The orange quilt Peavey Generations EXP is still my main axe but I like like the wider neck on the Tele for some things and the fact that I don't have to change batteries. The string height on the Peavey is set at .046" at the 12th fret and I put the Teles at .058" on all strings. Some of this is due to the lighter gauge strings I use on the Tele.
Peavey guitar: D'Addario EXL110-3D (.010 .013 .017 .026 .036 .046)
Fender guitars: D'Addario EXL120-3D (.009 .011 .016 .024 .032 .042)
For the neck trussrod adjustment I finger the high and low E strings at the 1st and 14th fret and check the gap at the 6th fret. The tele gap is about .010" and the Peavey gap is zero (I get away with it on the Peavey somehow and man does it have super low action). I use the Peterson Stroboflip tuner (see here and here ) to set the intonation by making the 12th fret harmonic and the 12 fret fingered note equal.
I will post some sound samples of the B/G bender later this year when things slow down around this place. Also hope to add the mounting progress photos of the Hipshot when I get around to mounting it. See below for some pics of the Fenders and the as yet unmounted Hipshot. One of the pics below shows the installation instructions if you want more detail.
Go to the MSA/ Fender Steel King page and listen to some songs there if you want to hear the guitars in action.
|Tab played by Richard Mitchum||Tab as part of song played by Richard|