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Peavey - Ibanez Guitars

Peavey - Ibanez Guitars - Way back in the 80's, the Ibanez and to a lesser extent the Peavey guitar were considered as just "copies" of the real McCoy. But that's all changed now as these companies and their instruments have earned themselves a well deserved reputation over the years and are considered right up there with some of the established strong players in the field now.

Many famous Ibanez users and endorsers are to be found nowadays in the guitar world including Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Frank Gambale and Nuno Bettencourt among many from an impressive list.

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Peavey Guitars
Peavey guitars have come on in leaps and bounds over the years - here's their cool electric guitar flagship model. This is a great guitar for rock and similar styles - it's not aimed at the player playing light tea-time Jazz!


Peavey Rotor EXP Electric Guitar Black

Peavey Rotor EXP Electric Guitar Black

Warm-toned mahogany body and neck plus an ebony fretboard for a velvet feel with smooth attack. Premium neck-through-body construction provides supreme resonance and no heel to get in your way. Peavey's patented Dual-Compression string-through bridge creates a metal-to-metal connection for singing sustain and stronger string presence. 2 extra-hot, ceramic-magnet Peavey humbuckers for edgy, ripping metal tone. Custom paua shell top, fretboard, and head binding for killer looks.


Many world class guitar players have their own Ibanez signature models you can choose from. So Ibanez are certainly well worth consideration in your quest for that righteous guitar sound. Here's a guitar as innovative as the player behind it - Steve Vai.

Ibanez Jem - Steve Vai


Ibanez JEM7V Steve Vai

  • 24 Frets
  • Beautiful growing inlay
  • Top tuning and tricks friendly
  • Carrying handle!
  • Wide pickup and original colors choice - not for the faint hearted.
  • A real contribution to guitar design I think including top class modern design and playability. Great for hi-tech style and manic whammy-bar tricks - keeps constant tuning no matter what you throw at it.


Ibanez JEM7V Steve Vai Signature Electric Guitar White

Ibanez JEM7V Steve Vai Signature Electric Guitar White

The Ibanez JEM7V Steve Vai Signature Electric Guitar is a top-of-the-line 6-string solidbody capable of exploring the most extreme sonic territories at any speed. The 5-piece maple/walnut neck is super-smooth for easy riffing and incredibly strong and stable with a lead-friendly thin and flat profile. A 25-1/2" scale and bolt-on neck joint get you lots of bass and treble response with a quick, precise attack. A 43mm nut provides comfortable string spacing and 24 jumbo frets deliver greater range while the recessed tremolo provides right-hand playing comfort and allows notes to be radically raised as well as lowered. The alder body produces clear, full-bodied vintage tone that serves all your needs from chunky rhythms to searing leads. A trio of screaming DiMarzio Evolution pickups (humbuckers at the neck and bridge with a custom single-coil in the mid position), coupled with Split-5 wiring give you all the tonal diversity you crave. And of course, there's Vai's signature Monkey Grip on the bass-side body wing. Alder body, best known as the body wood for the classic single coil, bolt on neck guitar, alder produces clear, full bodied vintage tone that works well for lead or rhythm work. Rosewood fingerboardRosewood offers a strong, bright sound and an attractive appearance with a long grain.DiMarzio Evolution humbuckersThe Evolution neck and bridge humbuckers are the result of 2 years of research to come up with...

Joe Satriani

Here's Joe Satriani's design, and pretty versatile to say the least.

  • Features special Floyd Rose Whammy Bar
  • 22 Frets
  • "Fred" Humbuckers - Satch's sound source pick-up itself.
  • Very modern, noise free, and designed to kick serious butt!


Ibanez JS100 Joe Satriani Model Electric Guitar Black

Ibanez JS100 Joe Satriani Model Electric Guitar Black

The Ibanez JS100 Joe Satriani Model Electric Guitar features a streamlined basswood body, light weight and a contour made for comfort. The lower cutaway of this sleek guitar gives unrestricted access to the upper frets, and the double locking tremolo stays in tune no matter how far you bend notes. Axis 1 and 2 humbuckers give you all the body, clarity and response you could ask for.

Electric Guitar Strings

Electric Guitar Strings Strings are the lifeblood of any instrument - absolutely vital to get right! Here's the strings I use and recommend - experiment yourself until you find what suits you and you style. See our String Tips for more.

If I'm stuck I'll use anything ;-)! I tend to get about 3 gigs out of the treble strings and 6 gigs out of the bass ones before they start breaking -  the acid from my hands eats 'em up unfortunately. But I know a few players who gig them for a lot longer than that and never seem to break them. If I'm not gigging they can last for months as long as I keep them clean and the bridge saddles are on good condition.

Some players change (and stretch) them before every gig, some leave them on forever - it's a pretty personal thing I reckon.

  • Beginner's Gigging Tip Don't forget, keep spares at the gig ;-).
  • Gigging Tips If you find that your suddenly breaking strings a lot more than usual down at the bridge end of things, it might be worn bridge-saddles causing the problem. Get a guitar tech or knowledgeable friend to check them out.

Ernie Ball Strings width=100 height=101 Ernie Ball 3223 Nickel Super Slinky Electric Guitar Strings 3-Pack

Gauges 9-11-16-24w-32-42. Nickels are the most popular of the Ernie Ball Slinky guitar strings. They're made from nickel-plated steel wire wrapped around tin-plated hex-shaped steel core wire. They produce a well-balanced all-around good sound. Ernie Ball strings are precision manufactured to the highest standards and most exacting specs to assure consistency, optimum performance, and long life. Ernie Ball is the pioneer of rock and roll guitar strings. Setting the standard for the industry has enabled Slinky electric guitar strings to become the world's top selling brand. Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton, Steve Vai, and Slash are among the long list of Slinky players.

I also sometimes use and recommend for a different sound D'Addario Electric Guitar Strings ... they're extremely twangy when new and great for Country stuff!





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