Any Peavey Bravo users?

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  1. schenkadere

    schenkadere Friend of Leo's

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    Had one for a short time. Not sure I gave it a fair shake. I recall it being a bit boxy and lifeless. Again. It was a while ago. I’m considering giving one another try. Any experience positive or negative? Thanks.
     
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  2. Bob Arbogast

    Bob Arbogast Tele-Afflicted

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    I had a pair back in the early/mid 90s. They were awful. Boxy is right. No bottom end. No clarity.

    The next amps I played were a Crate Vintage Club 30 (1x12) and a Vintage Club 50 (3x10). That was a whole new and better world.

    Then I bought a JTM45RI head . . . Things were getting better and better.

    Then I bought a 1964 Super Reverb. Game over!

    Since then it's been multiple tweed and BF clones . . . That's my sound.

    [Although a few years ago I did play a Tele through a ~64 AC30. Wow. Just wow!]
     
  3. schenkadere

    schenkadere Friend of Leo's

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    Maybe I remembered correctly but I recall the strength of the amp was the dirt channels. I often play with higher gain than most here I believe.
     
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    I've never played one, never been around one but this is the first negative comments I've heard that I can think of.

    I seems I've heard lots of recommendations of hooking them to a 412.
     
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    I’ve had a Peavey Bravo since the mid-90s. It was my number one for most of that time when I played predominantly hard rock and metal. Lots of gain on tap and that angry EL84 sound. It does those genres very well and has a pretty decent spring reverb. Got even better with a speaker swap. The clean sound is okay...not as good as my SFVR or my Boogie.
     
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    Had one for years... Stupid me sold it! Fantastic amp IMHO
     
  7. schenkadere

    schenkadere Friend of Leo's

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    It was a while ago. I was flipping amps like crazy. I should have spent more time with it and maybe experimented with speakers and tubes. The teal stripe Peavey stuff is my favorites era.
     
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