A guy living closeby is selling a Peavey Deuce Combo, not top with a 4X12 speaker configuration

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  1. Blazer

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    He offers this all tube monster for a very difficult to refuse price.

    I'm tempted, having owned those old Peaveys before but gee, that thing IS rather big.
     
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    how does those sound? Like a Bassman???
     
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    It's got wheels!

    I bet it weighs easily 80 lbs.

    I also bet it sounds pretty good. The Peaveys from that era, even the solid state ones, are pretty good. The Deuce has a solid state pre and a Class A tube power amp (like a Fender or Vox), so I'd demo it by cranking the POST all the way and the PRE all the way down, then edge up the PRE until the power tubes are crunching a bit. Should be pretty tasty.

    That said, it's old enough that it likely needs to be gone thru by a amp tech. I'd want the high voltage caps replaced. Depending on how loud your band is, you may want to modify it for lower wattage or get a Power Soak so you can still drive it enough to get that sweet Class A tube distortion without making ears bleed.

    I'd also almost certainly replace the speakers, but I'm not sure what I'd pick without doing some shopping. Again, to control volume (and weight!) I might just go with two speakers.
     
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    No way you're gonna be able to sneak that into the house and pretend it's always been there.
     
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    You will never know how glad I an that I din't know this thing was offered wit a 412 configuration ..... but I used to use a 412 extension cab with mine. Yikes.
     
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    Go for it, Blazer! Seriously, you have to do this. I know you want it.

    Quantity has a quality all its own.

    It would be great even in your practice room with that open back 4x12 moving all that air.
     
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    Can't say I have ever even heard of a 4x12 Deuce, much less seen one. Sure reminds me of my old TNT 100's (I used a pair of them) from way back when I was primarily playing bass.
     
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    Never seen the 4x12 version, but the 2x12s are at least as heavy as a Twin. I wouldn't plan on toting it around much.
     
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    I had a 1977 TNT100 that I played guitar out of for years and then played bass out of it for a few years too. I bought it used in the late 90's for $140 and when I sold it 10 years later I think I got $150 for it! That thing was a TANK! The band used to joke that we could probably toss it down the stairs instead of carrying it and it would be fine.
     
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    I had the 212 model - very stout amp. SS preamp, four 6L6 poweramp. Mine had the drive-one-channel-with-the-other option, looks like yours does, too. Killer overdrive tones available, BUT, the best over-drive wasn't on the loudest setting - you had to have the clean side cranked, and when you went for the big overdrive, you lost volume... Anyway, that's what I remember.
     
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    You could always take the speakers out and live in it if things got tuff......
     
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    big, loud, and clean if the price was right I'd grab it
     
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    A lot of stoner rock dudes love the old Peaveys. They’re big, loud as hell, and basically indestructible.

    This would be the first lick I’d play once I got it home...:cool:

     
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    Glad it's close by you and not me. :)
     
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