Summer NAMM: Peavey Intros Zodiac David Ellefson Bass Guitar

Zodiac David Ellefson Bass GuitarAUSTIN, Texas (Summer 2006 NAMM exhibit #1746) — Peavey proudly introduces the Zodiac DE Scorpio, the first signature-model bass guitar in the Zodiac Series. Designed with veteran metal bassist David Ellefson, the Peavey Zodiac DE Scorpio bass guitar is a solid rock bass featuring both J-style and P-style pickups.'I wanted to create a bass that incorporates the best sound qualities of a traditional instrument but also has cutting-edge features designed for modern players,' said Ellefson. 'My technique and playing style have always demanded more from a bass guitar to really capture the power and depth of my music. The Zodiac DE brings those elements together in one powerhouse instrument.'In the celebrated Peavey tradition, Zodiac basses combine sought-after features with the road-worthy durability required by serious rock players. Like other basses in the Zodiac Series, the David Ellefson signature model—named Scorpio after Ellefson's sign in the astrological zodiac—is built using a solid alder body with sculpted front and back contours and equipped with an articulating bridge with machined saddles. The Scorpio is also outfitted to his specs, including custom Seymour Duncan pickups, a gloss-black finish and a mirrored pickguard. 'Rock n' roll is about constant reinvention and taking things to new extremes, and the Zodiac DE reflects my passion for that lifestyle,' added Ellefson. 'I like the bass to be heard as well as felt through the music, and after all, what good is a fancy bass if you can't hear it?'Zodiac DE Scorpio basses feature one P-style and one J-style pickup, with two master volume controls and one master tone control for shaping the Zodiac sound. Other features include an 8' radius maple neck so players can work into the 21-fret rosewood fingerboard in comfort, plus all-chrome hardware; butterfly tuners; and a Switchcraft jack.The Peavey Zodiac DE Scorpio bass guitar will be available from authorized Peavey retailers in Q3 2006.Features· 34' scale· 21 frets· Black finish with chrome-plated pickguard· 8' radius maple neck with rosewood fingerboard· Solid alder body with sculpted front and back contours · Steel bridge with machined steel saddles · 1 ½' nut width · All chrome-plated hardware · One Seymour Duncan Quarter-Pound P-style pickup· One Seymour Duncan Quarter-Pound J-style pickup· Passive electronics · Two master volume controls and one master tone control · Switchcraft jack· Butterfly tuning pegs