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Frank Bradley


From:
Seaford, Delaware
Post Posted 12 Mar 2009 3:07 am     Reply with quote

My cousin has a Peavey Vegas 400 amp and is considering parting with it. Its always been used as a rhythm amp but I suspect it would be great for steel. Has a 15" Black Widow speaker and seems well suited for the job. I use a Peavey Stereo Chorus 400 myself. Any thoughts or opinions on its use as a steel amp or even the value?
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Roger Kelly


From:
Georgia, USA
Post Posted 12 Mar 2009 5:42 am     Reply with quote

Frank, the Vegas 400 is a very good Steel, Fiddle, Guitar or KeyBoard Amp. 210 watts of "Clean" power.
I have seen them priced on here from $300 to $450.00.
Here is a link that will be helpful to you I believe.

http://www.peavey.com/assets/literature/manuals/80370382.pdf
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Frank Bradley


From:
Seaford, Delaware
Post Posted 12 Mar 2009 6:19 am     Reply with quote

Thanks Roger... I'll check it out. My cousin may ask that I post it for him here.
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Larry Bell


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Englewood, Florida
Post Posted 12 Mar 2009 8:06 am     Reply with quote

Buddy Emmons used one for YEARS. It is very similar to the original Session 400. Sounds GREAT for steel.
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Bill Moran


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Virginia, USA
Post Posted 12 Mar 2009 5:06 pm     Reply with quote

By far the best steel amp Peavey ever made. Wish I could buy a new one. I have had 3 over the years. Don't plan on being without as long as I play steel.
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Frank Bradley


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Seaford, Delaware
Post Posted 12 Mar 2009 5:22 pm     Reply with quote

Bill... this one is in great shape as far as I know. If your interested in it, let me know and I'll hook you up.
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Doug Beaumier


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Northampton, MA
Post Posted 12 Mar 2009 6:30 pm     Reply with quote

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By far the best steel amp Peavey ever made.


I agree! I've had one for 25 years. I now use it for lessons and practice, and I play a Steel King on gigs. The Vegas 400 has a very warm tone, far superior to any of Peavey's other steel amps... and I've owned all of them. Winking
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Frank Bradley


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Seaford, Delaware
Post Posted 12 Mar 2009 6:38 pm     Reply with quote

Here's a thought... as I mentioned on the post, I use a Peavey stereo chorus 400 for my steel. One channel for steel and I use the second channel for my lead guitar work. It mulit-functions for both guitars when I gig. Would I be better served using the Vegas? If so, he might trade me. I've never tried the Vegas. Any thoughts?
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Bill Moran


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Virginia, USA
Post Posted 13 Mar 2009 1:50 pm     Reply with quote

Frank:

I have one now as well as several other. If you can trade i'm sure you will be happy. At least for steel . Don't see why it wouldn't make a good guitar amp as well. It has 2 channels.
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John Gould


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Moorpark, CA
Post Posted 13 Mar 2009 5:12 pm     Reply with quote

I used the Vegas 400 for years I sold it and a Session 400 a few years back to Jeff Peterson when he was working at Steel Guitar Nashville
They were both great amps but I was amp poor at the time and didn't use them any more.
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George Kimery


From:
Limestone, TN, USA
Post Posted 15 Mar 2009 2:19 pm     Thoughts on a Peavey Vegas 400 amp Reply with quote

For what it's worth (not much) but after I bought a Nashville 400, which was all the rage at the time, I was in Herb Remington's shop in Houston and mentioned that I was not real happy with the sound. He said I should have got the Vegas. He said that it was very similar electronically speaking, to the Nashville, but it was in a larger cabinet and sounded better. I think you will be in good shape with the Vegas, based on what Herb said.
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Larry Lorows


From:
Zephyrhills,Florida, USA
Post Posted 16 Mar 2009 1:25 am     Reply with quote

I have a Vegas 400 and I think it's a great amp. I use one channel for steel and the other for lead guitar. It's not light though, so I use a Nashville 112 for smaller jobs. Larry
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Roual Ranes


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Atlanta, Texas, USA
Post Posted 16 Mar 2009 7:23 am     Reply with quote

I still have one and if it were not for the weight, that is what I would be using all the time.
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Mike Kowalik


From:
San Antonio,Texas
Post Posted 16 Mar 2009 3:16 pm     Reply with quote

Frank.....take the Vegas and lose the Chorus 400....you won't be sorry.
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Frank Bradley


From:
Seaford, Delaware
Post Posted 16 Mar 2009 4:46 pm     Reply with quote

Thanks for the advise. I'll give it a try and go from there... if I like it, maybe he'll trade me. A couple of things I like about the chorus is the distortion feature. I use this somewhat for my lead work (when I do the heathen rock & roll stuff). And of course the "chorus effects". Guess I'm just used to the versatility of the chorus amp. Again... I'll give it a test run... thanks again.
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