Those of you who know me, or are regular readers of this blog know that nearly
all of my guitars and amps came to me by way of a pawn shop, junk shop,
dumpster, garage sale, craigslist, ebay, and so on and so forth. I feel as though, just as rescue dogs make
the best pets, rescue guitars make the best friends! The Peavey T-15 that is the topic of this
blog is typical: I found her sitting, unloved, in a dark corner of a pawnshop.
A little history: like anyone who began their musical career in the late 70’s
to early 80’s, I was an early Peavey user.
My high school band’s first PA was an XR-600B built into that ultra cool
roadcase and it fed a pair of FH-1 folded bass bins and huge SP-1 radial
horns. Our system sounded better than
almost any other local band! (Not that the Shure Vocal Masters were any real competition).
Our Bass player played a T-40 bass and I played a T-60 guitar. Perry still calls the T-40 his sole
instrument, but my T-60 is long gone. I haven’t
played one in many years, but I remember it as playing really good, sounding
great, and weighing a ton. It’s that
last factor that led to my eventually getting rid of it.
So, when I saw the little T-15 I was instantly smitten; she has the same
quality sound and feel as the T-60, but man-oh-man is she nice and light, and
she plays like butter. Folks who are
familiar with me also know that I name the guitars that I am especially fond
of, so in that tradition, I present Katie with a couple of her girl friends.
Katie is a petite little cutie with a great and varied personality. Tonally, she covers a surprisingly vast
amount of ground. I could tell you all
about her, but instead, check out this video (and the pics):
See ya all next week!