PEAVEY PREDATOR PLUS

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1999 to 2002

PEAVEY produced the PREDATOR PLUS between 1999 and 2002

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General

Finish colorsblack finish, blue finish, titanium finish
Finish effectsmetallic finish, sunburst finish
Number of strings6 strings
Scale length24.75 inches scale-length

Body

Body materialpoplar body
Body shape featuresdouble cutaway
Pickguard materialblack pickguard

Neck

Neck materialmaple neck

Fretboard

Number of frets23 fret

Hardware

BridgeKahler Flyer locking tremolo
Hardware colorchrome hardware
Tuner layoutthree-each-side

Electronics

Pickup selector controls3-way selector switch
Pickups configuration2 humbucker pickups

Controls

Tone controls1 tone control
Volume controls1 volume control

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2 Comments

Great guitar, if you can find it.

Unlike most of the Predator series, which are essentially strat copies, the Predator Plus was a rather unique "fat strat" that was styled after the Peavey Wolfgang.  While it doesn't match the features of it's more expensive cousin, it's a significant upgrade from the base-line Predator guitars.

It features a Fender-style knife tremolo bridge with locking tuners, H-S-S pickups, and is wired with a single master volume and a single master tone knob.  All had translucent finishes (in sunburst, cherry red, or apple green) and white pearloid pickguards.  The neck is quite thin compared to a Stratocaster.

Most (all the ones I've seen) were made in Korea, though it's been reported that the last few batches were made in Vietnam before the line was discontinued.  The Korean models are said to be generally better-made. 

The single-coil neck & middle pickup provide a luscious strat sound, but if you are picky about tone, the humbucker leaves a bit to be desired.  I highly recommend swapping in the bridge humbucker of your choice, which in my case is the Seymour Duncan JB.

These guitars don't seem to have a lot of collector value, but they also don't show up on the market very often because most owners tend to hang on to them.  If you have the opportunity to get one for around the price of a Mexican Fender, jump on it.

Very nice guitar.

Just picked one up for 120 bucks at a used music store and it is truly an awesome lil' axe. Like a Strat on serios steroids and stays in tune great thanks to the locking tuners. Great action and sound, although I agree the humbucker sounds more warm than hot. It just moved to my main guitar, just ahead of my Ibanez rt-450, which in itself is a really good guitar.