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luca brasi

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who can answer my peavey standard 260 questions??
« on: August 24, 2007, 12:04:43 AM »
i just got this beast to ape greg ginns guitar sound,but i just found out he used the 4 channel pa head.i have the 2 channel guitar version.is there going to be a huge difference or am i just nitpicking?ive noticed that there is only one volume knob per channel,and to overdrive the sound it has to be super loud,which is kind of disapointing,anyways,im rambling but if someebody knows more then i do about this thing,id love to hear just what i have

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Re: who can answer my peavey standard 260 questions??
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2007, 10:59:35 AM »
A picture might help. There were several different versions of the standard. I thought all of them had a master volume/gain control but I could easily be mistaken.

luca brasi

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Re: who can answer my peavey standard 260 questions??
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2007, 05:19:50 PM »

its this one,but mine doesnt have the master panel in the middle,just normal and effects,in order to overdrive it,it has to be cranked
« Last Edit: August 30, 2007, 05:23:01 PM by luca brasi »

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Re: who can answer my peavey standard 260 questions??
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2007, 06:17:43 AM »
Isn't that the one with "blend" distortion feature on the effects channel? "Master Gain" control is the same as master volume.

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Re: who can answer my peavey standard 260 questions??
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2007, 09:39:06 AM »
Isn't that the one with "blend" distortion feature on the effects channel? "Master Gain" control is the same as master volume.

The picture is one he got from ebay. He says his doesn't have the master section. But without an exact picture, we're still guessing.

I don't know if the Standard followed the Musician, but if it did I'd assume Luca's amp is an "A" series.

The Musician had both Distortion and Fuzz in the "A" series version which was early/mid 70's, also without a master section. Reverb was available in the effects channel only.

Then in the mid 70s, the "B" series version added the master section with reverb on both channels, "automix" channel switching capability, and gave the Fuzz a "Blend" control, and retained the separate Distortion effect.

EDIT: Aha!! Here is another stolen eBay pic of what the amp probably looks like:

« Last Edit: August 31, 2007, 09:45:24 AM by LJ King »

luca brasi

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Re: who can answer my peavey standard 260 questions??
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2007, 12:06:00 PM »
yeah thats exactly the one i have
,i love the way this thing sounds,but i just wish i could overdrive it without breaking windows,i havent gotten it past 3 yet.i was recommended a hotplate attenuator,but on their site,it says they are for tube amps.

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Re: who can answer my peavey standard 260 questions??
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2010, 02:24:54 AM »
Luca

I know this topic is old but i will contribute my .02 for future reference for the site for others since i own the same amp as you.
I own a Peavey 260 standard A also.

Clean channel: volume, bass, mid,treble  then booster input and footswitch inputs. 2 Inputs for instruments.

Effects or Distortion channel if you will: Volume, bass, mid,treble, then distortion and reverb. 2 inputs for instruments.

I have found that pluggin into the lower input on each channel lowers the output or gain signal to the speakers from your amp. I have a 212 sunn cab that I run it off of and it cranks tones from country to metal. I have used a Boss mt2 with it on the clean side as well as a tech 21 GT2 and it really cranks. I do recommend getting some detoxic spray and unlpug your amp b4 you do this btw, spray all the inputs and take the knobs off and spray the pots. I did this recently and went from only being able to turn it to 3 to 6 without the "pain: because it is a very loud amp setting the volume at 6 oclock would be as loud as any small gig would need. Try adjusting your clean settings to volume 6 oclock, bass 3 oclock, mid 12 oclock, treble 4 oclock. I found for most rock and metal styles this is the best place to set the tone and then use a good effects pedal for distortion. I recommend this one to give you a nice real tube pregain in a pedal.
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Blackstar-HT-Series-HT-DISTX-Tube-High-Gain-Distortion-Guitar-Effects-Pedal-104778568-i1395624.gc.

The distortion channel on the 260 gives you a nice classic rock overdrive! I love the spring reverb, a little goes a long way. This thing will out live me if i have anything to do with it. Also you can slave a smaller "practice amp" to it for effects. I've done this and it was ok but nothing sounds better than a effects chain direct into the clean channel.
« Last Edit: November 19, 2011, 06:28:44 PM by Flypaper4Morons »