Peavey Special Chorus 212 Combo Guitar Amp

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The Peavey Special 212 combo guitar amplifier features Peavey's patented TransTube tube emulation technology an all-new 100-watt output power section, on-board reverb and analog chorus, effects loop, and 2x12" Peavey Blue Marvel loudspeakers. The Special 212 boasts two channels, a Clean channel with 3-band EQ plus Presence control and a Lead channel with 3-band EQ and gain control with footswitchable boost, plus mid scoop and master volume. The Special 212 also features analog chorus with depth and rate controls and versatile spring reverb. Combine these features with Peavey's gold-standard reliability, and the Special 212 is a must-have amplifier.

Features:

  • 100 watt TransTube output section
  • Two independent channels: Clean and Lead
  • Two 12" Peavey Blue Marvel loudspeakers
  • Chorus with Depth and Rate controls, defeatable per channel
  • Effects loop
  • Footswitch jack for global effects defeat, volume boost and channel switching
  • Genuine spring reverb and analog chorus
  • Clean channel features 3 band EQ plus a Presence control
  • Lead channel features 3 band EQ, Pre Gain control with Gain Boost, Mid Scoop and Post Gain

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Things You Will Get:

    Guitar Amplifier
Series TransTube
Model Special Chorus 212

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        Comments about Peavey Special Chorus 212 Combo Guitar Amp:

        This is to add to my previous review. I changed the stock Blue Marvel speakers with Eminence Delta 12A's (PA speakers rated at 400 watts each that I got on craigslist cheap) and the difference is jaw dropping. Louder, clearer and able to handle thunderous bass if that's what you want. I noticed that the Blue Marvels, while not bad speakers (and probably sufficient for most owners), couldn't handle the bass that the amp was capable of producing. I understand Peavey using these because they are trying to hit a price point with the amp. These transtube amps of Peavey's are great. I think they sound better than a lot of tube amps. They are definitely useable in a live environment if you are a decent player to begin with. I'm having a blast using a Tube screamer & bad monkey OD, plus delay in the effects loop. A lot of gear for little money. Don't be afraid to consider these amps.

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        4.0

        Decent little amp.

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        from Richmond, Va.

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        • Responds Like A Tube Amp

        Cons

        • Chorus Is Noisy
        • Chorus When Engaged Is A
        • Little noisy

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        • Home Or Gig

        Comments about Peavey Special Chorus 212 Combo Guitar Amp:

        I picked this up this past weekend looking for a decent inexpensive amp. I'm writing this review because there is not much out there on this amp for some reason. My normal rig is a clean amp controlled by a large pedal board and I wanted something simpler. Basically guitar into amp with perhaps an overdrive pedal in front.

        The transtube emulation is very good and it responds very similar to a tube amp, using the guitar's volume control. It has the sag like a tube amp cranked or natural compression as some call it. The overdrive on this particular amp is very classic rock sounding but there is a mid cut switch for more modern scooped tones, which I'll never use. In some ways it sounds better than a lot of tube amps I've tried. I would not hesitate to gig with it. If you know how to use effects and set up the controls you can get it to sing. I'm sure there are better alternatives out there for the metal players but I'm no expert on that.

        The clean channel is bright and chimey. With the chorus engaged I hear some background hiss but nothing unusable. The effects loop works well when I put a delay pedal in it.

        I'm not 100% sold on the Blue Marvel speakers yet. Right off the sales floor they sounded a little boxy but in all fairness they are not broken in. They seem to be opening up as I play more. They seem to be voiced well enough for this amp. I've heard they were made to Peavey's specs by Eminence. There is very little information on the specs for the speakers. The magnet is smaller than I've seen on Fender's Special Design speakers, also made by Eminence. The verdict is out. I very well could end up loving them. I'm thinking perhaps a pair of Eminence Texas Heats eventually.

        I placed a Bad Monkey overdrive in front of the amp and it sounded very good. I usually set the pre gain low (2-3) and use overdrives to boost the gain for solos.

        I've been playing guitar for 45 years. I get a lot of satisfaction in finding gear that no one else will give the time of day to and tweaking and modifying it till it's a real player. I think this amp will yield some very satisfying tones once I get it the way I like. It's a great value for the money.

        I believe that history is going to be very kind to Peavey. They have made some incredibly durable and great sounding gear over the last 50 years. They have a heart for the working guy. I have 2 Peavey amps that are almost 30 years old and they still work and sound great. It's a shame that too many musicians from my generation are too brand conscious or snobbish to consider Peavey.

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        The manufacturer's warranty covers guitars, basses, amplifiers, pre-amplifiers, mixers, electronic crossovers and equalizers for two years from date of purchase. An extended warranty is available for three additional years of coverage if a warranty card is completed and returned within 90 days of purchase. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.