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    Hey, I'm looking for a new amp and im really interested in the Classic. I want to get an early Van Halen sound. I was wondering if the reverb and distortion is good enough for that early VH sound, if not could I hook up something like a Metal Master up to it. I dont want to get a 5150 because I heard they buzz alot and the clean channels not that great (is this true?).

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    For heavier distortion the Classic 212 has it all over the 410. The reverb is typical Peavey reverb, not warm like Fender reverb however; Marshall reverb is not very lush either. If you are micing the amp the Classic 30 is a great sounding amp (distorted,... it will not play clean at loud levels) and it holds it's value very well. The 5150's I have played on have a decent clean sound. I prefer a little dirt with my clean channel. To compensate I turn my volume down and pick lighter. I hope this helps

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    the 5150 does need a noise gate if you dont like alot fizz and hum.

    but it it is a high gain 120 watt head with 5 preamp tubes youre going to have a little bit of hiss even with the noise gate.
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    You won't get near enough gain from the amp itself, though it is a very nice amp (just not for hi-gain stuff).

    As you stated, you could put a distortion pedal in front of it, but then your kinda stuck with the pedal's tone, the amp becomes less important obviously.

    Im actually considering getting either the Classic 50 or 30, ill just get a Metalzone for the highgain stuff.

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    Can you add a cab to the 212 or 410 combos?

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    Early VH had a very low gain sound, the gain was in Ed's fingers and the magical amplifier.
    You know the best tone I ever had was with that little bandmaster cranked to 10. Edward Van Halen, 1980, Guitar Player Magazine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Imationz View Post
    Can you add a cab to the 212 or 410 combos?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stratogibson View Post
    Early VH had a very low gain sound, the gain was in Ed's fingers and the magical amplifier.
    I'm The One and Unchained is low gain, lol?

    Maybe you should listen to a Peavey Classic 410, it will absolutely NOT do 1978-1984 Van Halen. Not a chance.

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    I own a Peavey Classic 50 212. Does VH good. With my Wolfgang anyways.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vanzefflin View Post
    For heavier distortion the Classic 212 has it all over the 410.
    Yeah, you're gonna' get a closer sound with the 12" speakers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by willy4pres View Post
    I'm The One and Unchained is low gain, lol?

    Maybe you should listen to a Peavey Classic 410, it will absolutely NOT do 1978-1984 Van Halen. Not a chance.
    I agree with Stratogibson. "Low Gain" is a relative term. A 1967 Marshall Plexi has WAY lower gain than say, a 5150. 410 or 212, I think the Classic
    could cop the "meat" of the tone with the right settings and high post gain.
    Mid boost would need to be off and adjust pre- & post- gain to taste. The Classic has more than enough gain. But if you have, say, a 5150, anything
    over about 6 on the pre-gain means (1) buzzsaw city and (2) you need more practice.

    Obviously, the amp of choice would be a 1967 P2P Plexi variac'd at 89 volts, but there are lots of ways to get close.

    Oh, and the Classic series is the only series I would consider from Peavey.

    Good luck.
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