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post #1 of 44 (permalink) Old 01-03-2007, 07:00 PM Thread Starter
 
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Hello all!
Any of you have a Peavey Vandenberg? There is one that I found here in town that's cheap. Quite cheap. It's Hot Pink. 24 frets. Kahler Spyder trem. 1 Hum and 1 SC, 2 volume knobs and a 3 way switch. Pretty nice playing guitar. I love the neck on it. So I'm gonna get it...

I am wondering if anyone knows what they are made of? I've heard either Poplar or Alder. Can't get anything definate. So, anyone know? I don't know what year it is, I'm thinking late '80's. I like the shape of the body though, those Violin Cutouts are pretty sweet. Totall 80's shred...

Any insight into these? Nice? Junk? The only other Peavey I've owned was a nice Wolfgang that I traded long ago...
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I think they look realy cool but I've never been lucky enough to play one though. Ed Roman had 3 on his wall when I was in Vegas but I didn't think they were realy in my price range.

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Ive always liked those guitars but never owned one. From here:

http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm...endID=93519228

It looks like the standard models were poplar and the customs where mahogany or mahogany with a maple top.

Hope this helps.
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Do you remember what Roman was asking for them?

Poplar? Boo... I don't know why I'm not a poplar fan. My 1997 USA Jackson Student Soloist has poplar wings and that thing sounds pretty sweet. But then again, maybe it's the EMG's in it...
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Do you remember what Roman was asking for them?
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Sorry man no. I went to that shop on the last day of my holiday and only had around $600 left.

I couldn't even afford one of his t-shirts

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HA HA! Yeah, that guy is expensive...

Looks like this one is a 2nd edition Standard. I'd like to see one of those Customs...
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My first real guitar was almost a Peavey Vandenburg, but the guy at the store was a dick to my mom so he lost the sale and was called an @$$hole by a 12 year old cid
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My first real guitar was almost a Peavey Vandenburg, but the guy at the store was a dick to my mom so he lost the sale and was called an @$$hole by a 12 year old cid
someone being as @$$ in chicago? Imagine THAT!!! (My dad is from there and i visit occasionally with the family). Being here in NC i find it a rude awakening when i go to chicago and see how rude some of the people are. The big city has a totally different vibe.......sometimes for the good, sometimes for the bad.

Sorry to get off subject just wanted to make that rant!
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OK, I've been playing it for about an hour. Interesting guitar. Some thoughts...

Not too sure of the bridge pickup. I assume it's original but not sure. It's OK, nothing to write home about. It will be swapped sooner or later...

The neck PU is decent. Good cleans. Sounds a bit weak with gain. But what SC doesn't?

3 way switch is interesting. Up is the bridge pickup. Down is the neck. Are they like that? Or did someone spin the thing around? Is that even possible? Interesting though. Don't think I like that either...

Neck is very, very thin. No meat at all. Good neck but very thin. Thinner than any Wizard I've ever felt. Not a huge fan of paper thin necks but this one is decent-thin. I can get use to it. But an old Les Paul player like myself needs to get use to that...

Pretty good guitar for what I paid for it. Now, to refinish or not???
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Hot pink Vandenbergs are pretty cool...I don't know if I'd refinish.

Just how much did you pay?
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$200 with the Peavey HSC. Not bad, I think. It does have a pretty good donk on the back edge but that's about it for blemishes. Pretty good shape...
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Hello all!
Any of you have a Peavey Vandenberg? There is one that I found here in town that's cheap. Quite cheap. It's Hot Pink. 24 frets. Kahler Spyder trem. 1 Hum and 1 SC, 2 volume knobs and a 3 way switch. Pretty nice playing guitar. I love the neck on it. So I'm gonna get it...

I am wondering if anyone knows what they are made of? I've heard either Poplar or Alder. Can't get anything definate. So, anyone know? I don't know what year it is, I'm thinking late '80's. I like the shape of the body though, those Violin Cutouts are pretty sweet. Totall 80's shred...

Any insight into these? Nice? Junk? The only other Peavey I've owned was a nice Wolfgang that I traded long ago...
They are great guitars I actually own the very model you are considering buying, and it is a marvelous guitar, it has a very small and thin neck, ebony fretboard, abalone inlay dots, alder body and the rest of the specs you already know, it truly is a well made shredder guitar with great playability and tone and it's made in the USA baby! It definitely has the OLIE_ROCKS_THE_80'S seal of approval can't go wrong with it!!!!

Here is my babe:

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OK, I've been playing it for about an hour. Interesting guitar. Some thoughts...

Not too sure of the bridge pickup. I assume it's original but not sure. It's OK, nothing to write home about. It will be swapped sooner or later...

The neck PU is decent. Good cleans. Sounds a bit weak with gain. But what SC doesn't?

3 way switch is interesting. Up is the bridge pickup. Down is the neck. Are they like that? Or did someone spin the thing around? Is that even possible? Interesting though. Don't think I like that either...

Neck is very, very thin. No meat at all. Good neck but very thin. Thinner than any Wizard I've ever felt. Not a huge fan of paper thin necks but this one is decent-thin. I can get use to it. But an old Les Paul player like myself needs to get use to that...

Pretty good guitar for what I paid for it. Now, to refinish or not???

The stock pups are not great that is for sure! I put a Seymour Duncan GL screaming demon in the bridge and a hotrail in the neck position and it sounds beautiful man!!!
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Olie,
Nice guitar! My pink is a bit different. More sparkle with a silver hue. Not color changing but almost like it had a silver basecoat then pink on top.

Course if I had a camera I could snap a pic and show you but guitars are above cameras in the food chain in my house!

Love the headstock too...
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I would never refinish it unless the existing finish is in bad condition or if you can't live with the ding on the back. Great guitars. I bought the newer version a while back, too. Peavey V-Type in black with Floyd Rose copy. Ummm, not a good guitar. I sent it back straight away and bought my RG3120DR instead. The original Vandenberg's were great, though. Nice purchase, especially at the price you paid (crazy price).
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