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      Peavey Power Slide Guitar (518623)
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The lap-type steel you can play standing up.

It's not a lap steel, not a resonator, and it's not a conventional steel guitar. This instrument is in response to a huge number of requests for a lap-type steel that could be played standing up. The shape of the Power Slide is designed to position the playing surface (fingerboard) to the left of the player's body allowing unhampered access to the playing surface. The Power Slide Guitar's unique 4-point suspension and the special "Y" strap enable the instrument to be played either horizontally or vertically (and almost anywhere in-between). The Power Slide uses Peavey's unique magnet loaded humbucking pickup with patented "T-60 type" mode/tone control. The 2-octave scale provides more tonal flexibility than any Slide guitar that can be played standing up.

Peavey's "Power Slide" comes with its special "Y" strap and a padded bag to accommodate its "different" shape. With a 6-string configuration, you're already familiar with the string gauges and tuning, and at this price, you can't lose.

Includes gig bag.

Peavey Power Slide Guitar Features:

  • Revolutionary next generation slide instrument
    Ergonomically designed for maximum playability
    Patent-pending multipoint strap system
    Allows for multiple vertical and horizontal playing styles
    Unique magnet loaded pickup with patented variable coil mode control
    Radical patent-pending design provides unprecedented neck access in vertical
    playing position
    Includes gig bag, slide and multipoint strap




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  • For the price, a steal

    As reviewed by HUGH CALEY _ on 2/18/2013

    This guitar fills a niche in an incredibly inexpensive way. It allows you to play lap steel guitar comfortably while standing up, and does that job very well. I received it a couple of weeks ago. Adjusting the "Y" guitar strap was quick and easy, and once done the guitar sits very comfortably on my belly/hip and gives me very good access to all notes up to about the 14th fret, and with a little movement on my part higher than that. I've seen other posts complaining about the fretboard being out of alignment. I took the chance anyway because of the $200 price, and I figured Peavey would repair it if necessary. However, my fretboard was in alignment and worked fine. The pickup, volume and tone controls work very well. The tone control, as noted in other reviews, brings in the 2nd coil of the humbucker. At maximum single coil position the tone is very high-end and delicate; at extreme dual coil the signal is hot and somewhat "muffled" sounding, in a good way. The range of tone is wonderful, and the humbucker setting is very useful for removing hum while providing a useful, "covered" tone. The finish is fine. I'm not a big fan of 50s retro, but it does seem to look pretty good, to my eyes. To summarize, I think this guitar is damn near perfect, for the price. You can't reasonably pay more for the features it provides, unless you can find a much more expensive used Melobar somewhere. This is great!

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  • Budget lap steel

    As reviewed by Anthony Alonzo on 2/4/2013

    I just received my Peavey Power Slide last week. Guitar Center hooked me up with a discount code, and free shipping. It arrived in 3 days, which was faster than I expected. When opening the box, the first thing I noticed was the bag. Others have complained about the quality of the bag. I think it is a mid level quality bag, and is good enough to serve its purpose. My Power Slide was not clean and polished upon opening it. It definitely was not tampered with or previously opened, so I am sure it was packaged in a factory this way. That's not what I expect when I purchase a new instrument. The cutout where the tuning posts are located was especially dirty. Like they painted the instrument, drilled holes, then stuck it in the box. A split second blast of compressed air would have taken care of this. The website says that these come with .013 gauge strings. I know mine didn't. Although I did not bust out my calipers, I compared them to my replacement strings, which are D'Addario half rounds in .012 - .052. I bet the Power Slide came with .009 - .042. My new strings made a significant difference, and I would say its a requirement to replace the stock strings. The slide bar that came in the box is really cheap. It has rough edges, a hole drilled in it which you can feel between your fingers, and the slide is not smooth when moving across the strings. The bar is too light. I replaced mine with a Dunlop Lap Dawg, and now the slide experience is amazing. Totally different control, feel, and tone. My pickup is not level. The posts closer to the bridge are higher than the posts closer to the neck. There are no adjustments. There are accessible screws that hold the pickup, however, they only hold the pickup in place. They are not spring loaded and height adjustable. The tone knob does not turn smoothly. It feels as though it is rubbing on the pick guard possibly. I will need to look into this, but I am guessing the knob is not completely vertical. The string tuners are very low budget. You can see that the internal gear is plastic. You can feel it as you turn each tuner. The string does not tune consistently. I would like to look into a locking tuner replacement. The strap works well, and I like the design. I did not have to mess with it. And the lap steel was secure when standing. I could focus on playing instead of worrying about the stability or balance. I believe the ends of the strap are synthetic, so they are really stiff to put on. In think I will do some quick release strap attachments, since I don't want the strap connected when I play seated. The cutout on the lap steel works very well for standing up. I am a large guy, and it fits me just fine. When you play this on your lap, your legs need to be parallel to the ground, and the instrument has the tendency to move a little. My friend has a different lap steel that has velvet on the bottom and it stays in place very well. The bridge and nut are budget parts, but they do the trick. The bridge is angled for intonation. My Power Slide has the exact same note at the nut and the 12th fret, plays the harmonic right on the 12th fret, so the intonation is proper. Overall, for the price I paid, I like the Power Slide. With a few changes, this can be a solid instrument.

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  • Great Price, Great Steel!

    As reviewed by Fretwire on 9/30/2009

    Great sounding steel guitar. I like the coil-split pot which gradually splits the coils to a single coil. Fun to play standing up, makes it a lot easier to use my pedals. The only draw backs I've found is where the volume pot is located. I keep accidently turning the volume down while picking with my right hand. The other issue, which was odd, was that my guitar cable wouldn't fit into the input jack of the guitar.

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