Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by Speed_Racer71, Jan 29, 2008.
anybody ever play/own one of these?
I used to have the peacemaker "50"
It was tubed with 6550's and really put out 80 plus watts.
Really great amp. Handwired ect ect, by matamp and had some custom
trannies, by John Page IIRC.
Loved the fact that the meter in front was the bias meter too.
Combinning the two channel settings made it very versitle. It even
really great at low volumes set clean. I picked it up from MF on
a scratch and dent sale for 1100. That was a steal for such a great amp.
It's gone now
Never tried the 100. I'm sure it's also stellar. I love the bird cage
enclosure. It could do plexi tones and then some. Had wonderful cleans
I guess it's back. Reicarnated if you will
As a Matamp built "Hayden Peacemaker 100"
My co-guitarist had the 50 head for a while, when he was looking for something to replace his broken-down Carvin. While it was pretty economical and sounded good, we both agreed that he had auditioned better amps - so off it went. The biggest problem was that it sounded kind of generic... it didn´t really catch your ears, so to speak.
Is the Hayden Peacemaker really the same thing? It seems almost suspiciously affordable for something hand-wired (even though I had no idea the Ashdown was HW, we never opened it up), and it certainly is cheaper than what the Ashdowns were.
Are you sure we are talking about the same amps?
The 50 and 100 were built by Matamp. All other peacemakers were very
different very different. For example the peacemaker 60., Totally different.
The 50 I had, Had lovely cleans and
by blending the channel gains had a huge pallette of tones to be had.
I think they listed for 2800 US.
The hayden is the same chasis and layout and handwired too. My bet
is Matamp is still involved witth these and not ashdown anymore. Again to be
clear, I am only referencing the 50 and 100 made by matamp.
it does look like the ashdown and the specs read the same to..interesting
I've got the Guitar Player magazine from a couple years back that reviewed it - can't remember if it was the 100 or 50. The pics were just like the ones above. It got very good reviews. If I remember right - they said it had kind of a Hiwatt-ish/Marshall like tone. The wiring looked like Hiwatt - mil-spec stuff. I'd really like to hear one.
Crap! You´re right, it was the Ashdown 60 he had... sorry, my bad. I guess the same goes for the current Haydens, I´ve only seen the cheapo version... but the hand-wired seems to be called Buxom Blonde instead of Peacemaker nowadays.
No biggie. I just couldn't see anyone calling it a generic sounding amp with
those glorious trannies in there. Matamp does a decent job with these.
Yes, go play a "Buxom Blonde" if you get a chance. I bet ir delivers.