#1
I am just wondering why on these boards you hear about almost every amp known to man but i've never heard mention of the peavey penta.

What do people think of them?
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#2
I always wondered the same thing. They seem awesome if your into Marshall tones, probably sound awesome too, but never had a chance to try one, you tube videos sound great.
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i know about the amp since september 08 BUT i have never played one...... i believe it is Peavey's version of a Vox AC50
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I always see that amp when looking for amps online but I never hear anyone mention or recommend it lol.
#5
Don't even bother man. You're not missing much.

I played a brand new one when it first came out, and it was rather dull for a tube amp. For some, it may be okay, but you can spend your money on a better amp than this.

I even wonder what possessed Gary Rossington to have a sig amp based on this.
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Don't even bother man. You're not missing much.

I played a brand new one when it first came out, and it was rather dull for a tube amp. For some, it may be okay, but you can spend your money on a better amp than this.

I even wonder what possessed Gary Rossington to have a sig amp based on this.

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anyway the penta is like what? Around a grand or so for the head. When Peavey goes into that kind of price range they have a ton of competition. There are plenty of companies making great amps for around that price, Mesa, Orange, Vox, Bogner, Egnater, etc. That's a lot of companies to compete with. The main reason Peavey has been so successful is because of their lower priced stuff like the windsor, classic, valveking, and even 5150 which is pretty much a high gain standard. With the Penta they're trying to compete in a market that is pretty broad. That's why I believe they don't get much mention.
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i know about the amp since september 08 BUT i have never played one...... i believe it is Peavey's version of a Vox AC50

No, it's not a version of the AC50.

First, it's 140 watts, second, it's a single channel with 5 separate voicings.

I think it looks like a good head, and all the clips sound nice, but I'd like to play it to actually get a feel for it.
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Money...
anyway the penta is like what? Around a grand or so for the head. When Peavey goes into that kind of price range they have a ton of competition. There are plenty of companies making great amps for around that price, Mesa, Orange, Vox, Bogner, Egnater, etc. That's a lot of companies to compete with. The main reason Peavey has been so successful is because of their lower priced stuff like the windsor, classic, valveking, and even 5150 which is pretty much a high gain standard. With the Penta they're trying to compete in a market that is pretty broad. That's why I believe they don't get much mention.

I don't know if I agree with all of this. Have you seen the price of the JSX head? 6505+ is not cheap either. I think it is due to marketing. I've only seen one and didn't get to play it and I assumed it was a hybrid. I have not seen one add for it but maybe I'll start looking harder.