Peavey Classic 50 212 II Tube Combo Guitar Amp 50W 2x12 (Discontinued)
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The Classic 50 212 II appeared on our recommended list for Tube Amps Under $1000 from September 2020 until July 2021 when it was removed due to a lack of availability.
The first Classic 50 was released in the early 1990s as a foil to the popular rackmount setups of the time, effectively bringing back interest in vintage style amplifier circuitry.
Though resembling a vintage F-style guitar amp, the Classic 50 has a sound of its own thanks to 3 12ax7 preamps and 4 EL84 Power amps driving a 2 x 12" Celestion setup.
The result is a versatile sound whether you're using pedals or cranking the amp on its own.
If you're looking for a loud, high headroom amp with a good amount of grit (if you wish), the Classic 50 212 II is a great pick that punches above its indicated price range.
- Power Rating: 50W
- Preamp Tube: 3 x 12AX7
- Poweramp Tube: 4 x EL84
- Speaker: 2 x 12" Celestion
- Input: 1 x 1/4" (instrument)
- Output: 2 x 1/4" (8/16 Ohm Speaker),
- Cabinet: Open Back
- Control Knobs: Pre- and post-gain, Active presence control, 3-band passive EQ (bass, middle, treble), Master volume control, Standby switch, Reverb level control
- Weight: 59.60 lb