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PolkaDot
06-03-2008, 11:06 PM
If you got'em, show'em. Especially neckthroughs in the jigsaw paint theme.:drool2::drool2:

MapleShredder
06-04-2008, 09:24 AM
The jigsaw graphics is my favorite Vandy. :drool2:

PacerMedic
06-04-2008, 07:09 PM
There ya go. Been mine since late '87.

http://www.joelski.com/Vandy_008_resize_resize.JPG (http://www.joelski.com/Vandy_008.JPG) http://www.joelski.com/Opposites.jpg

http://www.joelski.com/Vandy_Headstock.jpg

PolkaDot
06-04-2008, 08:20 PM
Neat! I like the yellow accents.

uberthrall
06-04-2008, 10:42 PM
I had this one

http://img116.imageshack.us/img116/3530/vandy001jx6.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img239.imageshack.us/img239/1439/vandy004ll9.jpg (http://imageshack.us)


This one was from EARLY in the initial run........serial# 317 if I remember correctly. This was a great guitar in every way.....except one. The Kahler 2700 sucked dog balls in a rather large way.......just hated it. Really a shame too, because EVERYTHING else about it was incredible.

PolkaDot
06-05-2008, 08:52 AM
Is the Kahler 2700 the same thing as the Spider?

PacerMedic
06-05-2008, 10:45 AM
No!

MapleShredder
06-05-2008, 10:49 AM
I use to have a Vandy years ago in the Rock-It Pink color but I dont have a pic of it anymore. Besides I dont need to be teased about having a pink guitar after all that Kline Galactic Rainbow teasing I got. Right Mike ? :poke1::icon_lol:

Raider76
06-06-2008, 12:10 PM
Are Vandenbergs any different from the "V-types" Peavey has now?..as far as how well theyre made and all.

PolkaDot
06-06-2008, 09:07 PM
As far as I've read, they're very different - neck especially. But that's all I know.

PacerMedic
06-06-2008, 09:32 PM
The Vandenbergs were initially all made in Peavey's custom shop in Meridian Mississippi. They have very thin necks and the bodies have more of a carved look and feel to them than the V-Type guitar. The controls on all of them left something to be desired; an easy swap for some CTS pots and a switchcraft toggle and input jack makes a big improvement. The original axe has a "stairstepped" headstock accent that the V-Type lacks. The original ceramic pickup in teh bridge was a love it or leave it deal, and I left mine in the case in favor of a SD Color Coils JB. :D Peavey tried various bridges on the sales mules (the first 100 guitars made were released to sales reps to woo the shop owners into placing orders). They tried Floyds on a few and Kahler 2700 and Spyder series trems. Mine is #63 and came with a Spyder. When they went into mass production somewhere around #300, they started using the 2700 which lasted until around unit 3,000. After that they went with the Kahler Spyder tremolo and stuck with it until they discontinued the model. The Vandenberg was brought back by popular demand though under the V-Type model name as Adrian was no longer associated with Peavey. Hope that helps.

Raider76
06-06-2008, 11:00 PM
:eusa_clap well said sir...well said.

mike2731
06-07-2008, 10:29 AM
I use to have a Vandy years ago in the Rock-It Pink color but I dont have a pic of it anymore. Besides I dont need to be teased about having a pink guitar after all that Kline Galactic Rainbow teasing I got. Right Mike ? :poke1::icon_lol:

:eusa_whis :icon_lol: