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Peavey Mini Colossal..anyone have one, whats it like?

Posted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 1:45 pm
by pjaydee
Hi Guys,

Does anyone have the Mini Colossal amp? If so what are your thoughts on it, looks a great lil amp to me.

Pjay

Re: Peavey Mini Colossal..anyone have one, whats it like?

Posted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 10:33 am
by Stephen Brown

Re: Peavey Mini Colossal..anyone have one, whats it like?

Posted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 1:23 pm
by pjaydee
Thx Fret! :D

Re: Peavey Mini Colossal..anyone have one, whats it like?

Posted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 2:15 pm
by Svelt Pen
Fizzy, no headroom, no character....

Re: Peavey Mini Colossal..anyone have one, whats it like?

Posted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 8:52 pm
by guitarbonham
well i think a lot of that is cuz satch records directly into a computer. live his tone is totally different it sounds pretty sweet live to me at least.

that being said i'm not a big fan of satches amps lol

Re: Peavey Mini Colossal..anyone have one, whats it like?

Posted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 11:20 pm
by j.arledge
I played one and was less than impressed.

They are overpriced, and have very few features to show for it. Tone is ok at best.

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/prod ... sku=480777" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

so it is 499, here is what else you can get for 499.

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product?sku=483496X" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/prod ... sku=485061" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/prod ... sku=485059" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/prod ... sku=481329" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/prod ... sku=482912" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


3bay

280294642533

150314586836

250340657964

140287461141

This one is sort of my point

290281841794

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so anyways you get my point, I think you can find better amps for the price but still get Joe's tone. To me the mini sorta sounds like a peavey classic 20 or something simular. If you dig the tone of the mini check out the classic 20 combo 30 head or 50 head/combo.

Re: Peavey Mini Colossal..anyone have one, whats it like?

Posted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 11:45 pm
by Svelt Pen
j.arledge wrote:I played one and was less than impressed.

They are overpriced, and have very few features to show for it. Tone is ok at best.

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/prod ... sku=480777" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

so it is 499, here is what else you can get for 499.

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product?sku=483496X" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/prod ... sku=485061" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/prod ... sku=485059" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/prod ... sku=481329" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/prod ... sku=482912" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


3bay

280294642533

150314586836

250340657964

140287461141

This one is sort of my point

290281841794

150315203316

290283330202


so anyways you get my point, I think you can find better amps for the price but still get Joe's tone. To me the mini sorta sounds like a peavey classic 20 or something simular. If you dig the tone of the mini check out the classic 20 combo 30 head or 50 head/combo.
+1! I tried out a Mini Colossal and a Peavey Classic 30 and the Classic 30 destroyed the MC...I mean, pissed all over it and it was only $150 more. If you want a kid's toy, go with the MC. If you want a real tube amp, go with a C30. I made a video with the Classic 30 and Satchurator months ago, and I nailed the Satch tone. See for yourself:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AtD9450_ ... annel_page" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Re: Peavey Mini Colossal..anyone have one, whats it like?

Posted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 11:26 am
by Stephen Brown
Svelt Pen wrote:Fizzy, no headroom, no character....
Mini Colossal? I don't agree with you, with respect.

To my recollection it's been used on Stach's new album to cut a track with. I could be wrong.

Re: Peavey Mini Colossal..anyone have one, whats it like?

Posted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 1:08 pm
by pjaydee
Must admit i find the comments to be not what i expected! Satch's demo sounds awesome (ok he has effects etc)...so im a lil surprised. Will check out the classic 30.

Re: Peavey Mini Colossal..anyone have one, whats it like?

Posted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 3:06 pm
by notavirtuoso
Don't be too discouraged, try one out for yourself. If you like it then that's all that matters. I would definitely recommend checking out a classic 30 as well though.

Re: Peavey Mini Colossal..anyone have one, whats it like?

Posted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 6:46 pm
by bkornaker1977
i bought one......

and sold it within 2 weeks. I honestly gave it a try, mic'ing it....using the direct outs......and it just didnt do anything for me.

for the guy who said "Fizzy, no headroom, no character...."........you hit the nail on the head! It has NO TONE AT ALL.

A decent clean tone, if you turn the gain almost to zero, and roll back your guitar volume knob some....but for dirty tones, its just a fizzy nightmare. It almost sounds like its crappy solid state amp with a broke speaker.....

i was disapointed for sure......

Re: Peavey Mini Colossal..anyone have one, whats it like?

Posted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 8:16 pm
by Svelt Pen
Make sure to try out the C30 with the JJ power tubes and tube guard pre-installed instead of the usual Sovtek's. Some have them, some don't. I think they are only in the newer (black tolex) versions though...

Re: Peavey Mini Colossal..anyone have one, whats it like?

Posted: Thu Dec 18, 2008 11:14 am
by Stephen Brown

Re: Peavey Mini Colossal..anyone have one, whats it like?

Posted: Thu Dec 18, 2008 4:24 pm
by TheArchitect
guitarbonham wrote:well i think a lot of that is cuz satch records directly into a computer. live his tone is totally different it sounds pretty sweet live to me at least.

that being said i'm not a big fan of satches amps lol
Not really the case, but OK