Looking for something cheap and LOUD!

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Re: Looking for something cheap and LOUD!

Post by bah humbuck » Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:40 am

The correct answer here is Peavey. I haven’t made a NAD thread for my Special 130 yet but it cost me $100 and it’s more than loud enough for... well really any situation. Plus the Saturation circuit provides the only distortion you will ever need. And I say that as a *very* discerning pedal-head.

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Re: Looking for something cheap and LOUD!

Post by jam007 » Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:14 pm

Music Man amps can be had for a reasonable price and they are loud.
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Re: Looking for something cheap and LOUD!

Post by Larsongs » Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:46 pm

Been hearing a lot about the cheap Harley Benton Tube Amps.. $250.00 new...

Also, agree about Peavey Tube Amps if you can find a cheap one in good condition..

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Re: Looking for something cheap and LOUD!

Post by bah humbuck » Sun Feb 16, 2020 2:47 pm

Larsongs wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:46 pm
Also, agree about Peavey Tube Amps if you can find a cheap one in good condition..
My friend’s Classic 30 took some work to dial in but when he got it right... damn. Perfection.

That said, my Special 130 is actually a solid state model. The “saturation circuit” is Peavey’s attempt at emulating tube breakup and it does a surprisingly good job. Seems to be thought of pretty negatively online but I can’t see why - I play with it dimed and it sounds thick and raw, perfect for shoegaze.

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Re: Looking for something cheap and LOUD!

Post by Maggieo » Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:19 pm

Lou Reed and Robert Quine played 110W Peavey Bandits all through the 80s and 90s. They sound awesome.
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Re: Looking for something cheap and LOUD!

Post by somanytoys » Mon Feb 17, 2020 7:28 pm

Peavey made his name by making pretty decent amps that were very affordable, at a time when more and more young musicians started playing. Nobody I knew had a Fender or a Marshall when we were young, hell, even a lot of the regional touring bands had all Peavey equipment back then (early 80’s).

Most of my friends that played guitar had one (usually a Bandit), and I had a Peavey TKO bass amp for years, until I blew it up. The TKO isn’t exactly their most powerful bass amp, but I pushed the crap out of it and it worked well for a long time, until it didn’t at all.

I’d like to check out a classic 30 sometime, I’ve heard a lot of good things about them.
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