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Play Music on a Peavey

Hey, good for you, you got a guitar and an amplifier in a sensible bundle! Just realize this doesn't give you the right to start trashing hotel rooms just yet.
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inkycatz


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Gatzby wrote:Quick! What's the first song you'll play?
I'm just hanging out, really.

fuzzypeaches


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inkycatz wrote:



Smoke On the Water

10 quality post! Whoo hoo! I'M SOMEBODY!!!

cotech


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Do they have a lefted handed version?

SESteve


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gatzby wrote:Quick! What's the first song you'll play?



Funicular to Purgatory.

dysti


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12 bar Bb Blues, then Take Five, then Dismantle the Dictator. Gotta check out that range.

charliecarroll


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inkycatz wrote:



Green Onions

charliecarroll


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I have been playing for over 40 years. A few weeks ago I posted over 25 years but forgot just how old I was and after recomputing all those years I realized it was in fact over 40.

I have played professionally, done some studio work, worked in a music store and instructed guitar. With that said, I WOULD NOT recommend any of these guitars even as a starter and would strongly advise against them to any parent that wanted me to teach their child. They have many issues including but not limited to tuning issues and that alone is enough. The amplifier here is a paper weight at best. You DO NOT have to go out and spend many hundreds for a good starter. In the used market you should be able to find a good guitar in the $180 - $200 ranged. Good used starter amp, no more than $100. The difference? A real instrument that can stand up to the rigors of being played, staying in tune and having a good sound. Less than that will dismay the student and they will lose interest thinking it is their fault and not the instrument. You get what you pay for and you also get what you do not pay for.

searchneverend


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Hotel California - Eagles. Love the solo part!!!!



miken927


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It's like deja vu all over again! And again! And again!

But seriously, the comments by people who bought these the last hundred times they were sold seem to indicate it's actually a decent buy.


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jornk


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I saw that purple one--- BAM! "Jessie's Girl" is playing in my head.

I hate you all.

Symbolic2007


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Why pay $50-100 for a bundle of firewood when you can get them for 5 bucks outside of a gas station? Now that's a bargain!

Metal is awesome, it's super-powerful and emotional, but at the end of the day we're dudes with long hair and guitars going "RAAAAAR!" -Devin Townsend

miken927


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Gatzby wrote:Quick! What's the first song you'll play?



Animal Nitrate by Suede. Here's Bernard Butler himself teaching you how to play it!



What an awesome tune!!!


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charliecarroll


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miken927 wrote:Animal Nitrate by Suede. Here's Bernard Butler himself teaching you how to play it!



What an awesome tune!!!



That is really cool and that is really nice but, here is the guy that can take him to school. Every day. The old man that no guitarist wants to duel with.
Jeff Beck
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Q0p7yXoOVg

One more thing. Anybody that does the neck bend on one of these cheapo's that is described in the riff lesson, will have a broken guitar. Bernard is certainly not using one of them.

CowboyDann


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Smoke on the water is everyone's first song right?

djcarbine


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I got the 79 dollar bundle a few weeks back. The amp isn't that great, but the guitar sounds reasonably good plugged into a Zoom modeling amp. After breaking in the strings it holds tune fairly well. Had to adjust string height and fiddle around a bit, but it plays decent. For the price, it does what it should.

wootatoottoot


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Bought a purple one. I'ts Ok but not great. Actually the Amp is about as trashy as you can get. Fits my unique sound. Retro kitchen broomstick punk.....Anyone wanna form a band in NY....not for the fame or money cause I ain't gonna sell out....Rock-on people Rock-on

englishchannel


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I bought 2 of these, just because of the debate that keeps coming up between those who bought them and have experience with them and those who call them junk, or worse.

I contend that anyone calling these junk has never even touched one. These guitars are every bit as good as any entry level guitar but selling for less than half the price you would pay at a music store.

The pickups are entry level stuff, the strings are cheap but playable, the nut is some kind of plastic. BUT...

The build quality is really good and fit & finish is very nice on both of mine. Tone woods are standard fair, the neck on mine is particularly nice! Both of mine are very resonant, solid body electric guitars. Made with loving Chinese hands. Same as the fender squiers, epiphone or other name brand instruments.

Tone is full and once the strings break in, mine both stay in tune just fine. The tuning machines on mine are actually better than the ones that came on my bullet strat! The neck and bridge are fully adjustable, so you may want to set neck bow, string height, and action to your liking. Actually very easy to do on these strat like setups.

