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Peavey Predator Plus EXP Guitar Black 

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  • 25-1/2" scale
  • 22 frets
  • Floyd Rose-licensed double-locking tremolo
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Got a predatory attitude?

This is your guitar. Nothing but the bare essentials you need to wreak aural havoc. Features a 25-1/2" scale; Floyd Rose-licensed double-locking tremolo; 2 humbuckers with 2-way selector switch, volume, and tone controls; sealed die-cast tuners; and bound body.

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Features
  • 25-1/2" scale
  • 22 frets
  • Floyd Rose-licensed double-locking tremolo
  • 2 humbuckers
  • 2-way pickup selector switch
  • 1 Volume/ 1 Tone
  • Sealed die-cast tuners

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PeaveyPredator Plus EXP Guitar
 
4.6

(based on 57 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (41)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

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    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (4)
  • Good feel (4)
  • Good tone (3)
  • Solid electronics (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming (4)
    • Practicing (4)
    • Recording (4)
    • Small venues (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    A winner from Peavey

    First off, the pictures don't do it justice. In black, this is one great looking guitar. The white binding on the body has a slight retro feel but combined with the all black...Read complete review

    First off, the pictures don't do it justice. In black, this is one great looking guitar. The white binding on the body has a slight retro feel but combined with the all black hardware, it looks like a total rock machine.

    The Floyd Rose tremelo is the licensed version so you may need to do a little tweaking on it since machining isn't always quite up to real Floyd standards. I found the fine tuners needed a touch of oil on the threads to get them working without binding. Setup is tricky especially if you change string weights like I did. (This is true of any Floyd-based tremelo.)

    Playability is excellent. I've always liked Peavey necks because they tend toward the thin and narrow side. I have small hands and this is just about right. No buzzes and only minor adjustment needed to the bridge for height. The Predator is about the same weight as a regular Strat and has good balance strapped up.

    SIDE NOTE: My old Peavey T-60 had the perfect neck for me (even narrower and thinner than this) but wow was the guitar heavy.

    Sound quality is very good. Not excellent because the pickups aren't the loudest. But the sustain is excellent and the tonal adjustments with the volume, pickup selector and tone control are pretty good.

    Overall this guitar will sound and play as well as those for three times the price. Just remember, with any Floyd tremelo you WILL need a backup guitar if you play live. Break a string on one and it will take you 5 - 10 minutes to restring. This style especially since it doesn't string through the bridge....you have to cut the head off and clamp it down with the allen wrench.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    A great guitar to expand your horizons

    I have the Preadtor in the Blue finish, with the black hardware. I will tell you that this was my first Floyd Rose guitar and since I've had it I have not really found...Read complete review

    I have the Preadtor in the Blue finish, with the black hardware. I will tell you that this was my first Floyd Rose guitar and since I've had it I have not really found a guitar to match it in terms of playing quality. I have played numerous jams with this guitar and it always sing. The 'Buckers could use an upgrade... something with some more meat. But this guitar was my primary for 3 years when I played house parties though a Line 6 Spider II half stack, and occasionally with a TS-9 and 535Q in front, and I tell you this guitar will do all that you want. Sure this guitar is going to break some strings... it's a Floyd. Licensed, mind you, but that is no different. If you're new to the Floyd, this guitar will take every lashing you can thrash at it. The neck is smooth as the day I bought it (It's not a finished neck), I took a spring out and slapped in some Ernie 9's and took to the stack with a drummer doing mostly Pantera covers and some originals. If you love to jam on your favorites, but you've never really had a Floyd guitar, this is your Axe. It took me some time to tweek it because I set my guitars up myself. I plan on throwing in some GFS 'Buckers to rod the sound up a bit since the buckers now are starting to rust from the profuse amounts of sweat they've accumulated. I have 7 guitars and this is easily one of my favorites. It's durable and will take a wicked whoopin'. 3/5 because this this guitar is what it is.

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    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Peavey Predator plus exp black

    By jdude5150

    from chicago, IL

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Peavey Predator Plus EXP Guitar:

      The guitar is awesome especially for the price. They could easily beat out many $500+ guitars. The neck is a shredders neck. Very smooth, thin, and no sharp fret edges. The body is solid with a belly contour. The black has a white at the edge of the body, real sharp looking. The weight is good. The pickups are not mind blowing, but very well suited. The neck pu is smooth and bluesy. The bridge pu is hot and heavy. They provide a full warm sound. It also features a coil tap. Tapping and harmonics are great. The Floyd rose is licensed, but seems like a Floyd special. It does stay in tune, through dive bombs and whammy screams. I would add that the Tone knob acts as a coil tap, but comes right off when you pull it up. annoying, but not a deal breaker

      Honestly I did not know what to expect. This is a newer model and much better compared to an older version I tried. The pickups are better and the Floyd is great. I did a quick setup and it plays like an expensive guitar. It does not feel cheap in any way. I play a lot of van halen and 80's rock. I am going to get another one and put that in a different tuning.

      Its great as a stock guitar! The best part is that you can upgrade this and it will rival much more expensive guitars.

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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      A winner from Peavey

      By Tominator

      from California

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Tone
      • Great looks
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

      • Hard To Setup

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Live Play
      • Practicing
      • Recording

      Comments about Peavey Predator Plus EXP Guitar:

      First off, the pictures don't do it justice. In black, this is one great looking guitar. The white binding on the body has a slight retro feel but combined with the all black hardware, it looks like a total rock machine.

      The Floyd Rose tremelo is the licensed version so you may need to do a little tweaking on it since machining isn't always quite up to real Floyd standards. I found the fine tuners needed a touch of oil on the threads to get them working without binding. Setup is tricky especially if you change string weights like I did. (This is true of any Floyd-based tremelo.)

      Playability is excellent. I've always liked Peavey necks because they tend toward the thin and narrow side. I have small hands and this is just about right. No buzzes and only minor adjustment needed to the bridge for height. The Predator is about the same weight as a regular Strat and has good balance strapped up.

      SIDE NOTE: My old Peavey T-60 had the perfect neck for me (even narrower and thinner than this) but wow was the guitar heavy.

      Sound quality is very good. Not excellent because the pickups aren't the loudest. But the sustain is excellent and the tonal adjustments with the volume, pickup selector and tone control are pretty good.

      Overall this guitar will sound and play as well as those for three times the price. Just remember, with any Floyd tremelo you WILL need a backup guitar if you play live. Break a string on one and it will take you 5 - 10 minutes to restring. This style especially since it doesn't string through the bridge....you have to cut the head off and clamp it down with the allen wrench.

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      A great guitar to expand your horizons

      By Badco

      from Meh.

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Experenced Player
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • New To Floyd Rose

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • House parties
        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Peavey Predator Plus EXP Guitar:

        I have the Preadtor in the Blue finish, with the black hardware. I will tell you that this was my first Floyd Rose guitar and since I've had it I have not really found a guitar to match it in terms of playing quality. I have played numerous jams with this guitar and it always sing. The 'Buckers could use an upgrade... something with some more meat. But this guitar was my primary for 3 years when I played house parties though a Line 6 Spider II half stack, and occasionally with a TS-9 and 535Q in front, and I tell you this guitar will do all that you want. Sure this guitar is going to break some strings... it's a Floyd. Licensed, mind you, but that is no different. If you're new to the Floyd, this guitar will take every lashing you can thrash at it. The neck is smooth as the day I bought it (It's not a finished neck), I took a spring out and slapped in some Ernie 9's and took to the stack with a drummer doing mostly Pantera covers and some originals. If you love to jam on your favorites, but you've never really had a Floyd guitar, this is your Axe. It took me some time to tweek it because I set my guitars up myself. I plan on throwing in some GFS 'Buckers to rod the sound up a bit since the buckers now are starting to rust from the profuse amounts of sweat they've accumulated. I have 7 guitars and this is easily one of my favorites. It's durable and will take a wicked whoopin'. 3/5 because this this guitar is what it is.

