For decades, lap steel guitarists have been relegated to sitting down -- often towards the cold corners of the stage, far from the limelight's reach. As an electric, strap-compatible instrument, Peavey's Powerslide lap steel guitar is a bold invitation for these players to stand up and take their rightful place at the front.
A New Side to Slide
The Powerslide's body shape may look like standard-issue equipment from the KISS Army, but its design is actually ergonomic and functional. The flat bottom means it rests comfortably on a lap or table, and its arching curves fit around you when you stand up to shred. The included Y-strap reaches up to the knob on the headstock and branches out to two knobs on the bottom, making for a balanced and stable playing experience while standing up. You can even play the Powerslide like a conventional electric -- with the guitar's back against your body -- by strapping on to the knob at the guitar's shoulder.
Sounds for all Shades of Blue and Beyond
Though equipped with just one pickup, the Powerslide can produce a variety of tones. The unique partially covered, dual-coil ceramic humbucker is adjustable via the master volume and tone/coil control. With the tone/coil knob, you can not only roll off treble frequencies, but dial in sounds between single-coil twang and full-bodied humbucker girth. The Powerslide excels at both tender country ballads and roots-rock roar, depending on how much gain you choose to dial in.
Friend to all Slide Players
Those used to traditional lap steel guitars will find that the Powerslide feels perfectly familiar. It's got the same high action and wide fretboard they are accustomed to. Those who choose to play standing up will appreciate the Powerslide's light basswood body and the contour on the neck's treble side. The fretboard features a painted design mapped out in octaves that will help guitarists stay on target even on dimly lit stages.
- Lap steel guitar designed to be played sitting or standing
- Basswood body
- Set neck with contour
- 27-fret fretboard with printed graphics
- Partially covered, dual coil ceramic humbucker pickup
- Master volume and tone/coil control knobs
- Four strap knobs for multiple playing style options
- Chrome hardware
- Includes Y-strap, steel slide, and gig bag
Stand up and be counted when you play the Peavey Powerslide.
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- Neck Material:
- Neck Type:
Neck Through construction
- Hardware Color:
- Body Wood:
25 inch scale length, 2 Octave fingerboard graphic
27, printed graphic
Magnet loaded, variable coil mode
Hi output Tappable Humbucking, dual coil
- Magnet Type:
Ceramic 5 bar
Dual Coil, extended magnetic window, 14 DC output. Peavey's versatile rotary tone/coil cut tone pot with treble bleed circuit allows clarity in both single coil and humbucking modes. Fully shielded 4 conductor cable and chrome plated "exposed coil" cover affords quiet operation and allows maximum adjustability.
- Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
- Shipping Weight: 12 lbs
- Shipping Weight: 10 lbs
- Shipping Weight: 12 lbs
If you have additional warranty questions,
please contact the manufacturer at 877-732-8391
It's not a lap steel, not a dobro, and it's not a conventional steel guitar. The Peavey Power Slide guitar is in response to the 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 players body allowing unhampered access to the playing surface. The unique four point suspension and the special Y strap enable the Power Slide to be played either horizontally or vertically (and almost anywhere in between).
The specially designed pickup makes available an extremely wide range of tones, which are augmented by Peavey's patented tone/mode control to allow the player to adjust from single-coil operation continuously to dual-coil, hum-canceling mode, with high-end rolloff at the extreme counterclockwise setting.
- Revolutionary next generation slide instrument, ergonomically designed for maximum playability
- Patent pending multi-point 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
- .013 - .053 nickel wound strings
- Specially designed Y strap included
- Steel slide included
- Specially designed padded bag included