hello! new to the forum, so i apologize for digging up old posts, but so far, this thread has provided me the info needed in order to connect the dots, as it were, on exactly which amp and model my dad surprised me with the other day when i wet home for a visit.
so, enough of my life story, and down to the biz!!! lol
after taking the head out of the combo unit last night, we were able to determine that the amp was built in 1978. it's a "basic" Classic model with the Bright, Series, Parallel, and Normal front TRS inputs. there are 2x12 50 watt speakers (i assume both tubes are also 50 Watt....but this is the first REAL tube amp i've ever possessed). just like the amp the originator of this post has loaded pics of, mine also as Reverb and Tremolo that allows you to control the basic parameters
it's not in too bad of shape, and it must be about the time where they went from tweed to vinyl - only the fabric covering the speakers is tweed.
on the back end, there are some items that confuse me. my 'on' switch goes in both directions, and off when it's in the middle position. when i flip it left, it says 200 and to the right, it says 100. the fuse is supposed to work with a 200 Watt amp, but since i don't know much about amps (mostly play a miked acoustic), i don't even know if i'm really understanding why it says one thing on one side, and something different on the other.
as for functionality: the tubes seem to work just fine. the fuse was bad, and when we went to test, we noticed that the capacitor was overheating, along with the resistor that was wired nearest the power switch and capacitor. the resistor actually began to smoke a bit. so we called it quits on the project until i get advice and the few parts in needs. i can most likely repair it on my own, but was glad to find this forum to see that i wasn't the only one having troubles figuring out exactly what i have here. it also has two speaker routing options on the reverse side; se
my dad picked up this recently, because he noticed that it was a tube amp...he only paid roughly $70 USD for it. guessing from the serial number, and the time period during which is it was constructed, Peavey had already made some changes to the original, at least cosmetically.
i need some confirmation info about what it is i actually have, so i can then buy the proper replacement items and either make the changes myself.
here's the serial #6A-75825, now that i have a better understanding of the amp and the various amps given the "Classic" label, and perhaps find some more answers of my own here at Peavey.
any help anyone can provide will be most appreciated!!! also, please feel free to ask of any further questions regarding the amp and i'll do my best to provide a competent answer! thanks again!