MATRIXSYNTH: Peavey Midi Bass Guitar

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Peavey Midi Bass Guitar

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"This is a very hard-to-find midi bass from Peavey. Excellent condition cosmetically and functionally. Use this as a standard bass guitar and/or to control any electronic midi instrument (synth, drum machine, sampler, etc).... Knobs on the body control bass tone, bass level, volume of midi instrument, and master volume. Control a huge array of settings and parameters easily using the toggle switch on the body in conjunction with LED readout (visible in the pics on the top of the body) and fretted notes. For instance you can set it up to play a piano sound on the 'G' string, a full drum kit on the 'D' string, a guitar lead on the 'A' string, and a horn on the 'E' string, plus bring in the sound of the bass whenever you want - all right from the guitar itself! Then instantly change the configuration for the next song by fretting a note (each note location on the fretboard has a different predesignated function for midi purposes) while toggling the data switch once. Also setup the sensitivity of the midi triggering for each individual string, playing style (finger or pick), and a lot of other customizable parameters - all from the bass. This is a bass guitar and so very much more . . . Midi bass systems vary in ability to 'track' played notes (translate normal playing to midi notes) and this one does this extremely well. It also tracks bends and slides! It has a normal 1/4 inch out jack in addition to a proprietary cable to carry the midi information to the included 1 unit rackmount midi converter. The commonly available guitar and midi cords aren't part of this auction but the Peavey cable, user manual, and power adapter for converter are included, as is a mint SKB guitar case."


  1. This thing should be pretty good. The neck triggering concept was designed by the same Australian guy that designed the Peavey Paradox (I want one of those).


  2. why is this not a common technology?

  3. Is the controller and manual still available for sale?

  4. Is the controller and manual still for sale?


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