Simple to your face Metal amp!
Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable?
I had Peavey products before. Well built American know how! Mine was a B-stock but still like brand new. Peaveys can take a licking aspecially a road tour.
How has it stood up over time?
Had mine for 6 months, holding up very well. I use to have a 5150II for 8 years. Wish I still had it! Before that a UltraPlus. I been a Peavey fan for 20 yrs. Worth the money!
Your general opinion of this product.
Crunch and Lead channel has active EQ so barely adjusting the Knobs the tone changes dramatically. Simple to use and comes w/ 3 button footswitch and long enough cable. I like the effect loop and via/ effect by-pass switch on the footswitch. Great for running delay for solos. The overdrive/distortion on the 2 hot channels is really what sold me. Crunch channel is great rock to metal sounding and the ultra is the melting point. You want that metal to deathmetal sound? Then this amp is it. Plenty of head room and loud as f***! 4 EL34s and 4 12Ax7s. Great top end sizzle and plenty of bottom when you need it.
Playability and Feel
How does it feel, Heavy, Fast, Chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing?
Peavey's are a heavy amp. Mine weighs about 60 lbs. But the sound is worth it! Its not gonna move or vibrate off the cab.
Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin?
EL34s, plenty of top end bite as well as plenty of bottom end My UltraPlus had 6L6s, it had more of a rounder sound but still awesome.
How did the stain or paint job look?
Great looking amp. Mine had the white chicken head knobs, easy to see on dark stages. The LED lights are very bright as well the lights on the footswitch.
How was the action out of the box?
Sounded great right out of the box.