Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Halifax, NS, Canada
Re: Peavey Ultra Tube 410
I have the 1x12 version of this amp. I bought it in 98, played it hard for 5 years, sold it in 2004 due to a mini-financial crisis, then found it for sale by the guy I sold it to in 2014 so I bought it back. Great amp for rock and metal.
- 3 channels
- master volume
- effects loop
This amp covers everything and worked amazing for the cover work (hard rock mostly) I did with whatever band I was in.
- weight, this thing is a pig to lug around, I can imagine the 4x10. My fix: I cut a piece of 1" plywood the same width and depth of the amp and slapped some casters on it.
- Speaker...was a Sheffield in mine when I bought it, and when I bought it back I swapped it out with a Emenince Legend GB128 (50w greenback clone) and kicked myself in the arse for not doing this earlier. Totally improved the tone of the amp for my ears. I've played Peaveys with the blue marvels before and I totally hate that speaker. I don't understand why Peavey shoot themselves in the foot by making a great amp and stuffing it with ****ty speakers. Yes, the marvels are made by Eminence, but they are the bottom of the bottom of OEM speakers.
- effects loop. It's fine when it's "clean", meaning the contacts on the jacks need to be super clean or else this amp drops/flucuates volume a lot. A good spray of de-oxit every few months keeps it working 100%. It's a common problem with these amps.
- Stock tubes. they suck. I swapped them out with full set of JJ's from Eurotubes they recommended and totally pleased with the result.
Side note - the amp's power section is biased a bit cold to allow people to swap tubes without screwing around with bias resistors. Getting a matched set pops right in, no matter what the rating on them. When this amp is cranked up, it still sounds good and there's a lot of headroom in the gain channels. The clean isn't the best clean out there but good enough for playing in front of a drinking crowd.