Last week, we posted our picks for five essential heavy metal guitar amps. It featured a quintet of out-of-the-box, ready-for-business bruisers that are perfect for purveyors of the heaviest of rock. The story was so popular that we found ourselves asking each other, "Why limit it to five amps?"
Peavey Electronics has announced it will open a factory showroom, artist relations headquarters and multimedia dealer education center on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, California, on September 1. Peavey Hollywood will give musicians, audio pros, systems integrators and music retailers a 360-degree view of the products.
Peavey is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its 6505 Series guitar amplifier line. “The Peavey 6505 Series has earned its place in rock history as the guitar amplifiers of choice for a wide range of top rock and metal artists,” said Hartley Peavey, founder and CEO of Peavey Electronics.
Peavey has announced its Rehearsal Room Makeover, which offers contestants the chance to win a 1,000-watt sound system that includes a professional mixer, loudspeakers, microphones and more, totaling thousands of dollars in gear (U.S. MSRP).
Peavey has teamed with Ted Nugent and Artists For Autism to promote a Peavey guitar auction to benefit Autism Speaks and Project Lifesaver International. The auction is live on eBay until Thursday, April 5.
Peavey has become a remarkably diverse company since its ambitious beginnings in 1965, but throughout its history, founder Hartley Peavey never lost sight of his goal to offer musicians great bang for their buck. With the recent introduction of the Session solidbody guitar, Peavey has outdone itself by providing possibly the best value a guitarist can find for the Session’s under-$500 street price. While competition at the lower end of the price spectrum has become incredibly fierce in recent years, the Session’s distinct personality makes it stand out from the wannabe imitations and bare-bones contenders in its price range.
Guitar World visited the Peavey booth at last week's 2012 Winter NAMM show in Anaheim, California, to check out the Peavey AT-200 guitar with Antares Auto-Tune built in. This guitar self-tunes and self-intonates at the push of a button -- and it's all done digitally. There are no moving parts in the tuning process. Notice how out of tune the guitar is before the Auto-Tune feature is engaged.
In the following video, Guitar World's Paul Riario reviews the new Devin Townsend Signature PXD Vicious seven-string baritone guitar, an axe which combines the deep tones of a baritone with the comfortable feel of a standard electric.