Peavey Milestone 3
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Peavey Milestone 3

Milestone 3, 4-string bass guitar from Peavey in the Milestone series.

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All user reviews of 5/5 for the Peavey Milestone 3

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Average Score:3.8( 3.8/5 based on 13 reviews )
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Audience: Beginners Value For Money : Excellent
MGR/Ba$$boy06/19/2005

MGR/Ba$$boy's review"Peavey Milestone III"

Peavey Milestone 3
I was getting bored with elecxtric guitar, as it was too normal, so i bought milestone from my local dealer. I was very impressed with it, and it was an extremely reasonable price(£120 second hand)

I love the jazz neck, especially near the lower frets, it just feels amazing. the tone is great, and the pickups are simple, yet they sound fantastic. its very good at coping with knocks, and is a very good touring guitar. its very easy to modify, as the wiring is relativaly simple, for instance, i am replacing the scratch plate and pickups, and getting it sprayed at the moment. Finally, it looks amazing and plays well too.

the wood crumbles fairly easily in the screw holes of the jack socket, therefore letting the jack become loose. i dont even think i have any other bad comments about it, its a definate great buy!

the body is very sturdy, and mine has take a real hammering from me, in the boots of cars and thrown around rooms (not literally!) the neck feels fabulaous, and the guitar is generally great to play. its also very light, so is good for younger players.

its is a great buy and a definate bargain. it will suit everyone from beginners to experienced proffesionals, and the build quality is fantastic, the neck is great, and the guitar looks and sounds great!

This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
MGR/Ben The Brave09/14/2003

MGR/Ben The Brave's review"Peavey Milestone III"

Peavey Milestone 3
I bought my Peavey Milestone III with a Peavey Microbass from regentguitars.co.uk with a gig bag, picks and a lead, and I paid about £220 for the package. I bought the bass because I'd heard only good things about Peavey equipment and it suited my budget at the time as well.

I played this bass non stop for around 2 years and not once did it fail me. The tone of the guitar (especially through the Microbass amp) is beautiful, but sometimes the notes aren't clearly defined. This of course can easily be changed by a few turns of some knobs. The Milestone III is perfect for practically any style of music you want to play. If you want stomach-rumbling low-end, you got it, if you want funky punchy bass, you got it! You can achieve practically any sound you desire (to a certain extent). The design of the bass is lovely, and the body does look beautiful. The neck is narrow and nice 'n' easy to play with.


The lack of a master volume switch does mean that turning the bass up and down on the guitar itself can become quite fiddly. Also, the screws are sometimes at angles which can lead to damage and chipping later on unless they are unscrewed and re-screwed.

The Milestone III is made to be abused, it is after all designed to be a learner bass so even if you knock it, it'll hold up. Construction on the whole is commendable (besides the screws) and will hold up to even the most ecstatic slapping or picking.

The bottom line is if you want to learn the bass, buy this bass, 'nuff said. I thoroughly recommend buying the Peavey Milestone III starter package as it comes with the Peavey Microbass (20 watt). Although it's quite a small amp, it packs a punch and can compete with a 80-100 watt guitar amp (no joke!)

This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
MGR/Joby 12/07/2002

MGR/Joby 's review"Peavey Milestone III"

Peavey Milestone 3
I bought this guitar from regentguitars.com after looking on the Peavey website after hearing Peavey had set up a new manufactoring plant in the far east. I wanted a starter bass and package for a fair price. With a gig bag, lead, set of plectrum, and microbass 20 watt amp it came to £216 ($300) it was good delivery. I heard Peavey made great Amps so I wanted to find out the quality of their basses.( I had little money in hand ).

I was happy with the whole package. The neck is excellent as are the Jazz pickups it sounds great and is a good starter bass. It is easy to play and looks good. (mettalic blue best colour) It was made in Vietnam.( definately a good point) I am just trying to add words now.

The machine heads are not the best. And the scratch board comes loose easily. Quite lame bad points if you ask me. For experienced bass players the guitar might feel a bit simple.

It is maple and rosewood and is good it has a bolt on neck and 2 good pickups. It is well shaped and comfortable to play.

I would recommend this to anyone wanting a first bass for an affordable price. I would also recommend the microbass amp as a great sounding and surprisingly loud practise amp.

This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
skaker03/13/2005

skaker's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Peavey Milestone 3
- 20 frets
- 2 micros simple well made
- Standard settings: volume of each microphone, tone, no pickup selector (selection of microphones possible thanks to the pots of volume)
- Bolt-on maple, polished, fine and pleasant
- Body poplar, three-layer pickguard
- Solid steel bridge
- Chrome hardware

In short a nice finish, everything is perfect ... it almost looks like the fender!

UTILIZATION

Channel pleasant and quick access to the tweeter is easy (like all the bass of this type).
Maybe a little heavy, but this reflects the quality of the handle ... and then it is robust.
Small flaw: the handle may have a tendency to vibrate slightly ... in this case will make the deal, simply a bit. Level settings, nothing more simple, the knobs are effective.

SOUNDS

She served primarily to play rock and it has fulfilled its role. With a combo behringer, forcing the sound is average, but I have tested it on a body on a 2 Peavey and Hartke and nothing to say for that price the sound is accpetable! may be that the original pickups are a bit feeble if it becomes necessary.
Good sound in the treble ... With the overdrive sound is wicked to wish ... I put 9 / 10 because it is not a low "luxury" ...

OVERALL OPINION

Without doubt the best choice for a beginner bassist who seek strength and versatility .... or confirming a bassist looking for a good "low relief" I use it for 3 years and no problems.