Music Gear Review: Peavey Classic Series Amplifiers

Peavey® launched the redesigned Classic Series featuring improved internal construction but maintaining the original tone of their legacy models. With changes resulting from customer input over the past 20+ years, these versatile all-tube amplifiers span the tonal landscape from vintage to contemporary with ease.

The redesign includes internal improvements that go towards better reliability and more consistent operation than the old vintage models. Better power supply capacitors, beefier transformers, higher power resistors, ceramic tube sockets and improved cooling are there along with the original’s classic tweed covering and chrome-plated chassis.

Model numbers that denote both the amp’s power and number and size of the speakers in the Classic Series line include: the Classic 30 112, Classic 50 212, Classic 50 410, Delta Blues 115 Tweed and the Delta Blues 210 Tweed.


Barry Rudolph is a recording engineer/mixer who has worked on over 30 gold and platinum records. He has recorded and/or mixed Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hall & Oates, Pat Benatar, Rod Stewart, the Corrs and more. Barry has his own futuristic music mixing facility and loves teaching audio engineering at Musician’s Institute, Hollywood, CA. He is a lifetime Grammy-voting member of NARAS and a contributing editor for Mix Magazine. barryrudolph.com