Peavy Classic 30 Amp
By: Dominic L from Garden City NY
Your general opinion of this product.
I wanted a light weight USA made portable blues amp for under $700. The C-30 delivers exactly what I was looking for.
Reviews tend to say the amp is overly bright and I agree some what but after dialing it in and working my guitars tone it smooths out nicely.
once I had it dialed in its basically a set it and forget it amp so im not fiddling with controls all day long to get my sound.
can go from a LP to a strat to a Tele with just a slight
adjustment on the bass and treb knobs.
Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable?
I think there a bit if a QC issue at Peavey. The reverb tank was barley screwed in, 2 screws were only about 3 turns tight and it was missing the other 2 screws.
3 of the controls screws were loose. I tightened it all up and shes fine but I cant see how it was able to leave the factory that way.
Playability and Feel
How does it feel, Heavy, Fast, Chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing?
Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin?
bluesy classic rock to die for. I only use Ch 1 and 2 and get my additional drive from an OCD and sparkle drive to boost it. This is all I need. Think Zep and Bad Co tone and classic Chicago blues on the clean side.
How was the action out of the box?
How did the stain or paint job look?
How has it stood up over time?
after a month so far so good.