Is he getting one of the older Peavey models? The newer ones made by EVH have a pretty different sound to them. I don't think you'd have to worry about having equal tones by any means.AHart96 wrote:I have a used Archon lined up on Reverb with a hard case for $1200. There's actually about 5-6 used of the 100-watt model which is what I'm looking for.Andy92 wrote:I have a feeling you'll have a harder time finding used Archons given they are newer amps. You can find used Dual Rectifiers pretty often in the $1,200 range.
I highly recommend looking at the EVH 5150 III as well. The list price for a new one is $999. From the financial standpoint, it's a tough metal amp to beat out.
Was definitely considering a 5150 or 6505, but the other guitar player in my band is getting that so I want something a little bit different
That sounds like a pretty good deal on the Archon. I honestly don't know too much about them personally. Sounded like they have a nice clean channel. The overdrive is fine but I'm not sure if it's quite my taste. Sometimes it's hard to tell from recordings though compared to playing one in person.