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  • Page 1 Electric Guitar Owner's Manual...
  • Page 3 Guitar Configuration 1. Pickup Height Screw 8. Neck Pickup 9. Position Markers 2. 3-Way Pickup Selector 10. Fret 3. Volume 11. Fingerboard 4. Tone Controls 12. Nut 5. Strap Button 6. Bridge 13. Tuning Keys 7. Bridge Pickup...
  • Page 4 Congratulations So, you are the owner of a new Peavey Electric Guitar. Congratulations! Your purchase proves your taste in musical instruments is superb. Peavey offers a wide variety of guitars for beginners to professionals, each with unique qualities and features. While our professional luthiers have carefully inspected your guitar, every model requires some initial set up, and periodic maintenance is required for peak performance.
  • Page 5: Cleaning And Care

    Cleaning & Care When properly cared for, your Peavey guitar will offer you years of pleasure. Playing your guitar means that you will need to perform regular, general maintenance, such as cleaning and proper storage, to keep it looking and sounding great.
  • Page 6 To clean and care for the major wood parts of your guitar (body, headstock or the back of the neck), Peavey recommends that you use a clean, soft, lint-free, dry cotton or Peavey micro-fiber cloth and specially formulated HP's Axe Wax available at Use of an inappropriate rag or polish may result in scratching the finish of your instrument.
  • Page 7 Properly caring for your fingerboard requires special attention. Over time, a fingerboard may lose its natural oils and shrink or exhibit a worn or faded appearance. Peavey recommends that you periodically apply a small amount of Lemon Oil (available at to your fingerboard (after removing strings) using a clean, soft, lint-free, dry cotton cloth, taking care to remove excess oil immediately.
  • Page 8 Cleaning - Metal To clean and lubricate the major metal parts of your guitar (strings, pickups, bridge, tuners), Peavey recommends that you use a different clean, soft, lint-free, dry cotton cloth and specially formulated guitar string cleaner available at
  • Page 9 Storage & Travel Your guitar is a piece of art that must be protected. When you are traveling with your instrument, loosen the tuning knobs a turn or two to take pressure off the neck, and protect it with a gig bag or case. While a gig bag offers some protection, mainly from dust, a hardshell case offers the best protection.
  • Page 10 Add-on products like stands, hangers and straps that are made of plastic, rubber or man-made materials may chemically or physically react with and damage the finish of your Peavey guitar. Peavey offers a full line of accessories at Every player needs a strap for peak performance, however, straps and strap buttons are designed for “ordinary”...
  • Page 11 Strings Old strings produce dull, buzzing or dead notes, while a new set of strings ring clear and true. If you play often, you will need to change your strings often. A good rule of thumb is that if you play daily, you should change strings every two or three weeks.
  • Page 12 (too much force will break thinner Eddie Ate Dynamite. Good Bye Eddie. strings). Then, retune your guitar. Peavey recommends that you replace strings in the same Quick Tips gauges to maintain proper neck and/or tremolo tension. If To change intonation, adjust saddles.
  • Page 13 Bridge - Changing Your Strings ® Changing strings on a Peavey guitar featuring an ACM Bridge is a simple task that will bring new life to your instrument. Tools Needed: Wire cutters Electronic tuner or pitch pipe (optional) Note: Peavey recommends changing one string at a time to maintain proper tension on the neck and bridge.
  • Page 14 ® Bridge - Changing Your Strings Insert a new string through the hole in the back of the guitar and pull through until the ball end of the string rests tightly against the underside of the bridge. Thread the other string end across the string saddle, across the nut and into the small hole in the cor- responding machine head tuning post.
  • Page 15 Electronic tuner or pitch pipe Note: Peavey recommends changing one string at a time to maintain proper tension on the neck and tremolo. Replace strings with the same gauges or you will need to make truss rod, spring tension and...
  • Page 16 Double Locking Tremolo - Changing Your Strings First, detune the 6th string (the thickest, top string) using the machine head tuner—two or three turns should remove the tension on the string. Then, using a 3mm Allen wrench, unlock the corresponding string clamp located at the nut.
  • Page 17 Double Locking Tremolo - Changing Your Strings Thread the other string end under the nut and into the small hole in the corresponding machine head tuning post. Allow two inches of slack for turning around the machine head post (View 2). For the thicker strings (E, A, D), wrap the string end clockwise around post, then run under string at post entry, and pull string tightly over itself, creating a knot.
  • Page 18 Tune-O-Matic ™ /Stop Tailpiece - Changing Your Strings To replace strings, thread the new strings through the string holes located on the back of the tailpiece and bring them up and over the saddle. The intonation can be adjusted by moving the saddle forward or backward using a Phillips head screwdriver on the adjustment screw at the rear of the bridge.
  • Page 19 Tuning Machine Adjustments Over time, tuners can become loose. Get in the habit of checking the tension with every string change. If you notice a change in the tension of a tuner, use a small flathead or Phillips screwdriver to tighten it (turn clockwise) or loosen it (turn counterclockwise) accordingly.
  • Page 20 String Action String action refers to the distance between the strings and the frets on a stringed instrument. Peavey technicians carefully set optimal string action on every guitar before it leaves our factory; however, changes in temperature and moisture (humidity), changing string...
  • Page 21: Pickup Adjustments

