Hello from Orlando, long time lurker.

Discussion in 'Welcome Wagon' started by GreatDaneRock, Dec 6, 2018.

  1. GreatDaneRock

    GreatDaneRock Tele-Meister

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    Hello folks.

    I've been a long time lurker (this forum is awesome if you must know) but I felt I couldn't join until I acquired my first Tele. This just happened and I'm so stoked. I did some changes to it, I'll post a NGD thread in a minute.

    I want you all to know that this forum is a breath of fresh air compare to other "testosterone laden" ones (TGP anyone?) and that the camaraderie here seems great. I look forward to getting to know you all better and possibly meet some of the members if there are any Central FL meet ups organized.

    Not only do the members here provide valuable information regarding guitars, amps, setups, etc, but there seems to be a good Peavey following too. I collect Peavey amps from the 80's decade, spanning from 1983 to 1989. Currently in this modest collection: 1983 Renown 212, 1984 Classic VTX 2x12, 1985 Special 130 and Studio Pro 40, 1986 Renown 400 (soon to become a head) and TKO 65 Bass amp, and my newest addition a 1989 Triumph 60 head with a rather unique "ported" 2x12 cab (looks like a 4x12) that sounds massive, weights a metric ton, and just delivers the most amazing tone with the Triumph head.

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    Looking forward to getting to know you all a bit better,

    GDR
     
  2. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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    Howdy and welcome!
     
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  3. brogh

    brogh Assistant Admin Staff Member

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    :eek::eek:

    do you like peavey ? i'm guessing and i don't know why ! ;)

    welcome aboard ! have fun around here
     
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  4. GreatDaneRock

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    Well, if you're going to have a solid state amp, IMO it doesn't get much better. I know people are highly praising Quilter amps today and probably rightfully so (I've yet to play or hear one in person) but for the money they're asking, I can get several Peavey amps that probably deliver just as much. Keep in mind I use them clean with my pedalboard. The distortion on some of these amps can sound a bit fizzy if pushed too hard (like most ss amp's distortion).

    Those who speak negatively of them, in my experience has to do with the fact it was amongst their first amps when they were very green in terms of guitar playing and tone (no ear developed yet, poor understanding of how EQ controls work, shelving bands vs parametric bands, active vs passive tone stacks, etc). These amps are complex to dial in with Pre and Post gain stages, plus a mixture of active and passive tone stacks where changing one control interacts with the others. As a pro sound engineer I find these amps incredibly versatility with the ability to dial in any tone you want, just need to take time to set the knobs right.

    Try one for yourself, a Red Stripe Bandit will surprise you in many ways, good ways!

    GDR
     
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    Bristlehound Friend of Leo's

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    Croeso!
     
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  6. GreatDaneRock

    GreatDaneRock Tele-Meister

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    No capice?

    Edit: I Googled it, thank you!
     
  7. bparnell57

    bparnell57 Poster Extraordinaire

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    Join the Peavey Cvlt on Facebook. Yes, with a V. They'll like you...
     
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    tery Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    Welcome to TDPRI :)
     
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    unixfish Poster Extraordinaire

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    Nice collection. Welcome.
     
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  10. GreatDaneRock

    GreatDaneRock Tele-Meister

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    That's awesome there's a group there. I don't do FB, or Instagram. I'm a social media renegade!

    Thank you!

    Thank you, is very probable the collection will grow ;)
     
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    FrankJames Poster Extraordinaire

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    Welcome to the forum !!
     
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  12. Stringbanger

    Stringbanger Telefied Ad Free Member

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    Welcome to the fold!

    SB
     
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    tele_pathic Friend of Leo's

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    Welcome to the monkey house!
     
  14. mfguitar

    mfguitar Tele-Holic

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    Welcome, I have had most of those Peavey's at one time or another :) You do need to find a Deuce and maybe a Stereo Chorus.
    Heading to Orlando this week, any cool night spots I should check out? I am partial to Country pickers.
     
  15. GreatDaneRock

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    Hi MFG, the only spot I know that the country hang out is called Cowboys, but I'm not sure if they have live music all the time, they also do square dancing, etc. check out their calendar, they might have life performances when you're in town.
     
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