RFI: these new small valve (or tube if you prefer) amps

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honestly the most i would do at this point would be a backyard party or something

Heez, Tuesday, 28 February 2023 21:38 (one year ago) link

Do you play with a drummer?

m0stly clean (Slowsquatch), Tuesday, 28 February 2023 23:03 (one year ago) link

Not at the moment but yeah I would like something that could meet the drum volume

Heez, Wednesday, 1 March 2023 02:02 (one year ago) link

i love my harmony h620 linked above. i mostly play in my apartment so i usually have it down at the 0.1 watt level, but it was nice when i took it to a rehearsal space to record guitar parts that i could bump it up to 20 watts and record loud guitar. i think that several companies have come out with similar amps - basically 10-20 watt amps that have a built-in attenuater that knocks the volume down while keeping the tone the same.

na (NA), Wednesday, 1 March 2023 14:01 (one year ago) link

you may also want to check out the vht special 6, i like mine for the same use case you’re describing.

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 1 March 2023 14:48 (one year ago) link

I guess my question is, for those that know the peavey as well, should i repair or will i get better tone from one of these small tube amps? most of the one's i've looked at are a little more expensive than the repair so i'm curious if it would be a nice improvement in tone

Heez, Wednesday, 1 March 2023 14:56 (one year ago) link

Low watt tube amps generally made to get distortion at lower volumes, as they don’t have as much clean head room.

If you are looking for clean sounds in a smaller amp, I would look at a modeler or solid state amp. Vox Pathfinder, Roland Cube, Boss Katana or some thing used by Tech 21 or old Peavey Bandits are choices I would try. Higher end is those new model amps Fender is making as they sound quite good.

Most of the expense on getting your Peavey fixed is going to be the tubes, which went crazy in price once the Russians invaded Ukraine, as Russia had some of the few companies making them.

The Artist formerly known as Earlnash, Wednesday, 1 March 2023 20:08 (one year ago) link

Ok fuck it I’m fixing the peavey. I do want the ability to have a louder clean sound. Thanks

Heez, Wednesday, 1 March 2023 21:08 (one year ago) link

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