Category Archives: Peavey

Who Played the Peavey Mace Amp?

Seems like I end up hearing classic songs lately and wonder “what amp did they use on that?” That very thought came to my mind when playing “Any Way You Want It”, I wondered – what did Neal Schon use for those screaming lead solos on that classic song?

A few Google’s later I found that the first few Journey albums were recorded with none other than the Peavey Mace amp. This is crazy considering it’s a solid state preamp with tube power amp (a 160 watt amp with 6 power tubes!!).

Here’s Neal Schon playing on the Departure tour (used the Peavey Mace for that entire tour):

But guess who else used the Peavey Mace? Lynyrd Skynyrd! Turns out that amp is “THE Lynyrd Skynyrd sound”.

here’s an example of exactly what I mean:

and another one here:

That’s insane~! Who would’ve thought the sound some of the greatest classic rock hits could be a Peavey amp (let alone solid state preamp)???

Doesn’t look like there are a lot of these around, but you can find one or two every now and again on ebay:

Mace VT Series AMP and Cabinet

USD 1250.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-12-16 18:24:39

Corning 400 ohm 10 watt 5% resistor for Peavey Mace Deuce 5150 amplifier 10 w

USD 3.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-12-14 03:54:59

Marshall AMP G12-80 4x12 SPEAKERS & PEAVEY MACE VT SERIES TUBE AMP COMBO Vintage

USD 1200.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-12-14 19:42:04

PEAVEY MACE VT AMPLIFIER HEAD VINYL AMP COVER (peav127)

USD 30.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-12-17 21:03:50

70's Vintage Peavey VT Series Mace Tube 160 Watt Amp Head - 6 X 6L6

USD 494.95 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-12-14 22:30:56

5 Corning 400 ohm 10 watt 5% resistors for Peavey Mace Deuce 5150 amplifier 10 w

USD 7.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-12-11 15:39:54

Peavey ValveKing 100 Head

Peavey made a lot of crap throughout the 90’s, but they have been making some really outstanding amps for the last so many years, and this Valveking 100 head is no exception. You see major touring acts with these now, and the sound is crisp and rippin’!

Here’s a video review of the Valveking 100:

At the heart of the all-tube Peavey ValveKing 100 Head is a patent-pending, Class A/B Texture control that allows variable selection and combination of Class A and Class AB power structures. This gives you the ability to coax a wide range of tones out of the ValveKing 100 Head. It features 12AX7 preamp and 6L6GC power amp tubes; 2 footswitchable channels with independent 3-band EQ and volume; footswitchable boost on the lead channel; global resonance, presence, and reverb controls; a buffered effects loop; and dual speaker jacks in parallel.

Peavey  Valveking 100 head/100W/25W/5W/Excellent!

USD 250.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-12-17 23:37:09

PEAVEY VALVEKING VK100 TUBE AMP HEAD

USD 199.95 (2 Bids) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-12-12 23:51:18

PEAVEY VALVEKING II MH 20 MICROHEAD GUITAR AMP NEW

USD 449.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-12-11 23:02:17

Peavey Valveking VK 100 all tube guitar amp head Valve King

USD 283.50 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-12-17 23:52:45

PEAVEY VALVEKING II COMBO 50 GUITAR AMP NEW

USD 599.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-12-11 23:09:33

PEAVEY VALVEKING II COMBO 20 GUITAR AMP NEW

USD 579.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-12-11 23:11:21

ValveKing II Micro 20W Tube Guitar Head

USD 449.94 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-12-14 19:11:51

Peavey Valveking Micro-head 20-Watt all Tube Guitar Amplifier Head, New!

USD 449.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-12-12 15:57:30

ValveKing II 20 20W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp

USD 579.94 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-12-11 22:01:46

Peavey ValveKing Combo 20 20 Watt 1x12 all Tube Guitar Combo Amplifier, New!

USD 579.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-12-16 16:44:24