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The lap-type steel you can play standing up.

It's not a lap steel, not a resonator, and it's not a conventional steel guitar. This instrument is in response to a huge number of requests for a lap-type steel that could be played standing up. The shape of the Power Slide is designed to position the playing surface (fingerboard) to the left of the player's body allowing unhampered access to the playing surface. The Power Slide Guitar's unique 4-point suspension and the special "Y" strap enable the instrument to be played either horizontally or vertically (and almost anywhere in-between). The Power Slide uses Peavey's unique magnet loaded humbucking pickup with patented "T-60 type" mode/tone control. The 2-octave scale provides more tonal flexibility than any Slide guitar that can be played standing up.

Peavey's "Power Slide" comes with its special "Y" strap and a padded bag to accommodate its "different" shape. With a 6-string configuration, you're already familiar with the string gauges and tuning, and at this price, you can't lose.

Includes gig bag.

FEATURES
Revolutionary next generation slide instrument
Ergonomically designed for maximum playability
Patent-pending multipoint strap system
Allows for multiple vertical and horizontal playing styles
Unique magnet loaded pickup with patented variable coil mode control
Radical patent-pending design provides unprecedented neck access in vertical
playing position
Includes gig bag, slide and multipoint strap

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PeaveyPower Slide Guitar
 
4.3

(based on 28 reviews)

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    (16)

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    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

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74%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (13)
  • Well built / quality (9)
  • Consistent (7)
  • Long life (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (8)
  • Concerts (6)
  • Back-up (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (10), Professional musician (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Use it anywhere

Not a lot has been written about the Peavey Powerslide by users, though a fair amount can be gleaned from the videos. So, I'd like to contribute my experiences for those of you...Read complete review

Not a lot has been written about the Peavey Powerslide by users, though a fair amount can be gleaned from the videos. So, I'd like to contribute my experiences for those of you who are interested in this unique instrument. I've had mine for about a year. I play classic rock, country, blues, folk and pop (just about everything) on it so my needs may be a bit more diverse than most. While a lap steel wouldn't seem to be a natural instrument for all songs in all these styles, I've found ways to incorporate it into most of them. The Powerslide adds an emotional dimension to any kind of music that nothing else quite matches partially because the musician is free to move around.

First, here is my setup, which is very simple because I'm on a limited budget. Tuning: Open D (low to high) - D, A, D, F#, A, D. Strings: D'Addario XL Nickel Wound 60, 48, 36, 26, 17, 15. Bar: Shubb-Pearse SP2 (I'm still playing with the chromed brass model and haven't tried the stainless version yet). Capo: Golden Gate Squareneck Dobro Capo. Amplifier: Fender Frontman 25R with Fender footswitch. Pretty hard to beat this setup for about four hundred.

I like the Open D tuning for several reasons. The tonic D note is on both the high and low strings and I can make the tuning minor by lowering just the 3rd (F#) string. When playing a blues in key of E the D note is easy to play, just play an open 1st, 3rd and 6th string. In country music two-string chords progressions are easy on the 1st and 3rd strings (about half are straight bar and half are single-fret slants), and many of the dobro licks can be played on the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th, strings since the intervals are the same as the first 4 strings on the dobro. I use the capo very rarely, but it comes in handy for dobro-style playing and in songs when you want a drone string in a key other than D such as "I Can See For Miles" by The Who, which uses open E and B strings in standard tuning.

The SP2 bar is unique in that it has a rounded "bullet" end as well as a sharp end. Also, being a bit heavier than most Stevens-style bars it has good sustain. The rounded end makes it easier to simulate a bullet bar on a pedal steel, and to stop just two strings in the middle of chord by pointing the nose between the strings. The sharp end works for pull offs, but for intricate single note passages the bullet end works well because you can slide from string to string without getting hung up.

When playing rock and blues I add varying amounts of distortion using the amp's drive channel. The Powerslide can make some great, surging power chords as you slide into a chord position in songs like "Born to be Wild" or "LA Woman", or sweet, ethereal sounds in moody songs like "Miss You" or "Wish You Were Here" (pickup split half way between single coil and humbucker). For folk style I usually finger pick like a banjo or folk guitarist. The sound can be almost harp-like. I get a nice country steel guitar sound with pickup set on single coil with a generous amount of reverb on the amp. Whenever I play with someone new they always comment on how such a "modest" rig could sound so good.

