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Was the Peavey VMP 2 a vintage piece?

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by engineer971, Jan 29, 2011.

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  1. engineer971

    engineer971 Active Member

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    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

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

    engineer971 Active Member

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    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

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

    moonbaby Mmmmmm Well-Known Member

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    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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