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Hey i'm lookin on behalf of our guitarist for a new amp.. he's been playing through an underwhelming solid state marshall combo for the past few years, and i think he's ready to go all-tube :)

We play sort of a straightforward rock music.. i hate picking genre's but i guess it would be 'indie rock'?

He's sort of had his eye on these two models. I had a peavey classic 30 and loved the sound. I think the peavey classic 50 would be a great choice, but there are some devilles on sale locally and they seem alright too.

Thanks in advance.

he plays an MIM Fender HSS strat
 

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The strong point of the Peavey Classic amps is their gain channel. It runs EL84's and has a nice crunchy gain channel. It has a good clean channel, but the Deville is stronger in the clean department. As most Fender amps are.

They are both great amps, but he should try both and see which he prefers.
 

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You might want to try out the Traynor's too. The YCV40WR or the YCV50Blue, depending on what "voicing" you would like, american or british. Great amps. With extension cabs, they would give those 2 amps you mentioned a run for their money.
 

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Chito said:
You might want to try out the Traynor's too. The YCV40WR or the YCV50Blue, depending on what "voicing" you would like, american or british. Great amps. With extension cabs, they would give those 2 amps you mentioned a run for their money.
Hey thanks, do any stores carry them locally (ottawa)?
 

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Not sure. I got my YCV Blue used but should be around the $700 range for a brand new combo.
 

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Not sure. I got my YCV Blue used but should be around the $700 range for a brand new combo.
cool thanks alot!

will check em out

btw, anywhere besides here, Kijiji, Usedottawa, or theottawamusician to look for gear classifieds that you know of?
 

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Just the ones you mentioned. I think there's a lot of gear going around that if you wait long enough you can get good deals. Best ones I've seen around the area is right here at GuitarsCanada. :food-smiley-004:
 

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barrist said:
cool thanks alot!

will check em out

btw, anywhere besides here, Kijiji, Usedottawa, or theottawamusician to look for gear classifieds that you know of?
Craigslist has an Ottawa section.

I don't think you'd have much problem finding either a Traynor YCV or a Peavey Classic used. They are both great amps, but for some reason there are always a lot of them available used. And the resell value on them is pretty brutal so as a buyer you can find some great deals.
 

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thanks for the replies..

is the hot rod deluxe basically a deville but with only one 12" speaker? I knwo there's probably differences in power supply, but is it gonna be the same type of sound?

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barrist said:
thanks for the replies..

is the hot rod deluxe basically a deville but with only one 12" speaker? I knwo there's probably differences in power supply, but is it gonna be the same type of sound?

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The Hot Rod Deluxe has a nice clean channel, but a pretty bad gain channel.

It's a super loud amp, in a fairly small package though which can make it a good choice.
 

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barrist said:
thanks for the replies..

is the hot rod deluxe basically a deville but with only one 12" speaker? I knwo there's probably differences in power supply, but is it gonna be the same type of sound?

thanks
Yes, more or less. The HRDx comes biased a bit cold from the factory, and can be tweaked by heating up the power tubes (And replacing them with more robust 6L6GC's).

There is a great site on the Deluxe/DeVille line.

http://studentweb.eku.edu/justin_holton/

One last thing: Hot Rod Deluxe and Blues Deluxe amps, although similar, ARE NOT the same amp!
 

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The Hot Rod Deluxe has a nice clean channel, but a pretty bad gain channel.

It's a super loud amp, in a fairly small package though which can make it a good choice.
I would agree with torndownunit on this one. I owned one for about 3 years and just sold it. The clean channel is actually pretty nice on these amps and if you dont mind getting your "dirt" from a pedal, they're great. I never tried an overdrive/distortion pedal which didnt sound good through this amp. The gain channel was pretty crappy. I ended up using the gain channel as a boosted clean channel to get more volume for solos.
 

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I recently had the pleasure of playing a reissue Deville with 4-10's.It was a geat clean sounding amp,but the distortion channel sucks bigtime! The amp is similar to the hotrod deluxe but has higher voltages and pushes the power tubes pretty hard to get 60 watts output.the distortion is the same as the HRD.BAD!!!

The peavey classic 50 is a very nice amp for the price but it is heavy.Nice crunchy distortion.
Both these amps are ok in their stock form,but as mandocaster said,the HRD bias is cold and the Deville is higher voltage.
I prefer the Deville overall,but loose the distortion.YUCK!

www.claramps.com

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anyone have any experience with the traynor ycv40t (the 2x10 version of the custom valve)?

trying to choose between that and a local fender deville. i can get the traynor for 550, the deville for 625
 

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barrist said:
anyone have any experience with the traynor ycv40t (the 2x10 version of the custom valve)?
trying to choose between that and a local fender deville. i can get the traynor for 550, the deville for 625
...the traynor just smokes the fenders, in pretty much every respect.

-dh
 
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