I almost always play standing up. It is bad enough to have to be looking down most of the time so standing lets me feel like I'm more part of the action. The provided strap works well, though a buckle broke after about 9 months. Fortunately, it is a standard size and was easy to fix. The gigbag, as is often stated, is functional but minimal. It would be nice to have one with more padding...or a hardshell.

The instrument itself is well built in all the places it needs to be. The finish on my black guitar is perfect. All the hardware is solid and well made. The tuners could be heavier, but they stay in tune just fine.

My only real criticisms are: The "belly cut" portion of the body which rests against you belly when you are playing standing up isn't wide enough to allow me to comfortably reach the higher "frets." An extra inch or two there would have made a big difference. I may try to make a piece to fit in there, just to see how much it helps. And, I wish they had raised the fretboard above the body, just a quarter of an inch. I do a fair amount of behind-the-bar string bends so it would be nice to have something to brace against all the way up. Finally, my nit-pick is that I'm not crazy about the weird design on the fretboard. I got used to it pretty quickly, but they could have made the design helpful instead of distracting.

What would I do differently if I were to do it again...nothing really. With more money to spend I would have bought a bigger amp and I'd have a case made for the guitar. My wish list for Peavey's future versions would be a 7 or 8-string model. All things considered, for any amount of money this is a fine instrument that will serve me for a long time. My next purchase will probably be to get a red Powerslide so I can have one in a different tuning...either Open G, or C6.

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Wood Shop Project

I was sooooo disappointed when I got mine (over a year ago). I read some of these other reviews before I bought mine, so I was prepared to expect 'cheap-but-functional' 3-per-piece...Read complete review

I was sooooo disappointed when I got mine (over a year ago). I read some of these other reviews before I bought mine, so I was prepared to expect 'cheap-but-functional' 3-per-piece stamped tuners. Mine were even worse: the shaft-holes were haphazardly drilled (2 shafts chafed on their holes' edges), and a few of the wood-screws that hold the machines against the headstock sides were STRIPPED--leaving the 4th string un-tuneable. My choice was to exchange this dud (even though I'd been warned--sort of--about the tuners on these things), or get a better set of tuners and install them myself...which I was sort of prepared to do anyway. So I kept it, and bought a replacement pair of 3ea tuners. The haphazardly-drilled original shaft-holes do NOT match replacement tuners!!! So I filled them in with wood-filler, and was ready to drill properly-spaced holes for the new tuner shafts, when I moved (and shelved/stored my little Projects of one sort and another). I'll eventually install my real tuners (and finally get to try out my Peavey PowerSlide!), but to tell the truth, I've already in the meantime found an old Fender lap steel in a local pawnshop for half what I paid for this. I think that these lap steels are slapped together with NO pride or craftsmanship, by people who discovered that most of us will buy cheap, barely (or *non*)-functional 'gear' if it's 'inexpensive'-enough. Buying junk like this, I suppose, justifies their Marketing Strategy; they were hoping we would.....I think this is the first and only really, really BAD purchace I've ever made at Musician's Friend. Hope this helps.

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(18 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Use it anywhere

By Redcorral

from California

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life
  • Strong

Cons

  • Forget The Included Bar

Best Uses

  • Any style
  • Backup
  • Concerts
  • Leads
  • Practicing

Comments about Peavey Power Slide Guitar:

Not a lot has been written about the Peavey Powerslide by users, though a fair amount can be gleaned from the videos. So, I'd like to contribute my experiences for those of you who are interested in this unique instrument. I've had mine for about a year. I play classic rock, country, blues, folk and pop (just about everything) on it so my needs may be a bit more diverse than most. While a lap steel wouldn't seem to be a natural instrument for all songs in all these styles, I've found ways to incorporate it into most of them. The Powerslide adds an emotional dimension to any kind of music that nothing else quite matches partially because the musician is free to move around.

