C30's are notorious for hum and tube rattle problems but the good news is that alot of the time replacing the stock sovtek tubes with better quality ones can solve or greatly reduce those issues. My request to Peavey is simple: - Document the recomended procedure to fix the problem and make it available for the techies to do the work under warranty or Refund me In the meatime would you guys be kind enough to forward me a high level step-by-step of your proposal as I might have to try it once the warranty is expired. If you don't want to waste your money anymore then get a small dental pick, and reset the tube socket on the pcp board. Never heard any 'rattle' making it's way into the signal. If the reverb tank is bad, does anyone know if that is a cheap replacement part or expensive? Solid-state: These amps are called solid-state because they use transistors for their preamp and power sections They are very reliable and seldom need repairs. Preferably one that doesn't require any skills. I was gonna post the pics but I don't wanna take over your thread, but maybe I can get smarter on them you guys can help and maybe I'll go check one out.
It's got a lot of history and I just might give bass a shot I never realized something from soooo long ago could be in this good condition. However, I don't need to have it opened up frequently enough for that to be an issue, if you see what I mean. It's not something the factory did. Once that's done, you can have peace of mind at least in theory. So thanks to all for the advice on the white tubes Blues Jr. I use the C30 around the house all the time and it does sound good turned down too. Tonewise I find it's sort of like a Marshall in a small combo box.
I know mine has been manufactured in 1976. I've been playing the C30 for years and really like it. Like polishing the guitar with a cloth? The 15 inch speaker is the best for this amp I think. Gibsons serial number system changed many times through the years and mine didn't coincide with any of the examples they gave. Face it, more watts pushing a bigger speaker means more sound? The same is seen is seen on the Classic 50, even though my local tech told me that the desing of the Classic 50 has been improved to minimize the rattle from the tube. He's pretty mad that my mom even considered letting me do that.
Revoicing the boost and making the boost footswitchable seem to be popular mods. Me thinks tw is just being facetious. It has all that round rich tube sound I have been gassing for! This may be due to the higher wattage, 30 versus 15. The Delta is the same amp with some minor changes. At this time, I do not know whether this situation is temporary or permanent.
Read articles, reviews, and view specifications about the amp's performance and history. I never heard it rattle either. You'll be able to emulate a lot of other gear that way. The tubes all light up and I read the words on the side to see they were Sovtek. For now I will disconnect the cabinet speaker and run the amp speaker out to another un-used cab. A couple of guys I know have the 50 and one had an older 30.
The approximate value is also supplied, depending on the amplifier's condition. Thanks, but I'm a bit confused. I am absolutely infatuated with the tone of my Classic 20. It sounded so good that now I have one on the way too. I've had the same elixirs on my Ibanez for at least two years.
Also, I think this amp has no bias adjustment from the factory. The reverb definitely does something, but it is amazingly little effect. For what I paid for it, I couldn't be more happy with it. Most lower cost practice amps are solid state. Im not sure how much these guitars are worth but i just bought one in mint condition from an old man for 50 bucks! Are those the ones you are referring to? The Crate is a single channel amp with gain.
Good stuff, or lots of circuit boards? Hybrid: Combining the best of each type of amp into one package, these amps use an actual tube in conjunction with the solid state power section of their amps. Guitar, bass; tube, solid state. I had the same amp with the same speaker. I have never had to use and effects loop input, I have always just put pedals between the guitar and the input jack. My serial number starts with 011 there must have been plenty sold.