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Landon Johnson


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Washington, USA
Post  Posted 27 Jan 2019 5:39 pm    
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Hello,

I have a chance to buy a Peavey 2000 from an older local player who has not played in years. He wants to sell it because he no longer has a steel. It's probably been 'off' for a decade, and I'm sure it's stock. I suspect he didn't play it much due to its complexity.

There is hardly any info online about this amp. I've done some research on the effects module (transfex pro?) but cannot find a manual for the amp itself, or a preset list.

I'm expecting to try out the amp tomorrow night - figured I would do a factory reset (down and to the right, and power on?) with his permission. It'd be nice to have a few suggestions going in.... Smile

Also, anything I should look for specifically as a red flag? According to him, it has 'all the goodies'.

He wants $350 for it...

Thank you
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Randy Owens


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West Central Indiana, USA
Post  Posted 28 Jan 2019 12:53 am    
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I can't comment on the specifics of the amp because i don't have one but they are interesting. If it were me, I wouldn't do a factory reset unless there was a problem with the electronics. You'd never know what kind of presets are stored in there (and who created them) if you clear out the processor before you get to try them.
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Dale Foreman


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Crowley Louisiana, USA
Post  Posted 28 Jan 2019 2:40 am     Session 2000
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I have a manual for the Session 2000 . I also have the midi controller and the PX 300 amp to go with it. I also have a copy of the Presets and I also have the card. Lemme know if I can help.
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forrest klott


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Grand Rapids Mi USA
Post  Posted 28 Jan 2019 6:20 am    
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I would be concerned doing a factory re-set would wipe the programs. I would NOT do that if it were me.
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Landon Johnson


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Washington, USA
Post  Posted 28 Jan 2019 6:42 am     That is a good point...
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I'll leave the presets be and see what is there. I sure wish Peavey had a manual on line but I believe the manual is with the amp.

I'll report back after I've checked it out.

Thanks!!!
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Roy McKinney


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Ontario, OR
Post  Posted 28 Jan 2019 7:27 am    
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Try to contact "MIKE WHEELER" here on the forum. I scanned a copy of the session 2000 manual and sent it to him sometime in the past, don't remember when. He might be able to help you.
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Roy McKinney


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Ontario, OR
Post  Posted 28 Jan 2019 7:33 am    
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You might try this link.....don't know if it is still good or not.

PEAVEY PV 2000 OPERATING MANUAL Pdf Download.
https://www.manualslib.com/manual/121475/Peavey-Pv-2000.html
View and Download Peavey PV 2000 operating manual online. Peavey Professional Stereo Power Amplifier Operating Guide. PV 2000 Amplifier pdf manual download.
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Richard Sinkler


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Post  Posted 28 Jan 2019 8:41 am    
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That '2000' isn't the amp he is talking about. That's just a power amp. He's probably looking at a Session 2000.
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Roy McKinney


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Ontario, OR
Post  Posted 28 Jan 2019 8:45 am    
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If he doesn't find a copy, email me here and I will copy my manual again.
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Richard Sinkler


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Post  Posted 28 Jan 2019 8:54 am    
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Contact Mike Brown at Peavey. He might be able to help. It's beyond me why some manuals are on Peavey's site and others not.
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Mike Brown


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Meridian, Mississippi USA
Post  Posted 28 Jan 2019 9:02 am     Session 2000
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I will take the honor of creating many for the Session 2000 amplifier. I created many(not all) of the presets on Saturday and Sunday afternoons in our amphitheater here at Peavey Electronics using my Emmons Lagrande guitar and the various personal instruments that are noted in the name of the presets. The majority of the steel presets were created by many of our endorsement artists during that period of time as well.

I advise that you remove the chassis and check the battery as it probably needs replacement prior to firing the amp up!
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Landon Johnson


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Washington, USA
Post  Posted 28 Jan 2019 10:04 am     Battery
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Thanks Mr Brown; I remember reading about this battery - is it a standard, button cell, or proprietary?

Is there a potential for damage to the amp if fired up without a charged battery?

Thanks
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Lee Baucum


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McAllen, Texas (Extreme South) The Final Frontier
Post  Posted 28 Jan 2019 11:05 am    
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Roy McKinney wrote:
Try to contact "MIKE WHEELER" here on the forum. I scanned a copy of the session 2000 manual and sent it to him sometime in the past, don't remember when. He might be able to help you.


Mike recently passed away--->Click Here
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Mike Brown


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Meridian, Mississippi USA
Post  Posted 28 Jan 2019 12:47 pm     Session 2000 battery
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It is a solder in type that looks like a small battery sitting on a pedestal on top of the circuit board.
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Landon Johnson


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Washington, USA
Post  Posted 29 Jan 2019 6:42 am     Checked it out!
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Spent last evening jamming and played the 2000... wow what a difference compared to the VOX AC5 I've been playing through...

I sort of scanned through the presets, it has the controller which clips to the leg. Lot of great tones in there but I will have to look at the whole stereo/mono thing as many of the effex are overwhelming and it seems to be missing some higher frequencies on many presets.

The thing that might be a deal breaker is the volume. I was playing it at 0.1 and if I even touched the knob it went out-of-control loud. I'll also have to adjust my pedal action as it seems much more sensitive but that's on me (and RTFM)

It does have the manual, in print and on a CD.

I'm in no position to 'review' the amp, but if I can get a decent volume range out of it, I'll buy it. It's in great shape, has wheels and the controller. Damn it's heavy!

Any thoughts?
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Dale Foreman


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Crowley Louisiana, USA
Post  Posted 29 Jan 2019 8:27 am     Session 2000
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Get you a can of Deoxit and clean all the pots.
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Mike Brown


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Meridian, Mississippi USA
Post  Posted 29 Jan 2019 10:49 am     used Session 2000
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It sounds as if your 2000 needs servicing. I recommend that you remove the chassis by removing the top panel four Phillips screws. The amp chassis can be removed through the back of the cabinet. Send it to;
Peavey Service Center
710 A Street
Meridian, MS 39301

Please include your daytime phone number.
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Mike Brown


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Meridian, Mississippi USA
Post  Posted 30 Jan 2019 9:17 am     Session 2000 Battery
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If the internal battery(that retains the memory) begins to leak, it could damage the amplifier beyond repair(if the leakage is severe). That's when you need a technician.
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Landon Johnson


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Washington, USA
Post  Posted 31 Jan 2019 6:39 am    
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I'll def be pulling the chassis to have a look, before I shell out.
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