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Peavey Amp Shoot-Out Video: 6534+ vs 6505+ vs 3120 vs Butcher vs JSX

January 19, 2010 by  



TheToneKing Presents full video coverage from NAMM trade show. One of my personal favorites sent to us is this really cool (and useful) Peavey amplifier shoot-out video. This video provides us audio samples of the all-new Peavey 6534+ and Peavey Butcher up against the 6505+, 3120 and JSX. To top it off, TheToneKing found a guitarist bearing the Black Label Society colors to demo each amp individually for us.

Peavey have brought the guitar world two new hi-gain, hi-power guitar amplifier heads this year, which was displayed at the NAMM 2010 Show. The 6534+ (Plus) and the radically named Butcher can now be heard on video [scroll down] in comparison to thePeavey JSX, 6505+, and the relatively new Peavey 3120 head, thanks to TheToneKing.

Peavey 6534+The 6534+ (Plus) follows in the footsteps of the renown 5150/6505, which set new standards for extreme high-gain and brute power for rock and metal guitarists. The Peavey 6534+ head, as its moniker suggests, is a ‘Britsih’ version, utilizing EL34 power-tubes in the power section to provide that renown Marshall ‘Brit’ sound.

According to Peavey, the 6534+ retains the hi-gain characteristics of the 5150/6505 but is designed to generate minimum background noise at high levels, and delivers a massive 120-Watts into 16-, 8- or 4-ohm. Six 12AX7 pre-tubes provide the tonal foundation for the 6534+ in the preamp section.

Both rhythm and lead channels include independent three-band EQ and Peavey’s own Resonance and Presence controls, designed for low and high end enhancemant. The rhythm channel also features a bright switch and a footswitchable crunch boost. There is also an effects loop and preamp out on the rear panel. The footswitch for channel changing is also included. As Peavey say: “New tubes, new tones and the same legendary power”. Check for price.

Peavey ButcherThe Peavey Butcher is a 100-watt two-channel amp which also aims to emulate the British EL34 powered heads, and at the same time offers a range of innovative features like two footswitchable master volumes and a 12-way punch selector, which adjusts the low end attack; helping to match the head to different speaker cabinets.

The preamp section of the Peavey Butcher includes five 12AX7s driving four EL34 power tubes, that delivers 100-watts into 16-, 8- or 4-ohms. Another cool feature is its half power switch that drops the output power to 50-watts. The master section offers two footswitchable master volumes for solo boost and a patented Presence control to enhance the extreme high frequencies. There is a three-band EQ on each channel and a 12-way Punch attack on the crunch channel. Both channels feature a pre-gain boost switch. In addition to all those great features, there is a MSDI mic simulated XLR direct output for recording. Also on the rear panel you’ll find a line-out with a level control and an active effects loop w/ both send and return level controls. The four-button footswitch is included. Peavey describes this head as “Innovative versatlity and timeless brutal British tone”. The Peavey Butcher will be available this spring. Check for price.

Peavey 6534+ and Peavey Butcher Video Shoot-Out


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One Response to “Peavey Amp Shoot-Out Video: 6534+ vs 6505+ vs 3120 vs Butcher vs JSX”
  1. greg says:

    6505 by far

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