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NAD Peavey Classic 60/60
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First, I wanna say   :whoohoo!: 

because I scored a Peavey Classic 60/60 for cheap, and I've been wanting to get a real tube poweramp back in my rig for some time now.
Did I mention that  :whoohoo!: ?

And   :whoohoo!: ?

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RIG OF FIRE:  ADA MP-2, Rocktron Xpression, Peavey Classic 60/60, Gator pedalboard, Rolls MidiBuddy, Dunlop 95Q wah.
Mellotron/organ section:  EHX Mel9, EHX C9, Saturnworks A/B switch, Vox V860 volume, Crate Powerblock.
Two 4x12 cabs:  one custom wired for both 2x12 guitar and 2x12 Mel9 if needed. UPDATED DIAGRAMS
HOME/STUDIO/COMBOS/STUFF:  Peavey JSX halfstack, Crate G60XL, Saturnworks Saturn Fuzz,  EHX Soul Food, ProCo Rat, Ibanez Smashbox, Saturnworks buffered splitter, Morley Tremonti wah, Peavey PV6, Korg DTR-1000, ADA MPC.
GUITARS:  Jackson KE3-DiMarzio Breed/PAF Pro, Jackson KE3-DiMarzio Breed/PAF Pro, Silvertone P-bass, '70s Gretsch Dorado acoustic.
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Re: NAD Peavey Classic 60/60
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 :whoohoo!: , one input buffer, 2 x phase splitters, nice big tannys, certainly looks the goods  :thumb-up: , now where did I park the fork lift LoL.....
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Re: NAD Peavey Classic 60/60
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Yeah it's a little on the burly side at about 30 lbs in a 3U space, but not an absolute bear to handle like the 4U poweramp Me$a 2:95 or Mar$hall Monoblocs.  I used to have the mono Classic 120 at one time that was nearly identical inside and out.  Obvious difference was mono vs. stereo (one output tran vs. two)

Pretty stoked to be getting back to that 6L6 power I always liked.  And quite literally for "pennies on the dollar" when compared to the Marshall/Mesa poweramps.    :thumb-up:

Don't know why the pics attached themselves upside-down though...they are in fact right side up before attaching them.  :dunno:
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RIG OF FIRE:  ADA MP-2, Rocktron Xpression, Peavey Classic 60/60, Gator pedalboard, Rolls MidiBuddy, Dunlop 95Q wah.
Mellotron/organ section:  EHX Mel9, EHX C9, Saturnworks A/B switch, Vox V860 volume, Crate Powerblock.
Two 4x12 cabs:  one custom wired for both 2x12 guitar and 2x12 Mel9 if needed. UPDATED DIAGRAMS
HOME/STUDIO/COMBOS/STUFF:  Peavey JSX halfstack, Crate G60XL, Saturnworks Saturn Fuzz,  EHX Soul Food, ProCo Rat, Ibanez Smashbox, Saturnworks buffered splitter, Morley Tremonti wah, Peavey PV6, Korg DTR-1000, ADA MPC.
GUITARS:  Jackson KE3-DiMarzio Breed/PAF Pro, Jackson KE3-DiMarzio Breed/PAF Pro, Silvertone P-bass, '70s Gretsch Dorado acoustic.
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Re: NAD Peavey Classic 60/60
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Nice score! Let us know how it sounds with the MP.

There's one for sale here locally that I might snag up. 25% of the cost of my 295. I might snag it and see if it's got what I need. Save a space/weight and sell my 295 for to pay it off and get some cash as well.  Gotta feed that G.A.S.  O0
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Re: NAD Peavey Classic 60/60
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I remember those, nice score Kim :thumb-up:

   Those and the Classic 50/50 seem to be the most popular of the Peavy poweramps.

     Ahhh, the good old days of rack mania :lol:
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Re: NAD Peavey Classic 60/60
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Didn't the 50/50 have EL84 tubes? I thought Jur had one of those back in the day.
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Re: NAD Peavey Classic 60/60
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Didn't the 50/50 have EL84 tubes? I thought Jur had one of those back in the day.

Yes, the 50/50 was a 2U and had a quad of el84 tubes and I do remember Jur had one back then.   I thought about getting a 50/50 but I didn't want to chance that I might not like it so much...
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RIG OF FIRE:  ADA MP-2, Rocktron Xpression, Peavey Classic 60/60, Gator pedalboard, Rolls MidiBuddy, Dunlop 95Q wah.
Mellotron/organ section:  EHX Mel9, EHX C9, Saturnworks A/B switch, Vox V860 volume, Crate Powerblock.
Two 4x12 cabs:  one custom wired for both 2x12 guitar and 2x12 Mel9 if needed. UPDATED DIAGRAMS
HOME/STUDIO/COMBOS/STUFF:  Peavey JSX halfstack, Crate G60XL, Saturnworks Saturn Fuzz,  EHX Soul Food, ProCo Rat, Ibanez Smashbox, Saturnworks buffered splitter, Morley Tremonti wah, Peavey PV6, Korg DTR-1000, ADA MPC.
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Re: NAD Peavey Classic 60/60
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Those and the Classic 50/50 seem to be the most popular of the Peavey poweramps.

