A little history, the original Butcher by Peavey was a copy of a Marshall JCM800 running 6L6 power tubes made in the 1980’s. This amp has basically no similarity to 80’s Butcher other than it’s name.
Rumor has it that this amp was going to be Joe Satriani’s next signature amp until he was won over by a deal with Marshall. Rumor also has it that this was originally to be a 50 watt amp that was reworked to be 50/100 watts.
Regardless of the how this amp came to be it has shocked me from the moment I fired it up. It doesn’t sound like a Marshall but it does have a British flavor. Thick, punchy, articulate and pure tube tone. The amp has it’s own thing going on and it fits right up there with the best amps of all time.
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