« Holds its value »Publié le 07/08/11 à 11:31
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.
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.