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Peavey vb2 users

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Always fancied one of these and I have seen one for a decent price, anyone in these parts play thru them? Pro's /con's would be appreciated 🙂

Mainly what's the volume output like (ball park of the orange ad200 maybe)? ? I'd be playing it with a 6x10 cab.

Many thanks

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Not a massively useful reply - apologies in advance - but..

I have one stored away under the bed for those midlife crisis moments where I wonder whether I could put up with the weight and inconvenience of valves for the sake of the sound. I just take it out and cart it up the many flights of stairs at our rehearsal studio, enjoy it for a couple of hours, bring it down again (usually nearly setting myself on fire with the latent heat of the tubes...) and invariably put it away for another 6-12 months and carry on using whatever car-stereo-size flavour of the month is shiny!

Don’t get me wrong, it sounds great and it’s very versatile, and I’d say that having played through a friend’s AD200 with 4x10 and 1x15 at a decent size gig, I’d expect the VB-2 to be just as loud through the same cabs.

The AD might be a bit ‘warmer’ and more bass-heavy sounding by default from memory, but I honestly didn’t do much more than plug in and turn up. The EQ on the VB is comprehensive so could very likely replicate that more classic vibe, though it’s not a tone I use so I’ve never actually asked it to. I’ve only ever played mine through my Markbass 4x10 with quite a mid-present clean tone, and that’s plenty loud enough to get over a metal band; a decent 6x10 should give you one hell of a noise!

But it’s a pain in the behind to carry and will try to burn you after it’s been on a while. Just saying.

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Hi Ed, thanks for the reply 🙂

I've had loads of tube amps in the past (ampeg, orange, fender etc) and everytime I sell one and say to myself the weight is to much...... The allure of glowing glass drags me back 😄. I've seen a b stock peavey vb2 at a corking price, never tried/heard 1 before but looked good on paper. Sounds like the volume might be good then, the ad200 volume was good...... But god I hated the eq of it.

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I remember playing one back in the day and it had a sound of it's own - in a good way. I do remember it being back breakingly heavy.

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