I've never looked for myself inside a Classic 50/50, but the Classic 120 I had before and now this Classic 60/60 really are Peavey hallmarks of simplicity, build quality, and straight up bang-for-the-buck. These "almost-vintage" poweramps are reminders that the Peavey stuff were once the real workhorses of that era.   You never had to worry about "opening them up and letting all the Magic Smoke out" ....unless of course you didn't get the impedance stuff right or some other blatant abuse that no tube amp would stand for.

Also just picked up a gently used Anvil 4U case locally for $75 to house this Classic 60/60 in.  So that's a total of $325 that I'd consider very well spent...or could've been put towards less than half of a used Mesa purchase and still no damn rack case.   :lol:  Not knocking Mesa, they are awesome but I can't afford the brand of awesome they offer.

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RIG OF FIRE:  ADA MP-2, Rocktron Xpression, Peavey Classic 60/60, Gator pedalboard, Rolls MidiBuddy, Dunlop 95Q wah.
Mellotron/organ section:  EHX Mel9, EHX C9, Saturnworks A/B switch, Vox V860 volume, Crate Powerblock.
Two 4x12 cabs:  one custom wired for both 2x12 guitar and 2x12 Mel9 if needed. UPDATED DIAGRAMS
HOME/STUDIO/COMBOS/STUFF:  Peavey JSX halfstack, Crate G60XL, Saturnworks Saturn Fuzz,  EHX Soul Food, ProCo Rat, Ibanez Smashbox, Saturnworks buffered splitter, Morley Tremonti wah, Peavey PV6, Korg DTR-1000, ADA MPC.
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Re: NAD Peavey Classic 60/60
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AWesome score!

Makes you want to play when you get new gear
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Re: NAD Peavey Classic 60/60
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Way to go Kim :thumb-up:
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Re: NAD Peavey Classic 60/60
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Re: NAD Peavey Classic 60/60
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Finally got this into my rig for a band rehearsal.  You guessed it...a night and day difference! 

 :headbanger:TUBES BABY!! :headbanger:
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RIG OF FIRE:  ADA MP-2, Rocktron Xpression, Peavey Classic 60/60, Gator pedalboard, Rolls MidiBuddy, Dunlop 95Q wah.
Mellotron/organ section:  EHX Mel9, EHX C9, Saturnworks A/B switch, Vox V860 volume, Crate Powerblock.
Two 4x12 cabs:  one custom wired for both 2x12 guitar and 2x12 Mel9 if needed. UPDATED DIAGRAMS
HOME/STUDIO/COMBOS/STUFF:  Peavey JSX halfstack, Crate G60XL, Saturnworks Saturn Fuzz,  EHX Soul Food, ProCo Rat, Ibanez Smashbox, Saturnworks buffered splitter, Morley Tremonti wah, Peavey PV6, Korg DTR-1000, ADA MPC.
GUITARS:  Jackson KE3-DiMarzio Breed/PAF Pro, Jackson KE3-DiMarzio Breed/PAF Pro, Silvertone P-bass, '70s Gretsch Dorado acoustic.
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Re: NAD Peavey Classic 60/60
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Rock on Kim :metal:

    One question though, does that amp have a bias adjustment on it or will you have to take it to someone when it's time to change the tubes?
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Re: NAD Peavey Classic 60/60
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Rock on Kim :metal:

    One question though, does that amp have a bias adjustment on it or will you have to take it to someone when it's time to change the tubes?

It's "fixed bias" but can be easily modded to make that adjustment.  I'll get that done inside there when it's time to change the tubes. :)
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RIG OF FIRE:  ADA MP-2, Rocktron Xpression, Peavey Classic 60/60, Gator pedalboard, Rolls MidiBuddy, Dunlop 95Q wah.
Mellotron/organ section:  EHX Mel9, EHX C9, Saturnworks A/B switch, Vox V860 volume, Crate Powerblock.
Two 4x12 cabs:  one custom wired for both 2x12 guitar and 2x12 Mel9 if needed. UPDATED DIAGRAMS
HOME/STUDIO/COMBOS/STUFF:  Peavey JSX halfstack, Crate G60XL, Saturnworks Saturn Fuzz,  EHX Soul Food, ProCo Rat, Ibanez Smashbox, Saturnworks buffered splitter, Morley Tremonti wah, Peavey PV6, Korg DTR-1000, ADA MPC.
GUITARS:  Jackson KE3-DiMarzio Breed/PAF Pro, Jackson KE3-DiMarzio Breed/PAF Pro, Silvertone P-bass, '70s Gretsch Dorado acoustic.
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Re: NAD Peavey Classic 60/60
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I thought so, it's built like an old power amp. Just in a rack case.
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