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Was the Peavey VMP 2 a vintage piece?

Discussion in 'Vintage Analog Gear' started by engineer971, Jan 29, 2011.

  1. engineer971

    engineer971 Active Member

    I used to own a peavey vmp 2 preamp, and I got rid of it because it had no meters. But it sounded so Good! Has anyone else had this kind of preamp before?
     
  2. Davedog

    Davedog Distinguished Member

    These are actually very good. Who needs meters?
     
  3. engineer971

    engineer971 Active Member

    I did need meters, because they helped me find a good gain average such that the clipping won't occur. But, like usual, I probably made a mistake getting rid of it.
     
  4. Davedog

    Davedog Distinguished Member

    Agree that meter can help but really if it doesnt SOUND distorted it probably isnt.
     
  5. moonbaby

    moonbaby Mmmmmm Well-Known Member

    The VMP-2 was probably one of the very few products Hartley Peavey ever put on the market that was really a good-sounding piece. However, I never saw one that didn't have at least one of the front panel toggle switches broken off, and I doubt that the meters were of decent enough quality to be trusted much. Like Dave said, if you can't hear it clipping, who cares, right ?
    :)
     

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