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Mark van Allen
Member

From: loganville, Ga. USA

posted 18 December 2002 09:25 AM     profile     
I owned a great Webb 6-14E for years, really liked it... I've seen a couple of 6-14 GP amps for sale, seem like fewer features and a smaller cabinet. Does anybody have/ know about these models? any info appreciated.
Joey Ace
Sysop

From: Southern Ontario, Canada

posted 18 December 2002 09:35 AM     profile     
moved to ELECTRONICS
Tom Hodgin
Member

From: greensboro, n.c. u.s.a.

posted 18 December 2002 12:19 PM     profile     
Mark, go to www.Webbamps.com. They have a 6-14E..it's a knock-out...but you know that already....tom

[Edited to correct link]

[This message was edited by Joey Ace on 18 December 2002 at 01:28 PM.]

Jimmie Webb
Member

From: Antioch, California, USA

posted 18 December 2002 01:04 PM     profile     
The Webb 6-14 GP was made for musicians that play different instruments. This amp 614-GP (general purpose) has the same pre-amp and power amp as the legendary 614-E steel guitar amplifier. There are lots of musicians out there that use the steel guitar amp for almost any instrument so i designed the GP with some other. Features such as a fiddle and acoustic electric guitar voicing control. See our website www.webbamps.com for more information to why the webb amplifier was made with the musicians intrests and needs in mind

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Mike Brown
Member

From: Meridian, Mississippi USA

posted 18 December 2002 03:05 PM     profile     
Hello Mr. Webb,
How much does your 614E model retail at? (U.S.)
Pete Grant
Member

From: Auburn, CA, USA

posted 18 December 2002 03:15 PM     profile     
$ 1,750.00. I have three and wouldn't touch a Peavey.
Jeff Peterson
Member

From: Nashville, TN USA

posted 18 December 2002 03:43 PM     profile     
Happy New Year!

[This message was edited by Jeff Peterson on 19 December 2002 at 07:02 AM.]

John Wheeler
unregistered
posted 18 December 2002 05:04 PM           
What Jeff said

[This message was edited by John Wheeler on 19 December 2002 at 08:28 AM.]

Mark van Allen
Member

From: loganville, Ga. USA

posted 18 December 2002 05:09 PM     profile     
Now Fellas... As Mike knows I have a number of Peavey amps, tube and SS, and a full Peavey Stereo stage rig. They know their Steel Stuff- I'm just trying to keep up with all things ampish and had only just noticed the General Purpose Webb series. Mainly wondering if they SOUND like the 6-14E's... and if they weigh as much! Now play nice, Santa's watching...
Larry Behm
Member

From: Oregon City, Oregon

posted 18 December 2002 06:03 PM     profile     
Jeff I also tried other peoples Webb amps and never could get a sound I liked. Then I got one to take home, put the 3 way selector switch to the far right and wala there it was great steel tone (Emmons and Hilton also).

I liked it so much I bought a second one as a back up.

Larry Behm

Kevin Mincke
Member

From: Farmington, MN (Twin Cities-South Metro) USA

posted 18 December 2002 06:24 PM     profile     
I have the WEBB 6-14E that I have owned since new (77) and also a GP-14. The 6-14E has the 15" JBL and the GP is loaded with the 12" JBL. I have used both over the years with minimal problems. I also double on mandolin so the selector settings on the GP (guitar/steel/fiddle) are great!
Wouldn't part with either of mine!
Jerry Roller
Member

From: Van Buren, Arkansas USA

posted 18 December 2002 07:40 PM     profile     
I have no intentions of getting into any controversy here but a few month ago I had a problem with an Evans amp and called Ed Buffington and described the problem to his wife. She told me I needed to install two gold jacks in the effects loop and said that would fix it. She sent me two jacks and I installed them and sure enough the problem was fixed. Ed Buffington has been terrific every time I needed help. John Hughey sounds absolutely great using Evans equipment. I called Mike Brown at Peavey a week ago and told him I was sending a chassis in for repairs and he said he would look for it. I needed an output pot for a Profex II and he put the parts lady on the phone and she took my order and said the part was only a couple dollars and she would just send it to me no charge. The next day the chassis was repaired and on its way back to me. I have two Vegas 400's and they are great. My rack with a Peavey DPC1000 is the best sounding rack I have ever had. Buddy has always sounded great with Peavey amps. Two weeks ago I received an email from Jimmie Webb and he told me he had gotten word that one of our Forumites had put his Webb 614-E up for sale so he could donate the money to a need in his Church. Jimmie asked me for help in contacting this Forumite for him as he wanted to let the guy keep his Webb and he, Jimmie Webb would donate the price asked for the Webb to the Church let let the guy keep his Webb amp. I made some calls and got word to the guy but he had already sold the Webb. I called Jimmie and he asked me to be on the lookout for a good used Webb and he said he would like to buy it for our Forumite buddy. I am trying to find an amp for him. I just felt that this stuff should be told. We have great people at Evans, Peavey and Webb!! Oh, I think Tommy White and Hal Rugg sound pretty good with their Webbs and I think my Emmons guitars sound pretty good whether I am playing thru my Vegas 400's, my Evans' or my Webb. I appreciate good people that put out good products!!!!!!!! They all deserve a pat on the back.
Jerry

[This message was edited by Jerry Roller on 19 December 2002 at 08:27 PM.]

