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  • Peavy Valveverb WTF

    I never thought that Id have a piece of peavy gear turned on while my lexicon processor is collecting dust. Ive been looking for the ultimate reverb for my Uberschall and I finally found it with a discontinued peavy rack!lol. The high gain channel of my amp is unforgiving with processors and pedals so Ive been on this year long search for a good reverb, old Fender Units, TC electronics, and numerous Lexicons have been totally done in by something that costs a fraction of the price and is housed in one rack space. Its all tube driven + tremelo to boot. Too Funny.
    John
    Amps-
    74' 1987
    80' 2104
    Mystery modded 71' AA371

    Guitars-
    Gibson Les Paul Classic

  • #2
    That's a classic awesome unit. I suspect in a few years people will be hunting them down for big dough.

    I've been amazed at what a little spring reverb can do. Every 100 dollar amp had a spring reverb tank in it up until about 2000, so its surprising how a spring reverb can whop the fancy digital units. Amp modeling has come a long way, but there's not much out there that does a convincing spring reverb

    I got a Danelectro Spring King for 30 bucks. It brought my rig to life in a way nothing else has: http://www.inrerocknroll.com/tunes/Bee2.mp3
    Guitar & effects tunes, clips & pics:
    http://www.inrerocknroll.com

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    • #3
      I hear that, but the wierd thing is that Ive tried other spring units and couldnt switch between the clean and lead channels without twisting some knobs, I can have the clip light on the whole time with the Peavy and it still sounds freakin great! All the other spring units went nuts. Im just glad I found something that can get along with the Uber.
      John
      Amps-
      74' 1987
      80' 2104
      Mystery modded 71' AA371

      Guitars-
      Gibson Les Paul Classic

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      • #4
        Now that I think of it, I never did try that Dano your talking about though. Sounds good huh? Is it the one with the kick pad that makes the springs freak out?
        John
        Amps-
        74' 1987
        80' 2104
        Mystery modded 71' AA371

        Guitars-
        Gibson Les Paul Classic

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        • #5
          What are those things going for? I've wanted one for years. Was it an eBay find?
          "The everyday practice is simply to develop a complete acceptance and openness to all situations and emotions, and to all people, experiencing everything totally without mental reservations and blockages, so that one never withdraws or centralizes into oneself. This produces a tremendous energy which usually is locked up in the process of mental evasion and a general running away from life experiences." --Dilgo Kyhentse, Rinpoche

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          • #6
            Originally posted by skr3ddy
            What are those things going for? I've wanted one for years. Was it an eBay find?
            I was interested in one several years ago when you could see that they were quickly becoming a cult classic. I beleive there are a few mods to improve it's performance too; one was to do with signal output I recall.

            Anyway, I think one in almost new condition were selling for about $300-350 back then...but my memory ain't the best so take that with a grain.

            It's funny how Peavey have really come out with a few underground gems like this and the Revolution, C20, Classic Duel etc. Wonder they don't reissue some of them.
            Jimbo
            If you're reading this, it only confirms what a hopeless computer nerd you are...you're probably a fat loser too...my condolences.

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            • #7
              i looked for years on the european ebays for the peavey valverb and never saw one listed... it seems to be an american thing only....

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              • #8
                I`ve got two Valverbs but the line level ins make them noisy when used before amps like instrument level pedals.

                The tremolo part of the Valverb is seducing.

                Two other good tube based (and discontinued) Peavey boxes,
                the VMP-2 mic pre and the VC-L-2 compressor



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                • #9
                  I went looking for these a few years back. When they were discontinued, you could pick them up new in the 100-150 range, by the time I wanted one they were running 300+ on ebay. I beleive they are still running around 300 on ebay and elsewhere.

                  What I found out is that the the Peavey Delta Blues amp was designed by the same guy as the Valverb, and comes with tube powered reverb and trem. I picked one up at the time for $250. So you can pay $300 for a reverb and trem preamp, or get the whole reverb trem, power amp, speaker(s) deal for a little less dough.....
                  Twang is good, more twang is better. -JW
                  Guit picker
                  Box Beater

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                  • #10
                    Cesar Diaz had a field day with peavey over that unit..Cesar actually held a patent on his unit..
                    When I was using 5150's back in the day,the Valveverb was a welcome addition to their effects loops...Keith
                    LESS EBAY MORE MEL BAY

                    OLD SCHOOL MY SCHOOL ONLY SCHOOL

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                    • #11
                      They are a terrific reverb unit. And the trem aint bad either.

                      There's a very few that come in a nice 1 rack unit tweed case that's to die for!

                      Also, if you find it to be too "boingy" (only complaint some people have with this unit), there's an easy mod you can do with a few magnets. No need to solder or anything. Just a screwdriver, a few fridge magnets, and glue.

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                      • #12
                        There`s also a mod for the vol drop that happens on most Valverbs when switching on the tremolo

                        http://thegearpage.net/board/showthread.php?postid=557092

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                        • #13
                          Those pics are totally different then the one I scored. Mines all chrome like the control panel on Tweed Fenders and just one rack space. I know that peavy reissued it in the early 90's and mines the 80's. I dont use the trem and the reverb at the same time so I dont mind the volume drop as I just adjust out when used.

                          My buddies at GO GO Guitars in Long Beach gave it to me for doing some work on the shop and had aready retubed it. What a score.
                          John
                          Amps-
                          74' 1987
                          80' 2104
                          Mystery modded 71' AA371

                          Guitars-
                          Gibson Les Paul Classic

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by MrMunky


                            I got a Danelectro Spring King for 30 bucks. It brought my rig to life in a way nothing else has: http://www.inrerocknroll.com/tunes/Bee2.mp3


                            Great playing, love it!
                            Warmoth Partscaster - http://www.tdpri.com/telephoto/showp...0/ppuser/10490, Ibanez Artcore AFS75T, Danelectro 56Pro
                            self-built lap steel guitar - http://www.steelguitarforum.com/Forum2/HTML/008383.html, 1952 Supro Supreme lap steel
                            Carvin Vintage 16 (with Hasserl mods), Epiphone Valve Jr. combo (modded), Peavey Encore 65 amp-head, 1960s Hohner Box 60 cabinet , Hughes & Kettner Metal Master
                            MIJ Fender Precision Bass
                            Peavey Combo 300 bass amp

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