First, here is my setup, which is very simple because I'm on a limited budget. Tuning: Open D (low to high) - D, A, D, F#, A, D. Strings: D'Addario XL Nickel Wound 60, 48, 36, 26, 17, 15. Bar: Shubb-Pearse SP2 (I'm still playing with the chromed brass model and haven't tried the stainless version yet). Capo: Golden Gate Squareneck Dobro Capo. Amplifier: Fender Frontman 25R with Fender footswitch. Pretty hard to beat this setup for about four hundred.

I like the Open D tuning for several reasons. The tonic D note is on both the high and low strings and I can make the tuning minor by lowering just the 3rd (F#) string. When playing a blues in key of E the D note is easy to play, just play an open 1st, 3rd and 6th string. In country music two-string chords progressions are easy on the 1st and 3rd strings (about half are straight bar and half are single-fret slants), and many of the dobro licks can be played on the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th, strings since the intervals are the same as the first 4 strings on the dobro. I use the capo very rarely, but it comes in handy for dobro-style playing and in songs when you want a drone string in a key other than D such as "I Can See For Miles" by The Who, which uses open E and B strings in standard tuning.

The SP2 bar is unique in that it has a rounded "bullet" end as well as a sharp end. Also, being a bit heavier than most Stevens-style bars it has good sustain. The rounded end makes it easier to simulate a bullet bar on a pedal steel, and to stop just two strings in the middle of chord by pointing the nose between the strings. The sharp end works for pull offs, but for intricate single note passages the bullet end works well because you can slide from string to string without getting hung up.

When playing rock and blues I add varying amounts of distortion using the amp's drive channel. The Powerslide can make some great, surging power chords as you slide into a chord position in songs like "Born to be Wild" or "LA Woman", or sweet, ethereal sounds in moody songs like "Miss You" or "Wish You Were Here" (pickup split half way between single coil and humbucker). For folk style I usually finger pick like a banjo or folk guitarist. The sound can be almost harp-like. I get a nice country steel guitar sound with pickup set on single coil with a generous amount of reverb on the amp. Whenever I play with someone new they always comment on how such a "modest" rig could sound so good.

I almost always play standing up. It is bad enough to have to be looking down most of the time so standing lets me feel like I'm more part of the action. The provided strap works well, though a buckle broke after about 9 months. Fortunately, it is a standard size and was easy to fix. The gigbag, as is often stated, is functional but minimal. It would be nice to have one with more padding...or a hardshell.

The instrument itself is well built in all the places it needs to be. The finish on my black guitar is perfect. All the hardware is solid and well made. The tuners could be heavier, but they stay in tune just fine.

My only real criticisms are: The "belly cut" portion of the body which rests against you belly when you are playing standing up isn't wide enough to allow me to comfortably reach the higher "frets." An extra inch or two there would have made a big difference. I may try to make a piece to fit in there, just to see how much it helps. And, I wish they had raised the fretboard above the body, just a quarter of an inch. I do a fair amount of behind-the-bar string bends so it would be nice to have something to brace against all the way up. Finally, my nit-pick is that I'm not crazy about the weird design on the fretboard. I got used to it pretty quickly, but they could have made the design helpful instead of distracting.

What would I do differently if I were to do it again...nothing really. With more money to spend I would have bought a bigger amp and I'd have a case made for the guitar. My wish list for Peavey's future versions would be a 7 or 8-string model. All things considered, for any amount of money this is a fine instrument that will serve me for a long time. My next purchase will probably be to get a red Powerslide so I can have one in a different tuning...either Open G, or C6.

(9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Good Value

By Noah Vincelette

from Undisclosed

Comments about Peavey Power Slide Guitar:

I love it. Fun to play, stays in tune and sounds good. At twice the price it would still be worth it.
Not a whole lot of features but it sounds really good. I thought the pickup would be lame, but it sounds really, really good. Never tried the strap and as others have said, the slide is low quality as is the gig bag.

Thing is, this is a lower cost guitar and I would rather have the quality we have in the guitar and not in the extras. I have a Dunlop Lap Dawg slide.
For the price I give it an 8. I have the black one. Everything is nice, especially for the price. Aside from the crappy accessories. The tuners are lower quality but seem to work fine. You could put All Parts 3 on a plate tuners if you really wanted to.

