Peavey Classic 30 Head

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  1. consumnfire1229

    consumnfire1229 TDPRI Member

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    My Classic 30 has a nice warm clean tone, but when I kick in the drive channel, she sounds sick. What’s the likely culprit?

    I’m using a 2x10 cabinet. Speakers are eminence egtr 8 ohm wired in series for 16 ohm resistence.
     
  2. MrHamburger

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    Maybe new tubes. If it only does it on the dirty channel. Explain the sound more. Does it get quieter? Sputtery sounding?
     
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    Most people who use these don't use the drive channel. Like the Fender equivalent amps it's not generally held to be that nice. Pedals fix that.
     
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    Tubes. I have the combo but I had the 30, 50 and 100 watt heads. I love the drive channel. Must be bad tubes because that channel is usually sick in a good way.
     
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    Ignore the drive channel and use a nice od pedal.
     
  6. MrHamburger

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    Pedals are a great tool, but if an amp doesn't have a good natural od tone then I would get a different amp.
    Why own a tube amp if it doesn't have a sweet tube overdrive tone? Isn't that what overdrive pedals are designed to replicate?
    I can understand using them for a different tone or type of response.
    The amp should be able to get the job done on it's own, but that's just like my opinion man.
     
  7. consumnfire1229

    consumnfire1229 TDPRI Member

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    I would describe it as a speaker on its way out. At first I thought maybe the speakers couldn’t handle the drive, but even at very low volume it’s still “sputtery”. Plus, as previously stated, it handles the clean tone nicely.
     
  8. Henry Mars

    Henry Mars Tele-Afflicted

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    I never use the drive channel ... it is horrible. The clean channel sounds good .... drive channel not so much. It is the way the amp is designed.
     
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    ...But you can crank the volume on the clean channel with no problems?
     
  10. consumnfire1229

    consumnfire1229 TDPRI Member

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    Yes, so I believe the problem is related to the drive channel.
     
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