Kevin Mincke
Member

From: Farmington, MN (Twin Cities-South Metro) USA

posted 18 December 2002 10:19 PM     profile     
Well said Jerry....
Pete Grant
Member

From: Auburn, CA, USA

posted 18 December 2002 10:49 PM     profile     
Jerry, thanks for sharing that!!!
Mark van Allen
Member

From: loganville, Ga. USA

posted 18 December 2002 11:51 PM     profile     
Ditto, Jerry, you're making for good holiday reading here...Thanks!
Larry Behm
Member

From: Oregon City, Oregon

posted 19 December 2002 05:04 AM     profile     
Jerry thanks for posting, the same can also be said for our great steel builders, they are all one man (sorry Dixie) operations and really treat us with that "one on one" service. Now and then there may be a speed bump but overall we can not complain.

Larry Behm

Scott Truax
Member

From: Inverness, Florida

posted 19 December 2002 05:20 AM     profile     
I rarely post on the forum. But, after
reading JP's words about WEBB amps, I
have this overwhelming urge to sell
my 6-14E and extension unit. And go out
and buy (4) Peavey 1000's....Not a chance!!

Thank You Jimmie Webb..... And Happy Holidays
to all.

Scott Truax

Mike Brown
Member

From: Meridian, Mississippi USA

posted 19 December 2002 06:03 AM     profile     
Sorry, didn't mean to start a riot. Everyone's got their preferences. I just wondered what the price was, that's all.
Pete Grant
Member

From: Auburn, CA, USA

posted 19 December 2002 06:54 AM     profile     
Sorry, Mike. I read something into your post that wasn't there.
Steve Feldman
Member

From: Millbury, MA USA

posted 19 December 2002 06:59 AM     profile     
Well, FWIW, it sounded kinda like a loaded question to me....

...but, no big whoop...

[This message was edited by Steve Feldman on 19 December 2002 at 06:59 AM.]

Waisznor
Member

From: Berlin, Germany

posted 19 December 2002 01:16 PM     profile     
Hello Mr. Brown,
How much does your Steel-Amps retail at? (EURO !!!!!!)

Thank you Jimmi Webb for the best product on the market.

Horst Waisznor

Mike Brown
Member

From: Meridian, Mississippi USA

posted 19 December 2002 02:36 PM     profile     
I submitted this reply this morning on the British Steel Society website. I would like to obtain this same info from North American players if they wish participate in this survey.

We, at Peavey Electronics Corporation know that our decision to "not" manufacture a 220V/240V version of the popular Nashville 1000 steel guitar amp was not a favored decision among steelers outside the U.S.. Since 1974, we have shipped our steel products to overseas markets and were required(just like other U.S. companies) to pay the high tariffs and the high safety certification fees so that our overseas customers could rest assured that the Peavey product that they had purchased, met all of the safety requirements for consumer use. This portion of the story is not the real problem. The real problem is with the relatively small number of steel amps that are sold in overseas markets. For example, modifying a 110V(U.S.) power supply to 220V/240V is not a problem as we have done this with our DPC(digital) power amps for years. But, when the most expensive part of an amp(usually the power transformer) is ordered from our vendors in these small quantities, the price is much higher than a domestic which is ordered in mass quantities. Unfortunately, the end cost of the product dramatically increases and the demand is much lower in overseas markets as opposed to the U.S. market. This is the problem.........................low sales figures, which means little return on the dollar. Everyone can relate/understand this.

I don't know if anyone has attempted to reach all overseas steel guitar clubs and steel playing consumers, but I would like to "get this ball rolling". What I would like to request from your group is a list of all of its members(and e-mail addresses, if possible), in order to begin an e-mail distribution list. I would have to place a deadline on gathering this info, in order to calculate/compile this info. I would offer the deadline to be 6 months from January 1, 2003. What I intend to do with this information is keep everyone informed on what steel projects are in the making here at Peavey. THIS LIST WOULD NOT BE GIVEN TO ANYONE OR ANY COMPANY. It would be for my records here at Peavey. I hate nothing worse than to check my e-mail everyday only to find that I am receiving messages from companies and individuals who are trying to sell me something. However, I will use this distribution list to inform steelers of products that I think that they might use. I have done this for years and have received no complaints thus far. Again, my intent is to attempt to determine how many overseas customers and potential customers are in those markets.

