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    Peavey Classic 30 Revisited

    So ever since I bought my Dr. Z amp, I really haven't played my Peavey Classic 30. I had the C30 fixed but there were a lot things I wasn't super happy about, including some very noise power tubes. I've been using the amp as a cab powered by my Pignose head.

    Finally today I got around to replacing the power tubes, which is a pain in the neck because of how the tube cage is- not really easy to take off and the glass tips on the tubes can get snapped on the cage if you are not super careful. After replacing the EL84 quad I was stunned at how nice the amp sounds. I've had these Amperex EL84's in there for a very long time and have always used to the amp being noisy but after they were replaced the amp is like new!

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    So, this can be very informative for me, what did you do? you replaced the tubes with a lower watt tube? or just new ones?

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    They are just new tubes- I'm not sure that one could replace power tubes with a less powerful equivalent (although one could lower gain % on a preamp tube).

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    Well each component can have an effect on the sound--so you found out how much this one has...
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    I have been meaning to change these tubes out for almost a year too...

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    Quote Originally Posted by die Bullen View Post
    I have been meaning to change these tubes out for almost a year too...
    Ain't that how it seems to work?
    I've been a pilgrim on this earth, since the day of my birth, I'm a long way from my home.

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    even if Im buying the Vox 50 Valvetronix today, Im still looking out for these Peavey amps, they're not so popular here. But there are a few Peavey vyprs and bandits around, and was also tempted to get the US-made bandits, however, I couldnt get one in a cheap price for less than 300aud, and its already half of what I'll pay for a used Peavey Classic 30 around here

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    Did you get the Vox yet? Make sure you test it

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    Quote Originally Posted by die Bullen View Post
    Did you get the Vox yet? Make sure you test it
    I'll get it tonight, and yup, I'll test it and I pretty much researched on the problems. Im just stoked that there's so much good reviews on this amp.. but also some lemons with problems as well.

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    Regardless of reviews you still want to try it out- things go wrong with any machine eventually

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