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ID: 061 — Peavey Raptor PLUS Upgrade

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T3 Upgrade for your Pickups

T3 Upgrade wiring

Product Description

This White Peavey Raptor PLUS upgrade gives you 35 pickup tones.

Now you can Soup Up your guitar to get more pickup tone power and also increase your creativity and versatility with dozens of additional fresh new pickup tones.

Your stock guitar is designed to give you a modest and inadequate 5 pickup tones. Don't you think it's worth a few dollars more to get a Grand Canyon Wide range of 35 Blues, Jazz, Metal, Surf, Country — plus the dozens of new and different pickup tones your stock guitar simply cannot produce?

This EZ Install high performance upgrade gives you the ultimate in performance at the lowest cost.

Customer Comments:
"After installing this upgrade in my guitar, I stayed up all night playing it." — Alvin Sears

"I am SO pleased with the upgrade. The standard 5-way blade switch is an 8-pack of Crayolas when compared to your upgrade which is the 98-pack with built in sharpener. I now have colors I didn't even know I wanted. Do I need EACH of the additional tones? No, of course not; but there are many new tones which, now that I have heard them, I cannot live without. The next time I buy a guitar, your products will be that guitar's first upgrade!" — Branden Garner

Want MORE Versatility?

This upgrade let you do the following things:   More... >

(Things you CANNOT do on your standard Raptor PLUS!)

This upgrade also gives you those Brian May (guitarist for Queen) "red special" pickup sounds because you can instantly put any two or all three pickups into series (you cannot do this on your standard Stratocaster.)   And when you put two select pickups in series, you can turn on the remaining pickup in parallel (either in normal-phase or reverse-phase) and this is something even Brian May's red special guitar cannot do. This upgrade will give you incredible pickup tones that are so "Fat" – they're OBESE!

This EZ-Install upgrade for your guitar gives you complete and total control over your pickups.   And because you can independently control each pickup, you can turn each one on in normal-phase or reverse-phase, and you can also put them in parallel-connection or series-connection with one or more pickups. The bottom line is that you can get more pickup tones from your guitar that currently gives you only five pickup tones.

This unique upgrade also gives you the Signature Sounds of ALL guitar gods of every headliner group since the 1940s.

When used In The Studio, your AweSome upgraded guitar will have an incredible spectrum of 35, 68 or 102 unique pickup tones that are impossible to produce with a "stock" instrument.

When used On Stage, your upgraded guitar will give you incredible Signature Sounds that nobody else can easily duplicate. And over time, you can even "morph" your Signature Sounds to keep your fans interested in what you offer.

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To Install This Upgrade

  1. You connect your pickup wires to the green solderless terminal strip (see picture)
  2. You connect your output jack wires to the marked wires on this product
  3. You re-attach the upgrade and start exploring all the pickup tones now available to you.

Using The T3 Upgrade

This upgrade uses our T3-Switch.   More... >

(Identical Strat controls are used in this example)

  SW4  SW5  SW6  SW1  SW2  SW3 

How It Works

There are two "groups" of switches: (SW4, SW5, SW6)   -and-  (SW1, SW2, SW3)

The first group of switches (SW1, SW2 and SW3) are ON-OFF-ON switches used to turn an individual pickup Off and On. The middle position of each switch is Off. The down position turns the pickup On (in normal-phase) and the Up position turns the pickup on (in reverse-phase).

SW1 controls the Bridge pickup
SW2 controls the Middle pickup
SW3 controls the Neck pickup

When you use these three switches (with SW4, SW5, SW6 all in the Down position), you get 13 different pickup tones from the combinations of three pickup coils being Off or On (either in normal-phase or in reverse-phase). It is also due to the combination of the pickup coils being in a Parallel circuit.

The second group of switches (SW4, SW5 and SW6) are ON-ON switches are used to put select pickups into a Series circuit.
Two things to remember when using this second group of switches:

First, putting two or three pickups in Series circuit creates a "Compound" (i.e., Humbucker) pickup that gives you about 8 to 15 percent More output (think Heavy Metal/Jazz tone).

Second, because ALL the pickups are in a Series circuit, those pickups MUST be On (either in normal-phase or reverse-phase). Any non-Series circuit pickup can be either Off or On (either in normal-phase or reverse-phase).

Using the Second Group of Switches

Starting with switches SW4, SW5 and SW6 in the Down position;

Put switch SW4 in the Up position and the Bridge pickup and Middle pickup are in a Series circuit. You MUST turn On both the Bridge pickup and the Middle pickup using switches SW1 and SW2 (either in normal-phase or reverse-phase) to hear any sound. In this example, the Neck pickup (controlled by SW3) can be either Off or On (in normal-phase or reverse-phase).

Put switch SW5 in the Up position and the Bridge pickup and Neck pickup are in a Series circuit. You MUST turn On both the Bridge pickup and the Neck pickup using switches SW1 and SW3 (either in normal-phase or reverse-phase) to hear any sound. In this example, the Middle pickup (controlled by SW2) can be either Off or On (in normal-phase or reverse-phase).

Put switch SW6 in the Up position and the Middle pickup and Neck pickup are in a Series circuit. You MUST turn On both the Middle pickup and the Neck pickup using switches SW2 and SW3 (either in normal-phase or reverse-phase) to hear any sound. In this example, the Bridge pickup (controlled by SW1) can be either Off or On (in normal-phase or reverse-phase).

Put both switches SW4 and SW6 into the Up position and all three pickups are in a Series circuit. You MUST turn On ALL of the pickups using switches SW1, SW2 and SW3 (either in normal-phase or reverse-phase) to hear any sound. This gives you an incredible overdriven bass sound in spades. It also gives you Brian May's heavy metal tones.

You get 35 pickup tones with this upgrade.

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You can hear the difference

This page has MP3 audio clips to let you hear the result our T3-Switch upgrade offers you.

What You Get

Select one of these options.

Tools You Need

You need the following tools (not supplied with purchase).

30-Day Return Policy

We accepts all returns. You get a 30-Day Return Guarantee on all ALL your upgrade products. You can use your Upgrade for 30 days. If you don't agree this is the greatest product ever, return it for a refund — no questions asked. Buyer receives full refund in their original payment method.

Choices For You

When available, you now get product choices. Our "Custom" upgrades include a 30-day limited warranty. Our "PRO" upgrades include our professional treble bleed circuit and a 1-year limited warranty (see our website FAQ for warranty details.)

Buy This Upgrade

Because you get a 30-Day Return guarantee, you can buy this upgrade with confidence. You have nothing to lose except your lack of creativity.

Note: This Is A Special Order Item and will Take approximately two weeks to be shipped.

(ID: 061ac) Peavey Raptor PLUS HSS White Custom Upgrade,
includes: T3-Switch, VT-2 Volume-Tone control

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Shipping Details

Shipping: All products are shipped via United States Postal Service. Allow 7-10 days for delivery.
Details: Shipping generally occurs within three business days of payment.
Saturday, Sunday and postal holidays are not business days.

Other Information

Notes: Ask questions before purchasing. Purchaser assumes all risk of liability with respect to the installation and use of these products.

This switching system cannot be directly used with active (battery-powered) pickups or pizeo pickups.