Your Favorite 80's/90's Shredders and Super Strats

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  1. olejason

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    For me it is the Peavey Tracer. It came in a bunch of variations with paint ranging from mundane to neon splatter. What are some of your favorites?

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    Of course I don't have a picture, and I have never been able to find one on the internet, but it was a bc rich ST-iii or gunslinger in HSS with a red metallic finish. The fretboard was rosewood with dots. The kicker is it had a non-reversed headstock almost like a Jackson, not like the normal BC Rich headstock with the augmented point. My local shop had it for years and then one day it was gone. I used to play it once or twice a week. Been dead on the inside ever since.
     
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    Damn! I'm getting the popcorn in for this thread!!!
     
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    Wasn't there a a Peavey that had some kinda cutout things on the sides of it? I always thought those looked cool, but I can't remember what it is.


    My 80s shredders (I guess the Strat counts, it's a Dave Murray sig. :shrug:)

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    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    Vandenberg?

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    Ya, that's it. I just don't remember the bottom looking so smashed.
     
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    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    There have been a few variations over the decades.
     
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    Crash Dandicoot » Supra-ise!

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    A Nightswan in Holoflash, an old M1 in Gobstopper and my personal favorite Universe, the UV777. Brandon Ellis's collection should be up everybody's alley in regards to this topic - his stable is 80s as hell and it's great.

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    Circa 1995 when I had just started to play these things littered the pawn shops. I really wish I wasnt 11 and had bought all them whacky super strats up. I specifically remember a pawn shop that had a pink Vandeberg, the store next to it had a crackle Charvel, and also a polka dot nightswan. If only I knew what treasures they were.
     
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    Nowadays you pay $600 for an import Charvel and you have to rebuild the Floyd and fix the rats nest of wiring.

    I didn't start playing til the early 2000s, but even before I started I would look through my dad's old guitar catalogs, and after I got done drooling over Black Beauties, i'd look at all the other guitars. The one's I remember being cool, where the Vandenberg and this other pointy looking Strat with a handle thing on it.

    I've put a lot of thought into getting a JEM, but I'm just not an Ibanez guy.
     
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    Don't get me started :lol:
     
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    Kiko Loureiro's Tagima

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    What's there to start? This wasn't really much of a time for Peavey. They kinda sat out the whole shredder thing.
























































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    Phil Collen's original PC-1 Prototype with 29 frets. Can't find any picts of it though. Strange looking but still pretty cool. Later models with 24 frest were nice too but different. I think this one might have had the back carved/curved to fit the hip somehow if I remember right.
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    USMarine75 Stairway to Heaven blows Contributor

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    Let's see... for super-strat Peavey shredders I have: (these are all mine, but two I had to use stock photos because I didn't have them in my Reverb purchases lol)

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    Peavey Tracer
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    Peavey Horizon:
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    Peavey Impact Milano
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    Peavey Impact Unity Koa (72 supposedly made, only 12 left known to exist)
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    * I included some shreddy T-style guitars as well, just because! :lol:

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  18. olejason

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    That Koa Unity looks incredible. I've always been a big fan of the bass version which is still somewhat common and affordable, I didn't realize they ever made guitars.
     
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    It was as high end a guitar as Peavey could make. Neckthru, all koa, Kahler 2710, ebony fretboard.

    Im going to have to buy one of the basses if they’re half as good as the guitar.
     
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    Always loved the Charvel 750XL's

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