        Comment on this review

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        decent guitar, i like

        By semiprobro

        from grand junction co

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Fret Buzz

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Peavey Predator Plus EXP Guitar:

        This guitar is decent and ive own alot of guitars that were more expensive. i purchased the gloss black stop tail at a local store, i needed one right away and didnt want to wait a few days for shipment as i couldnt afford the floyed rose version,,thats ok, less maintenence anywayze-it was kept near a humidifier on the low shelf and im wondering if thats why it has fret buzzes above the 15th fret, even after truss rod adjustment and everything. i appreciate this axe

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        (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Excellent Little Shredder

        By Erik Mann

        from Dallas, TX

        Comments about Peavey Predator Plus EXP Guitar:

        This isn't one of those guitars you need to set around thinking about whether or not to buy. Just pull the trigger and buy it, and you won't be disappointed if you get get the action setup right by a guitar tech, put some 9's on it if you're a beginner, and get the tech to do a thorough setup on the floyd, and you're read to rock.
        For this price with a floyd rose, this is a perfect entry level guitar to wreak metal havoc. Put some 9's on it and get a guitar tech to do a good setup on it, and you're good to go! Add a Line 6 amp and that's all a beginner needs to get started. Initially I was comparing this to the Kramer's that cost about more and I'm extremely happy I went with the Peavey. It has a true floating floyd so that you can pull-up and push-down on the tremolo bar, and not just a one direction floyd like the entry level Kramer. Surprisingly, the floyd stays in tune! Like I said, have a good guitar tech do the right setup on it and you will be very happy with your purchase! I've played guitar for over 30 yrs, I've owned Charvel's, Jackson's, ESP's, Fenders, and you don't have to pay a ton to have a fun guitar that can keep pace with the heavy metal sounds you're looking to create.

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        (4 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        hardware is junk

        Comments about Peavey Predator Plus EXP Guitar:

        i loved the guitar as it played but the cheap ass metal and threading will make it a parts guitar after about 1 year, but a really good custom start

        Comment on this review

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Amazing! I must have it!

        By Sanchez

        from Undisclosed

        Comments about Peavey Predator Plus EXP Guitar:

        This guitar is amazing!! I went to my local music store and I saw it and decided that it looks nice and I asked the clerk to let me play it and he actually did! (This music store is kinda greedy)and well this guitar is amazing! I've been playing for four years and its possibly the best guitar I've played yet!! I've heard of Peavy being a crappy guitar making company but then I played this guitar and now I think otherwise! I'm selling a few things and saving my money to get this guitar! Hopefully by summer I'll have it! I loved playing it and it had amazing sound and the neck felt great. Not as fast as my Ibanez's neck but it was still great!

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        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        solution for pick-ups

        Comments about Peavey Predator Plus EXP Guitar:

        to get the best sound just raise the pick-ups as much as you can tilted a little with the adjustments on the side of the pic-up

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        needs a nuts and bolt check before a show

        Comments about Peavey Predator Plus EXP Guitar:

        the body has a good weight, the action is the best i played in 25 years, the only problem i have is the strings came rusted, but a warning this guitar with this trem isn't a starter guitar by any means

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        4.0

        Less than I had hoped for

        By Xaviersky

        from Centralia, WA

        Comments about Peavey Predator Plus EXP Guitar:

        So this is my 3rd guitar, my second Peavey, I loved my first one so I though I would get another. Right out of the box I had to replace the tone pot becuase the guitar cut out, and Now after 3 months the volume pot is sticky and sometimes cuts out. However This is probably the easiest guitar that I have ever played. The neck is sculpted perfect for my hands, its nice and smooth, the deep cut aways allow easy access to even the highest(24th) fret. The tone for this price range is unmatchable compared to schechters and deans and other guitars in this price range its built alot sturdier...I have dropped and scratched it and scraped it and the finish is still perfect. The coil Tap is real close..I think its the closest tap to a strat sound that I have heard..although I wish there was seperates taps for each pickup so I could use a H - S set up.But For anyone looking for someting better than a budget begginer guitar, that doesnt have alot of money I would suggest this over the Omen and the Vendetta, just play it for awhile first and make sure the pots are good.

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