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Peavey Announces New Amps: 6534+, Butcher and Vypyr 30 Mini Stack

Peavey has introduced two new electric guitar amps at NAMM 2010: the 6534+ and Butcher, and expanded their Vypyr line with the Vypyr 30 Mini Stack and Vypyr Nano.

Anaheim, CA (January 16, 2010) -- Peavey has introduced two new electric guitar amps at NAMM 2010: the 6534+ and Butcher, and expanded their Vypyr line with the Vypyr 30 Mini Stack and Vypyr Nano.

Peavey proudly announces the new 6534 Plus guitar amplifier, the next evolution of the high-gain 6505 Series, which has defined the sounds of aggressive guitar music since 1991.

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.

The Peavey 6505 artist roster includes Machine Head, Trivium, Bullet For My Valentine, The Devil Wears Prada, Black Tide, Evergrey, All That Remains, Story of the Year, Bleeding Through, Job For A Cowboy, Black Stone Cherry, In Flames, The Black Dahlia Murder, Daath, Divine Heresy, The Red Chord, Bury Your Dead, Demon Hunter and many more.

The Peavey 6534+ Head will be available from authorized Peavey retailers in Q1 2010.

• 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
• Footswitchable Crunch boost on Rhythm channel
• Bright switch on Rhythm channel
• Preamp output
• Effects loop
• Bias test point
• Footswitch included
• Made in the U.S.A.
• U.S. MSRP $1399.99


Peavey proudly announces the new Butcher guitar amplifier, a 100-watt, all-tube head that specializes in innovative versatility and timeless, brutal British tone.

The Butcher is a two-channel amplifier with five 12AX7 preamp tubes and four EL34 power amp tubes. Both the Clean and Crunch channels feature independent three-band EQ, plus master volume and preamp gain controls so guitarists can adjust the interplay between the preamp and power amp on each channel for an array of gain possibilities. Both channels include a separate, footswitchable gain boost, while the Crunch channel also has a 12-way Punch selector that adjusts the low-end attack of the amplifier—a handy feature that helps match the head to various speaker enclosures.

The master section widens the range of possibilities with two footswitchable master volumes, so players can set one as a default and use the second as a solo boost; a patented Presence control that boosts the extreme high frequencies, giving the amp extra cut; and high and low gain inputs.

On the rear panel, the built-in Peavey MSDI microphone-simulated XLR direct interface eliminates the need for miking by allowing users to send the amp’s signal directly to a recording device or mixing console. Additional controls include a line out with level control; active effects loop with send and return level control; impedance selector; half-power switch; and a tube bias adjustment jack.

The Peavey Butcher amplifier will be available from authorized Peavey retailers in Q2 2010.

• Two independent channels, Clean and Crunch
• 100 watts into 16, 8 or 4 ohms
• Half-power switch drops the output to 50 watts
• 4 x EL34 power amp tubes
• 5 x 12AX7 preamp tubes
• Three-band EQ on each channel
• Global Presence
• Two Master Volume controls
• Global Master Volume Boost with switch and level control
• 12-way Punch attack control on Crunch channel
• Pre-gain Boost switch on both channels
• Built-in MSDI™ microphone-simulated direct XLR output
• Line out with level control
• Active effects loop with send and return level control
• Tube bias adjustments on back panel
• Four-button footswitch included
• Made in the U.S.A.
• U.S. MSRP $1499.99

Vypyr 30 Mini Stack and Nano Vypyr
Peavey proudly announces the new Vypyr 30 Head and Mini Stack, giving guitar players two new ways to get the award-winning tones and advanced technology of the Peavey Vypyr Series.

The Vypyr 30 Head features 24 amp channel models—two channels of 12 popular amps for the first time anywhere—plus 11 editable preamp “stomp box” effects and 11 editable post-amp “rack” effects with dual-parameter control. The Vypyr 30 Mini Stack includes the full-featured Vypyr 30 Head plus two specially voiced enclosures loaded with one 12” Blue Marvel loudspeaker each.

With twice the processing power, models and effects of competitive modeling amplifiers, the Vypyr Series dramatically redefines the power and scope of modern guitar amplification. Vypyr amplifiers are built on powerful 32-bit, floating-point SHARC processors that enable vastly enhanced flexibility and features than ever before available in guitar amplification. Peavey's patented, analog TransTube circuitry creates the amp models’ overdrive tones, so all 32 bits of processing power are devoted to creating highly detailed, accurate models of the amps and effects.

Amplifier models included in the Vypyr Tube 120 Head include Peavey 6505, JSX, Triple XXX and Classic Series models, as well as B-Kat, Brit, Plxi, Dlx, Twn, Dzl, K-Stein and Rec models. Preamp stomp-box models include TubeScrm, XR Wild, X Boost, Fuzz, BC Chorus, Analog Phase, Analog Phase, Auto Wah, Squeeze, MOG and Ring Modulator, while rack effect models include Tremolo, Chorus, Envelope Filter, Slap Back, Flanger, Octaver, Phaser, Rotary Speaker, Reverse, Pitch Shifter and Looper.

The new Peavey Vypyr 30 Head and Vypyr 30 Mini Stack will be available from authorized Peavey retailers in Q1 2010.

Vypyr 30 Head
• 30 watts into 8 ohms
• 24 amp models
• Three-band EQ, master volume and pre- and post-gain controls
• 11 editable rack effects
• 11 editable stomp-box effects
• Up to 5 effects simultaneously with optional Sanpera II footswitch
• Onboard chromatic tuner
• Onboard looper with optional Sanpera I or II footswitch
• 12 programmable presets, plus up to 400 presets with optional Sanpera II footswitch
• Tap tempo
• Studio-quality headphone output
• Patented TransTube technology in preamp and power amp
• WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) interface
• U.S. MSRP $249.99

Vypyr 30 112 Enclosure
• Vypyr 30 Head
• Two 1x12” open-back loudspeaker enclosures
• Two speaker outputs with impedance selector
• U.S. MSRP $199.99
• Vypyr Mini Stack (Vypyr 30 Head and two cabs): U.S. MSRP $649.97

The Peavey Nano Vypyr advances the tones and technology of the award-winning Vypyr Series in a compact modeling guitar amp that can be powered by AC adapter or four D batteries. This 15-watt amp houses a 6 ½” loudspeaker in a 10” cube enclosure engineered with a sophisticated, true transmission line porting system that greatly enhances bass response, sound projection and volume.

The Nano Vypyr features 11 exclusive analog amp models—two clean models, two overdrive models, two rock models, two metal models, two lead models and one acoustic model—plus global bass, mid, treble and gain controls to adjust the tones of each model. The amplifier also has a built-in DSP section that includes chorus, wah, compression, compression/chorus, flanger, octaver, tremolo, rotary speaker, reverb, and delay with tap tempo, with 32 possible combinations. An effects control knob adjusts multiple parameters for each effect at once, while the optional expression pedal gives users real-time parameter control over the effects.

Additional features include a microphone input with level, chromatic tuner, auxiliary input, headphone output, adjustable handle, and strap buttons on each side for grab-and-go playing.

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