Ed's Knob

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Re: Ed's Knob

Post by niknik » Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:56 am

67 Melody Maker wrote:
Berlin wrote::scratch:
So my question then is this...

(disclaimer; & I could probably scour the forum to see if there are any posts concerning the peavey VTM 120... But)

If this is what Jay is quoted as saying-

"What I basically wanted was that kind of first Van Halen album sound, and he seemed to know exactly what I wanted," Jay says.

Then would that mean (nutshell) that the peavy VTM 120 Has the correct "stuff" - you know, when comparing it to say, ED working with peavy to come up with the 5150... Which I know VHaholic and others have had some great results with their 5150's

Would the VTM's sound any closer to the real deal?... '78 like era? Proper Jose like muscle under the hood so to speak... :lol:
Even though there are still a ton of other key factors in the equation of course-

This would be more of a question of, if one was 'buying' an amp for the closest, correct sounding box to the early stuff... Given what's out there for purchasing- and excluding any... say, 12xxx metros that other wonderfully talented forumites have built that capture the sound in spades more or less...

I just haven't seen or heard any - ehhh really great/good VH like sound clips of the VTM 120/ And or 60...

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You broke the code, dude. The Poverty120 is the ticket to the early VH tone !

Erryone here has been building Plexi clones for a decade just to throw people off the trail.

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hi Melody,
do you mean that Peavey VTM120 is a good amp for early vh tone?
please excuse me for this question, I am from Italy and my english is not good. :peace:
just to know if I'm understanding correctly
thanx :)
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Re: Ed's Knob

Post by niknik » Fri Jul 28, 2017 7:11 pm

Looking at schematic, VTM seems very similar to 2203, with buffered effect loop, low filtering in pre e pi, 6l6 tubes e some extra.. really interesting.. :thumbsup:
maybe I could find one of this amp here in Italy, and give it a try..
I let you know :)
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Re: Ed's Knob

Post by MrBeasty » Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:07 pm

The VTM was a James Brown design, based on a "Jose" modified Marshall ... so, on paper, it should be able to produce "that sound".

See here, from 5:30:
https://youtu.be/PzOhq3-3d90

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Re: Ed's Knob

Post by Roe » Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:10 am

I looks more like a 2203 than a jose mod with 320k anode resistor and a 68k/136k voltage divider
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