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  1. crawdaddy

    crawdaddy Senior Stratmaster

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    One of the best videos out there on youtube....Carl Perkins and some great guests...

     
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    gofmusic Senior Stratmaster

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    My old bands bass player had a MIA Peavey bass with dual humbuckers on it. That was a damn fine bass guitar, heavy af, but sounded huge. Ive seen it on recording studios here and there as part of the instruments they have to lend to musicians or for rent. This one:



    Peavey had a golden age IMHO. Now they make "good guitars for the money" but thats full of subjectivity. The "for the money" part implies branding, origin and preconceptions that exceed the topic of this thread.
     
  3. dogletnoir

    dogletnoir V----V Strat-Talk Supporter

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    There are many others who would agree with you...
     
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  4. RoyC

    RoyC Strat-Talker

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    I agree.
    I have had this video on three PCs now and still regularly watch it.
     
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    heltershelton BANNED Strat-Talk Supporter

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    There was one for sale last year at a local ma and pop store for around $300.
    I almost got it.
    Its the only guitar that does the tele head smash better than a tele.
     
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  6. RoyC

    RoyC Strat-Talker

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    Well I get the message that I am looking for a 1982/3 Peavey T-27 special ?
    I can't see one so far, sunburst, rosewood finger board,
     
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  7. shupe13

    shupe13 Senior Stratmaster

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    There is a cool gear article on him that shows it as a T-25. Look up "Carl Perkins Peavey Guitar". It shows pics of his Gibson guitars too. Talks about his Peavey amps and his endorsement with Peavey.

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  8. tukoztukoz

    tukoztukoz Strat-Talker

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    So Peavey reminds me of BC Rich : interesting guitars from the seventies/early eighties,
    Over here there are 2 T60 on sale : bidding price start at 500$ and 700$

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    shupe13 Senior Stratmaster

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    I remember them all having crazy low action and being damned near bullet proof. Oh, and they all smelled like cigarettes lol.

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  10. fezz parka

    fezz parka Strat-Talk Supporter

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    The article is wrong. It's a T-27 he's playing in the Rockabilly Special. Humbucker at the bridge and two single coils.

    T-25 has two buckers.
     
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  11. RoyC

    RoyC Strat-Talker

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    Got it, thanks for that.

    A sunburst Peavey T-25 that he used on the legendary "Carl Perkins and Friends - Blue Suede Shoes: A Rockabilly Session" TV show from '85 where he performed with his two sons, Stan (drums) and Greg (bass), George Harrison (Who plays original Carl Perkins solos on a 1957 Gretsch 6120), Eric Clapton, Dave Edmunds, Rosanne Cash, Lee Rocker and Slim Jim Phantom from Stray Cats among others. He also had a blonde T-60 and played Peavey amps as he was endorsed by Peavey at a time.


    But according to Fez Parka it should read - A sunburst Peavey T-27 special. :confused:
     
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  12. fezz parka

    fezz parka Strat-Talk Supporter

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    That article is wrong. Carl played a T27. Humbucker at the bridge. Singles in middle and neck. You can split the bucker with one of the tone knobs.

    Time to go to school.



    You'll be able to find them with the maple neck all day.
     
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    Nate D Most Honored Senior Member

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    Carl Perkins is really special. When I was a kid about 9 or 10 I was in the car with my dad and we were listening to old rock ‘n roll and “Blue Suede Shoes” by Elvis came on. I said how much I loved that song (still do!) and my dad said, “You need to listen to Carl Perkins- Elvis copied a lot of his style from Carl Perkins- he wanted to be just like him.”

    I never did research on it, but I do like Carl Perkins a lot. :)
     
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    The car wreck really sidelined Carl. That and what Carl said about Elvis. "The rest of us looked liked Mr. Ed."
     
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    Bit like Albert Lee playing his..................whatever it is!
     
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    Ernie ball music man , never have decided if I like them or not supposed to play really nice though.
     
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    What the …

    (George seemed to agree with me there…)
     
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    I sold mine recently, just too many guitars. One thing though, I'm not sure anyone has fully tapped into the unique electronic circuit and pickup functionality on these. They have a non-linear taper setup, with some funky interaction between the volume knobs that acts like a switch at some point, plus the coil taps - unusual, unique circuit. Plenty of artists have used them, but did anyone dedicate a full career to one? I think more folks played them as part of an endorsement, so I'm not sure anyone really exploited all that the pickup-circuit is capable of?
     
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    Yes. Carl was the shizz.
     
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