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Truth be told...

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Microbass, Apr 11, 2005.

  1. :hyper:

    peavey are the new owners of the trace elliot name. :bassist: :bassist:

    more info to come tomorrow!
    [edit] just read the other trace thread, it was Peavey who answered the phone to me, but apparently TE are not affiliated in any way... :confused:
  2. tekhna


    Nov 7, 2004
    The new Trace stuff should really be quality then!
  3. NCorder

    NCorder Smoke-free since 4/3/05

    Dec 26, 2002
    Dayton, OH
    I say: GOOD!
    Maybe Gibson will sell Tobias, too. :hyper:
  4. SoComSurfing

    SoComSurfing Mercedes Benz Superdome. S 127. R 22. S 12-13.

    Feb 15, 2002
    Mobile, Al
    Well damn. This is interesting.
  5. Sutton


    Mar 3, 2005
    Plainwell, MI
    Ehh, thats one more step to top notch quality Trace Elliot Stuff....
  6. Kelly Lee

    Kelly Lee Yeah, I'm a guy! Supporting Member

    Feb 17, 2004
    Marana, AZ, USA
    Whats your source Microbass?

    If Peavey has bought out Trace, I hope they let Trace run independent of the Peavey influence. I don't want Peavey engineers deciding what a Trace is supposed to sound like.
  7. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Indianapolis, IN
    hmm... really? Hope this works for the best for Trace.
  8. inazone


    Apr 20, 2003
    So... when can we buy one and try it out? Im interested. :bassist:
  9. I phoned the number on the Trace site today.
    "Hello, Peavey UK."
    "Hi :), can I speak to Clive in the Trace Elliot department"
    "sorry.. etcetec"

    I will confirm tomorrow when I call and hopefully find out as much info as poss! :cool:
    Clive (managing directer) has been very busy for the past 2 weeks, so I'm going on a wild guess thinking that he's dealing with marketing and production. but then, I dunno, it could also be that he's sorting things out with Peavey as well.

  10. Okay, so I emailed Peavey and this is what they said to me.

    It's not real specific about just how the relationship works, but it's "official" in that it is a direct response from Peavey.

    (I also posted this in the "umm, what the ..." thread)
  11. hetsscaryguy


    May 22, 2004
    so, whats this info due today???
  12. andruca


    Mar 31, 2004
    Madrid (Spain)
    What's the problem with Peavey? Trace Elliot only can win with Peavey (reliability, true power ratings, to name just a few things). ;)

  13. OK, i'm just off the phone with Trace.

    Peavey do indeed own Trace-Elliot. They bought name last week.
    They hope to have the new line in shops from late Summer.
    It will be the original Trace MD in charge (Clive Roberts) and a few original egineers working on the new products.
    Products will be manufactured in the UK :D.
    Heads will be in the range from £600-£1200!
    They are going to be sending me a brochure in the coming weeks, so I'll let ya's know any details on that.
    The new line of products have been started completly from scratch.
    "At the moment" they are working on the SS side of products, however they do still incorporate the SS/Valve circuit - so the pre amps do have tubes!
    Pre's will be available in 7 band or 12 band.
    Didn't ask about combos, sorry or cabinets, I imagine they will be ina similiar price range to the heads.

    Clive Roberts was the MD back in the early 90s, as I understand. When Gibson pulled the plug, he became involved with Peavey and Hartly, and they managed to buy the name back from Gibson. Hooray! :hyper:

    So it is indeed official, ladies and gentlemen. Peavey own Trace Elliot, of which however shall be run independantly!

    :D :D
  14. hetsscaryguy


    May 22, 2004
    well thats ****ing great news!!!!!!!!! woohoo im quite happy now.

    so retail prices of the heads should be round the £450 - £900 range.

    thats pretty ok.

  15. 600-1200 as in my post... I am a little worried they will only be working in 500 W and 1kW power stages...
  16. Th9nker


    Mar 18, 2002
    Damn, Now I really want one...
  17. I spoke to Paul Stevens a couple of years ago in Birmingham, MusicLive! (UK) and he was working for Peavey at the time too. It was when they had just released those BAM amp/modeling bass range. He designed the updated V-types (V4 and V8) and had a hand the other ranges too. Hope he is still on board...
  18. I think he is one of the top engineers in on the project!
    I wound't quote me on that, I get too excited... :)
  19. We can live in hope! If this new stuff is as good as my SMX or the V4 then i wont be able to help myself but buy one!
  20. sweeeeeeeet!

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