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Re: Peavey VavleKing 100 Head

2/22/2006 6:39 AM
SLObrainRe: Peavey VavleKing 100 Head
I wonder how many folks who claim it is a cheaply built amp actually took one apart to find out?  
Well... if you look at the amps Peavey built in the 70's and even into the 80's you definitally see better jacks and pots from the old stuff. The molex connectors are not too bad but i've seen them get funky in the past.  
I think what Steve B. wrote was from harmony Central reviews as I went there too looking at this amp after reading this thread. Lotsa complaints there.  
China built stuff isn't gonna be great parts but might not be too bad either though. Depends on if PV is doing good quality contol on these and watching what's going out? I just don't know.  
I am suprised that Hartley is having his stuff made in china or anywhere overseas. I always was under the impression that Hartley fancied himself on the fact that PV gear is good ol USA made.  
That being said it used to be real bang for the buck as I used PV gear for many years before I could lay my hands on a good tube amp. I remember one amp called the Renown 2x12 that had this circuit using a output trannie in a SS design and it was a good sounding amp. This was mid 80's though.  
Funny story from my past. My first amp was a univox SS 1x12 I got in 1979 and used for my first year of guitar playing. I was then lucky enough to buy a fender blackfaced tremolux head and fender 2x10 cab. I got that whole fender rig for $100.00 this was in 1980. I didn't know what I had then but wanted something louder so I traded straight up for a sunn Beta 50 watt 2x12 SS  
Man, I coulda kicked myself silly after trading that Fender off then. That same fender rig goes for many bucks these days. And it was a classic sound :( The Sunn beta was crapola. The next amp was a Peavey centurion 100 watter SS. That was my PV start and had many over the next 10 year.  
Yes newbie guitarist do some stupid stuff. But I guess that's the mistakes we make to learn lessons. LOL.....  
Enzo, Is there any quick fix you know of to lower the hum in these? Just curious as maybe I may end having to fix one up the road.  

Steve Dallman Pawn shops are strange places. Much... -- 2/22/2006 8:47 AM
Enzo Hum? I have just mainly been lurkin... -- 2/22/2006 6:07 PM