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New at Winter NAMM is the Peavey Penta, a single-channel tube amplifier with five totally different personalities, courtesy its five selectable EQ/gain voicings.
The Penta amplifier combines four matched EL34 tubes with four 12AX7 tubes and features ceramic tube sockets, custom transformers, high quality components and 140 Watts into 16, 8 or 4 Ohms. A product of extensive tube amplifier engineering, the Penta is a completely straight-forward, classic guitar amp. Correction: five guitar amps.
Using 100% analog Pentatone circuitry, this amplifier gives the guitar-playing world its take on five classic gain voicings on a single amp channel. These sounds are identified by corresponding icons and are accessible by a rotary knob. No fancy footswitches allowed, and no shimmering effects included--the Penta is for true plug & play guitar fanatics.
The Penta's "Star" icon reveals a classic British plexi voicing, while the "Bull" icon produces a modified British voicing with tons of added gain and a tighter low end. The "Tree" icon lays on a thicker British voicing with a loose attack and slightly more gain, while the "Mudflap Girl" setting is a super-high gain voicing with a more responsive EQ and power amp section--think Triple XXX. The "Cactus" setting is, simply put, fat and clean.
The Penta will be available in 2005 from authorized Peavey retailers.
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For more information, visit their web site at www.peavey.com