Winter NAMM: Peavey Honors Lynyrd Skynyrd's Gary Rossington With Signature Edition Penta Amplifier

Peavey Honors Lynyrd Skynyrd's Gary Rossington

ANAHEIM, Calif. Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist and Rock Roll Hall of Famer Gary Rossington has collaborated with Peavey on a signature edition of the mighty Peavey Penta guitar amplifier, the new Penta Rossington Edition.

Celebrating a relationship that has thrived for more than 30 years, Peavey and Rossington teamed to create his ultimate amplifier, a 140-watt beast that is actually five amps in one. Rossington has employed a range of Peavey amplifiers over the years to obtain his signature sound, including a pair of original Peavey Mace amps that have been in constant service since the mid-1970s. The new Penta Rossington Edition is the ultimate expression of his signature style.
Combining four matched EL34 tubes with four 12AX7 tubes fitted into ceramic tube sockets, the Penta Rossington Edition uses a 100% analog design to create five individual amplifiers on a single amp channel. The exclusive Pentatone control allows players to select among five preamp settings that reconfigure the amplifiers components into five completely different amps with their own EQ voicings and gain structures.
The Peavey Penta Rossington Edition guitar amplifier will be available from authorized Peavey retailers in Q1 2009.
Penta Rossington Edition Head
  • 140 watts RMS into 16, 8 or 4 ohms
  • Four matched EL34 tubes and four 12AX7 tubes
  • DC-powered preamp tube heaters
  • Pentatone selects between five EQ/gain voicings
  • Gain control
  • Three-band passive EQ
  • Master volume
  • Presence control
  • Ceramic tube sockets
  • Custom USA-made transformers
  • Single-button footswitch included for switching between two preamps
  • Wine Taurus covering
  • Made in the U.S.A.
  • U.S. MSRP $1599.99
Penta Rossington Edition 412 cabinet
  • Specially voiced for use with the Penta amp head
  • 11-ply birch baffle
  • 1/2 poplar sides
  • Four 12 rear-mounted speakers
  • Wine Taurus covering
  • Made in the U.S.A.
  • U.S. MSRP $949.99