    Should you choose to alter the height of a pickup, remember that it is magnetic. To keep your factory warranty intact, Peavey suggests you take your guitar to an Authorized Peavey Service Center to have the pickup adjustments made.
  • Page 22 Intonation A properly intoned guitar will sound in tune no matter where you play along the fretboard. Intonation is determined by the length of each string as controlled by the location of each string’s saddle. To check intonation, complete all adjustments to the truss rod and string action, and tune your guitar.
  • Page 23 Neck and Truss Rod Every Peavey steel-string guitar features an adjustable truss rod inside the neck. Truss rods allow for adjustments in the neck to accommodate changes in string tension caused by humidity, changing string gauges or tuning. As the backbone of your instrument, the truss rod should always be adjusted first during instrument setup.
  • Page 24 7-8-9. The distance your string travels to meet the fret is the bow. Peavey recommends a .3 mm to .5 mm (.010”...
  • Page 25: Volume And Tone Control

    The tone control determines the presence of high frequencies in your outgoing signal. All frequencies are present when the knob is fully clockwise, and the highs diminish as the knob is turned counterclockwise. WARNING: To prevent voiding your factory warranty, Peavey suggests all adjustments be made at an Authorized Peavey Service Center.
  • Page 26 Pickups & Pickup Selector Switch Single-coil pickups and dual-coil pickups (humbuckers) convert your guitar’s string vibrations into an electronic signal that is processed by your amplifier. Selector switches are used to quickly change between pickups or combinations of pickups. Typically switches are 3-way slotted, 5-way slotted or 3-way toggled.
  • Page 27 Balance Control & Push-Pull or Push-Push Coil Tap To create a specific tone, some instruments feature a balance control that determines the mix of pickup signals being sent to the amplifier. In the center (detented) position, both pickups send the same volume.
  • Page 28 Accessories Peavey offers a wide range of accessory products to support and enhance your purchase. Please visit the Peavey web site, for specific details and suggested list prices. Item Number Description 00081340 10’ Black Instrument Cable Item Number Description 00577920 Balanced 8s Nickel Wound Elements™...
  • Page 29 Extra Heavy Dreamers Purple 351, 12- piece guitar pick set piece guitar pick set 00479490 Medium Dreamers Yellow 351, 12-piece 00089200 Peavey Black Padded Strap guitar pick set 00592510 Electric Guitar Accessory Pack 00479500 Medium/Heavy Dreamers Green 351, 12- piece guitar pick set...
  • Page 30: Warranty

    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 32 Features and specifications subject to change without notice. Peavey Electronics Corporation • 5022 Hartley Peavey Dr • Meridian, MS 39305 (601) 483-5365 • FAX (601) 486-1278 • © 2006 Printed in the U.S.A 80307338...