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Peavey HP Special Operating Manual

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  • Page 1 H P ™ S P E C I A L G U I T A R O P E R A T I N G G U I D E...
  • Page 2 Guitar strings are made from ver y strong steel alloys and are under considerable tension when tuned to pitch. Exercise extreme care when tuning (especially above concert pitch) or when employing string bending or "popping"...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents: Introduction ... 3 Features Body ... 3 Electronics ... 3 Neck ... 3 Hardware ... 3 Construction ...4 Body ... 4 Neck ... 4 Pickups ...4 Controls Pickup selector switch ... 4 Volume ... 4 Tone Control ... 5 Output Jack ...
  • Page 4: Introduction

    Introduction Thank you for buying a Peavey® HP™ special guitar. This guitar was built by the most skilled craftsmen and made from the finest materials available. As with all of our musical equipment, we have built our guitars using a combination of leading-edge technology and traditional handcrafted methods.
  • Page 5: Construction

    The body of this instrument is constructed of select basswood chosen specifically for tonal qualities as well as for weight char- acteristics. The HP special with transparent finishes also feature a beautiful AAA maple top. The offset, asymmetrical body design offers comfort, proper balance and maximum playing ease.
  • Page 6: Tone Control

    However, your playing style and requirements may necessitate addi- tional adjustments. These should be made by your autho- rized Peavey dealer; but with a little care and by closely adhering to the following instructions, you may attempt these adjustments yourself.
  • Page 7: Tremolo Bridge

    This instrument has been set up at the factory with high-quality Peavey Elements™ guitar strings. should you desire a larger or smaller gauge of strings, the spring tension, and intonation, must be adjusted. For string changes, and in case an adjust- ment needs to be made, please read the instructions carefully.
  • Page 8: String Installation

    To gain access to the spring tension screws and spring claw, remove the spring cover on the back of the guitar. The instrument is equipped with two springs, which allow proper tension for the string gauge supplied with the guitar.
  • Page 9: Tremolo Arm

    Lok Block™ string-thru bridge If you have purchased a stop Tail version of the HP special, then you have a string through the body bridge system with the patented Peavey Dual Compression tailpiece. The string-...
  • Page 10: String Intonation

    “chime” effect. This chimed note is then compared to the fretted note. For greater ease and accuracy, we recommend one of the many types of electronic guitar tuners that are available from most music stores. Ensure that the torsion rod and string-height settings are accurate and the strings are new.
  • Page 11: Care Of Your Instrument

    You should store the instrument in its case when not using it. strings Your instrument is equipped with high-quality Peavey® Elements™ strings. string life may be greatly extended by fre- quent cleanings with string cleaner. Dirt and perspiration...
  • Page 12: Finish

    Regular cleaning with Peavey guitar polish is recommended. Between polishes, the instrument should be wiped with a dry, soft cloth. Accessories Peavey offers a full line of accessories for your instruments. Cases, amplifiers, strings, polishes, straps and more are all available from a Peavey dealer near you.
  • Page 13 Notes:...
  • Page 14 What Peavey Will Do We will repair or replace (at Peavey's discretion) products covered by warranty at no charge for labor or materials. If the product or component must be shipped to Peavey for warranty service, the consumer must pay initial shipping charges. If the repairs are covered by warranty, Peavey will pay the return shipping charges.
  • Page 16 Features and specifications subject to change without notice. Peavey Electronics Corporation • 5022 Hartley Peavey Drive • Meridian, MS • 39305 (601) 483-5365 • FAX (601) 486-1278 • 2009 Printed in the U.s.A. 11/08...