How to change Tubes in a Peavey Amplifier

How to change Tubes in a Peavey Amplifier

Here’s a video tutorial I put together on how to change tubes in a Peavey Amplifier.   I hope this how to guide is useful to those who need to either change their 12AX7 tubes or EL84 tubes.

Changing tubes in a Peavey amp is very easy and if you are changing one or a set, the amp will not need to be biased for these new tubes.  If you’re replacing one, keep the same brand, just to make sure.  Tubes can make a big difference to the output and sound of a Peavey Amplifier.  They come stock with JJ Tubes now and they sound really good.

Peavey Delta Blues vs Fender 65 Deluxe Reissue (Clean Test)

Peavey Delta Blues vs Fender 65 Deluxe Reissue (Clean Test) Comparison

We’re checking out the difference in tone between the Peavey Delta Blues and the Fender 65 Deluxe Reverb Amplifier on the clean channel.  Both amps have quite a bit of headroom on clean and they both naturally start to break up once you get them to about 12 o’clock on the volume.  Both amps have different power tubes, the Fender has a set of 6V6 tubes and the Peavey has a set of EL84 power tubes.  This gives the American made Peavey a bit of an English sound, much like the Vox in the high end frequencies.  That said, it has more mid frequencies than a Vox.

Peavey Delta Blues vs VOX AC-30C2 Guitar Amplifier

Peavey Delta Blues vs VOX AC-30C2 Guitar Amplifier

In the video above I am testing out two of my favorite amplifiers.  The Peavey Delta Blues with a 15″ speaker and the Vox AC-30C2 Guitar Amplifier.

Both have their own unique sound and feature the same exact tube set up as each other.

Peavey Delta Blues 115 Amplifier Review

Peavey Delta Blues 115 Tweed Amplifier Review

Above Video Demo:  Ric testing out the Peavey Delta Blues 115 for the first time.

The Peavey Delta Blues has Classic style, classic tone and modern versatility. If the blues is your way of life, this is your amp. 30 classic all-tube watts are way louder than solid state and modern flexibility comes from a tremolo with speed and intensity controls, pre-and post-gain controls on the lead channel, 3-band passive EQ, a boost switch, external speaker jack, and an effects loop. Jamming or gigging, this baby can hold down your end of the sound.  This amplifier we’re taking a look at is the single 15″ speaker version which to my ear is the far superior version for nicer tones.

Above Video: Shane testing out the Clean channel on a Peavey Delta Blues Amplifier

Above Video: Shane testing out the Drive channel on a Peavey Delta Blues Amplifier

Above Video: Shane testing out the Drive channel on a Peavey Delta Blues Amplifier Video Demo #2

Above Video: Shane giving a tour of the Peavey Delta Blues 115 Guitar Amplifier

Above Video: Shane testing out the Peavey Delta Blues amplifier back in 2009 (my original video)

The Delta Blues also comes in a 2×10 configuration soon to be discontinued.