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Pete’s Gear: 1970s Peavey Vintage 4x10 amplifier

Click to view larger version. Ca. 1976/77, at Olympic Studios, recording Rough Mix, with Gretsch Chet Atkins, coil cable and Big Muff Pi fuzz pedal, and Peavey Vintage 4x10.

Click to view larger version. Ca. 1976/77, at Olympic Studios, recording Rough Mix, with Gretsch Chet Atkins, coil cable and Big Muff Pi fuzz pedal.

Pete Townshend used a 1970s Peavey Vintage 4x10 amplifier in the studio for 1977’s Rough Mix and 1981’s Face Dances, if not others. In the Rough Mix session photos, he can be see using the amp with his Gretsch 6120 Chet Atkins Hollow Body and a Big Muff Pi fuzz pedal.

Peavey Vintage 4x10 specification

  • Narrow panel, diagonal tweed covering
  • 4 x 10
  • 110 watts; four 6L6 power tubes
  • Four inputs (two normal, two bright)
  • Controls: Volume, Bass, Middle, Treble, Master, Reverb
Generic Peavey Vintage 4x10 amplifier, courtesy Hal Rollins.

Generic Peavey Vintage 4x10 amplifier, courtesy Hal Rollins.

Generic Peavey Vintage 4x10 amplifier, courtesy Hal Rollins.

Generic Peavey Vintage 4x10 amplifier control panel, courtesy Hal Rollins.

Ca. 1976/77, at Olympic Studios, recording Rough Mix, with Gretsch Chet Atkins, 1970s Peavey Vintage 4x10 amplifier, coil cable and Electro-Harmonix Big Muff Pi fuzz pedal.

Ca. 1976/77, at Olympic Studios, recording Rough Mix, with Gretsch Chet Atkins, 1970s Peavey Vintage 4x10 amplifier, coil cable and Electro-Harmonix Big Muff Pi fuzz pedal.

Resources and Information

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Hal Rollins for contributions to this page.

Manufacturer

Peavey: peavey.com

More information

Peavey Vintage ad: vintageguitars.org.uk/adDetails/75