Designed in USA and manufactured in China itself. The main feature of the guitar is the Auto-Tune Antares in which is integrated. The bridge is fixed, setting individual saddles (type Fender Strat but fixed) and an integrated sensor Piezo for Auto-Tune. The handle is screwed on 5 points, maple, rosewood fingerboard, 24 frets to. The body is basswood. Two microphones Peavey Custom Designed, ceramic magnets, large output level (about 16 ohms for bridge pickup ...). A 3-position selector toggle switch type for the active and passive mode. Potentiometer Push-Pull Tone. Depressed position in the Auto-Tune is activated and the vibration of the strings will be captured by the internal piezo bridge and its software worked by Antares. A green LED is located on the entourage of neck pickup and turn to the activation of the system. raised position, it returns to the classic passive activation of the two humbuckers. system is powered by 4 AA 1.5V batteries housed in a trapdoor rear. A volume knob that operates in Push-Push. When pressed, it activates the automatic tuning. On the edge of the body, there is a standard output jack and an output pin DIN to connect the specific case optional AT-200B breakout box. Behind the guitar in addition to the hatch for the batteries, a plastic cover closes a cavity important to all the electronics.
The handle is excellent comfort and speed, happiness! Ago everything you need to satisfy a shredder. Stratabound shape with ergonomic cut provide excellent comfort and good access to acute. The guitar is very lightweight thanks to basswood and important cavity to accommodate the electronics. The tuners are stable and of good quality. Selector with three positions for two modes, it gives six combinations of sounds, not bad! The use of embedded system is simply childish, see below:
In terms of sound, you have two types: passive mode, the sound of humbuckers is excellent, clarity and bass power, especially the bridge pickup which pulls the carpet, the neck pickup can also make beautiful sounds with a very clear definition. Sound active mode is different, we feel that the piezo adds a dimension to acoustic sounds. The sound seems a bit chemical, it is because it is completely digital. Provided not uninteresting, it can feel as much of the metal as beautiful sounds. Available An update corrects this and gives a slight impression side more organic. In any case, in terms of sound, it is capable of versatility. Much more is especially the Auto-Tune. Turn the system on the tone knob, strum the six strings, then press the volume button. The green LED flashes and the guitar is tuned half a second with perfect intonation, even though the strings are detuned physically like a pig. The crazier, repeat pinching the E string in the second case: you have a Drop D. Retry by a strikethrough in case 5: you have a baritone tuning! Tunings available: standard, DropD, double DropD, DropC, baritone, OpenG, DADGAD, Ebtuning, Dtuning, OpenDtuning, "rain song" (?). It is not life grand? It is possible to buy new tunings and microphone models by purchasing one of three packages on the site Antares and Peavey, it will also buy the box AT-200B to connect the guitar to the computer ... But beware, if the guitar is out of tune too physically, this can lead ropes too soft friezes. actually grant So much for a comfortable game, and can play both in passive than active. In addition, a failure in gene batteries nothing, just play passive mode.
I recently I won a competition recently a guitar magazine. I have not yet identified all the potential, but I was delighted at the outset by this revolutionary guitar. I have 5 other guitars, including a LAG and JACKSON, so I can say that the handle part tops. Its big plus is the Antares system integrated easily cleared me frankly horizon of different tunings without adjusting stress. It can be a very effective tool for a guitarist who made the scene. Apart from Auto-Tune This guitar is a simple, classic even, but the violin is good and without fault or cheap side. Handle is really excellent, the microphones are chip or velvet suit your mood (for velvet, turn the volume knob , eh?), the guitar is super light. felt the selector buttons and gives a good impression of quality, acastillage is good, flawless finish. PEAVEY Congratulations!