It’s no secret that we’re fans of Peavey amps here at Gear-Vault. One of my personal favorite amps by Peavey is the XXX. It’s a mean sounding amp. Next in line, for me, is the 6505+ because it’s basically a 3-channel 5150 with much better sounding chimey cleans. I’m excited to see Peavey are active participants at the winter NAMM 2010 show. Peavey are happy to announce the all-new 6534+ Guitar Amplifier Head – the next evolution of the high-gain 6505 Series, which has defined the sounds of aggressive guitar music since 1991. According to the official Peavey website.
The Peavey 6534+ Head is a two-channel, 120-watt amplifier designed with EL34 power tubes to give this American legend a British flavor. The extreme high gain and legendary tone of the 6505 Series is here in excess, but with a special new design to minimize the noise that high-gain tube amps generate. In addition, the amp’s Rhythm channel is voiced to clean up nicely while still retaining its raw saturation.
Six select 12AX7 preamp tubes provide the tonal foundation for the 6534+. Both the Lead and Rhythm channels feature independent three-band EQ, pre and post gain controls and Peavey’s patented Resonance and Presence controls, which provide low-end enhancement and high-end boost, respectively. The Rhythm channel also includes a bright switch and footswitchable Crunch boost. Additional features include footswitchable effects loop and preamp output. Looks like a great amp, that leads us to the next question, how much is it? well, what are you waiting for, check for price. Also check out the Peavey 3120 guitar amp head. It was just announced last year and is also gets rave reviews.
UPDATE: More information and video audio samples of the Peavey 6534+ guitar amp head.
Peavey 6534+ Head main features include:
- 120 watts RMS into 16, 8 or 4 ohms
- Six 12AX7 preamp tubes and four EL34 power amp tubes
- Footswitchable Lead/Rhythm channel select
- Three-band EQ on each channel
- Resonance and Presence controls on each channel
- Pre Gain and Post Gain on each channel
- Crunch boost on Rhythm channel
- Bright switch on Rhythm channel
- Preamp output
- Effect loop
- Bias test point
- Footswitch included
- Made in the U.S.A.
Peavey 6543+ Guitar Amplifier Head