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The Classic 50 212 from Peavey is a 50 watt, all-tube guitar amplifier optimized for blues, featuring 2 x 12" Blue Marvel speakers and vintage-style tweed covering. With its responsive gain structure and warm, punchy double-team of 12AX7 and EL84 tubes, a 3-band EQ, as well as footswitch-selectable channel switching and built-in reverb, the amp is well-suited for gritty blues, country chicken pickin', and classic rock alike.
Four EL84 and three 12AX7 tubes
Normal and bright inputs
Pre- and post-gain controls on lead channel
Active presence control
3-band passive EQ (bass, middle, treble)
Master volume control
Reverb level control
External speaker capability
Footswitch for channel switching and reverb (included)
Limited 2-Year Warranty, Extendable to 5 Years with Registration
Table of Contents
Tubes: 4x 6BQ5/EL84 tubes with 12AX7 driver
Rated Power & Load
50 W RMS into 16 or 8 ohms
Power @ Clipping (Typically)
(5% THD, 1 kHz, 120 VAC line) 5O W RMS into l6 or 8 ohms (Bias must be reduced to measure.)
+0, -2 dB, 50 Hz to 15 kHz, @ 40 W RMS into 16 ohms
Hum & Noise
No greater than 80 dB below rated power
200 watts, 50/60 Hz, 120 VAC (Domestic)
Tubes: 2x 12AX7
Specs are measured @ 1 kHz with the controls preset as follows: Pre & Post (lead)@ 0 Reverb Level @ 0 Bass & Treble EQ @ 12 Middle EQ @ 0 Master Volume @ 12 Presence @ 6 Nominal level is with Input Gain @ 6 Minimum level is with Input Gain @ 12
Preamp Normal Input
Impedance: Very high Z, 470 kOhms
(Post Gain @ 10) Nominal Input Level (Post Gain @ 10): -40 dBV, 10 mV RMS Minimum Input Level (Post Gain @ 10): -70 dBV, 0.3 mV RMS
Nominal Input Level (Post Gain @ 10): -17 dBV, 140 mV RMS Minimum Input Level (Post Gain @ 10): -28 dBV, 40 mV RMS Maximum Input Level (Post Gain @ 10): 0 dBV, 1.0 V RMS
Custom bass, middle, and treble, passive-type EQ (Lead and Normal Channels)
Load Impedance: 1 kOhm or greater Nominal Output Level: -6 dBV, 0.5 V RMS
Impedance: High Z, 2 MOhms Designed Input Level: -6 dBV, 0.5 V RMS (Switching jack provides Effects Send to Effects Return connection when not used.)
Jack 1: Reverb Defeat (when reverb control is raised), Jack 2: Normal/Lead Channel Select (when Lead activated)