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Vintage VTB 300 Peavey Bass Head

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by bassdopp, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. bassdopp

    bassdopp Supporting Member

    Jul 31, 2012
    I bought one a few months ago. My tech is going to tune it up, but would like a schematic to help out in the work. (not an owners manual) If anyone has such a beast or has a link to one, please send it my way. it's an early amp. circa late 60's. Here is a picture of it.
    Yes, those are 6550 tubes. The head is rated at 200 watts @ 2 ohms.
    Thanks, John

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  2. Did you call Peavey's customer service? They almost always have schematics for their old stuff and they will email them to you free.
  3. KramerBassFan


    Jan 3, 2009
    I've always wanted to try one of those.
  4. Ah......looks like the power transformer is missing? They were a problem in the late '60s. BbbyBld here on TB can probably hook you up.
  5. I just posted the VTA400 schematic like a couple of days ago in a similar thread, and it's pretty much identical if you just look at the first channel. Go back a few days and you'll see it.

  6. Hey, so I went back, and you posted the first thread. What the hell? Did you even go back and look at your original thread?

  7. klejst


    Oct 5, 2010
    Cool amp, I love older and vintage Peavey amps.
  8. bb5000


    May 30, 2006
    Sundsvall, Sweden
    The PT seems to be vertically mounted..it's behind the power tubes in the picture..
  9. nysbob


    Sep 14, 2003
    Cincinnati OH
    Never seen one of those!

    Serious looking transformer. Daddy like! :cool:
  10. I see it now, horizontal mounted, no longer next to the tubes so it has an update.
  11. BbbyBld


    Oct 13, 2005
    Meridian, MS
    To OP:

    I tried to dig up a schemo for you, but didn't have any luck. I even asked Hartley Peavey about it. He told me that this head is pre-1970, and that he most likely hand wired it himself, but he doesn't have any documentation on it anymore.

    As throbbinnut has said, Hartley suggested checking out the VTA400 schematic. Hopefully it's still available on this site. Let me know if you can't find it.
  12. Plucky The Bassist

    Plucky The Bassist Bassist for Michael "Epic Mic" Rowe

    Jul 30, 2010
    Houston, TX
    Congrats man, looks like a real sweet rig!
  13. bassdopp

    bassdopp Supporting Member

    Jul 31, 2012
    Throbbinnut, thank you! I don't know how I missed that. (senior moment) I will get that over to my tech. You say to stay on the first channel. I'll let him know that.

    BbbyBid, thank you for looking around for me. I'm sure it is pre 70's, so the schematic probably doesn't exist. That's good to know so I won't continue searching in vain. I'll let you all know how it turns out.