp has far exceeded my expectations and I recommend it highly as a practice/recording amp or for small live performances. It can handle any type of music; of course certain effects will be required for metal or more specialized sounds. Very impressive especially considering the price tag. Try it out!

(11 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

best amp I have played on

By kevin king

from Texas

I have owned this amp for almost half a year and I love it sooooo much. I go to guitar center a lot an have played on almost ever amp there. This amp is still my favoret. I am not trying to be bias but I love this amp. I play with a Tex Mex telecaster and playing on the clean sound, sounds amazing. I am proubably going to switch out the speaker to a helatone speaker, but I still love the blue marvel that is in it. The dist. on it is incredible for lite distortion and sounds really goo when u turn the distortion up. I would most deffinatly get this amazing amp!

(10 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love this amp!

By Pete

from Tennessee

I love this amp so much I bought two. One for the equipment trailer and one to keep at home. This is a LOUD 30 watts and a very sweet clean channel for country sounds, breaks up just the right amount at just the right time. Good reverb without overdoing it. quiet effects send and beautiful tweed cover. An upgrade on the speaker can work miracles but Its good as is. The new ones even come with a tube gaurd and mine came with jj tesla tubes.

(8 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

reunited with an old friend...

By Keith K

from Dallas, Texas

Back in mid 90s I purchased a Classic 50 along with a 91 Fender American Standard Stratocaster. The two were a perfect pair when it came to tone. I used that amp on gigs everywhere and I never had any problems with it. It never broke down, it never disappointed. When my oldest daughter began to learn how to play guitar, I handed down one of my Strats and the Classic 50 to her. I was proud to see her get started. When I found out that Peavey discontinued the Classic series, I kicked myself. I even tried to get my daughter to trade amps. She, being wise, declined. When I found out that Peavey re-released the Classic series I was much relieved. On October 3rd, 2009 (ironically SRV's birthday), I purchased the Classic 30 along with a Fender Custom Shop Stratocaster at the Guitar Center off LBJ Freeway in Dallas. Again, it was a perfect fit. I love the tone that the amp produces. It has that Texas Blues tone that I love so much. I want to buy another one and run both of them in stereo in gigs. If you are looking for an amp that is going to make 80s metal or 90s grunge, you might want to look at something else. But if you are looking for something with that warm tube tone that makes you play your Hendrix and Vaughan licks....this amp is it!!!!!!!

(5 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Sounds Great for a while

By Joey T

from Sayreville, NJ

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.

(4 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Amp

By Andy

from Chicago

I play this thing at home and at church. Our church is currently in a school gym and set at 2 (volume control), I'm louder then everyone else. Great classic sound, great crunch. I would buy it again if I had to do it all over.

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