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Peavey VB-2 Tube Bass Amp Head Reviews

5.0 stars based on 3 customer reviews
  • from Brooklyn,NY April 21, 2011Music Background:
    Hobbyist,Student

    Monster of a head

    This amp was amazing right from the first time I played through it. It's uncomplicated EQ layout makes it super easy to dial in a wide pallet of tones. The only thing I disapprove of is putting the FX loop on the front, its not the best solution, it's very cumbersome to have cables out the front of your amp. There is plenty of room on the back of the amp so there is no reason to put it there. Continuing, the clean channel does break up quite early if you really dig into it, but the availability of low and high gain inputs lets you select a configuration that works for your set up. The presence and resonance controls are the MOST important controls there are, I didn't bother to play around with them and boy was I wrong, they drastically change the behavior of the amp. One thing that surprised me from the beginning was the volume, I run it through two Trace-Elliot 1048H cabs and I was disappointed with the volume. Turns out this amp is such a monster the outlets in my house do not provide the minimum 15A the amp needs to run at full power. Long story short, great deal for the money. Buy it.

  • from New Ipswich,NH November 21, 2010Music Background:
    Classic Rock,Blues etc.

    Best $900 you can spend.....

    It`s hard to test every amp and cab out there so I take chances sometimes. I lucked out with this one. Try this with 2 4/10 tour cabs for a real treat. These cabs make it very deep sounding.I got a Hartke Hy-Drive 8/10 cab that may make this an assault weapon. You can`t go wrong with this one. It`s quiet until you hit the strings!

  • from Bastrop TX January 2, 2009Music Background:
    pro musician

    Great tone!

    This head is just the right size, power, and weight for medium duty applications. I play it through a Carvin 2-10 neo cabinet. This combination is a thumping machine. Plenty of power with hifi tone. The head has simple yet effective tone shaping features. I do not see the need for the resonance knob since it acts like a bass boost, which this amp does not need. I would have liked an additional volume control for the distortion channel so the relative output with the clean channel could be blended without changing the master volume. Other than that, this amp does everything I need, and it is whisper quiet at idle.

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