Peavey V-Type NTB Tremolo
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Peavey V-Type NTB Tremolo

V-Type NTB Tremolo, Altra Chitarra Elettrica Solid Body from Peavey.

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killerkgprime 29/03/2011

Peavey V-Type NTB Tremolo : Recensione di killerkgprime (content in English)

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The Peavey V-Type is made in Korea, and is a cheaper, renamed version of the Peavey Vandenberg, the signature model of Adrian Vandenberg (who I love).

It has one volume knob, one tone knob, a 3 way selector switch, two high output, ceramic pickups, and juimbo frets. The neck is maple with a rosewood board, and no inlays, except for the 12th fret.

The body has unique cutouts in the body that look like violin cutouts. The neck is a nice C shape that's been flattened out a bit. The guitar is really light, and the finish is thin, which is good for tone, but bad for wear and tear.

UTILIZATION

The cutaway is nice and deep, and it has great upper fret access. The body has cumfor cutouts that suit me really well, but the body was pretty heavy for it's size. The pickups were hot and chunky, but a bit cold. They'd work well for metal.

The Floyd knockoff will NOT stay in tune. I had it set up twice professionally, and did some work on it myself, to no avail. Dives and pull ups get it really out of whack, but even big bends will screw up the tuning. This is my personal experience, and it could have just been my guitar, but from this point on, I'll stay away from knockoff Floyds.

The high E string is too close to the side of the fretbaord. It would fall off while I played leads, and it was nearly impossible to tap with the E about to fall of the fretbaord. I played with .9s though, so if you like heavier strings, then give it a shot.

SOUNDS

The Peavey V-Type has pretty decent sounding pickups. The tight, high gain ceramics work really well for metal. Clean sounds were brittle on the bridge , but fine on the neck pickup. The pickups never got flubby and undefined on the low strings, which is a must for heavier styles of music.

Action never really gets slammed on this guitar, but it was low enough for most players to get the job done.

OVERALL OPINION

The tuning problems were a big issue. I ended up selling the guitar because of it. I would have loved to keep it, because it sounded pretty good. It's a good value for price overall, and, as I mentioned, the tuning problems could have just as easily been on my guitar only. I liked the feel of this guitar better than comparable superstrats from companies like Schecter.