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PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2014 4:41 am    Post subject: Pawnshop Predator Day! Reply with quote

Was getting coffee for myself and mother and decided to pop in to a local pawn shop to see what they had. Saw mostly the normal crap and a guy said let me know if I wanted to see any closer. He added I could even check out the cheap stuff that was high up hanging from the rafters. (Very high up and I hadn't noticed them really.) Among some of the guitars I noticed a Peavey headstock and strat body. He said all the guitars there are $100 or less. Got him to bring it down for me to check out. USA Predator. Happily walked out with it. Neck was great and no neck pocket cracks. I always really like these Peaveys. I think it is because I learned to play guitar on a Patriot. I decided to drop in some Fender Noiseless pickups and put white knobs and stuff on. The switch was crap, so I put in a Fender one. Here are the pics!

20141107_165834 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

20141107_165839 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

20141107_165854 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

20141107_165901 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2014 7:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got the knobs put on. Just need strings!

20141107_224643 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2014 7:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

teh dav gilmorz nice
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2014 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I much prefer the blackout look but nice score nonetheless
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2014 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Since I traded parts with another black Strat like guitar, I still have a blackout one. Smile Just wanted the nicer parts in the nicer guitar. Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2014 12:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Blackout version looks a lot like the strat Steve Albini was playing on Pigpile.
Dig it.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2014 1:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice! I got it all strung up today and put the strap locks on. For the most part it went ok. I had to change out the pickup height screws because the Peavey ones were too small. I also added two more springs in the tremolo area because three was just letting the bridge float up too high. Sounds great. The neck and middle of the Noiseless set sound especially good. The bridge seems a bit weak to me, but it might just be the single coil thing. It sounds AWESOME through my Showman. Pics!

20141108_163916 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

20141108_163939 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

20141108_164009 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2014 2:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice find! Those are some of the best Strats for the money IMO, it always amazes me how cheap they still go for. Any idea which model those Noiseless pickups are? I have some old Vintage Noiseless pickups (circa 1999 or so) in one of my Strats and am not crazy about them, personally. Especially agreed that the bridge is a bit weak / thin. But they are definitely noiseless, and not bad overall given that fact.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2014 4:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not sure how old they are. I got them out of a Squier Strat I got in a pawn shop for $40. Wink (WAS A KILLER DEAL)
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2014 6:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool guitar! Those American made Peaveys are the last fair deal gone down.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2014 7:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pretty cool/quirky looking as well. Smile That one looks like a mix between my Patriot and T26. Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2014 5:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah,that's Hartley Peavey holding a T-60
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2014 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nick wrote:
I much prefer the blackout look but nice score nonetheless


BLACK ALL THE WAY OUT
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2014 9:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

white roober covers would also be rad
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