PEAVEY Nitro Active

  • Peavey Nitro Active electric guitar
    Peavey Nitro Active


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1988 to 1990

Peavey made the Nitro Active from 1988 until 1990. It was like the Peavey Nitro I except its had a single low impedance humbucker with active circuitry. The Nitro Active had the Kahler 2710 double locking tremolo system. Peavey described the Nitro Active as follows:

"The Nitro Active combines the straightforward function layout of two controls and a single pickup with the latest in "micro" electronic capability. The massive bridge humbucker is "internally" active and will deliver.....from the cleanest clean sounds to the most harmonically rich. world-class distortion, the Nitro Active will “light up" your lead solos and let you drift into a smooth, flowing rhythm pattern with exactly the right tonality. The "active" Nitro can be dangerously habit forming....."

Specifications (22)


Number of control knobs2 control knobs
Tone controls1 tone control
Volume controls1 volume control


Pickups configuration1 humbucker pickup
Power supply9V PP3 battery
Preampactive preamp


Finish colorsblack finish, blue finish, red finish, white finish, yellow finish
Made inUSA
Number of strings6 strings
Scale length25.5 inches scale-length


Body materialpoplar body
Body shape featuresdouble cutaway
Body stylesuper strat style body


BridgeKahler locking tremolo
Hardware colorblack hardware
TunersPeavey Precision tuners


Fingerboard materialrosewood fingerboard


Neck jointbolt on neck
Neck materialmaple neck
Number of frets22 fret
Peghead (headstock)matching-finish headstock, pointed headstock
Tuner layoutsix-in-a-row tuners

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