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:

Tube Set - for Peavey Mace

USD 110.70 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-06-26 23:17:51

Vintage Peavey Mace VT 160 watt tube head

USD 212.84 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-07-01 03:00:57

Peavey Classic, Deuce, Mace Footswitch - Automix 4 Button w/LEDs - Rock Blocks

USD 109.95 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-07-01 03:39:36

Peavey Classic, Deuce, Mace Footswitch - Automix Four Button - Rock Blocks

USD 109.95 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-07-01 03:29:00

Sovtek Tube Kit For Peavey Mace Amps w/ 6L6WXT+ & 12AX7WA

USD 132.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-06-28 11:37:02

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 VK100 100w Tube Amplifier Head

USD / 202.50 (21 Bids) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-06-25 19:24:19

Peavey Valve King 20 watt mini head new condition

USD / 229.95 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-06-26 14:45:00

Peavy ValveKing HALF STACK 100 watt head and 6506 cab

USD 300.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-06-25 16:00:21

Peavey ValveKing II 50 50W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp (L202

USD 219.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-06-28 00:18:59

Peavey Valveking Series II Only- Custom 4 Button Footswitch (Jacks)- Rock Blocks

USD 104.95 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-07-01 01:32:09

Peavey Valveking 20 Mini Head - Free Shipping!

USD 289.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-06-28 15:38:22

Peavey ValveKing II Micro 20W Tube Guitar Head Black

USD 449.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-06-30 06:53:25

Peavey Valveking (Series II Only) Custom 4 Button Footswitch - Doc Vudu

USD 104.95 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-06-29 19:52:30

Peavey Valveking II Micro-Head Tube Guitar Amplifier

USD 449.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-06-27 12:36:48

Tube Amp Volume Box - Peavey - Delta Blues, Valveking, Classic 30 & 50 - Hot Box

USD 18.95 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2017-07-01 22:29:50