The Raptor Custom combines classic looks with spot-on tone! The Patent Pending PowerPlateTMis a new innovation from Peavey that increases sustain while virtually eliminating dead spots on the fretboard. The wider pole pieces on the pickups produce a more focused guitar tone while the vintage style steel bridge increases the amount of string energy transmitted into the body.The patent pending Peavey Powerplate is a new innovation for stringed instruments. The Powerplate is a metal plate that is embedded into the back of the headstock which increases sustain and volume. The Powerplate is mounted using the machine heads and increases the amount of string vibration energy that is projected by the instrument..