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Dan Beller-McKenna


From:
Durham, New Hampshire, USA
Post Posted 23 Feb 2012 12:08 pm     Reply with quote

There is a Peavey Renown 115 for sale on the NH Craigslist for a pretty low price ($175). I'm over extended with amps at the moment, but I know that Lloyd Green has opined that this was the best steel amp Peavey made. Someone might want to jump on it.

Dan
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Dan Beller-McKenna


From:
Durham, New Hampshire, USA
Post Posted 26 Feb 2012 5:45 am     Reply with quote

BTW,

I just bought a NV 400 from the guy selling the Renown 115, and he keeps his equipment in immaculate condition.

Dan
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Carson Leighton


From:
N.B. Canada
Post Posted 26 Feb 2012 7:06 am     Reply with quote

They are a good sounding amp for steel or guitar...That's a good buy for someone who needs a good amp at a very reasonable price,,if it's in good condition...It has an external speaker out too,,also has plenty of power...Carson
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Vincent Lenci


From:
Sussex, New Jersey
Post Posted 26 Feb 2012 9:12 pm     Reply with quote

just sent him an inquery.. sounds good ...thanks ....is that a tube amp. I have a Peavey MX vtx with a 12 BW and it could be a mooring anchor!
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Dan Beller-McKenna


From:
Durham, New Hampshire, USA
Post Posted 27 Feb 2012 2:18 am     Reply with quote

Vincent, no, it's all solid state.
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Pete Burak


From:
Portland, OR USA
Post Posted 27 Feb 2012 8:34 am     Reply with quote

Hopefully it still has the foot pedal for Channel switching.
I liked this amp for Steel/Guitar gigging.
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Vincent Lenci


From:
Sussex, New Jersey
Post Posted 27 Feb 2012 11:27 am     Reply with quote

Been in email contact with seller...will call me tonight..if still avail and if he can ship it consider it sold..thanks for the heads up!
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Vincent Lenci


From:
Sussex, New Jersey
Post Posted 27 Feb 2012 7:09 pm     Reply with quote

Dan, Ron called me tonight. His son lives about 15 min from work and he'll be comming down to Jersey in 2 weeks so I'm sending him a deposit untill we meet up...good coincidence!
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Vincent Lenci


From:
Sussex, New Jersey
Post Posted 10 Mar 2012 4:02 pm     Reply with quote

Well got the amp today,it is absolutly mint..amp cover, 3 button switch. Playing with it and comparing with my 2 other Peaveys a 2-12 valveking and my MX vtx..VKing...good 6 stringer...mx has a12" BW.....rather mid range-y....MX and Renown sound similar just voicier with the 15" BW but I haven't touched the surface yet..able to play both channels with the f switch....but sounds great with a 6 string....don't need no twin reverb with this amp...need to compare it to my buddy's Session 400.
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Pete Burak


From:
Portland, OR USA
Post Posted 11 Mar 2012 10:22 am     Reply with quote

The Renown and MX came out at the same time (early 80's).
I played in a band where I ordered the Renown and the guitar player ordered the MX from Hedge Music in Powell WY, brand new.
I played Guitar and Steel and the Renown worked excellently for that with it's channel switching.
I now have a Renown 400 210W, but I orginally had the Renown 1-15"BW 160W.
Nice score!
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Vincent Lenci


From:
Sussex, New Jersey
Post Posted 11 Mar 2012 10:51 am     Reply with quote

Thanks Pete.....may return the valveking ,overkill but have 50 days, bought it with ext warrantee guitar center gives you 60 days with it
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Vincent Lenci


From:
Sussex, New Jersey
Post Posted 14 Mar 2012 5:59 pm     Reply with quote

been messing with the Renown a few days and still sounds tinny to me..wondering if the Black Widow may be the problem since it has the same tone as my peavey MX w/12"BW w/4 6L6's ss preamp... my Vox ad120 sounds so much better.
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Dan Beller-McKenna


From:
Durham, New Hampshire, USA
Post Posted 16 Mar 2012 4:59 am     Reply with quote

Vincent, what kind of BW 15 is it? Ron had a newer 1502-4DT in the NV400 I purchased from him. I wasn't crazy about it in there. It sounds much better with the Weber Michigan I replaced it with. As Ron pointed out to me (and I already new), the Weber is rated much lower for power and potentially could have issues in this amp. But as long as one isn't playing Chalker-like C6th chords, I think it'll be fine.

Dan
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Vincent Lenci


From:
Sussex, New Jersey
Post Posted 16 Mar 2012 6:46 am     Reply with quote

Dan I'll get back to you after I get a cup o coffee
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Bill Bassett


From:
Rimrock, Arizona, USA
Post Posted 16 Mar 2012 7:37 am     Reply with quote

Just last week I cobbled together a Renown 115. I had a dead renown 400 amp that originally had 2 12 inch scorpion speakers which I had long ago removed and reused in other amps. So, I got to thinking, why had this fine old amp died? I spent a little time finding the problem, (a bad ground was all it was) and finally figured out what to do. I swapped the head into a different Peavey cab, cut a new baffle board and loaded it with a new 15 inch scorpion speaker and what do you know. A Renown 115. I used it on Sat last week and loved it. Loads of power, loads of EQ control and aside from being heavey, it suits me fine.
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Vincent Lenci


From:
Sussex, New Jersey
Post Posted 16 Mar 2012 11:50 am     Reply with quote

Dan thers's no model # on the speaker but after some more tweaking it seems this amp wants to wail.. that's where the great tone comes from! now I'm impressed !!
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Dan Beller-McKenna


From:
Durham, New Hampshire, USA
Post Posted 16 Mar 2012 12:00 pm     Reply with quote

Cool!
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Vincent Lenci


From:
Sussex, New Jersey
Post Posted 23 Sep 2012 6:05 pm     Reply with quote

Well took my Renown out to play outdoors today and it sounded just great!
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Vox VTX 150 Pro ,AD 120 valvetronix
asst Peaveys 500,Renown, MX vtx
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Nicholas Ackron


From:
Vero Beach
Post Posted 26 Sep 2012 10:28 am     Reply with quote

I hav a Renown 400 with two 12's on wheels for sell if anyone is interested. These amps sound great!!!
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Vincent Lenci


From:
Sussex, New Jersey
Post Posted 26 Sep 2012 11:25 am     Reply with quote

Great 6 string amp too which I think what it was meant for.
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