Very nice. Looks more expensive.
Great to get into lap steel. I just use mine to learn and in the background on recordings. Works great.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Wood Shop Project

By hippiekarl

from Pahrump, NV

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Pros

    Cons

    • Hardware Is Garbage
    • Poor Construction

    Best Uses

    • Hobby Repair Project

    Comments about Peavey Power Slide Guitar:

    I was sooooo disappointed when I got mine (over a year ago). I read some of these other reviews before I bought mine, so I was prepared to expect 'cheap-but-functional' 3-per-piece stamped tuners. Mine were even worse: the shaft-holes were haphazardly drilled (2 shafts chafed on their holes' edges), and a few of the wood-screws that hold the machines against the headstock sides were STRIPPED--leaving the 4th string un-tuneable. My choice was to exchange this dud (even though I'd been warned--sort of--about the tuners on these things), or get a better set of tuners and install them myself...which I was sort of prepared to do anyway. So I kept it, and bought a replacement pair of 3ea tuners. The haphazardly-drilled original shaft-holes do NOT match replacement tuners!!! So I filled them in with wood-filler, and was ready to drill properly-spaced holes for the new tuner shafts, when I moved (and shelved/stored my little Projects of one sort and another). I'll eventually install my real tuners (and finally get to try out my Peavey PowerSlide!), but to tell the truth, I've already in the meantime found an old Fender lap steel in a local pawnshop for half what I paid for this. I think that these lap steels are slapped together with NO pride or craftsmanship, by people who discovered that most of us will buy cheap, barely (or *non*)-functional 'gear' if it's 'inexpensive'-enough. Buying junk like this, I suppose, justifies their Marketing Strategy; they were hoping we would.....I think this is the first and only really, really BAD purchace I've ever made at Musician's Friend. Hope this helps.

    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Slide Guitar

    By Tim Suelter

    from Omaha NE

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    Comments about Peavey Power Slide Guitar:

    Peavey is the king of ugly guitars. I don?t really care how many different positions I can play this thing in (sitting, standing vertical, standing horizontal, standing on my head ect?) The accessories that come with it are worthless and I don?t want to spend time trying to figure out how to use a strap. The tuners aren?t very nice but they do the job. I love everything else about the Peavey Power Slide. I get an amazing range of sound from the guitar itself just by turning mode/tone control and it does well with clean and overdiven settings. I bought this thing just to have something to play around with and have not touched my others since I brought it home two weeks ago. I highly recommend it. When you buy one, go ahead and get some heavier strings and a better slide to save yourself a trip to the guitar shop. (Dunlop Lap Dawg works well)

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Looks better than it plays

    By Bonefrost

    from So 'Dale,AZ

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    Pros

    • Strong

    Cons

    • Bad Tonecheap Hardware
    • Not Consistent
    • Poor Tone Quality

    Best Uses

    • Recodingrehearsal

    Comments about Peavey Power Slide Guitar:

    Bought under pretense it was mahogany,it's 100%basswood.Cheap hardware,nut and bridge buzz in any tuning.Knobs were sticky and scratchy.Output jack was barely hanging on.Wont stay in tune.Cheap tuners.
    Had high hopes for this guitar,cool shape,feels good in your hands,but the big problem is hardware and it being full basswood.

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    So much wrong with it but great sound

    By Nikoli Gogol

    from Edmonton

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    Comments about Peavey Power Slide Guitar:

    It's hollow. Why does it need a pick guard? The tuners are cheap. The strings are way too light. It will fall over if you try to stand it up. The gig bag is too small. That said, this thing screams, moans, trembles, and cries.I play it through an RP Multi effects pedal into a keyboard amp. It is impossible to make it sound bad. The sound quality is sublime.It is so responsive and simple to play. You will find that you can't keep your hands off it. In addition to playing licks, fills, and riffs, I am using it for rhythm. What a bargain!

    (5 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Sure do wish it was better

    By Sean Jones

    from Sacramento, CA

    Comments about Peavey Power Slide Guitar:

    Overall, the Power Slide should gets a below average score from me just based on the finish quality. Once I play it I'll review that, but the finish is so bad I'm almost to disappointed to want to play it. Ugh.

