Monday, August 17, 2015

Peavey Weirdness

I've got an itch for a fairly rare Peavey amp built in the early 1970s. They were the "vintage" and they were all tube. The amps came in 2x12, 4x10 and 6x10 configuration and used a pair of the now rare 6C10 compactrons to do the preamp and reverb recovery duties.

The schematic is a lot like a tweed Twin. If you find me one, I'll buy you lunch.


  1. I have this very amplifier. the 6X10 version. I believe it is a 1973. It is in good condition and has great tone. I'm in Cincinnati, OH. Lets chat. -Aaron

  2. I don't skype. You have a rather interesting amp that is not easy to find. After looking for several months with no success, I decided to build something along the same lines, it's a Hi Power Tweed Twin that is going to be housed in a 4x10 cabinet, kinda like a monster tweed Bassman. No reverb, but tube rectified. What you have sounds like Hartley Peavey's answer to the Fender Super Six. To tell you the truth I have a sister who lives in Louisville I'm fixin to come and visit one of these years and maybe we can meet up and I'll buy the coffee. I'll let you know when.