Peavey Invective 120 Guitar Amplifier Head (120 Watts)

Designed in conjunction with Periphery's Misha Mansoor, the Invective.120 features a tight noise gate, cab-simulated output and MIDI out/thru connections.
Guitarists with heavier tastes looking for their next upgrade will find a sturdy solution in the Peavey invective.120 Head and invective 212 Cabinet. This dynamic duo is perfectly suited for each other, helping players achieve the most revered metal sounds, from woody and clean to the most extreme of high gain tones. A tube amp only sounds as good as what's inside, and Peavey's invective.120 delivers quality with four matched JJ 6L6GC output tubes with top-loaded bias test points and adjustment. On the rear panel, players will find paralleled speaker outputs with impedance selector, an MSDI direct output with Level/Tone/Ground Lift, MIDI out/thru, and MIDI footswitch input. The included footswitch has nine presets to further help the player achieve their desired tone. A remote switchable rack loop and effects loop, half-power switch, and two 9VDC at 500mA auxiliary power jacks complete the back panel. On the front panel, players will find even more options and advanced control.

The invective.120 Head has a single input with four key channels

- Clean channel with boost drive and tone
- Clean channel with gain/low/mid/high/post
- Lead/ Crunch channel input with muting gate threshold;
- Lead/Crunch channel with boost level and tone.

All channels, as well as the channel select with bullet LEDs, are remote switchable. Both the Lead and Crunch channels have independent pre- and post-gain controls as well as shared low/mid/high EQ. The standby and power switches with blue jeweled pilot light indicate when the amp is ready. Just read more adjust the Master Resonance, Presence and Volume knobs, and it's ready to rock. invective.120
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Front Panel
- Single input
- Clean channel Boost Drive & Tone (remote switchable)
- Clean channel Gain/Low/Mid/High/Post - VERY CLEAN
- Channel select with "bullet" LEDs (remote switchable)
- Lead/Crunch channel input muting Gate Threshold (remote switchable)
- Lead/Crunch channel Boost Level & Tone (remote switchable)
- Independent Pre and Post Gain controls on Lead and Crunch channels
- Shared Low/Mid/High EQ on Lead/Crunch channels
- Master Resonance
- Master Presence
- Master Volume
- Blue Jeweled Pilot Light
- Power and Standby switches
Rear Panel
- MIDI / Footswitch Input
- MIDI Out/Thru
- 2 x 9VDC @ 500mA Auxiliary power jacks
- Rack Loop (remote switchable)
- Effects Loop (remote switchable)
- MSDI Direct Output with Level/Tone/Ground Lift
- Paralleled speaker outputs with Impedance Selector
- Half Power switch
- 4 Matched JJ6L6GC output tubes
- Top-loaded bias test points and adjustment
- Made in USA
Footswitch (included)
- Preset Mode
- Rack Loop / Preset 1
- Effects Loop / Preset 2
- Gate / Preset 3
- MIDI CC4 / Preset 4
- Channel Input Boosts / Preset 5
- Clean / Preset 6
- Crunch / Preset 7
- Lead / Preset 8
- Master Boost / Preset 9
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 58 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 30 x 18 x 16 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): PEV INV120H
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 877-732-8391
(3 ratings)
Submitted September 28, 2018 by Tony S in Mckinney, TX
"The best head Peavey has ever made"
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This amplifier is amazing for metal players. The inclusion of a very-effective noise gate makes this head completely perfect for live and recording situations. I have always used the Boss NS2 in front of all my amps, but the noise gate in this head works easily as well. If you have quick stop/start songs, this thing will track.The distortion channel on this head is the 5150/6505, so you will get the legendary 5150/6505 sound. The clean channel is a TON better than the 5150/6505, however. The cleans are creamy and not brittle at all. You will really enjoy all channels on this amp, as the cleans blow the 5150/6505 away.There are two effects loops that work independently, or in concert. If you use a lot of effects, this head is destined to be your favorite. I am not a big effects user, so it doesn't mean a lot to me, but the loops are clean, independent, and controllable via the foot switch.I can say, without hesitation, that this head is the best Peavey has ever made. Full stop.
Musical Background:
Professional guitarist
Musical Style:
Metal, rock, jazz
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