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Old 06-17-2009, 06:57 PM
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Re: Peavey classic over JSX?


The C30 will give you great classic sounds, bluesy distortion and a little crunch. The clean channel is nice and it's a lot more portable. There are several other amps that would also fit this bill and a few that would give you those sounds plus the higher gain stuff that are a little more expensive than the C30.
If I were in your position, I'd ask myself these questions:

Is portability the most important part of the decision?
Is the amp's tone or volume level the most important aspect of your decision?
Are the pedals the most important aspect?
Could you see yourself wanting the JSX again at any point in the future?

If portability is prime, go for the C30 (after investigating a few other similar amp options to make sure it's the one you want).
As for the amp's tone, if you want a versitile amp (without relying on pedals) then you'll probably want to look into some other small 1x12 combos besides the C30, which only does classic and vintage sounds. Take a look at the Rebel 30 when it hits the shelves, or the Bogner Alchemist, or possibly even the Blactstar HT-5 series. These should give you clean to moderate crunch and some hi-gain sounds. The C30 taps out at aggressive blues and and some crunch (think gain on 1-2 of the JSX crunch channel).
As for volume, the C30 still a loud little bugger and you might have trouble reaching the aforementioned crunch at a home levels since there's no master volume...so you're looking at pedals to compensate for anything higher gain. Remember, 30 watts is not 1/4 volume of 120 watts, it's not even close to that ratio when 5 watts through the same speakers is only half as loud as 50 watts.
With the pedals, if you're looking to base your tone from pedals and will get the Satch pedals anyway, the C30 will provide a good clean channel to use as a platform for the Vox line and anything else you want to throw in. The effects loop is fine for your modulation and time based effects as well. It does not, if memory serves, have a level control like the JSX but I don't know if that's an issue for you.
You sound like a huge Satch fan, nothing wrong with that...I am too. If you're playing Satch cover concerts, you should probably keep the JSX since it'll do everything you want for Satch and then it still will allow you to do other music styles with a little tweaking of just it's controls. Just down grade the size of your cab, pull 2 tubes to make it 50 watts and you'll get the mojo going at a slightly lower volume.

With the JSX you'd add the Satchurator to augment its versatility even more whereas adding the Satchurator to the C30 would be to compensate for its lack of versatility. If, down the rode, you'll willing to say that you don't believe you'll ever want the JSX again, go for the total downgrade to a versitile 1x12 after trying the lot of them. If you think there's even the slightest chance that you might want that amp again, get a smaller cab and add the pedals as you have the cash/desire to do so. It will be a lot easier to borrow/buy a new cab for gigs than to repurchase the JSX.
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Old 06-17-2009, 07:44 PM
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Re: Peavey classic over JSX?


well...i think morello uses a jcm800 (might be modded) and it just don't get more 80s than that, lol.

i totally hear you on the portability situation. i was in the same boat as you up until a few weeks ago. i have a few heads that sound great, but for small gigs, jam sessions, and even band practice, i was really sick of lugging around the full on rig. i made a decision months ago to get a combo. but, after owning a line6 flextone III 2x12 for years, i realized even a 2x12 combo was going to be more than what i'd want to lug around for those types of gigs. that's when i decided to move to a 1x12.

what i'd suggest is to stick it out for awhile until you can save up enough for a used classic 30. those things are really cheap, especially on e-bay (i've seen a few go for a little over $200). first thing you'll probably want to do is switch out the speaker though. the blue marvel is not the greatest and it sounds so much better with a v30 replacement.
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Old 06-18-2009, 02:48 AM
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Re: Peavey classic over JSX?


Do you think there's a way of making a temporary combo enclosure for the JSX head and 1x12 cab? That might be interesting but it would have to have wheels!

I might do my best to keep the head then and save up for the c30 (it will be a long time though the way the economy is right now!!) I might have a buyer for my Peavey bandit so that's 170 saved, might buy a Satchurator with 80 of that though...

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Old 06-18-2009, 05:38 PM
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Re: Peavey classic over JSX?


There's rumor of a jsx 1x12 50 watt combo in Sept, any truth in that?
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Old 06-22-2009, 09:58 AM
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Re: Peavey classic over JSX?


Ended up getting a second hand Peavey Classic 50 with Satchurator, Time machine and Big Bad Wah (on order)... Best thing I ever did!

Check it out...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPZQm3TEOy8
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Old 07-15-2009, 09:03 PM
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Re: Peavey classic over JSX?


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If the halfstack is too big, maybe you could sell the 4x12 and buy a 2x12 cab instead?
Also, I used to own a C30, and it has great cleans, but the drive channel was a bit lacking IMO. Obviously if you use distortion pedals on the clean channel it doesnt matter.
And in one of Satch's video lesson of Surfing, I'm pretty sure you can see a C30 in the background with a DS-1 on top. Its on youtube.
Heres the video. Its definitely a C30 he's using.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yp7MExJ454c
Pull 2 of your output tubes?
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Old 07-15-2009, 11:49 PM
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Re: Peavey classic over JSX?


Killer rig, the Peavey Classic line are awesome.
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Old 07-17-2009, 06:50 PM
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Re: Peavey classic over JSX?


I had a JSX 212 combo and have to say i didnt like it, well i did, but not as much as a5150, i have to say i was most surprised that Peavey didnt use 6L6`s, if the JSX had the 6L6 setup then it would have a cool tone.

Have you thought of a hotplate, THD?

Or look for a 5150?
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Old 07-19-2009, 08:14 PM
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Re: Peavey classic over JSX?


Keep your JSX head. It sounds great a low volumes compared to similar wattage amps.
Also, the amber channel on the JSX is the Classic 50's gain channel. If you want lower wattage then pull two power tubes to make the amp 60 watts, but the volume decrease won't be significant.
As well, the Classic 30 is LOUD and they sound best when pushed. So does the JSX, but the JSX sounds better at lower volumes than the C30.

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Old 07-19-2009, 10:31 PM
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Re: Peavey classic over JSX?


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I had a JSX 212 combo and have to say i didnt like it, well i did, but not as much as a5150, i have to say i was most surprised that Peavey didnt use 6L6`s, if the JSX had the 6L6 setup then it would have a cool tone.

Have you thought of a hotplate, THD?

Or look for a 5150?
I think his main problem is the portability factor. The 5150 combo is pretty heavy and unwieldy. I liked mine alot though.
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Old 07-19-2009, 11:54 PM
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Re: Peavey classic over JSX?


I liked the 5150 combo I used to have, but the effects loop sucks ass
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Old 07-21-2009, 01:41 AM
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Re: Peavey classic over JSX?


Yeah, I had both 5150 and 51502 head and cab's before trading for my JSX back in the day's I thought I'd need them for all the stadiums I was going to play! lol. But now I've traded down for the Peavey Classic 50 I'm very happy with the results (and ease on my back!) I might think about getting a 5150 combo (or 6505 whatever it is nowadays!) some time in the future if needed but for now this suits me more. I still thought my JSX was the most versatile amp I ever had, just too much for me right now.
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Old 07-21-2009, 02:48 AM
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Re: Peavey classic over JSX?


Here's some of my results with the Peavey Classic with Satchurator...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTFugXY0O08

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPZQm3TEOy8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4T788SkCt8
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Re: Peavey classic over JSX?


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None of these links work right, says private...usually that means whoever has the link can view but would love to see these.
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