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    Default Opinions needed: Peavey Wolfgang Special Flametop

    Hi, I know a bit about Wolfgangs and have owned an EXP model for a few years. I have the opportunity to purchase an early-2000's (I think) Wolfgang with original case for a very good price.
    I know it's probably a no-brainer to buy it, but just wanted to get opinions of this range of Wolfgangs.
    This is the flat-top Flamed USA Special and appears to be in near-mint condition and everything appears original. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I currently have the guitar on hold and would sell the EXP to pull the trigger.

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    I owned a Purple Flametop that I totally regret selling . While I preferred my tobacco quilt EXP , the Flame was very nice too !
    The only thing I didn't like was the trem arm assembly on the USA ... I liked the arm screw-in mechanism better on the EXP .

    Just a personal quirk . Both guitars looked and sounded great .
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    Thanks for the info! Just wondering, is the trem arm screwed in with an allen key from the back panel? Because that's how it is on my EBMM, so I do have some experience with that..
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    Sorry man , I was jamming a bit ...

    You know how the EXP guitars have the trem arm screw into the bridge (trem arm housing) , by turning that threaded part on the bar itself ?
    My USA arm screwed right into the bridge , into what literally looked like a 'bolt' that you'd need a wrench to turn . Not an allen key , but a small little wrench .

    I believe the original Floyds had the same part . Sorry I don't have a pic for ya , but I'm sure someone else on here can help more than me ...
    Like I said though , my USA Wolf Special Flametop was gorgeous and sounded killer . Regret selling it , but was going through a move and some other stuff .
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    Default Opinions needed: Peavey Wolfgang Special Flametop

    I also had a purple flame USA special. Favorite guitar ever. Totally regret selling it. If I had a do over, wouldn't let it go for anything.

    Almost forgot. Trem arm was threaded and screwed into a "nut" mounted to the Floyd.
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    I had a tobacco-burst FT Special. I really liked that guitar, and would still have it if I didn't trade ti for an EBMM EVH. Besides the solid black Standard, it was my favorite Wolfgang that I had owned. I have found that on the Wolfgangs, I generally tend to gravitate toward the flat-top versions. I don't know if it's because it's more like the Axis/ original EVH, or if I just find it more comfortable, but I always seem to end up with a Special or an Axis in my hands.
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    Agreed ^^^ .
    I prefer the flat tops over the arch tops every time . I haven't tried the new EVH Wolfs yet , though ...
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    Thanks for all the info, guys! If I get this thing a new thread will be forthcoming!
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    Quote Originally Posted by KS 5150 View Post
    Thanks for all the info, guys! If I get this thing a new thread will be forthcoming!
    Sounds good to us !
    Good Luck with it
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