Peavey Invective 120 - Misha Mansoor Signature Amp

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  1. Deadpool_25

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    Tubes arrived and I did some swapping. Mirrored @crankyrayhanky’s swaps (using V2 and V5 in the Invective) and came out with exactly the same results even though he has an EVH 5150 III 50w. I’ll leave the 12AU7 in V2 and the LPS in V5.
     
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  2. Vyn

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    I did notice that there's like one distrubutor who has it listed on their page over here:

    http://www.galacticmusic.com.au/peavey-invective-p-1679.html

    I know shipping to Australia costs a bit, but $3599AUD ($2800ish-USD) is a pretty hard pill to swallow. What's the US RRP?
     
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    That's the only distributor. No mention at any retailers yet. I don't think there's too many people stock Peavey at all. I think we'll be waiting a while
     
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    FWIW... have you looked into the MI Audio Gamma? Far cheaper alternative for metal since it's home grown.
     
  5. crankyrayhanky

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    Oh that's awesome!
    I hope to try Invective soon
     
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  6. Vyn

    Vyn Not a Sparkly Vampire Contributor

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    Yeah, wouldn't be surprised if it was another 6 months before one even gets to the country.

    I have looked into them however none of the distributors listed on their page a) have a decent website or b) have nothing listed from MI Audio with prices. Getting gear that's not Gibson/Fender in this country is a ball- ache and a half, even when it's local haha.
     
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    I spoke with the owner when I emailed them and IIRC they had a Christmas sale of around $1499 on the Beta?
     
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  8. Vyn

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    Ah, so you can go directly through the manufacturer, that's awesome!

    Still going to end up with an Invective I think, worst comes to worst it'll be importing one from the states and using a step-down transformer.
     
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  9. USMarine75

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    Kind of the point, no? ;)

    FWIW he was awesome when we chatted and I kind of regret not grabbing one for that price. The demos are just beastly. But I was concerned that it might be too similar to other amps I already have.
     
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    Been watching the guitar center site, as Jan 5th was the "in stock" date for the past few weeks. Now that the date is here, it is just changed to "backordered", haven't seen that one yet.
     
  11. Palmer6strings

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    Since Peavey pushed back the delivery date yet again, my SweetWater rep decided to send me more preamp tubes! Let’s hope this will solve my issue. I feel like it’s been a fight to try and get my amp working like it’s supposed to. I want to play it so bad! Fingers crossed.
     
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    Yep, GC now just says "backordered". I'm not too bothered by the delays, but I do have a Herbert inbound which just might kill any remaining gas. Not holding my breath on this one...
     
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    I got my 2 preamp tubes from SweetWater today. I actually had to drive 80 miles round trip because the Fedex guy was too lazy to apparently knock on my door... but anyway, they sent me 2 MESA instead of JJ’s. How bad will this effect my tone? Any at all?
    Since I’ve lost my gain channels, I’m guessing I should prolly start with V1, V2, and V5 tubes since they are the gain stages.
     
  14. KailM

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    Mesas could very well be JJs -- JJs that have been tested by Mesa and meet their spec. Mesa doesn't make tubes, they re-label from Russian and sometimes Chinese tubes. Sometimes they relabel JJs. I wouldn't sweat it, because they generally reject any tubes that are not up to their high standards.

    You're correct in that V1 and V2 are the first spots to try.
     
  15. Deadpool_25

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    Mesa does use excellent tubes. They’ll be fine. I’d try V5 and V2 first.
     
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    Jeez - amp was named after Destiny, but it's starting to look like it should have been named after Duke Nuke Forever.
     
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    Peavey Half Life 3 designed by Gaben
     
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  18. Palmer6strings

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    The tubes fixed it. I honestly think there may be a problem with the socket because the same pin that was bent when I checked the tubes the first time was bent again.

    You were right they are fine but believe it or not it was the V1 stage.

    Also, not sure if this is ok, but I made a Facebook group kinda dedicated to the Invective if anyone would like to join that.
     
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    Glad to hear it’s fixed. Hopefully it stays that way.
     
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