Peavey Power Slide Wins Guitar Player Editors' Pick Award

April 20, 2011

The editors of Guitar Player magazine have honored the Peavey® Power Slide™, a next-generation slide guitar instrument ergonomically designed for maximum playability, with its prestigious Editors’ Pick Award.

The eye-catching Peavey Power Slide is a reimagining of the lap steel and slide guitar concepts, combining elements of both in a patent-pending design exclusively from Peavey. Unconventional and revolutionary, the Power Slide can be played from a seated position like a lap steel, while standing like a traditional guitar, or even horizontally while standing with its unique three-point suspension and special "Y" strap. This radical design provides unprecedented neck access in the horizontal playing position.

“What you can’t do with most lap-steels is walk around on stage with them,” writes Matt Blackett in the May 2011 issue of Guitar Player. “With [Peavey’s] proprietary strap, the Power Slide becomes a cool live tool. It balances well and the design keeps most of the playing surface to the left, where you need it. To cut to the chase, this thing is a blast to play and it sounds great.

The Power Slide features a unique, magnet-loaded pickup with Peavey’s patented, variable coil mode control that continuously shifts the pickup from dual-coil to single-coil as you rotate the mode control. The effect, pioneered on the groundbreaking Peavey T-60™ electric guitar in the 1970s, is a proprietary Peavey circuit that gives players incredible control over their tone. With its six-string configuration, the Power Slide also provides an instantly familiar platform for guitarists to begin playing lap-style slide guitar in any tuning.

“The pickup has a great blend of throaty power and jangly definition,” writes Blackett. “Between the volume knob and this coil-cut feature, I could easily get a big range of tones.”

Continued Blackett, “In the recording studio, it’s hard to describe how much vibe this instrument brings to a song. Spooky glisses, delay-soaked ascensions, trippy vibrated chords—it’s hard not to use it on every track.”

The Peavey Power Slide ships with Peavey’s specially designed “Y” strap and a padded gig bag, and is available now from authorized Peavey retailers ($399.99 U.S. MSRP).

Watch a demo of the Peavey Power Slide here.

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