A project that I am working on at this time is a questionaire that will help Peavey determine what a consumer looks for and prefers as features in a steel amp design.................and what price($) he/she is willing to pay for an amp with those features. The method that I will use to gather this information is by e-mail. This is where your help is needed. You can have input into the design of a Peavey steel amp. We want your input and suggestions. With technology advancing rapidly, there are a lot of possibilites here, and our research may have not discovered them all. If all of your members do not have an e-mail address, they can correspond by mail. My company mailing address is;
Peavey Electronics Corporation
Attention; Mike Brown
412 Hwy. 80 East
Meridian, MS 39301

I look forward to hearing from your "society".

Regards,
Mike Brown
Peavey Electronics Corporation, USA


Mark van Allen
Member

From: loganville, Ga. USA

posted 19 December 2002 03:17 PM     profile     
Long before I became a Peavey Endorser I got great service and communications from this fine company- I'm certainly convinced they have really paid attention to the Steel Guitar market, however small it is, and to feedback from players. For anyone hesitating to sign up for yet another email list- I can assure you that if Mike says they won't be transmitting your address, you can take it to the bank. A man of his word, and a great asset to Peavey Customer Service. Count me in, Mike! flyingmonkey@bellsouth.net www.markvanallen.com
Waisznor
Member

From: Berlin, Germany

posted 19 December 2002 04:04 PM     profile     
My question should be a rhetorical one.
I would not buy a Peavy because I have a Webb with 220/240 Volt. (little company but great products and service)

Horst Waisznor

Waisznor
Member

From: Berlin, Germany

posted 19 December 2002 04:08 PM     profile     
Merry Christmas

[This message was edited by Waisznor on 20 December 2002 at 03:47 AM.]

Bobby Lee
Sysop

From: Cloverdale, North California, USA

posted 21 December 2002 10:31 AM     profile     
I've had a Webb 6-14 E that I've been using since I bought it new in 1978. It's a great sounding amp!

At a steel jam in Sacramento a few years back, I had an opportunity to perform with a Webb 6-14 GP. The audience of steel players was very impressed with the tone (though not with my playing, which was pretty bad that day ). I wouldn't hesitate to buy one, if I were in the market for a good multi-purpose amp. It's a bit more versatile than the 6-14 E.

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Stephen Gambrell
Member

From: Ware Shoals, South Carolina, USA

posted 21 December 2002 10:54 AM     profile     
On a personal note, I don't care who he works for,(and I don't play through a Peavey anymore)MIKE BROWN is one of the nicest guys in the music business. He's never too busy to talk tech, or steel, or whatever. Just an all-around good guy. Merry Christmas
Bill Simmons
Member

From: Keller, Texas, USA

posted 21 December 2002 11:55 AM     profile     
There are several wonderful sounding steel amps being made today. However, for my preference over the years, the Webb Amp is the sweetest yet warmest sounding amp for my style and touch. I recently had to sell my Webb (which I deeply regret as I have had Webb since '79) and I'm searching for another clean used Webb. If anyone knows where I can find one please let me know. Mr Webb is one of the kindest men in the steel guitar industry...at some point I will share a story about Mr Webb's kindness to help people.

Just a thought regarding the appreciation of all the steel guitar product builders...as a electric guitarist, there were times when at the same time I owned a Tele(s), PRS, Gretch, Les Paul, Carvin T-60 and an old Strat. I also owned at the same time an old Lab L5 amp; Music Man 65, Peavey Renown and a rack of affects etc. What is interesting all my guitar playing buddies never slamed the Les Paul against the PRS etc. My point is that diversity is good; division in not. Some comments seem to be more demeaning about a particuliar brand of steel or amp. It's simply personal preference that suit our own individual playing styles. Again this is just my thought...everyone is attempting to build the best quality steels and amps etc. Thanks to all the companies for their commitment to building such great quality and diverse equipment for us. Merry Christmas to everyone!

Larry R
Member

From: Navasota, Tx.

posted 30 December 2002 09:34 PM     profile     

MR. WEBB ALSO BUILDS THE 614CB STEEL GUITAR AMPLIFIER WHICH HAS NOT BEEN MENTIONED HERE. IT'S THE SAME 614E PREAMP WITH THE BASIC TONE CONTROLS MINUS THE 5 BAND EQ CONTROLS.
CALL FOR PRICING.
Kevin Hatton
Member

From: Amherst, N.Y.

posted 31 December 2002 11:08 AM     profile     
Webb 614-E eith extension speaker. Absolute killer tone. Thats why they use them on the Opry. Its the 44 magnum of steel guitar amps
and worth the price.

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