Blues Jr Tweed vs Peavey Classic 30 vs Roland Blues Cube

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  1. tele12

    tele12 Friend of Leo's

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    A Deluxe Reverb weights 42 pounds, a Classic 30 is 39.5 pounds so I don't think it will travel much better than the DRRI.
     
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    Peavey C30
    The little Classic is an affordable amp that sounds, plays and acts like any real amp.
    Can it play low?
    That’s subjective.
    I play mine, live, mic’ed and turned down so low I have to cut all the tone controls to get that quiet... still amazes me tone and reaction to my playing. YMMV
     
  3. jman72

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    The C30 is a great working man's gigging amp that can do pretty much anything you want (my bandmate has played one for four years). But like others have said, it's just as heavy as a DRRI and has more power (30 watts versus 22), so it won't help you with the volume and the neighbors. And in my opinion it is nothing special tone-wise. I realy can't see why you would switch to the C30 from the DRRI. Definitely a step down to me.
     
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    C30 any day out of those three. Unless of course you’d rather go with a Princeton and a good OD pedal. Perfect step down from a DRRI.
     
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    Pro Jr IV Tweed with Cannabis Rex 1x12 cab.

    You can plug directly in and play or great pedal platform. Loud enough to play with a drummer.

    YMMV
     
  6. T Prior

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    3 amps which are really not to be compared. sorry to bust the bubble.

    Blues Jr, great amp in the lo wattage tube amp camp , not much clean headroom , 2 x EL84. Delivers basically ONE sound

    C30, a real workhorse, gigging amp, Way more clean headroom than the B Jr. Because it is a 4 x EL84 amp with a more robust Output Transformer. Very useable DRIVE platform.

    Roland Cube, a Solid State amp. doesn't even belong in the same sentence ! Acquire the one you want for your specific need but we really can't compare them.
     
  7. tfarny

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    I don't see any of those three as capable of sounding great at apartment volumes, personally. The Rolands do have attenuation built in, and probably suffer the least from being played quietly. When I need to play quietly at home, it's the Yamaha THR10C all day long though.
     
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    What are you not liking about the blue marvel? I had a greenback, a Weber silver bell (30 watt ceramic) and a UK Celestion GT-75 in mine and ended up going back to the marvel. It just sounds right. The others either added too much bass or midrange, something the amp does not need more of imo.
     
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    Yeah , i practice with a Blackstar HT5. Usually with headphones. The C30 rattles all the windows in my old house
     
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    I had a blues jr in my apartment and grew tired of having to find that spot between 1 and 2 on the volume where it goes from being turned completely down to too loud.
     
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    Are you willing to shop used? Get two. The Peavey is a reliable gigging amp you can find used for about $300-350. I just bought a used Blues Cube hot for $300, which is perfect for home, especially due to power scaling.
     
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    Also check out the Peavey Classic 20 head. It is mostly the same amp as the C30, in head form, adding modern features such as a power attenuator so you can run it st low volume. Get a separate cab, and it allows you to easily test and swap different speakers if you want.
     
  13. ricknbaker

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    And the C30 sounds even better with the 1 x 12 extension speaker.
     
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    Played my cousins Tweed BJ for a few months. Gave it back.

    I had an old C30 for years.
    When the stock tubes pooped I replaced them with JJ's and Electro Harmonix.
    I replaced the Blue Marvel speaker with an Eminence Texas Heat because I had one on hand.
    It sounded pretty good.
    I eventually sold it to our drummer.

    Currently have a Mustang lll V2 and a Silverface Vibrochamp.

    Always did want a Deluxe Reverb.
     
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    The C20 does not have reverb, correct?
    Are they making a new version?
     
  16. Marc Morfei

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    Yes, the PVC20 head does have reverb. Real tube amp. Two channels. Shared EQ. Standby switch. And on the back it has every modern convenience. Direct line out to PA, USB out to computer, headphone out, effects loop, variable ohms to allow for different speaker/cab configurations. Attenuator 20w,5w,1w. And it's small and light. I like mine a lot. Plenty of volume for gigging.

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    Dude that is really cool!
    Last one I saw was a small combo amp probably made back in the 90's.
     
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    If you are the tinkering type, I would look for an older Mesa Studio 22+ with graphic eq. You might have to get it looked at, but those are great sounding little combos. They also can keep up in a club. Otherwise, I would go with the Peavey. Replacing a DRRI with a Blues Jr would simply be a disappointment.
     
  19. Wrong-Note Rod

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    I did a buttload of gigs with a C30, and only a tuner and a footswitch for clean/dirty. The C30 will get all kinds of crunchy - the issue is, I suppose, do you like that sort of mid-rangey overdrive sound.

    I've also done many gigs with a DRRI and Blues Jr, but, I had pedals for those.

    The C30 is hands down, the most reliable amp I have ever owned. So many gigs I lost count, and not once in the shop for anything.

    Cant say that about either of my fenders, altho I love them and their sound, especially the DRRI.
     
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    "too much bass or midrange, something the amp does not need more of imo."

    Yes! I use an EQ pedal with my C30 for this reason when dirty.

    C30 straight clean sounds heavenly.
     
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