Peavey VB-2 EQ

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by walknbluez, Jul 17, 2013.

  1. I have the Peavey VB-2 which as a 3 band active EQ. Can anyone tell me what the flat settings would be? Is noon flat or is zero flat? Or does going down to zero actually cutting frequency?
  2. hdracer


    Feb 15, 2009
    Elk River, MN.
    I owned one for three years and can not tell you what flat is.
    Does it matter? Turn the knobs until it sounds good.
  3. I like to know the workings of things.
  4. I snagged one recently and still learning the ropes, but find it a terrific amp.

    I got some guidance from Peavey's CS on how that switchable midrange works and as it turns out it moves everything around, to wit:

    t's relative to the Mid Shift switch setting:

    Low = 40 Hz
    High = 3KHz

    Low = 60 Hz
    High = 5KHz

    Low = 70 Hz
    High = 6KHz

    Low = 80 Hz
    High = 7KHz

    Hope this helps a little.

    As far as what's flat, noon is the default to get the basic baked in voice, but for absolute flat, just ping their CS, very helpful people and very much in the tradition of Southern Hospitality ;)
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  5. mntngrown


    Aug 18, 2007
    The lost Sierra
    dhsierra has it right. If your lows sound weak drop the mid freq.
  6. BbbyBld


    Oct 13, 2005
    Meridian, MS
    All EQ controls at noon = flat, no matter where the mid shift is set.
  7. Thanks! This whole time I didn't realize that and have been very conservative on settings, keeping low and mids on 3 thinking zero was flat. I then tried 7 and mids on 6 and highs on 5 and I was very happy with my sound at a gig.
  8. Tractorr


    Aug 23, 2011
    The high and low frequencies affected by the mid shift should really be in the manual.

    I love my VB-2 but the manual is terrible. Thanks to Bobby for being on here and telling us about some of the hidden features and tricks.
  9. BbbyBld


    Oct 13, 2005
    Meridian, MS
    I'll take the blame for that one...I had to write my own manuals back then and I didn't like doing it :bag:

    Anyway, I thought about putting it in there, but I was paranoid at the time someone would copy my EQ.
  10. Tractorr


    Aug 23, 2011
    It is a very unique and flexible EQ design, cheers to you. The only thing I could possibly ask for in this EQ is two mid bands but it is only because my cab seems to have a nasty mud band build up that I have to EQ out and I wish that I had another mid band for boosting higher up in the mids. Though given what a great value this amp is I can't complain too much (plus I bet I wouldn't have this problem with most other cabs).

    There is also the standby DI trick that you have mentioned on here, which is very useful.
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  11. Fonkthumb


    Feb 25, 2011
    Why not add a 7 or 10 band eq to tailor the sound?
    This amp is realy good. Bobby. You should take this amp and go solo! ��
  12. Tractorr


    Aug 23, 2011
    It is a great amp and after owning one for well over a year I finally figured out how to use the overdrive channel and get a great tone.