My "new" Predator

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  1. Buell

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    I just added another piece to my arsenal that I've been missing. In addition to my '61 SG, my Ib RG550, my Squier Tele, I finally added a decent "strat" sound with a '90 Peavy Predator. For $100, I thought it might make a nice wall hanging. Instead, the tone and feel are really more than I expected. Let's just say I am pleasantly surprised!
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    WOW! Nice guitar. I've always liked those!
     
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    I own 2 of them and have done significant modification to the electrics but the necks are the best ever on an S-type. Congrats on a nice find!
     
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    I have the white one of those. and they punch above their weight as good as any Fender I've owned.
     
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    Man, ain't that the truth! It seems like those pickups are way hotter than a strat.
     
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    Congratulations! Underrated guitars.
     
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    They are way hotter but still sound like a strat !
     
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    Great price! There were some on the CL here a few months ago at more than twice the price.
     
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    Some of those came with crazy good pickups and coil tap options
     
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    The red Strat in my TDPRI avatar is my 1990 Peavey Predator!
    It was my first 'Strat', and I played it for 3 years or so, including a lot of gigs and a demo cassette (!) in my first real Blues band.
    The avatar pic was taken maybe 10 years ago, when I decided to play it on a gig or two.

    ( it has a wider neck and the edge where the fretboard meets the back of the neck is by comparison with my Fenders, sharp; bothers that pocket between thumb and index finger. So I really don't play it anymore-BUT it sounds GREAT in all PU positions)
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    I love the pic! And yeah, I've noticed that all of the pickup positions sound great. I'm missing the tremolo bar, but I really don't care. I'll stick to my Ibanez for dive bombing..lol
     
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    I’ve got an 80’s USA Predator and also a Reactor. Both have been extensively modded, but the necks and pickups are wonderful! New tuners help, too!
     
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    The old Predators (and Reactors) were nice, in their own kinda’ way.
    I am always on the search for a Peavey Falcon... maybe today?
     
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    Peavey guitars and amps are the best ...
     
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    Big Peavey Fan. The Predators are really indestructible. My '95 Predator. DSCN3264.JPG
     
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    I had an MIK Predator that played and sounded as good and better than any MIA Fender . . .
     
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    I got a '94.
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    Dude! We're twins..lol
     
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    My friend had a predator.
    He put a set of EMG David Gilmour pickups in it. Tripled the investment.
    My first electric guitar was a Peavey Reactor AX tele shaped object.
    It was neat.
    I sold it to fund my second electric, which was a ‘98 Am STD Strat Plus.
    Also long gone.
     
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    That looks like it is in great shape. My first guitar was a White Predator. It was an unbelievable guitar, especially for the price back then--$100, brand new, for an MIA guitar with a micro tilt neck and stable tremolo. I love the pickups it came with too. Of the many guitars I have owned since, those are still my favorite strat style pickups. Eventually, the magnets started falling off the bottom of the pickups, the knife point on the tremolo wore down, the frets got low, and the neck heel split near the screws. They are great guitars, but its hard to find drop in replacement for some of the worn out parts.
     
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