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Features a handcrafted artisanal 12-inch speaker loaded with ECC83 and 5881 valves.

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Helmet’s Page Hamilton Rig Rundown [2024]
Rig Rundown: Helmet's Page Hamilton [2024]

Loyal, longstanding partnerships with ESP, DiMarzio, and Fryette have forged a foundational triumvirate of tone helping the underground alt-metal titan construct Meantime and Betty, tour in David Bowie’s band, and contribute to film scores for Heat and Catwoman.

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Twenty watts of tube power, tweed, and modern touches from attenuation to direct recording capability distinguish the newest version of a Peavey staple.

Flexible and full of practical features. Capable of spanning many Fender- and Vox-style sounds. Useful attenuator.

Clean channel can lack dimensionality. Lead channel can be sizzly in the top-end range.

$999 street

Peavey Classic 20
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Perhaps it’s just coincidence, but lately I’ve had a few chats where chums and acquaintances recalled Peavey amps with great fondness. Just a few months back, a friend I play with showed up to a show beaming with pride for having scored an old Studio series combo from the ’90s on the cheap, and I know a few bass players who are always on the hunt for ’80s Peavey bass heads.

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