FS/FT: Peavey Classic 120 Tube Power Amp NYC 120 TUBE watts

Discussion in 'For Sale: Amps, Preamps, and Cabinets' started by RedMoses, Nov 18, 2012.


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  1. RedMoses

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    Sup TB,

    Ive recently made some upgrades in my amp set up and i am now letting go of my long time power amp, this is a Peavey Classic 120 Tube Power amp, its been with me since 2001 (most likely built in the 90's) and been used primarily for recording and rehearsal as there is usually something bigger required for gigs and provided by the venue. Some time around 2004 the amp was re-tubed using fresh units from Tubedepot.com (you can see their logo at the base of the tubes) the 120 watts are created using (4) x 6L6 power tubes and (3) x 12AX7 pre-stage tubes. It takes up 3 shallow depth rack spaces.

    I used it with a GT tube pre and DBX compressor pushing a Mesa/Boogie 2x10 and i got some serious vintage vibe out of it. If you have dealt with tube power amps before you know they get way louder than the wattage rating of a comparable solid state amp, it gets as loud as my 240 watt SWR read head combo! It makes pretty decent volume but is not enough for larger gigs and its HEAVY! where this amp really shines is studio sound and or small gigs where you need quality over quantity, you get some really nice warm, thick and old Skool creamy tone.

    The amp has a trim level for input signals so you can get just the right amount of drive to the power amp, its got a DI out and a stand by mode, the unit is self biasing so swapping tubes is easy, great option for those tone meisters who are looking for specific sounds out of specific tubes.

    The amp is in great working condition, it did not get much use since it was re tubed so they have plenty of life left in them. I would rather keep this transaction local because the unit is very heavy, i would say about 50 lbs but i would ship it if you are willing to pay for it.

    $300 local ( + shipping for out of town)

    Trades: Im willing to hear what your offering but mostly open to pedals such as delays and other fun stuff (i already have an octave, Synth pedal, Dirt, EQ and Comp, so it would have to be pretty damn cool to catch my interest).


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  2. Tom Cat

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  3. LiquidMidnight

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    Damn, that is cool!
  4. insomniac2295

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    Bump for one of these bad boys. I use to have one a while back. top notch
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  6. bobcruz

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    Man, that has some serious iron in it! GLW your sale.
  7. RedMoses

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    Monday Bump for Tube Power!
  8. RedMoses

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    Use your favorite preamp and get that BIG tube tone.
  9. RedMoses

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    Tube Powah! Cmon, Do it , NOW!
  10. Colonel Monk

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    BUMP!!!

    That's what these amps, do, they bump!

    I have two of them, and two of their big bros the 120/120. They are a great sounding tube power amp. Mate them up with an SVT CL or II preamp and you've got a mini SVT!

    Sounds like magic with all my cabs, especially my Scout Cabs. I regularly gig with two of these, one each for my Scout 12 and 15 in a stack, driven from SVTII preamp.

    Lots of growl, and louder than my Ampeg V4BH.

    Can't believe this amp is even still here, ya'll are paying big money for Lil' Bastards and stuff and this will ROOST over one of those.

    Rock Onward

    CM
  11. RedMoses

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    Thanks CM

    Im shocked myself, doesnt seem like too many Bass players know about these amps, most people dont look for options father than the Ampeg moniker. Guitar players love these Peavey tube power amps and scoop them up, i just dont want to deal with shipping at this time.
  12. RedMoses

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    Tube power amps are like Turkey, tasty and make you smile when your done.

    Happy Thanksgiving TB
  13. Standalone

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    was just looking at the CL ad, then saw this. I have a Peavey Heritage amp-- Peavey tube power amp sections are just golden.
  14. RedMoses

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    Saturday! Great day to pull the trigger on a quality yet affordable tube power amp to build the dream club rig.
  15. RedMoses

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    SUNDAY SUNDAY SUNDAY
  16. RedMoses

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    Monday Bump!
  17. RedMoses

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    Suprised this is not sold! Building an affordable tube set up was always the dream.
  18. RedMoses

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    Bumpity Bump for Thursday!
  19. RedMoses

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    Bump! Any one in the Tri-state area? Rather not ship this thing.
  20. RedMoses

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    Tubes POWAH
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    Tubey Tubey TUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUbe

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