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Peavey Studio Special

Studio Special, Tube Guitar Amp Head from Peavey in the Custom Shop series.

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[NAMM] New Peavey Hand-Built Amps

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Peavey announced it has expanded its Peavey Custom Shop to include custom-built amplifiers based on three all-new, hand-wired models, the Studio Special, Sensation and Masterpiece.


The Peavey Custom Shop builds amplifiers to spec based on point-to-point, hand-wired models that range from a single watt to a 50-watt in combo or head configurations. Cosmetics and components can be customized from pre-selected options or specified on a per-project basis.

The Peavey Masterpiece is a 50-watt, two-channel, all tube amplifier designed to provide players with a variety of tones in head or combo configurations. The Clean channel layout features volume, treble, middle and bass controls with a bright switch, while the Overdrive channel uses the Clean channel and adds two stages of gain to achieve a very smooth, musical overdrive that ranges from slightly overdriven to thick overdrive tones. Gain trim, gain and gain level controls add more even tone shaping.

The Sensation is a 20-watt amplifier available as a head or combo and based on three 12AX7 preamp tubes and two EL84 cathode-biased output tubes. Standard front-panel features include pre gain, treble, middle, bass and post (master volume) controls, with optional reverb. The rear panel consists of two speaker outputs with an impedance selector. Effects send and return jacks are included on models equipped with the effects loop option.

Designed for recording studios and small rooms, the 1.5-watt Peavey Studio Special is designed to allow players to achieve “cranked” amp tones at a manageable volume level. The straightforward, single-channel layout includes volume, treble, middle and bass controls and a Fat switch to boost the midrange, with two 12AX7 preamp tubes and one 12AU7 tube configured in class AB for the power section.

Masterpiece
  • Hand-wired in the USA at the Peavey 19th Street Custom Shop
  • 50 watts
  • Class AB
  • Two-channel design
  • 2 x 6L6GC output tubes, fixed biased
  • 3 x 12AX7 preamp tubes
  • Effects loop
  • Rear-panel bias test points
  • 4, 8, 16 ohm impedance selector
  • Custom hardwood front (optional)
  • Optional speakers available
  • Custom color tolex (optional)
  • Available with reverb (optional)
  • Available as a head, 1x12 combo or 2x12 combo
  • Solid pine finger-jointed construction on all combo cabs and extension cabs

Sensation
  • Hand-wired in the USA at the Peavey 19th Street Custom Shop
  • 20 watts
  • Class AB
  • Single-channel design
  • 2 x EL84 output tubes, cathode biased
  • 3 x 12AX7 preamp tubes
  • 4, 8, 16 ohm impedance selector
  • Custom hardwood front (optional)
  • Optional speakers available
  • Custom color tolex (optional)
  • Available with reverb (optional)
  • Effects loop (optional)
  • Available as a head, 1x12 combo or 2x12 combo
  • Solid pine finger-jointed construction on all combo cabs and extension cab

Studio Special
  • Hand-wired in the USA at the Peavey 19th Street Custom Shop
  • 1.5 watts at 8 ohms
  • Single-channel design
  • Volume, treble, middle and bass controls
  • Fat switch to boosts mids
  • 1 x 12AU7 output stage configured in Class AB
  • 6CG7 output configuration optional
  • 2 x 12AX7 preamp tubes
  • Custom tolex optional
  • Available as a head only

Pricing & Availability
The Peavey Studio Special, Sensation and Masterpiece will be available in Q2 2009 from authorized Peavey Custom Shop retailers, with US MRSP TBA.
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