The Pointy Peavey

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  1. WrayGun

    WrayGun Friend of Leo's

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    Okay, I know I will take a lot of crap for this, but here’s the thing: I have a Peavey Classic 30 that I really love. I replaced the stock tubes and the stock speaker, and it stands up to any high end amp I’ve ever had the chance to play. Great amp.

    However … there’s one really superficial thing that bugs the crap out of me, and it’s the pointy high school metalhead design of the logo. It’s just crap. Now, I only play for myself, no one but me ever sees it, and I’m not trying to impress anyone at all. The thing is, I spent 25 years as a graphic designer, and it just offends me at some deeply aesthetic level. Is that so wrong?

    If I could find some blank replacement that fit into that oval, I would spend up to a certain amount of money to buy it, just to ease my aching eyeballs.

    Does anyone have a similar issue, or better yet, a solution for the artistic wussies among us? Or do I just have to live with this tiny bit of ugly for the rest of my life?
     
  2. hepular

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    remove logo.

    paint. decoupage a photo of courtland gray in there. etc.
     
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    No idea. But I agree. I got my first peavey practice amp at 12 yo. I thought the logo was so cool.
    It didn’t age well.
     
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    Pictures, if you can bring yourself to look at it long enough!
     
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    I'm not keen on the pointy Peavey logo. I much prefer what's known as the Peavey "Delta" logo. That said, I really don't like the whole "Cyclops" design on their amps.
     
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    I have a Teal Stripe Bandit and, like you, am not a fan of the logo. On that one, though, it was just the logo screwed into a piece of wood behind the grille. I removed it and replaced it with a Ford badge I found. Admittedly, the Ford emblem is just as offensive looking but maybe a slight improvement...
     
  7. Tony Forman

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    You could always buy some pick guard material and using the old one as a template, cut out a blank to replace it with.
     
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    I don’t hate it, but I don’t love it, either.
    I like the “script” logo on the Delta series quite a bit better.

    Overall, it is what it is…and old Peavey amps are great-sounding, road/gig worthy amps at affordable prices.
     
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    "it just offends me at some deeply aesthetic level."

    I agree...it's a ridiculous-looking design that resembles something a kid in junior high school might have scratched into a wooden desk top. It has no no visual appeal beyond it's caltrop-inspired spikiness.

    Flip it over and it spells something oddly appropriate ;)

    [​IMG]

    Sort of like how flipping over the badge from a Dodge Viper reveals Daffy Duck:

    [​IMG]
     
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    They were called "hillbilly Marshalls" for a reason. Everyone used them in the 70s and 80s--especially country and southern rock groups, and they were all over the TV on music shows.
     
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    I kinda think the original Peavey badge is iconic
     
  13. Mahogany

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    Here is the Pointy Peavey:

    T model FORD.jpg



    First world problems.



    This:

     
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    Y'know, some judicious sawing would give you an ENVE amp, which would likely mostly appeal to cyclists. but heh
     
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    Hi
    what about a classic design

    peavey-classic_30.jpg
     
  16. Les H

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    With the exception of possibly the original Peavey Classic 50 tweed line from 91-2004 at 25 feet and no back view, one can pretty much identify a Peavey amp without the logo. Not the model so much but the manufacturer for sure. So who are we fooling here?! :)

    Yes it is an ugly design though.
     
  17. Dan German

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    I didn’t realize the Classic 30 had the pointy logo on the grille. I guess I’ve only seen ones it was removed from. I know I would. It’s hideous. Peavey makes some great amps, though.
     
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    I can never unsee that Daffy Duck…
     
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    Yes, it’s an ugly logo.

    But only guitarists will know it’s a rad amp, unlike say, a Marshall that any joe off the street will recognize.

    Badge of honor.

    Or go full Mackaye:

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  20. bottlenecker

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    It's not wrong. Just take it off. Every time I see one of those tweed peaveys especially, I want to take the logo off. If I ever have one there's no question I will.
     
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