Peavey Invective 120 - Misha Mansoor Signature Amp

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  1. OliOliver

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    It's somewhere outside the USA, but if you're in the USA it doesn't matter to you anyway.

    More on topic: I'm still really hopeful for this amp to get going and becomes a go-to workhorse. I'm really interested in an amp rig that I can plug straight into, even going as far as contacting amp modders in the UK to see if they can mod my Fireball to have a boost (or an anti-woof cut) switch/knob in the amp. If I were able to get my hands on an Invective, that'd be preferable. Thomann has a listing currently "Waiting for stock" so fingers crossed progress is being made.
     
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    Andrew Lloyd Webber Enjoyed by 4 out of 5

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    Possibly a bit off topic, but there's plenty of amps that should be tight and saturated enough straight-in that'll probably be cheaper than getting your amp modded. Randall Diavlo or Satan, Mesa Mark series, Bogner Twin Jet (or possibly even a regular Uberschall, although it's not as tight as the TJ), or pretty much any Diezel. Maybe the PRS Archon as well.
     
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    In the UK, Mesa is a no-go unless you get lucky and find a stupid good deal on it used (unlikely). I've owned an Archon but that still required a boost to tighten up. I guess I'm probably just picky, haha.
     
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    It would only be cool if it was a 50 watter running two 6L6s aka big boy tubes. I'd pass on it if it were the same el84 shite that has been marketed to death as of late.
     
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    FTFY :)

    I agree. That’s probably a decent solution. Make a 50W version overseas that can compete with the 5153 50W.

    Gotta have all the same features as the 120 though (maybe just 1 loop and no pedal power outlets) , and maybe add power scaling like the TC-100. Also make the master boost work like the TC’s solo boost. And make channel 2 have less gain so it is better at mid to low gain.
     
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  7. FitRocker33

    FitRocker33 My tone is tighter than my hamstrings

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    The 5153 50w can get extremely tight unboosted if you manipulate the gain, resonance and bass controls properly. I run my red channel gain around no more than 9 or 10 o’ clock.

    I still boost it with a Maxon because there is something in that mid hump that it adds that I always liked.
     
  8. OliOliver

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    I've owned a couple EVHs in the past and I couldn't get along with them. Knowing that Gojira (supposedly) go straight in to their EVHs and ended up with the tone of The Way Of All Flesh always tempts me to try them again
     
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    feraledge Heard the Good News about Maple Fretboards?

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    With the 5150/6505s you can just pull a pair of tubes and run in half power. Is that not true for the Invective? Otherwise, if a mini-head comes out, it'll be because EVH is going to jump them on production time and just add in the midi-controls, etc into the next 5153 variation. Peavey might still be trying to figure out how to build these things in the meantime. I've been really itching to play one, so maybe they'll finally get over that hurdle. I suppose we'll start seeing them widely when we see them.
     
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    It has a half power switch.
     
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    feraledge Heard the Good News about Maple Fretboards?

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    That’s what I thought, makes a 50 watt version very redundant.
     
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    Yeah kinda. It would only be good if:

    1) It had power scaling similar to the Mesa TC-100
    2) It was a smaller form factor (EVH 5153 50W size)
    3) It had a couple less features (as I mentioned above; no pedal power jacks, only 1 FX loop)
    4) The price was in the $900-$1000 range
    5) They could get them off the line in sufficient numbers to meet a high demand (which I think there would be)

    Outside of that, you're absolutely right. No point in a straight up 50W version.
     
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    I'd rather them do a 6505 60W head to go against the EVH 50w. And that 6505 60W should have the features of the 6505 MH. Power scaling, Reverb, etc etc. That would probably be Chinese and be sold at a price betwen the MH ($500) and the big 6505+ head ($1000).

    That would sell a Sh1t ton, Peavey.
     
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    That's basically what I have with my 6505+ 112 converted into a head -- a 60 watt head that's about 15 pounds lighter than the 120 watt head. Bummer is, it's still the same size as my 120 watt 6505. Sounds brilliant though. If they built one the size of the EVH 50 watt, they'd be onto something. Of course, I'd have no use for the power scaling because 60 watts sounds just fine at low volumes, as does my 120 watt head.
     
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    Veldar Is Post-Thrash?

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    So does anyone actually have one yet?
     
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    Yeah. I do along with about 7 or 8 other folks in this thread.
     
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    Veldar Is Post-Thrash?

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    So is it good?
    Does it very tight aggressive Meshuggah?

    And is the clean actually better than a 5150?
     
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    Yes.
    Yes.
    Yes.

    Phenomenal amp. Worst thing about it is they’re so hard to find right now.
     
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    As Deadpool said, yes to all three. I found the clean a little dark at first, but I was able to EQ it to where it was nice and chimey, and the boost on that channel is awesome for mid-gain tones. The crunch and lead channels are also exactly what I was looking for, and the built-in boost for those does exactly what I wanted it to: tighten up the low end and add some compression. This is my first 5150/6505 kind of amp, so I was looking forward to this one, and I'm not disappointed!
     
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  20. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    They blended the 5153s with 6505s.
     

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