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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-22-2010, 02:45 PM Thread Starter
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boxy sounding amp

I have an old Peavey tube combo that I picked up a while ago. I would love to use it more but it sounds VERY boxy kinda like way too much low mids. It's an open back combo and the label on the speaker had fallen off before I got it so I don't know what speaker it is. A friend suggested that the problem could be the speaker itself. I know that Peavey makes pretty killer sounding bass speakers from playing bass for 14 years but I have no experience with their guitar speakers. I don't want to buy a new speaker if that won't help. What do u guys think? Is it the speaker or the size and shape of the amps cabinet? If it's the speaker, what would you recommend to replace it? I play rock and metal and I am a rhythm only player. What do you think would sound best?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-22-2010, 04:38 PM
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Re: boxy sounding amp

what amp is it? i know they use the venerable blue marvel in their classic series, and most owners with discriminating tastes typically switch these out immediately. most people will go with vintage 30s to get speaker break-up at higher volumes, but i heard one with an eminence redcoat that sounded pretty sweet.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-22-2010, 08:52 PM Thread Starter
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Re: boxy sounding amp

I have no idea what model it is. There isn't any identifying badges or labels anywhere. I am pretty sure the dude I got it from removed them at some point for some ungodly reason. I know it's not a classic series. It's definetly an 80's amp.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-22-2010, 10:07 PM
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Re: boxy sounding amp

Have you done a google image search for Peavey amps to see if anyone's photos resemble your amp? That way you can probably determine what you have.

Or just throw a pic up here. Someone on the forum is bound to know what it is.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-23-2010, 10:52 AM Thread Starter
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Re: boxy sounding amp

It was definetly the speaker! A buddy of mine had an old Carvin br12 that he wasn't using so he gave it to me. I pulled the old speaker and installed tha Carvin.....WHAT AN EFFING DIFFERENCE!!! It sounds like a completely different amp. The lows are fat but tight, nice mids w/o being honky, and smooth sweet glassy highs but not screechy or harsh. I know the Carvin wouldn't be most ppls first choice but it was free and considering how good it sounds to my ears I would definetly buy one in the future, especially considering how little they cost.

I plugged my old Digitech gsp21 Legend Pro into the effects loop and used it only for effects. I'm in love again. u gotta love the rich chorus, multiple delays, awesome flanger, and even the digital reverb is pretty good even tho I don't use it. I'm thinking about having the combo turned into a head and getting a 2x12 or 4x12 cabinet to further accentuate the awesome tones I am getting. I have a friend who will fabricate a new faceplate for it if I do have it made into a head so that the writing on the amps face will be right-side up.
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