Aug 14, 2019
Peavey was founded in the 60's based on a very simple need... "we need gear for our band". From there, Hartley went on to create a massive empire of not only guitar amplifiers, but sound equipment, great guitars, an amplifier for one of the greatest guitarists ever born (the 5150 for EVH) and along the way, even some keyboards and drums!
Hartley believes in building great product at an affordable price, and has done that longer than almost anyone in the industry, and although he's 77 years old, along with his team, he continues to do it today! Hartley opens up about many of the problems that plague the musical instrument business, issues with NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants), the Dealer / Manufacturer relationship, and even some of his own competitors. This is one for the ages!