Yes, the amp is kind of a toy, but it even works ok. Don't expect much from a 4 inch speaker driven by 5 Watts.I

Bottom line, get some decent strings, set it up, and plug it in to a decent amp. I bet you'll have a lot of fun for a few pennies on the dollar! I'm actually tempted to get the black one to see if three times a charm.

BTW: I have been playing guitar since I was a kid (1970), and 4 of my 6 kids play now. I gave my first grandson a Martin acoustic on his christening. So yeah, I've been around and played a few guitars in my life.

If you just want a decent guitar to play, I doubt you'd be disappointed with one of these. Congrats to all who get in on this deal.

First song: Sweet Home Alabama!

bwringer


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I bought one of the sparkly pink and purple guitars last time for my granddaughter, who is a Katy Perry fan.

In a nutshell, the guitar is a great beginner axe, the amp is pretty crappy. Overall, it's an excellent deal for less than fifty bucks.

It stays in tune, it sounds fine, the neck is straight and has a decent grain, and the fit and finish is quite good. The bridge is very solid and adjustable, and they even include a couple of allen wrenches for the bridge and the truss rod in the neck. It sounds quite nice unplugged, which at least tells you it's well-built.

They saved money with very basic pickups (but they work fine), basic controls, and no whammy bar. Learning guitarists are better off without the whammy bar, believe me.

And yes, I've seen and played high-end guitars and basses. I played professionally for about 12 years. This is much better built than my first bass, that's for sure.

Yes, the amp is crappy, but it makes noise and, mercifully, has a headphone jack. Consider the amp a freebie, and leave it up to the lucky recipient to save up their pennies and haunt CrackList for something better.

phv


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Louie, Louie!

skrutinizr


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Please comply with our "no stairway to heaven" policy.

I got my hands on one of these while x-mas shopping. Can't remember if it was KMart or Target. Anyway, I stand by my earlier assertion that these are certainly not the quality one would usually associate with Peavey. Actually, I don't use any Peavey gear and consider them low end in my world, but whatever- these guitars are not made by Peavey, just licensed to carry the name.
Pretty junky, but what do you expect for less than $100? Rondo's SX series are better quality and also in the same price range. All these cheap guitars pose a challenge to beginners. They don't know how to set up the action, adjust teh truss etc- they don't even know how to tell if they need to adjust anything.

gak0090


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Got the purple one for my 6 year old daughter to play with. At $50 I was expecting a toy. It's definitely much better than I expected. Of course the cord is crap and the amp is horrible- but really for $50, I think this is one of my best woots ever. It's a little big and heavy for her- I was really looking for a 3/4 size, but it really is pretty decent. The problem is finding a case that is less than the guitar to store it in. Anyone have any good suggestions for a case around $20-30?

gak0090


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charliecarroll wrote:I have been playing for over 40 years. A few weeks ago I posted over 25 years but forgot just how old I was and after recomputing all those years I realized it was in fact over 40.

I have played professionally, done some studio work, worked in a music store and instructed guitar. With that said, I WOULD NOT recommend any of these guitars even as a starter and would strongly advise against them to any parent that wanted me to teach their child. They have many issues including but not limited to tuning issues and that alone is enough. The amplifier here is a paper weight at best. You DO NOT have to go out and spend many hundreds for a good starter. In the used market you should be able to find a good guitar in the $180 - $200 ranged. Good used starter amp, no more than $100. The difference? A real instrument that can stand up to the rigors of being played, staying in tune and having a good sound. Less than that will dismay the student and they will lose interest thinking it is their fault and not the instrument. You get what you pay for and you also get what you do not pay for.



Have you actually picked this model up, felt it and examined it? Or are you basing this all on the price and the Peavey name and assuming it is complete garbage? I personally purchased this for my daughter more as a toy vs a serious instrument, and was pretty surprised by the build quality. Don't get me wrong, its not Strat- but I bet it would compete easily with guitars priced at $150. The amp is complete junk- and the cord is horrible- but those are extras they threw in.

stebrad


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gak0090 wrote:Have you actually picked this model up, felt it and examined it? Or are you basing this all on the price and the Peavey name and assuming it is complete garbage? I personally purchased this for my daughter more as a toy vs a serious instrument, and was pretty surprised by the build quality. Don't get me wrong, its not Strat- but I bet it would compete easily with guitars priced at $150. The amp is complete junk- and the cord is horrible- but those are extras they threw in.



