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  • Tweed Peavey Classic 100 Series 4x10 - Spray Painted Black

    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.
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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.

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    • #3
      We don't generally get Peavey schematics by finding them, we get them right from Peavey by asking. customerservice@peavey.com

      And leave off the extra descriptors, your amp is simply a "Classic" Specifically the A series.

      PV Classic A.pdf
      Education is what you're left with after you have forgotten what you have learned.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Enzo View Post
        We don't generally get Peavey schematics by finding them, we get them right from Peavey by asking. customerservice@peavey.com

        And leave off the extra descriptors, your amp is simply a "Classic" Specifically the A series.

        [ATTACH]n909384[/ATTACH]
        Ok thanks Enzo. I emailed Peavey twice with no responce. A series is a big help!

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        • #5
          You need to use the right email address, also, during this virus, they are working on a skeleton crew there.

          Did you see that my link is the schematic?
          Education is what you're left with after you have forgotten what you have learned.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Enzo View Post
            You need to use the right email address, also, during this virus, they are working on a skeleton crew there.

            Did you see that my link is the schematic?
            Attachment is not working. Give 'invalid file specified' message. I think this is what is happening where we used to get the 'dot' gif for the ghost attachments? tboy ?
            "Everything is better with a tube. I have a customer with an all-tube pacemaker. His heartbeat is steady, reassuring and dependable, not like a modern heartbeat. And if it goes wrong he can fix it himself. You can't do that with SMD." - Mick Bailey

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            • #7
              Maybe this schematic will stick.
              Attached Files
              "Everything is better with a tube. I have a customer with an all-tube pacemaker. His heartbeat is steady, reassuring and dependable, not like a modern heartbeat. And if it goes wrong he can fix it himself. You can't do that with SMD." - Mick Bailey

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              • #8
                Sorry. Yours works for me. I looked at my first one and it was not a file size of 1x1 so I assumed it would work.
                Education is what you're left with after you have forgotten what you have learned.

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                • #9
                  You guys are the best!

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