Peavey say that the VB-2 delivers snarling to sparkling valve tones 21/06/08
Peavey has announced that it is
shipping the VB-2, a new Tour Series bass amplifier head with all-tube preamp and power
sections and active EQ with multi-frequency mid adjustment.
The VB-2 is built around a tube power section that utilizes six EL34 tubes to deliver its stunning
225 watts of power. By adjusting the Clean Gain and Overdrive Gain controls on the footswitchable
Clean and Crunch channels, respectively, players can dial in tones ranging from the snarling grit of
rock and metal to the weighty thump of old-school dub and reggae to clean, punchy hi-fiâ€”all while
delivering the necessary â€œcutâ€� to maintain a strong bass presence in live performances.
Backing up the amplifierâ€™s tube growl is a 3-band EQ that combines the best attributes of passive
and active tone controls. This section includes high and low controls, as well as a mid control
with a four-position midrange selector switch that allows players to set the mid-frequency shift at
200, 400, 600 or 800 Hz.
Peaveyâ€™s patented Resonance and Presence controls, which adjust the damping factor at the low
and high ends, respectively, along with a three-way speaker impedance selector, enable players
to match the VB-2 to virtually any bass speaker enclosure. A footswitchable mute/tuner circuit
and front-panel effects loop give players additional flexibility.
225 watts of all-tube power from six EL34 pentodes
Clean and overdrive channels with footswitch selection
Custom-designed, oversized power and output transformers
Impedance selector switch for 2, 4 and 8 ohm loads to match any bass cabinet
Two parallel speaker output jacks
Two shielded 12AX7 dual triode preamp tubes
Shielded, 12AT7 cathodyne phase splitter for increased power amplifier dynamics
Ceramic tube sockets
Inputs for passive and active basses
Tuner send jack
Footswitchable mute/tune switch with flashing LED indicator
Three-band active EQ with four-position mid-shift switch
Front-mounted, series effects loop
Resonance and Presence damping controls
Balanced, XLR direct output with ground lift and pre/post EQ switch
Pricing and Availability:
The Peavey VB-2 is available now from authorized Peavey retailers.
U.S. MSRP $1099.99