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Peavey AT-200 Auto Tune Electric Guitar   (Used)

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The dawn of the new guitar revolution.

Perfect Tuning. Perfect Intonation. Instantly. With the simple push of a button on the new Peavey® AT-200™, guitar players can now create music in perfect tune and pitch. The Peavey AT-200 features Antares® Auto-Tune® for Guitar with String Tune and the Solid-Tune™ intonation system, two technologies that work together to bring the clarity of perfect pitch to this high-quality instrument.

With the Peavey AT-200, you can even switch into alternate tunings like Drop D, Open G, Baritone and more instantly by adjusting your finger positions when engaging the Auto-Tune for Guitar feature. And no bulky, unattractive hardware weighs down the playing experience - the Peavey AT-200 looks, plays and sounds just like a conventional guitar. Exactly the way it should.

String Tune
With Auto-Tune for Guitar, tuning up your guitar is a breeze. You can tune all six strings instantly with the push of a button (no motors or gears required). Simply strum the strings, trigger String Tuning via a button or foot switch, and your guitar is instantly in tune.

It's really that simple. And with Auto-Tune for Guitar's Virtual Capo function, you can shift pitch both up and down a full octave, so you can play in any key or range. This allows you to play open chords in different keys at their traditional positions down at the bottom of the neck. (Imagine playing 12th fret hammer ons and pull offs in the open position, or switching to baritone guitar, bass, or even sub-bass, with the push of a button.)

Solid-Tune Intonation
It's one thing to tune up your strings, but as anyone who's been playing for awhile knows, the tougher challenge is maintaining perfect intonation as you move up and down the neck and finger complex chords. Luckily, this is where Auto-Tune for Guitar performs some of its most dramatic magic.

Less-than-perfect intonation muddies your guitar's tone. But by using our new Solid-Tune™ Intonation system, an Auto-Tune for Guitar equipped guitar constantly monitors the precise pitch of each individual string and makes any corrections necessary to ensure that every note of every chord and riff is always in tune, regardless of variables like finger position or pressure or physical limitations of the instrument. As a result, listening to a guitar with Solid-Tune is a revelation, offering a purity of tone that has simply never before been possible.

Bending & Vibrato
Auto-Tune for Guitar's Solid-Tune technology is even smart enough to recognize when you want to manipulate the pitch, so you can play bends and vibrato exactly as you always do. In fact, Solid-Tune Intonation makes it even easier to bend to the right pitch every time.

Alternate Tuning
Switching to alternate tunings is simple with the AT-200. Access popular tunings like Drop D, Open G, Baritone and more instantly by adjusting your finger positions according to the user's manual and this video when engaging the Auto-Tune for Guitar feature.

Antares also plans to offer upgrades to the AT-200 for purchase from their web site. From popular tunings like double drop D, open D, open G, and DADGAD to previously-impossible tunings like six-string bass, split bass/guitar (i.e., just the bottom string shifted an octave down), twelve string, and the best polyphonic octaver you've ever heard, Auto-Tune for Guitar can give you access to virtually any tuning you can imagine, along with some you may have never imagined. All without the need to stop and physically retune or swap guitars.

Features

  • Amazing automatic tuning via Antares Auto-Tune for guitar system
  • Sealed diecast tuners, 15-1 gear ratio
  • Master volume with momentary switch to initiate String-tune and Solid-tune function
  • Master tone control. Pull up to turn off active system and change to passive pickups
  • 2 Peavey custom designed humbucking pickups
  • Three-way switching selector for both the active Auto-Tune system and passive pickups
  • Dual action torsion rod
  • Full Size MIDI input
  • String thru body for maximum sustain
  • 1/4" and 8 pin DIN connectors. 8 pin DIN connector included for use with optional AT200-B breakout box. (more details on following pages)
  • Battery powered via 4 AA cells. Can also be remotely powered with AT200-B breakout box
  • Upgrade software packages available through Antares via http://guitar.auto-tune.com. Please visit the website for a listing of available software upgrades
  • 25.5" scale

Making great music starts with being in tune. Order today.

