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tigerzilly 2nd May 2020 11:11 PM

Tweed Peavey Classic 100 Series 4x10 - Spray Painted Black
 
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I'm getting good at finding tube amps that will never be worth anything. I was browsing the postings and came across this Peavey Classic 100 series 4x10 amp. Peaveys are the first tube amps I acquired. All for my son of course. I couldn't justify the cost of fender amps when my son was ten. So I picked up a Peavey Encore 65 and kinda by ebay mistake I bought a Peavey Classic 100 series 2x12. I guess the mistake was that I didn't know it wasn't an all tube classic. Well after collecting three fenders and assortment of other amps, my son said he'd be ok with me getting rid of the Encore 65. So I sold it. The 2x12 classic remains. It's always been one of his favorites.

When I saw this 4x10 classic something intrigued me. I've seen many of the 2x12's around and no one is ever asking money for them. But I never saw the 4x10 and I never saw one with alnico speakers. It seemed to have the right amount of dust too. I made an offer and the guy accepted. Why wouldn't he. No one wants these old hybrid Peaveys, no less a monster 4x10. I drove 2 hours to get it. As I was driving home I notice the tolex was tweed along the edges. The entire amp had been spray painted black. Why wouldn't you paint a Peavey amp black. Peavey amps are supposed to be black. When I got it home I could see the grill cloth was spray painted black too and there was black over-spray on the bottom edge of the faceplate.

Not only am I good at finding tube amps with little value, I'm really good at putting a lot of time and effort into them. I pulled the amp apart then looked for some paint remover, but I was out. I grabbed all the cans of solvents I have and began experimenting. First try was this stuff called Goof Off. Its acetone and xylene. I was amazed. It worked really good at removing the black spray paint, but a little too good. It also removed the tweed pattern from the tolex. I tried paint thinner. No good. Then toluene. The winner! The toluene took the black spray paint off without removing the tweet pattern. It still took some effort with a fine brass brush. I used a toluene soaked towel and wiped the grill cloth. I couldn't believe the paint actually came off the grill cloth! I even got the overspray off the faceplate and serial number plate. So the old Peavey looks pretty cool now. Now I'm curious to hear how the speakers sound.

enorbet2 3rd May 2020 01:47 AM

Nice work... but the amp isn't working? Hopefully you gert that sorted soon. I have one of those Peavey Alnico 10s in a gutted-modded old Silvertone combo sporting a single EL34 putting out around 10 Watts. It sounds really good.

tigerzilly 3rd May 2020 04:42 AM

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Originally Posted by enorbet2 (Post 14705711)
Nice work... but the amp isn't working? Hopefully you gert that sorted soon. I have one of those Peavey Alnico 10s in a gutted-modded old Silvertone combo sporting a single EL34 putting out around 10 Watts. It sounds really good.

I didnt even power it up. I think the posting said there were issues. I don't bother powering up until I replace the caps, unless I want to check the PT.

Are they Peavey speakers? I havent figured out the make yet.

tigerzilly 3rd May 2020 03:24 PM

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Originally Posted by tigerzilly (Post 14705978)

Are they Peavey speakers? I havent figured out the make yet.

Speaker code indicates 1974 Eminence speakers.

enorbet2 3rd May 2020 04:16 PM

Yeah Peavey used Eminence as their "lower" line. The only branded OEM ones of that era were Scorpions and Black Widows.

kslight 4th May 2020 01:55 AM

The Peavey Classics are pretty decent for what they are, plentiful, and cheap.

If you want more tube amps that are worthless, Carvin isn’t a bad place to look either. Already painted black too!

Then again, the used tube amp market is so saturated (pun intended) it’s not tough to find an amp you actually want for relatively cheap too. I had a Fender Bassman 4x10 Reissue I paid all of $400 for...that’s about Peavey price.

My business partner used to have a vintage Fender Super Bassman 100 head and matching 4x12 pyramid style cabs...huge, great sounding setup. He painted it white... :facepalm:

tigerzilly 16th July 2020 01:24 PM

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Put the Peavey back together. Recapped it and replaced the power cord. All sounds good but the tremolo can only be heard when intensity is dialed between 8 and 10. Its not too intense either. I havent had any luck finding a schematic for the amp.

enorbet2 16th July 2020 07:07 PM

Nice! and here ya go...

https://elektrotanya.com/peavey_clas.../download.html

RBHan 18th July 2020 04:46 AM

Pretty amazing job cleaning that up. nice.

CathodeRay 19th July 2020 11:02 PM

Nice job!

tigerzilly 5th August 2020 04:42 AM

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Originally Posted by enorbet2 (Post 14861442)

That a different classic. So many in the Peavey world. This is an A series classic trans-tube amp. Got the schematic now.

Thanks!