Product Comparison: Fender Blues Deluxe vs Peavey Classic 30

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General Specifications
Blues Deluxe
Classic 30
About the Product
A must-have for gigging guitarists worldwide and the ideal 1x12" amp for crafting your own signature sound. Pro rock, country and blues players guitarists everywhere prize no-frills amps for their great volume, reliability, responsiveness to effects pedals, and affordability, and the 40-watt Blues Deluxe Reissue gives those players the fantastic warm boutique tone and sharp vintage-style tweed look they crave. Again, a must-have amp that takes you back to Fender's original era and sound.
Revered by blues, country and rock players alike, these true all-tube amps span the tonal landscape from vintage to contemporary with ease. These amps are drenched in the tone that can only come from the combination of three 12AX7 and four EL84 tubes. Add features like 3-band EQ, footswitchable dual channels, footswitchable boost and reverb and you have one of the most versatile amplifiers on the market. The Classic 30 now ships with the all new Celestion Midnight 60 12" speaker! Classic looks, classic tone, Classic 30!
Key Specs
Power Output
40 watts
30 watts
Number Of Channels
Controls Included
Reverb, Presence, Master, Middle, Bass, Drive, Treble
Reverb, Normal volume control, Pre-gain control, Post-gain control, Bass, Middle, Treble, Channel switch, Boost switch
Footswitch Included
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Fender Blues Deluxe Reissue 40-Watt 1x12-Inch Guitar Combo Amp
  • Couldn't be happier with the clean tones. Drive channel doesn't get that distorted but there are plenty of pedals to compensate for that.
  • Even though this is 40 watts you can play it at low volume and still enjoy its tonal range or you can crank it up and play most small or medium sized venues with power to spare.
  • Two channels allow you to set your tone in each and foot swtich back and forth as needed. The reverb is of good quality and the tone controls are precise.
  • You do have to take some time to learn about tone settings; including volume adjustments on the amp as well as your ax to get the most out of the amp but it's well worth it.
  • My only quibbles - 1) it;s hard to control at low volumes. In the basement, or garage, you will have the Master between 0 & 1, and it's touchy in that limited range.
Peavey Classic 30 112 Guitar Combo Amplifier
  • This is a really good amp. It is kinda a mix between a Marshall and a Vox amp. It cleans up well and has some great distortion sounds.
  • This is a great amp for gigs or recording. It has an effects loop which is awesome for a combo amp. Cannot say enough good things about this amp. Great buy.
  • I have used this amp on the gain channel and it sounds amazing, but where it really shines is on the clean channel with a MXR Distortion +. It has plenty of guts for any room I have ever played including outdoor gigs.
  • The sweet sound of this amp is unreal. I have not been so impressed with an amp in a long time as I amk with this gem.
  • Out of the box, it had a few small issues ( lose reverb tank, too much/early gain on the clean channel, ineffective tone controls)
Size & Weight
18.75 in.
21.5 in.
23.5 in.
19.25 in.
10.5 in.
13 in.
45 lbs.
39.5 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Fender Blues Deluxe Reissue 40-Watt 1x12-Inch Guitar Combo Amp
  • Great Amp - Perfect Size.
  • It's not bulky and its very stable.
  • Beatiful amp and heavy. Love the sound of tube amps and hope this one will be around many years like my Fender Blackface.
  • A bit heavy at 45 lbs, but small enough that you can pack that LP/335/Tele or Strat with this amp and do all you need to do.
  • Not too heavy and sounds amazing have a change of tubes and speaker.
Peavey Classic 30 112 Guitar Combo Amplifier
  • Durable too, it took a nasty fall in the back of our cargo van and slid to the back, powered up and worked fine ever since.
  • Build quality is great. Tight, strong, sturdy, everything perfect.
  • Not as much bottom as the 212, but it's a great practice/studio and small gig amp.
  • The only negative is the weight. This thing is pretty heavy. Much heavier than a Fender Blues Jr
Guitar Amplifier
Guitar Amplifier
Number Of Speakers
Speaker Size
12 in.
12 in.
Compatible With Footswitch
2-Button (Drive Select, Reverb On/Off), 1-Button FootSwitch
Four EL84s and three 12AX7s
Carry Handle(s)
2 x 1/4" (instrument), 1/4" (power amp in)
1/4" (instrument)
1/4" (preamp out), Foot switch
1/4" Speaker, 1/4" Reverb remote, 1/4" Channel/Boost remote
Dual channels: Normal and Drive, Effects loop, bright switch and Fender spring reverb, Chrome Control Panel, Fender spring reverb
Genuine Spring Reverb with level control, Chrome-plated chassis, Classic tweed covering, Footswitch selectable channel switching, reverb and boost, Normal volume control on clean channel
What customers say about "Features"
Fender Blues Deluxe Reissue 40-Watt 1x12-Inch Guitar Combo Amp
  • Nice warm Fender tones with just enough breakup that your not in the realm of metal distortion! I love this amp and will be using them as along as Fender makes them.
  • I have a 2 x 12 Deville thats 60 watts but this 40 watt Blues reissue sounds better -- its a late 1950's early 1960's sound before Fender launched the super clean 1965 series. This is the type of amp Mike Bloomfield and BB King used.
  • The speaker is ok. The amp doesnt get all that loud with volume on 10 but is just loud enough to cut a drummer. This amp doesnt have the nonsensical useless tremelo crap that Fender still has on their 1965 amps.
  • This amp has 2 inputs (high and low impedance) and 2 channels (clean and dirty) . On the clean channel my first impression was that it could nail that big amp fender clean sound that has tons of headroom, so you could definitely imitate that sound heard on countless records clean and beautiful.
  • The sound of a child's plastic toy bat striking wet newspapers while yoko ono screams in your ear.
  • No volume barely any headroom and muddy as ever. I suppose for a novice or beginner it would be great but gigging at almost any level would be a Nope.
Peavey Classic 30 112 Guitar Combo Amplifier
  • The tube swap really improved the clean channel which is now quite nice up to maybe the 6 setting, and made the tone controls work much better.
  • The only upgrade I did to the amp was my speaker. I changed it to Celestion Classic 30. Don't get me wrong the speak it came with sounded good, but with a speaker swap this amp sound amazing.
  • When I want to get it a dirtier sound I use my Ibanez Tube Screamer. Get this amp you will not be sorry.
  • This is my first tube amp and it nails that old school sound that I love. Made in the USA so support your fellow Americans!
  • The drive channel sounds like my old C30 with the Blue Guitar mods. It is easily managed with the pre/post controls and the 3 band EQ.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
2 year(s)
Other Information
799.99 $

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