Peavey Invective MH review

This feature-rich, Misha Mansoor-designed head is one of the best high-gain amps you can buy

Peavey Invective MH
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Guitar World Verdict

With harmonically complex high-gain tones that rival amps costing double or triple the price, and a host of pro features, this is simply one of the best amps you can buy under $1,000.


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    Built-in attenuator allows users to set their chosen output to 20-, 5- or 1-watts.

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    Gate, Tight and Boost switches provide “big amp” tones and performance.

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    Excellent price point.


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The Peavey Invective 120, designed with considerable input from Periphery guitarist Misha Mansoor, is one of the most exciting amp heads to come along in the last few years. As great as that amp is, it may be too much of a good thing as most players these days don’t need 120 watts of output power and prefer smaller, lighter amps that are easier to haul to gigs. 

Fortunately, Peavey and Mansoor have collaborated on a sequel of sorts - the invective MH, with the MH standing for “mini head.” About half the size and one third the weight of the invective.120, the Peavey invective MH also delivers 100 watts less of output power and cuts more than $1,000 from the price, while retaining most of the bigger invective’s innovative features and awesome tones.

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Chris Gill

Chris is the co-author of Eruption - Conversations with Eddie Van Halen. He is a 40-year music industry veteran who started at Boardwalk Entertainment (Joan Jett, Night Ranger) and Roland US before becoming a guitar journalist in 1991. He has interviewed more than 600 artists, written more than 1,400 product reviews and contributed to Jeff Beck’s Beck 01: Hot Rods and Rock & Roll and Eric Clapton’s Six String Stories.