    Signed,
    Disappointed
    As others have said, the slide blows. It's a formed piece of sheet steel, not chromed brass like a Dunlop Lap Dawg or Long Dawg.

    Gig bag fits the guitar. I haven't even installed the strap. Strings blow, too.
    I put off buying this guitar until the time was right. Then, I order it and when I open it, the painted on fret board is a partly white (I bought the red one) and the rest is PINK! The Power Slide logos are PINK as well because the red paint soaked through the white paint. the candy apple red/burgundy finish is not flawless, but nice.

    The notch on the nut for the low-E string also isn't deep enough to drop stock strings to D for any of the D tunings. I'm sure a diamond jeweler's file will help, but there goes the chrome plating off the nut. That'll probably happen over time as it is and may be a non-issue other than having to buy jeweler's files at Harbor Freight, but rust is rust

    I know it's a $200 guitar, but even if I wanted to replace the maching heads, the holes that support the tuning posts are very badly drilled/machined, off center and still had drilling residue inside the head stock. I doubt it would even be worth upgrading the heads after seeing this hatchet job.

    The Tone and Volume knobs also had some plastic ring underneath that chirps like a bird when I turn them. the tuning knobs didn't want to be removed with firm pulling either and there's no set screw. God knows how these things come off.

    I've yet to play it, but even when I do (soon), this particular Power Slide is going back. I'l try for another Red one, but if that one is PINK as well, I might try a black one or some other lap steel. Too bad because the other options don't give me the upright vertical option like Gypsy Carns playing Gloria on YouTube.

    (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great sound

    By Chris-Jl5eX

    from Lynchburg, Va

    Comments about Peavey Power Slide Guitar:

    Being a dobro player, steel guitar never interested me since i like to stand up to play. This has been perfect for me when i want to jam with electric players. I tune it in open G & play it thru a Fender Pro Reverb amp. It plays great & has great tone. The slide, gig bag & strap are the only complaints i have about it. The instrument itself is a great value.

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Good deal and and Good tone

    By c-rock-YXARR

    from MI

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    Comments about Peavey Power Slide Guitar:

    Very simple but very solid design. Tone is great. They may have cut a few corners in the tuning pegs but for the money I can't complain.

    (4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Nice looking guitar, disappointing tone

    By Dave Simenson

    from California

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    Pros

      Cons

      • Poor Tone Quality

      Best Uses

        Comments about Peavey Power Slide Guitar:

        I play 8-string lap steel and 6-string square neck dobro, and like so many of you, I am always searching for terrific tone. I played one of these Power Slide guitars recently in a music store--nice design, nice playability, but the tone was not there. I do not recommend this guitar.

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Worth the Wait

        By G Brent Kinkeade

        from Tulsa

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        Comments about Peavey Power Slide Guitar:

        This
        This instrument has a wide variety of sounds. Tones from wide and smooth to sharp and biting (without being piercing) are available. Really makes the most of a little distortion.
        I tried for the better part of a year to get my hands on one of these (back-ordered). I finally succeeded and I must say it was worth the wait. This thing has a lot going for it-most notably the value it gives. It would be a bargain at twice the price, judging from other products on the market that I looked at.
        It sounds great, due in large part to the pickup and switching arrangement. I thought I would probably need a volume pedal but it didn't happen. It happens that the volume control is perfectly placed (at least for my hand) so that volume can be controlled very easily with the pinky. This instrument seems to have been very well thought out and designed. In my opinion it was well designed but not expensively designed. In other words it works very well without costing a lot of money. A rare combination. This is the kind of product that I can appreciate. If you want great value in a lap steel, consider this guitar.
        BBgb

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Pretty and great guitar

        By reckonimokie

        from Oklahoma

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        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Pretty Paint
        • Strong

        Cons

        • Tone Bar

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Peavey Power Slide Guitar:

        Wow, got it in 2 days....quick from Kansas to Oklahoma. Took it out of the box to inspect paint, etc. It's a very pretty guitar in Red and flashy. The only thing I would change is the strings, forget the tone bar and get a Lap Dawg. Peavey could upgrade the tuners, add more pad to the case and add leather ends to the strap; but overall they did good. It's a great rig. Buy it!

