We had one in the band room at high school, whenever I didn’t want to bring my own amp in I’d play through that. I used to put my DS-1 in front of it and got a pretty decent tone with it, enough to bust out Metallica riffs until the band instructor would come in and bitch me out.
My first amp was a peavey stereo chorus 2x12. I got it home from Sam Ash 48th street in NYC on the subway in 1990. Played my first gigs with that amp. Heart goes out to Peavey.
I hear prisoners used to build their amps in some kind of early release program but I can’t confirm that.