Peavey introduces Butcher guitar head

(Dave Molter | Posted 2010-02-15)

Peavey introduces Butcher guitar head

It may be an American-made amp, but the new Peavey Butcher guitar amplifier promises to deliver "brutal British tone." The head even has a Marshall look, although the chickenhead knobs give it a vintage vibe.

The Butcher is a 100-watt, two-channel amplifier with five 12AX7 preamp tubes and four EL34 power tubes. Both the Clean and Crunch channels feature independent three-band EQ, plus master volume and preamp gain controls. Both channels include a separate, footswitchable gain boost, while the Crunch channel also has a six-way attack selector that adjusts the low-end attack of the amplifier—a handy feature that helps match the head to various speaker enclosures.

The Butcher's master section widens the range of possibilities with two footswitchable master volumes, so players can set one as a default and use the second as a solo boost; a patented Presence control that boosts the extreme high frequencies, giving the amp extra cut; and high and low gain inputs.

On the rear panel, the built-in Peavey MSDI microphone-simulated XLR direct interface eliminates the need for miking by allowing users to send the amp's signal directly to a recording device or mixing console. Additional controls include a line out with level control; active effects loop with send and return level control; impedance selector; half-power switch; and a tube bias adjustment jack. Footswitch is included.

U.S. MSRP $1499.99

Compiled from a Peavey press release.

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