Which of the 3 models are you commenting on?

DaZoneRanger


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charliecarroll wrote:I have been playing for over 40 years. A few weeks ago I posted over 25 years but forgot just how old I was and after recomputing all those years I realized it was in fact over 40.

I have played professionally, done some studio work, worked in a music store and instructed guitar. With that said, I WOULD NOT recommend any of these guitars even as a starter and would strongly advise against them to any parent that wanted me to teach their child. They have many issues including but not limited to tuning issues and that alone is enough. The amplifier here is a paper weight at best. You DO NOT have to go out and spend many hundreds for a good starter. In the used market you should be able to find a good guitar in the $180 - $200 ranged. Good used starter amp, no more than $100. The difference? A real instrument that can stand up to the rigors of being played, staying in tune and having a good sound. Less than that will dismay the student and they will lose interest thinking it is their fault and not the instrument. You get what you pay for and you also get what you do not pay for.



You obviously haven't seen the entry level guitars they make nowadays. Ever check out the Squire Affinity series? How about the Epiphone LeS Paul Special II? You can get one of those brand new for $150 and just check out the reviews, many written by experinced/pro players. China has been stepping it up.

gokism


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fuzzypeaches wrote:Smoke On the Water



After attempting to navigate through Rocksmith for the PC, Satisfaction (poorly.)

charliecarroll


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DaZoneRanger wrote:You obviously haven't seen the entry level guitars they make nowadays. Ever check out the Squire Affinity series? How about the Epiphone LeS Paul Special II? You can get one of those brand new for $150 and just check out the reviews, many written by experinced/pro players. China has been stepping it up.



You obviously are making assumptions (about my current knowledge)without knowing your facts. I am more than aware of the entry level guitars that are being made today as I am still actively playing and teaching.

You also are bringing in to the mix several other guitars that are not for sale here on Woot so any comparison would not be apples to apples. You can also find those guitars for sale at ligitimate music outlets. If you take the time to check for yourself you will not find any one of these three Peavey guitars being sold at any of the major music outlets that are easily found on line. This includes the outlets that are in fact licensed Peavey dealers. All of whom do sell the entry level guitars that you mention as well as others. They also sell entry level Peavey guitars. They all also offer 'enty level' guitars that I would not recommend either. Even the amplifier being sold here can not be found at these music stores while they do offer a very low priced but higher wattage Peavey Amp. Over the past couple months I have searched the web for these three models and I have indeed found them at places like, 'Toy's R Us', Walmart, etc. One could certainly question the quality of a brand name instrument that is not offered by full and regular dealerships in that brand name but yet they can be found in 'Toy stores'.

I have no problem at all with those that differ in their opinion as to the quality of these instruments however, I stand by mine. Lastly, I made no mention of any particular place of manufacture so I have no idea why you would bring China into the mix on this.

Lastly, it is not my dime after all. I have stated an opinion and you have stated a differing one. I see no problem with that and those that will be spending their dime will just decide on their own if this is a good deal or not. My statement was not, "don't buy", rather it was "I can not recommend" these instruments.

gak0090


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stebrad wrote:Which of the 3 models are you commenting on?



The $50 purple one

charliecarroll


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gak0090 wrote:Got the purple one for my 6 year old daughter to play with. At $50 I was expecting a toy. It's definitely much better than I expected. Of course the cord is crap and the amp is horrible- but really for $50, I think this is one of my best woots ever. It's a little big and heavy for her- I was really looking for a 3/4 size, but it really is pretty decent. The problem is finding a case that is less than the guitar to store it in. Anyone have any good suggestions for a case around $20-30?





You can go a couple ways.

Generic hard shell case, $49 ships free,
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/accessories/musicians-gear-deluxe-electric-guitar-case/h91630

Gig Bag (soft case) $24.99 + shipping
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/accessories/gator-gbe-elec-economy-electric-guitar-gig-bag#review

There are several other options in the same price range at the same site.

Hope you find what you are looking for.

gak0090


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charliecarroll wrote:You can go a couple ways.

Generic hard shell case, $49 ships free,
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/accessories/musicians-gear-deluxe-electric-guitar-case/h91630

Gig Bag (soft case) $24.99 + shipping
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/accessories/gator-gbe-elec-economy-electric-guitar-gig-bag#review

There are several other options in the same price range at the same site.

