I've been playing guitar for 3 years. I play funk, rock, and blues. I like everything but country.
I have two of them, both bought from a local used music shop, Trade Up Music. I paid $120 for the first one, and then put $185 dollars worth of work into it (a new nut, new locking tuners, new 3-way switch, leveling the frets). The second one was $179 because it had a Fender Lace Sensor (Red) pickup.
Pretty much everything. I have a G&L 1986 ASAT by Leo Fender and although the G&L sounds amazing and has longer sustain, I choose the play the Peavey Reactors because the sound isn't that much of a difference, and I also don't want to beat up my G&L, which I leave in it's hard case. The guitars sound great, and there is a difference between the two because of the different pickups. The action is fast and I have small hands and the Reactor seams easier for me to play for long periods. They both have a black poly-coat which is extremely scratch resistant over a poplar body. They both have beautiful honey maple necks and fretboards.
The two things I didn't like about the Reactor was it's low quality 3-way switch which was easily bendable and the tuners were not the best at staying in tune, which is why a had the work done on one of them, soon to be done on both.
Rock solid construction and great quality execept for what I mentioned before about the tuners and the 3-way switch.
Great guitars made in the USA for a rock bottom price you get a great playing guitar that can hang with the best guitars out there.
This "slave" amp was purchased through American Music Supply for $499.95. The amp was so popular that it took 4 weeks to ship it. After I was informed of the ship date, I bought a second unit, one for gigs, the other for the studio. Granted, I'd just made $1000 in amp purchases sight unseen and untested, I had only the manufacturer's claims to rely on. My world was about to change. I got a contact number from the 2004 Guitar Player Gear Review...So I called it and got the actual owner of Atomic! Great guy, very informative, and he said "Hearing is believing.". Right On!
This is the ULTIMATE guitar modeler amp! Just fit your PODxt, POD 2.0, J-Station, whatever, in the supplied bracket, power up, and stand back! No need for a power chord for your modeler, or cables to connect to the unit. It's all neatly supplied in the bracket(it can be removed anytime and you still have total access to your modeler)! The tones you hear will blow you away!! No other amp will EVER sound as good. I've used Marshalls, Fenders, Peaveys, Mesas...ALL your tones are here- gloriously reproduced from this amp's ability to de-digitize your patch settings. You'll hear all the warmth and crunch and distortion like you actually owned the amp you're modelling!! I've gigged with it and just blown people away! This is one unit you'll want to own.
The amp NEEDS a cover! None in production yet. Also, it only has one handle, which is pretty generic looking. A vintage style one with stitching would compliment the amp's vintage vibe nicely. Other than that, it's PERFECT.
All wood cab, custom 150w speaker, and a cool vintage grille...weighs less than 40 pounds. Now I can carry everything into any gig in just about 1 trip! No more 1/2 stack loading/unloading. Top rate bullet-proof housing and all metal modeler bracket. Also, there is an aluminum grille that you can see the 2 EL84's light up through!
Get 'em while you can and while they're not "priced out" of anyone's range. This slave amp will make a good player great, and a great player the most versatile on the planet. Record, gig, show off...but don't lend it out-you may never get it back!
Got it at Cheshire music in Keene, NH. It had been sitting there new for years! It was part of the year end markdowns, so I scored it for $100!! It has low,fast action, and sounds great, so it had to come home with me.
I played all the Fender Telecasters, i ncluding the USA mades, and they don't play as well. This Peavey has a nice red finish w/white pickguard, and sounds as real as any Fender. The neck is slighty thinner, so it's what I consider a fast neck. The action is great, and the tone is sweet both plugged in or not. It even has a micro-tilt style neck!
My only dislike is that the tuners could be a little better, but it does stay in tune. The volume knob goes down quick, so that's a matter of preference.
It seems solid, and looks like a Tele, straight up(except the neck's thinner). No complaints with the finish.
This is a beautiful axe that plays better than an American Tele. It sounds just as nice,too. For about a grand less! It's made in USA to boot. I'll definitely buy another if I see one.