NAD: Peavey Envoy (Silver Stripe)

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  1. Octorfunk

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    Nothing real crazy here, but I did snag a good condition Peavey Envoy Silver stripe for $75.

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    I got the same version about three years ago for $60. It doesn't get switched on much anymore because I have other amps I like better, so I probably should sell it -- but whenever I do plug into it, I find myself thinking "I can't believe how good this is for only $60."

    Whether you run it clean or dirty, it just does what it's supposed to do, every time.

    I've tried swapping in different speakers - all of which cost more than I paid for the amp - but I always come back to the original. Not because it's the best but because there's just nothing wrong with it as-is. Peavey is such working-man's gear that swapping in a high-end speaker seems pretentious - like, that's how the bourgeoisie keep the proletariat in their place, man.

    That nameplate came off, though. Not because I'm embarrassed to play through a Peavey but because all those spikes make the amp look like a toy.
     
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  3. clingin_on

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    Nice one.
     
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    Nice amp...Congrats! I really like Peavey amps and PA gear. I gig with them mostly these days.
     
  5. That Cal Webway

    That Cal Webway Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Great amps

    My older one had a second input,
    so if you were like a guitar teacher and your student could plug into the amp too.
     
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  6. hemingway

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    The Envoy has been my main gigging amp for 10 years. Does the job.
     
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    Nice! I would love to find an Envoy or Studio Pro for gigs. I have a late 80s Bandit that gets a lot of use for gigs but man that thing is heavy!
     
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    Agree. Speaker changes on these is total folly unless they’re blown.

    I think the logo is aspirational. It’s like what you thought your band logo might look like when you were a teenager drawing/daydreaming in your notebook in class.
     
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  9. brindlepicker

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    I was just looking up stuff about my early 80’s studio pro 40 and came across a thread about it on the steel guitar forum. A guy from peavey mentioned they’d tested several amps and the envoy sounded the best to him.
     
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    I had to replace the Sheffield speaker in my Bandit. I didn’t blow it, but after the Bandit fell off a chair for the zillionth time (usually only damaging the floor it fell on), the voice coil was loose and rattling. I had a Celestion 70/80 kicking around and it’s perfect for the Bandit, and IMO, an improvement.
     
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    I had been looking for a reasonably priced one of these for a while and finally snagged one local for the same price, but perhaps not as clean. HNAD to all!
     
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    I played an Envoy for a while that was in the rehearsal room where I went (to play jazz), and I was amazed at the sound from this little box ! Too bad it's not as popular as it should...
     
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    Tele-beeb Friend of Leo's

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    I had a Red-Stripe US Envoy that logged a lot of great gigging hours. A really responsive little light amp.
     
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    I had a US red stripe Envoy with the block PEAVEY logo and not the zig zag logo. That amp sounded so good. I also had a red stripe Bandit but it was so loud I could never fully experience the transtube effect on the Bandit but I could turn up that Envoy loud enough on the clean channel that it would get that buttery blues tube breakup sound going. Loved recording with that amp but the bands I played in at that time were so loud my Envoy couldn't keep up or at least fill the space I desired.

    Unfortunately, I allowed it to be stolen by an old guitar student I once had. Several years after he stopped taking lessons, he reached out to me telling me he got heavily into drugs and he wanted to get back into playing to occupy his free time while trying to kick addiction. He was in need of an amp so I loaned him my Envoy. After a couple weeks I stopped hearing from him. I contacted his mom, who he was staying with, she informed me a few days prior he left the house in the middle of the night and never said he was leaving. I asked about my amp, she said it was gone too. I'll assume it was traded or sold for drugs. I have never seen or heard from him again.
     
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    I have a sweet, near mint 80's silver panel Envoy 110. Fount it in a weird junk shop for $26.00. I gave it away a few years ago to a very sweet, 86 year woman who decided to take up lap steel.

    Turns out, she just could not do it as her health was not well. Her daughter surprised me some months ago and gave me back the amp along with the lap steel.

    Anyway, ( a bit off track...sorry!) this little amp along with my 80's, silver panel Studio Pro 112, (which I found on offerup for $40) punch far greater in tone and volume than their size.
     
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    Great stuff!
     
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    Great amp. Had one about 10 years ago. I remember it had a good sound.
     
  18. brindlepicker

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    Saw this on a envoy review you tube comment. Just need the schematic which is probably on peavey site for both and 2 jacks.

    “ I also have this amp. It is a great amp. It benifits from a speaker swap. This amp share the same power board as the studio pro so guess what? Just add the proper jacks to the board and clip jumper wire #1 and you have an fx loop on this amp which is a game changer .”
     
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