        (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Love sound and pickup features. . . but

        By Peaceiscoming

        from Pearl, MS

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        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life
        • Strong

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            Comments about Peavey Power Slide Guitar:

            Bought a used one of these in the black color scheme. LOVE the sound and the tone/pickup control BUT the looks, shape, case, fretboard turn me off completely. Wish Peavey would make an alternate model that was more traditional shape and appearance. Sounds great! though. PEAVEY,HEY HARTLEY SIR, please make a more traditional model of this in addition to this MOD looking one.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Good idea, but with a significant design flaw

            By Silvertone

            from Colorado Springs, CO

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            • Good Tone
            • Strong

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                Comments about Peavey Power Slide Guitar:

                This instrument is a great idea, and could have been perfect for standup performances of lap steel parts. The guitar plays well, has good tone and acceptable hardware, but the position of the body cutout is fixed relative to the fretboard. That position makes it impossible to play high on the fretboard using the special strap. A lot of slide work needs to be done above the 15th fret, but this guitar won't allow that comfortably. I'll keep it as a novelty to play the low octave, but the restricted range makes it impractical as a working instrument.

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                4.0

                Great guitar for the money

                By reckonimokie

                from Oklahoma

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                Pros

                • Good Tone
                • Long Life
                • Strong

                Cons

                • Cheap Hardware

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about Peavey Power Slide Guitar:

                Got it in Red, nice paint and sound, but cheap hardware and the bag fits too tight...not long enough...it needs another inch or two. Overall, good guitar for the money! I tuned mine in Open E.

                (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Pretty nice, overall

                By Kreeus

                from Helenwood, Tn

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                Pros

                • Good Tone

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Peavey Power Slide Guitar:

                  Bought this to learn on. Good deal for the money. Sounds and plays good. Good tuning stability. Really nice looking guitar, if you don't look too closely around the tuning key area.

                  (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  POWER SLIDE

                  By Geronimo

                  from Houston tx

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                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Good Tone
                  • Great sound
                  • Long Life
                  • Strong

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Peavey Power Slide Guitar:

                    THE STLYE WORKMANSHIP WAS UNREAL FOR THE PRICE

                    (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Instant gratification!

                    By Philly-Mo

                    from Olympia, WA

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                    Pros

                    • Good Tone
                    • Great Strap System
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Concerts

                      Comments about Peavey Power Slide Guitar:

                      Once I changed the strings to heavier gauges that are more appropriate to my playing style, I was off to the races. The look, feel and playability of this instrument is phenomenal at the low price. Melobars cost four times more and perform the same. Like all Peavey gear, the Powerslide is a practical and well thought-out design. Since it's essentially a steel guitar, there is no issues with action, frets or intonation and therefore; no set-up needed. As I said, save for the string change, this thing comes out of the box ready to play. Just plug it in, tune it up and start scaring the small animals!

                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Great Value

                      By 2-Doors

                      from Capital District of New York

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                      Comments about Peavey Power Slide Guitar:

                      This very uniquely designed instrument has been well thought out. It is easy to play either sitting or standing with the 3 point strap which is provided. The workmanship on an istrument at this price point is outstanding. I got the red one and the color is fantastic. I found no flaws in the finish what so ever. The tone control which varies the pickup from humbucker to single coil provides excellent tonal variety.
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                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      A Great Instrument For Every Player

                      By MFZeppelin-PinkFloydiac

                      from Red Hook, New York

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                      Pros

                      • Consistent
                      • Good Tone
                      • Strong
                      • Versitial

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Clean Hawiian slide
                        • Concerts
                        • Distorted Rock Slide
                        • Practicing

                        Comments about Peavey Power Slide Guitar:

                        This lap steel is absolutely amazing. I bought this without the slightest clue on how to play it. I do play some slide guitar, but i never fiddled around with open tunings or anything like that. Not only will this instrument improve your all-around musical ability, it also is a bunch of fun. The peavey power slide sounds great and it can be so versital. I can get so many different tone qualities out of it. IT is a great instrument and the Y-shaped strap is a great invention too. I really am happy i bought this. The Lap Steel guitar is a dieing istrument, but Peavey may have saved it.

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