NAD - Peavey Special 130

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  1. Jeru

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    I will get around to actually building a cab, but needed to do something about the aesthetics more immediately. With respect and love for all you who ARE fans of the old PV look, it just ain’t my thing.

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    I think that looks very nice. Good job!

    Cool contrast between the cab and the grille cloth you used.
     
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    That amp is in my category called “Big Iron.”
    You can‘t duplicate Big Iron with a 5 watt bedroom amp. I love the sound of one of those big guys on 6.
     
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    Ha! I picked one up at goodwill for $25.

    I blew it up playing the Star Spanggled Banner from the roof top on the 4th of July.

    Got to look into fixing it....
     
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    Congrats, 80s era Peavey's are my thing. But I did find the Bandit 65 restricted and nasal/boxy sounding, so moved it along to a friend that also collects 80s Peaveys.

    My Special 130 is amazingly open and detailed. The mid shift is fantastic if you listen to what you're doing. I still have the original Scorpion Plus speaker, very different sounding than the original Scorpion, and I like the Scorpion.

    Yes, these 80s era amps are unkillable. I do have a Renown that needs recapping, high pitch whine probably from input filter caps.
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    My first "real" amplifier was the one bottom center pictured above--script logo Classic VTX. :) I put in on layaway the summer I was nineteen years old, and worked my a** off for Brown & Root in the hot Texas sun to pay for it.

    I actually made a little money with that amp, and I have fond memories of the first working band I played in.

    That's a good-looking pile of Peaveys there!
     
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    GreatDane -- RESPECT.

    Haggard - Thanks. It's a placeholder for now, but I really like the result for minimal work put in.
     
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    UPDATE: Facebook Livestream show tomorrow night - gonna bring out the
    Twin and the 130 (and an A/B that I rigged up). Heck, why not..?
     
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    Interesting story about my Classic VTX; I bought it here in Orlando from a guy with the thickest Long Island, NY accent. He had pictures to back up the story that he grew up being friends with the Cummings bros (The Ramones), and at some point apparently Johnny Ramone very briefly played this VTX, so the seller being good friends with the Ramones was gifted the VTX, but he realized he was not musically gifted as his friends, but kept the amp well stored.

    Sold it decades later to me, in impeccable and mint condition. Compared to my other Peavey's that came with a lot of grime and needed a good scrubbing, the VTX was immaculate, original everything, including foot switch. And it was my first 80s Peavey, the one that started my madness about these amps.
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