 
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PeaveyAT-200 Auto Tune Electric Guitar
 
4.0

(based on 7 reviews)

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71%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (6)
  • Good feel (5)
  • Solid electronics (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (6)
    • Jamming (4)
    • Rock concerts (3)
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    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Great technology guitar should be better

    By FranticCity

    from CT

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

    • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

    Comments about Peavey AT-200 Auto Tune Electric Guitar:

    I played one of these today at the local guitar shop. I have to admit that it was the best in tune guitar in the entire shop. The auto tune technology is fantastic. The quality of the guitar that it is mounted in leaves a lot to be desired. The thing is yes the auto tune works great but the hardware key components like the tuners the bridge and the integrity of the guitar neck are very low end. So the guitar goes out of tune constantly. If this auto tune technology was mounted on a more solid guitar it would be fantastic. Don't use this technology to keep a guitar that goes out of tune constantly in tune. Use the technology to give fantastic tuning variation on a solid guitar that stays in tune on its own.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Whee!!!

    By Skeeter-f0mnx

    from Great Plains

    About Me Experienced

    Ask me a question

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Peavey AT-200 Auto Tune Electric Guitar:

      This thing is a hoot. I am not going give up my other instruments but I'm sure gonna keep this one. It is a decent guitar for the money but with the auto tune feature and the ability to switch to alternate tunings in an instant it makes it a must have. Bottom line is that this ought to be under the tree and have your name on it.

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      5.0

      peavey at 200 guitar

      By jb

      from new jersey

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • School Bands
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Peavey AT-200 Auto Tune Electric Guitar:

        got it for a good price through musicians friend

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        (11 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Antares Software guitar packs AMAZING!

        By digeratti

        from Manchester, CT USA

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        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

        • Needs a good setup

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts

        Comments about Peavey AT-200 Auto Tune Electric Guitar:

        I've had my AT200 for about six months now. I extended it with Antares software's Complete Pack, adding some truly amazing pickup emulations to this already fine guitar!

        One trick I learned is that the black colored string saddles that each contain a piezo pickup, must NOT touch each other or they will sound horrible! The trick is to use a .38mm guitar pick to check the gap between them! Using this technique makes the setup simple and effective.

        The reason this was a problem is due to their black color which makes it impossible to visually check the gaps ... black against black. But the pick trick solves this quite neatly.

        Once all six sting saddle piezo pickups were properly setup the sounds of the antares Software modeled guitar pickups were magnificent!

        Antares won't say specifically which guitars were the donors but they admit that they were some very expensive and rare guitars. From the tones that are produced, I'd have to agree with them.

        I use my iPad and the MidiDesigner app to control all of the settings for the guitar and I've also used it to help me setup several of my favorite combinations as presets activated using fret control so I can switch instantly when performing.

        I use the single coil setting for rock lead and the Nashville setting for country but my favorites are the vintage humbucker and P90 models.

        Active capo works as you'd expect but the fact that you can capo up. producing a baritone or even a bass guitar was startling the first time I tried it.

        All of the various tunings including several quite useful open tunings come in handy, too.

        On top of all of this there are several string doubling effects that radically alter the sound.

        Antares hasn't announced any but I know that they are working on other guitar packs to add even more instrument models, eventually.

        The part of all of this that makes it so amazing is that these are all sampled from truly great instruments that I could never afford to own and now my AT200 sounds just like them.

        As a guitar, once it was properly setup, it plays very smoothly and I can play it for hours without fatigue.

        If you enjoy playing many different guitars but don't have the budget to own all of them, this would be a great guitar for you, too!

