Peavey VT Classic user reviews
- Peavey is one of those companies that have really been a huge part of the modern rock world. They have build an integrated part of the new sound of rock music in that last 20 years. They specialize in high gain inexpensive amps for the basic consumer to be able to afford. They have been able to some how keep their prices low and build great amplifiers.
This is the Vt series amp that was first introduced in the late 70's I believe. This used what was called hybrid technology. They would use a transistor preamp stage rather than having preamp tubes as you would see in most amps. The they would have power tubes in the power section. Which allowed them to lower costs but also build amps that would sound almost as close to a all tube amp.
- Like all Peavey's their amps are extremely easy to figure out. The only thing that I don't like is all the inputs in the front of the amp. There are four inputs and it get kind of messy in the front of the amp.
This is basic EQ setup with these amps. There really isn't anything different then most other amps or even other Peavey amp.
- The tone of these amps are pretty decent. They certainly are brighter to y ears than a 5150 or a Rockmaster preamp. I find that the distortion is a little bit thinner in tone and robust. Not that, that is a bad thing but just a different taste or voicing within the amp. There just isn't that hug juicy kind of gain that I am so familiar with when it comes to Peavey amps.
I like all Peavey amps with a good Gibson Les Paul or another guitar that has a humbucker installed. I find that the frequencies that make Peavey who they are comes out better when playing a guitar with a humbucker installed.
- Overall Opinion
- These amps have long been discontinued and the used market is the only way to go. I have recently seen these amp for around $300+. That is a steady value for an amp this old and with this technology. So these amps hold a decent value to them and you will get pretty much your money back if you buy and do not like it.
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- Amp hybrid "MOSFET" pre-amp and 6L6GC power.
60w is a "lamp" whose sound is enriched by leaving the volume of apartment. It is a copy of concurrent MusicMan 112 and other Fender Blackface.
Two channels, a leader and a normal and a master volume for both.
Lead with a saturation knob. This is called a small "crucnch" today
Normal with his clear, rich, smooth ... but happiness
Spring Reverb very power
Phasing with release of "range". It is exceptional even today
3-button footswitch Lead / Reverb Normal Phasing
Two HP 12 "Peavey Scorpion original
- Very simple configuration:
With a Fender Stratocaster reissue of 1979 or 70 ':
bass 7, mid 1, 3 and acute presence to 6
Clean Volume 7
Volume lead to saturation at 3 & 5
Master to your neighbors.
Here you are with a 80's sound (Fender / Music Man-) opposite of what is proposed today.
- The style of the receiver is oriented Blues / Rock / Jazz. I prefer crystal clear but you can push the mids. I also branch CS9 chorus, a hot head and a whawha. You can use the effects loop if desired.
Just listen to the youtube blackface fender showman or MusicMan 112 to get an idea.
- Overall Opinion
- I have this amp since 1981 (30 years old this year) and I recently refurbished. for a change of two HP Scorpion by two EMINENCE Legend 1218 and replacement of the four pre-amp output transistors. Two 6L6GC tubes GT.Cela is 200 € in total.
These changes have given back a youth in this amp sounds like in 1981.
I also have a Marshall TSL100 head with baffle 1936 that the canal "Clear" is close to the Peavey Classic VTX.
30 years with as little modification, we can say that the amp feels well built with components other than transistors qualité.Mise MPS-5884 have dropped twice and now replaced by two 15,030 and two 2N3904 JE. It must be that to boost the two 6L6GC GT ;-)
Peavey Classic VTX