Hope you find what you are looking for.




Thanks. If my 6 year old daughter does spark an interest after playing around with this guitar- to actually learn. What would you recommend? Is an electric OK to learn on, or would you go acoustic? This seems big for her, is there a 3/4 size you would recommend- or would you not recommend learning on a 3/4 size? Thanks in advance.

gak0090


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charliecarroll wrote:That is really cool and that is really nice but, here is the guy that can take him to school. Every day. The old man that no guitarist wants to duel with.
Jeff Beck
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Q0p7yXoOVg



One more thing. Anybody that does the neck bend on one of these cheapo's that is described in the riff lesson, will have a broken guitar. Bernard is certainly not using one of them.



Yeah Jeff Beck is good- but I'll hang with David

Jeff Beck might be able to do all the cool little fancy things on a guitar, but when it comes to putting feeling into a solo David Gilmour takes him.

charliecarroll


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gak0090 wrote:Yeah Jeff Beck is good- but I'll hang with David

Jeff Beck might be able to do all the cool little fancy things on a guitar, but when it comes to putting feeling into a solo David Gilmour takes him.



In your and Gilmores dreams. lol

DaZoneRanger


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Anybody see any difference between the two retro fire models, other than the color? It seems odd that the MSRP of the black one would be $100 more than the orange one if the color is the only difference.

Woot? Any info as to why the black one is more than the orange one?

ThunderThighs


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DaZoneRanger wrote:Anybody see any difference between the two retro fire models, other than the color? It seems odd that the MSRP of the black one would be $100 more than the orange one if the color is the only difference.

Woot? Any info as to why the black one is more than the orange one?


That's the way Peavey has it priced on their sites too - the black more expensive. More popular, maybe?



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ThunderThighs wrote:That's the way Peavey has it priced on their sites too - the black more expensive. More popular, maybe?



Black comes with a tuner and stand. More stuff = higher price.

jonhull


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I bought one of the lavendar ones a few weeks ago for my kid. Like most people I really wasnt sure what I was getting, but now that I have it I can say that its a very nice little guitar, especially for $50. It is surprisingly well built and has a fair amount of heft to it. It played decent out of the box, but I think some minor tweaking it will play just as good as my Squire. The amp is not great, but it works fine for a bedroom jam session.

The only negative for me is the color...its awful. Its probably the reason they are so discounted, I dont think anyone would pay full price for lavender. I am really thinking about stripping the paint and going natural with it.

gak0090


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jonhull wrote:I bought one of the lavendar ones a few weeks ago for my kid. Like most people I really wasnt sure what I was getting, but now that I have it I can say that its a very nice little guitar, especially for $50. It is surprisingly well built and has a fair amount of heft to it. It played decent out of the box, but I think some minor tweaking it will play just as good as my Squire. The amp is not great, but it works fine for a bedroom jam session.

The only negative for me is the color...its awful. Its probably the reason they are so discounted, I dont think anyone would pay full price for lavender. I am really thinking about stripping the paint and going natural with it.




My daughter loved the color. She is 6 years old though- that might have something to do with it.

alanevil


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Just so you know, Eddie Van Halen plays Peavey now. He's a hero to some people. Of course he's not playing any of THESE Peaveys and his branded amp stack is nothing like this transistor radio sans radio but still...

crainial


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alanevil wrote:Just so you know, Eddie Van Halen plays Peavey now. He's a hero to some people. Of course he's not playing any of THESE Peaveys and his branded amp stack is nothing like this transistor radio sans radio but still...



Actually, Eddie has his own line now, called EVH. It's a Fender company.

Eddie left Peavey a few years ago. I had one of the 5150 Amps that Peavey, great tube amp...

kmashaney


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I'm a bass player, but I agree with everything charliecarroll has said. Giving this to a kid as a "starter" guitar is a bad idea. It's going to sound terrible and make the kid think they are terrible. Plus, I started out playing cheaper instruments with cheap strings and it actually made it harder for me to learn. I'd try to play what I heard and although I was playing the correct notes, it never sounded right.

I guess if it was just a Christmas present you randomly bought for a child that's fine, but I think spending extra money will make you both happier in the long run. The kid will stick with it and you will get your moneys worth for that.