        You will need to get one of the approved by Antares, midi boxes and a special Y-cable to connect it to the guitar to load in the guitar software packs. You don't actually need the iPad but it makes life much easier, especially in the beginning. Once you've programmed your favorite presets you won't need it as much but even now, I like to experiment with weird combinations of pickups, tunings, etc..

        My main advice is to be sure you have that gap between the saddles or you'll hear the piezo glitch sound which is slightly worse than finger nails on a chalk board!

        I enjoy this guitar so much that I just sold off 4 of my other guitars including a couple of vintage ones and none of them sounded as good as my Peavey does!

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        (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        peavey -at200

        Pros

        • Ok For Standard Turnings

        Cons

        • Lacks Power Punch In Auto

        Best Uses

          Comments about Peavey AT-200 Auto Tune Electric Guitar:

          waited for this and I'm very disappointed, the guitars fine , but from the offset, the tone switch was faulty, the auto tune makes the guitar lack power and crisp crunch sound , in a analog it's fine, alternate timings apart from standard seem not in tune , takes a few attempts to hit say a drop d, I bought this as I get fed up with alternate tuning but , I should have just bought a standard guitar. I recommend it for a beginner

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          (5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Hope it was a fluke?

          By Freddy-jXzod

          from Michigan

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel

          Cons

          • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

          Best Uses

          • Practicing

          Comments about Peavey AT-200 Auto Tune Electric Guitar:

          Ordered it and it came DOA! The pickup selector didn't function in one of the slots. The "auto" tuning worked great, except the tone was terrible and distorted. Something must have been wired wrong? The neck felt good, the action was low and the truss rod was adjusted spot on from the factory. I was sad to send it back because I was really looking forward to jamming with our band that weekend with it. I sent it back and decided to cut my losses and buy a regular guitar without all the extra circuitry to go wrong. I'm sure it was a fluke, but it changed my mind on owning one. I'd make sure you have a back up if your planning on playing out with it.

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          (23 of 23 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Solid item at a great price!

          By AKiRA

          from North Little Rock, AR

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Quick Tuning
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Rock Concerts

            Comments about Peavey AT-200 Auto Tune Electric Guitar:

            I've been jonesing for this guitar since they announced it at the January NAMM show in 2012 and finally got one in November. I love it. It's light and the neck feels right to me. I've found many people who've gotten this guitar have complained about being slightly flat, but I've not had an issue.

            Tuning is simple but it does require giving it a solid note to grab onto. You're still dealing with a processor and the old "garbage in, garbage out" axiom applies. I'll start by strumming open strings and tuning, then tune my strings individually at fret one since I play in Db standard and Drop Db. I've tuned it to B standard and even a full octave down in the bass range and it sounds pretty good. I don't recommend making the last one a habit because bassists tend to get a little upset.

            The pickups that come with the guitar are a little hotter than other passive pickups (overwound according to the rep I chatted with) and I like 'em. However, with the system engaged, the pickups are bypassed and the piezo kicks in. This creates an obvious level difference. For the music I play (Youtube 'bombay black stand up' for a live example), I'm pretty much "guitar into a Marshall" and the piezo pickup doesn't have the oomph of the passives. I added a Super Overdrive pedal into my signal chain with the output up full and the gain set at 9:00 to increase the level and add some grit which solved the issue quite well.

            It's still important to tune the guitar practically for feel. It's not meant for those who don't wanna bother learning the tuning process and you won't get the "T-Pain" effect. It's actually a very useful tool for live shows. I've had in at numerous practice sessions as well as a live show (1 so far, it's the end of the year, y'know?) and it's performed perfectly. Quick tuning changes instead of "Hang on a sec" and trying to read a tuner pedal. This is especially difficult for daytime outdoor sets and the AT200 takes that problem out of the equation. It does one thing and it does it very, very well. The guitar plays well and the system works great. Well worth the money you'll pay for it.

            NOTE: I probably won't use it in the studio because there's something about those little variables: strings, fingers, pickups, environment... that add up to a great sound on a record. That being said, never say never.

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