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Peavy TNT 130 vs. High end tube amps

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by lynott-forever, May 13, 2010.

  1. snyderz


    Aug 20, 2000
    AZ mountains
    I've got an old TNT 130. Yes it's a workhorse, and weighs as much as a horse. It's no tube amp though, high end or otherwise. They're worth about $200 US, so I suppose he's in the ballpark.
  2. gregoire1


    Oct 19, 2008
    That thing looks like its been at the bottom of the river since the 80's! But...if its a Peavey, it should still work fine.
  3. jastacey

    jastacey Supporting Member

    Feb 8, 2009
    I've got a 1980's Combo 300 amp and it's been a pretty good little rig, pretty reliable, the tone is O.K. ( Mississippi Mud ) the amp is pretty heavy, the only issue I had with the older Peavey amps, is the internal Molex Connections, they need to be cleaned and re-tensioned ( they get noisy/intermittent ) but it's an easy fix, I looked at the amp, get a grill cover for the speaker. and some caster wheels, they go for about $200.00 in the US
  4. smogg


    Mar 27, 2007
    NPR, Florida
    I'm not crazy, I'm just a little unwell
    TNT 130 is a great workhorse. But to compare it to a high end tube amp is a bit over the top.
  5. lynott-forever


    Oct 29, 2009
    My thoughts exactly.
  6. I wonder if the seller has ever actually played a high end tube amp?
  7. georgestrings

    georgestrings Banned

    Nov 5, 2005

    Agreed on both - just another example of a CL crackhead...

    - georgestrings
  8. kreider204


    Nov 29, 2008
    A TNT 130 was my first serious amp - good memories!
  9. They sound exactly the same.

    Until you turn them on.
  10. johnk_10

    johnk_10 vintage bass nut Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 16, 2008
    Thousand Oaks, CA
    John K Custom Basses
    IMO, a TNT 130 is about as far away from sounding like a high end tube amp as it gets.
  11. RickenBoogie


    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    Some people will say anything to sell their old junk. (not that Peavey is junk, but....)
  12. yamaha


    Apr 7, 2006
    I have Markbass heads and Bergantino & SWR cabs, and they almost sound as good as a Peavey TNT.
  13. lynott-forever


    Oct 29, 2009

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