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[NAMM] Peavey VB-3

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The new Peavey VB-3 all-tube bass amplifier is designed to give players control over EQ and gain structure in a 300-watt tube amplifier that weighs 37 lbs.


The dual-channel Peavey VB-3 bass amplifier combines three 12AX7 and two 12AT7 preamp tubes with a matched octet of EL34 tubes.

Voiced to match the VB-3 tube bass amplifier, the new VB-810 bass enclosure features eight custom-designed 10" ceramic-magnet loudspeakers paired into four tone chambers, and can be operated in stereo or mono modes with 800 watts power handling.

VB-3™ Tube Bass Head
  • 300 watts RMS into 8, 4 or 2 ohms
  • Total weight of 37 lbs.
  • Matched octet of EL34 power tubes
  • 3 x 12AX7 and 2 x 12AT7 preamp tubes
  • Internal rebiasing switch for using 6L6GC tubes
  • Universal switching power supply allows use worldwide
  • Dual channel: Volume/Overdrive/Low/Mid/Shift/High/Master
  • LED indicators for active Volume or Overdrive control (footswitchable)
  • Bright and Low Cut switches
  • Tube compressor w/level control, defeat switch and LED (footswitchable)
  • Constant-Q 9-band graphic EQ w/defeat switch and LED (footswitchable)
  • Master volume
  • Master Resonance and Presence controls for frequency-selective speaker damping
  • Effects Loop
  • Neutrik® Speakon® Combination Jack outputs
  • Balanced XLR output pre/post EQ
  • Preamp output and power amp input
  • Footswitchable mute for tuning on stage
  • Tuner output
  • LED-lighted Peavey logo with dimmer control
  • Made in U.S.A.

VB-810™ Bass Enclosure
  • 800 watts RMS power handling
  • Eight custom-designed 10" ceramic-magnet loudspeakers
  • Four individual 2x10 chambers
  • Switchless stereo or mono operation
  • Heavy-duty hardware
  • Bedliner covering and black grille cloth
  • Made in U.S.A.

Pricing & Availability
The Peavey VB-3 will be available in Q1 2009 and the VB-810 will be available in Q2 2009 from authorized Peavey retailers.
VB-3™ Tube Bass Head: U.S. MSRP $2499.99.
VB-810™ Bass Enclosure: U.S. MSRP $1049.99.

For more information, visit www.peavey.com.
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