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Title: rockstar_not: photos of '85 Peavey Milestone?
Post by: Mikeymac on June 17, 2010, 04:28:44 PM
Hey, rockstar_not,

I just read your latest post and clicked on your link to your photos and stuff out of curiosity. I haven't had a chance to listen to your music yet, but I will!

Do you have any photos of your old Peavey Milestone?

I had one, either an '85 or '86; mine was a lefty, which means it was also black (only color available for southpaws). I sold it a looooong time ago and have regretted that...but a few years ago I was able to purchase a lefty Milestone neck and body from Chip Todd (who worked at Peavey for years and designed the original T-60 guitars and T-40 basses). He said he'd been to Meridian, and Hartley had let him go through some parts bins and take what he wanted; they were part of his stash!  Someday I'll get it put together, though it won't be all original, but I DO have some T-60 pickups to put in it (and the pots and wiring as well).

Check out my blog spot sometime (link at bottom); sounds like we're on the same page on some things...


Title: Re: rockstar_not: photos of '85 Peavey Milestone?
Post by: rockstar_not on June 18, 2010, 05:41:14 AM
I don't have any photos of this guitar - however if it's interesting to you, I can take some and post them to my imageshack.us account for your viewing pleasure.  Mine is a sunburst right-handed model.  The saddles in the bridge are out of my MIM Fat Strat, because I swapped out the original Peavey saddles for Graphtec saddles many moons ago after much string breakage!

Then when I got my strat, I 'repurposed' the graphtec saddles to the strat and put the original Peavey saddles back in the Milestone. 

Scratch the original comment - I decided to take some snapshots of the axe and put them up for your enjoyment.  Click to see full size images.

(http://img175.imageshack.us/img175/224/2010racheltriptoil033.th.jpg) (http://img175.imageshack.us/i/2010racheltriptoil033.jpg/)

(http://img535.imageshack.us/img535/8800/2010racheltriptoil034.th.jpg) (http://img535.imageshack.us/i/2010racheltriptoil034.jpg/)

(http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/4830/2010racheltriptoil035.th.jpg) (http://img99.imageshack.us/i/2010racheltriptoil035.jpg/)

Note that this was before all of the Milestones seemed to go single coil/strat like.  This is kind of like the bridge between T-60 and the later Milestones.






Title: Re: rockstar_not: photos of '85 Peavey Milestone?
Post by: Mikeymac on June 18, 2010, 10:14:58 PM
Thanks for taking time to share those pics.

The Milestone's electronics were like the T-60's; with the tone control all the way up, the pickup was in single coil; rolling it back to around 7 put it into full humbucker and rolling down from there rolled highs off. 24.75 scale length, and as I recall on mine, a nice fast neck that was easy to play.



Title: Re: rockstar_not: photos of '85 Peavey Milestone?
Post by: rockstar_not on June 19, 2010, 03:20:39 PM
Yes, I still have the manual for this guitar - and that is how the tone controls work.  I plan to give this guitar some love - stopped on my way home and bought a new set of Graph-tech saddles for it and some new strings.  I'll be putting them on probably tomorrow evening, setting intonation, etc. after a good fretboard cleaning and oiling.

-Scott