I really like Peavey Predators. My concern is the hardware. I immediately took it home, wiped off the dust and cleaned up the contact points and all that good stuff, I had one of these. So I guess it's an issue with fret level? Any typical alnico set will really do it. With eBay, you just have to buy and try. I have an early 90's I believe it's a '92 Peavey Predator.
I have two Peavey Reactors from that era. The pickups won't knock you over, but I was surprised that I wasn't disappointed. The only real issue I've found is with fret buzzing. If you still want it to be a bit stratish,hum cancelling and louder than normal then they are great. All I can say is I'm glad I did.
Sure, it's kind of utilitarian but it gets the job done. I've also begun cleaning the neck and polishing the frets, removing the electronics and tuners to be replaced. Any experience with old Predators and Fender or licensed necks? I originally was doing an enamel seafoam green but decided I didn't want to wait for it to cure so I stripped it again and started over. Large frets, neck profile, and something about the neck being cut down the middle and the grain in each section running in opposite directions for stability, no skunk stripe. The pickups actually sound pretty good, too.
Excellent version of the 60's Fender Strat, these are classic guitars with a fabulous neck pioneered by Hartley Peavey and his team. I've got the original pickguard empty and can figure that out. For blues, the TexMex would be a good choice. Every once in a while I flirt with selling mine simply because I do not need 3 strats but then I play it and wonder what I was thinking. Love the neck on the Predator.
Dunlop 'Original' black strap buttons. The first guitar I ever owned was an American Peavey Raptor. I may part it out for the new guitar fund. The Peavey Predator is a series of made by. Nothing that'll make you say wow, but decent enough.
Those will fit, but require some drilling, and the neck cutout needs a little trimming. Yeah, it is surprising how little they still go for used. These are what I put in the Falcon. Not sure where he got his replacement though, I just checked a pic of a Fender and counted up the holes and it has 8 screws around the edge, and in the same spots as the 8 on my Predator. Found new tremolo bar since it was missing.
If the tuners aren't doing their job, I would get new ones. If the tuners don't hold up, get new ones! Everything works as it should, including the trussrod. So, first step was a stone, setup and reduction in string gauge to 10's. The neck is still playable, but fairly close to being shot. Thanks for all the replies! Maybe I'll just start putting pennies aside for a better axe. Ceramic pickups have a rawness to them that I've always liked in strats.
Or is it a worthwhile investment? Controls Pickup selector controls 5-way selector switch Tone controls 1 tone control Volume controls 1 volume control Electronics Pickups configuration 2 single coil pickups and 1 humbucker pickup General Finish colors black finish, blue finish, red finish, titanium finish Finish effects metallic finish, sunburst finish Made in Korea, Vietnam Number of strings 6 strings Scale length 25. . I have never used there single coils so I cannot help much there. I'll get some better new pics tonight Hi guys, I'm new to this forum and seen this post so i thought i better chime in with mine. If you have the opportunity to get one for around the price of a Mexican Fender, jump on it. Excellent neck and build quality. Fender Tort three ply pickguard.