April 15, 2013
Steven J. Morse
Steve Morse was a busy man around the time this Peavey ad ran in Guitar School, December 1995. He’d joined Deep Purple in ’94 and presumably would’ve been working on material for Purpendicular which was to appear in early ’96. Additionally, he’d released the Steve Morse Band album Structural Damage and Full Circle by the Dixie Dregs (pictured here), as well as making a guest appearance on Carmine Appice’s Guitar Zeus.
March 3, 2013
Jay Noel Yuenger
Though this ad was still running in early ’97, White Zombie had issued their final release, the remix album Supersexy Swingin’ Sounds, the preceding year. This full page piece comes from Guitar for the Practicing Musician, January 1997.
September 11, 2012
The former Ian Donald Calvin Euclid Zappa.
Here’s our first example of any Zappa in the ephemera category, Dweezil on behalf of Peavey. Though the ad makes no mention of it, ’94 was the age of Dweezil’s (and bro Ahmet’s) band Z and their album Shampoohorn.
Scanned from Guitar for the Practicing Musician, November 1994.
August 21, 2012
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“Before the show, Andy warms up with the Peavey Bandit …”
Andy Timmons made his fair share of guitar ads back when. This example for Peavey came out of a Musician, September 1990 guitar special issue, making it a contemporary of the Danger Danger EP Down and Dirty Live.
June 21, 2012
Do polka dots and jigsaw clash?
Whitesnake was squarely into Slip of the Tongue/Steve Vai mode when this ad for Adrian Vandenberg’s Peavey was running. If Internet sources are to be believed, Vandenberg co-wrote most of the tracks for that album but didn’t actually play on it, all of the guitar work being done by Vai.
Scanned from Guitar for the Practicing Musician, February 1990.
You can also see Adrian with a pink guitar, right here.
May 31, 2012
“A Classic Moment” Ahh. Ok.
There have been people who wanted to fling a Peavey amp out of an aircraft, but not likely one attached to Al Pitrelli. The much traveled guitarist may be best known for his ongoing stint in Trans-Siberian Orchestra, but when this ad ran in Guitar for the Practicing Musician, July 1994, Pitrelli had just appeared on Asia’s Aria album.
April 21, 2012
High Gain Tube Amp
From ’91 through ’94, Peavey manufactured Eddie Van Halen’s signature 5150 amplifier. When the two parties parted ways, the model was renamed the 6505. This ad, from Guitar World, January 1992, came out squarely in the Sammy Hagar era, following VH’s For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge.
Did you know that the four “Van Hagar” albums all went to #1 in the U.S., the only VH releases to do so?
July 31, 2011
Adje van den Berg
“The power of a complete rack mounted effects unit in a foot pedal.” That’s a very ’80s advertising angle. At this time, Adrian Vandenberg had his own Peavey model guitar to go along with the highlighed Hootfoot Distortion and Digital Delay pedals. Taken from Guitar for the Practicing Musician, October 1988.
March 14, 2010
"BECAUSE MUSIC MATTERS" Huh, yeah, ok.
Well … here we have the mighty Steve Morse clad in leather pants and seated on a Peavey combo of some sort. Presumably he’s actually playing through it too. Weird. Guitar for the Practicing Musician August 1989.