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Peavey vs. Fender

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Chris J, Oct 13, 2004.


  1. Just needed a little input on a debate between a friend and I. Does Fender own Peavey? My money is on NO. Thanks guys.
     
  2. no...they own
    bendetto
    charvel
    jackson
    guild
    gretsch
    rodriguez
    SWR
    Brand X
    Squier
     
  3. DubDubs

    DubDubs

    Aug 23, 2004
    Los Angeles
    Fender does not own Peavy.
     
  4. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    California
    You forgot Tacoma.

    Peavey is owned, oddly enough, by the company's founder, Hartley Peavey.
     
  5. Mike Money

    Mike Money Banned

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan
    I thought disney owned fender? and Peavey was a sub-division of microsoft?
     
  6. Philbiker

    Philbiker Pat's the best!

    Dec 28, 2000
    Northern Virginia, USA
    Fender owns Tacoma? That's news to me!
     
  7. My words exactly. Thanks guys. :bassist:
     
  8. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    California
  9. Wow, i never new that, of couse, i knew they owned squier, brand x, and charvel. But they owned SWR? WOw, so how come fender amps, with the fender name on it sound like crap? and the SWR bass amps have relatively good sound?
     
  10. Aaron Saunders

    Aaron Saunders

    Apr 27, 2002
    Ontario
    I'd call the sound from an SWR bass amp more than "relatively good". But yeah...Fender's just stupid that way.

    But no, Fender most certainly does not own Peavey.
     
  11. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Umm, have either of you guys tried one of the newer Bassman series amps?
     
  12. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Hartely used to own Peavey. Peavey is now owned by Taco Bell/Pepsi.
     
  13. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    And didn't McDonald's buy Warwick?
     
  14. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    You heard about that too?!
     

  15. Great amps! I wouldn't mind owning the 800 pro.

    Fender also owns Sunn, which has been discontinued.
     
  16. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oops! Was that supposed to remain a secret?:oops:
     
  17. and pez owns gibson now :smug:

    but i dont like fenders quality control,....we got a swr 8004 head in here (which is beautiful) and after a week the front panel was peeled and corroded due to rust
     
  18. Marlat

    Marlat

    Sep 17, 2002
    London UK
    IIRC apart from the mangement structure itself, SWR has not really changed since Fender bought it..plus, how do you know whether the 8004 was a pre or post Fender one?

    Granted, Fender's QC is not world reknowned, but one example of an SWR is hardly conclusive!
     
  19. the fender sticker, date and tick of approval on the back