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what a deal for 500 beans !

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by gdflash, Jan 17, 2003.


  1. gdflash

    gdflash

    Dec 12, 2002
    Philadelphia, PA
    Have been shopping around for an amp for several weeks now, and just stumbled across this deal...

    Peavey Foundation 4string
    Laney 75 watt 15" combo amp
    Boss Stereo Chorus pedal
    DOD stereo Flanger
    ...and...
    Ampeg all tube FlipTop 115 combo

    all for the incredibly low price of $500...

    Hooray!

    (so of course I bought it)

    any tips on the care and feeding of a vintage ampeg?
    This is my first tube amp. so I am kind of ignorant as to what not to do to it...
     
  2. gdflash

    gdflash

    Dec 12, 2002
    Philadelphia, PA
    Sorry, but could anyone give me info on the peavey foundation series as well? It says made in USA on the headstock...should I believe it? Or is it like Fords...Made In (central) America ?
     
  3. Trevorus

    Trevorus

    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    I am working on one. It sounds great for slap on my rig. Either stock pickups by themselves have a pretty good tone. Overall, for the price, it's really quite great.
     
  4. Peavey only made gear in the USA for a long time,until the last few years actually. The Foundation is probably American made. If not it would say XP or International Series.
     
  5. Take everything...Nice price.
     
  6. ldiezman

    ldiezman

    Jul 11, 2001
    Nashville
    yeah.. buy all that up.. then you can sell most of of it for a profit... what you decide you don't want to keep of course...
     
  7. bentem

    bentem

    Oct 18, 2002
    Rockville, MD
    On the peavy website, you can get all the specs of their old gear, and the instruction manual. Just do a search on their site. I think its www.peavy.com
     
  8. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    No, it's www.peavey.com.
     
  9. Phat Ham

    Phat Ham

    Feb 13, 2000
    DC
    Dang that is a good deal. The flip top by itself is probably worth more than $500.
     
  10. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Funny, I spelled PEAVEY the same way that you did. And my hyperlink works fine, without the http:// and the ending /.
     
  11. Razor

    Razor

    Sep 22, 2002
    Dallas
    I second that....awesome deal my friend. Have the tubes checked out if it's an older unit. Just to be safe.
     
  12. ldiezman

    ldiezman

    Jul 11, 2001
    Nashville
    I don't get it
     
  13. steve_man

    steve_man

    May 15, 2002
    Ahhh the vintage amp!:cool:


    first of all I would check out the serial number and find out how old it is and how much it might be worth. Get to know a good !*HONEST*! amp guy. Get the tubes checked out and the bias. If you want to keep this amp for a long time then do this every 1 to 2 years.

    right off the bat you should get the inputs and the pots checked and cleaned. Also if you notice any scratchy sound when adjusting your tone or volume you know it is that time again to get you pots checked and cleaned.

    And lastly get the transformer thoroughly inspected.

    The guy I bring my amp to does all the amp work for the reputable music stores around town and he does it for a fair price. Talk about a God send! And he's awsome with tubes!!! These type of guys are great for asking questions too.