Oral History Information
John Fields grew up in Meridian and took a great interest in his mother’s job at Peavey Electronics. As a kid, John worked on electrical components and built his first guitar at the age of 12. He later studied electronics and got a degree in Electrical Engineering before working with the engineer James Brown (Mr. Brown is most noted for engineering the 5150 amplifier for Peavey). John also had the opportunity and foresight to talk with many of the older engineers from whom he learned so much. John released the Firebass 700 and has since engineered several artist model products such as the Peavey Invective 120, which was designed for Misha Mansoor.