Another thread got me thinking about an old bass rig I still own, or at least claim to. I know the rules, no pics, it aint true.
I have posted pictures of my '75 p-bass before, but never one of the entire rig I still own.
Pulling all this out of the closet has been eye opening. It's made me remember a few things I forgot and has corrected my memory on a few things as well.
I used this rig until '89. That's when I finally started updating my bass and gear. Starting with a black Power Jazz Special.......wish I still had that one.
During those years I played anywhere from 2 to 5 nights a week with very seldom a weekend off. I did have one period of 6 months during that time that I didn't play due to personal reasons. So this rig saw alot of use.
The Peavey Mark III Head (Not Mark IV) has a date of 1979 on the front and Jan 1980 on the back, so it's NOT my original bass head like I thought. I remember now about the original head I purchased breaking down after a few years. I now believe I purchased this head in '81 or most likely '82. Currently this amp is in need of repair. It has a loud squeal when turned on.
The Peavey 2x15 cabinet I purchased the same time as my p-bass, '79. It did not have Black widows originally. I did blow whichever ones came with it and replaced them (don't remember the brand) in '86. One of these days I'll pull them to see. This cabinet still sounds great. I have recently hooked it up to my current rig, Hartke HA5500 head and 4x10 HyDrive cabinet. Man what a sound!
The P-bass is a '75 according to a serial number check on Fender's web site. I understand that if I take a look at the pots it could possibly be a '76. Something I need to do someday. I did purchase it in 1979 (Not '78) along with the strap, no brand marking on the strap. It looked brand new at the time, not a scratch on it. I was told it was a repo. I did replace the pups around '84/'85 (Not '79 or '80) with Dimarzio's. The bass is still in good playing condition.
It is the original case in the picture.
So if you have read my post before and you notice the details in this post differ.....sorry....just bad memory. I'm pretty confident I have things straight now. PLEASE
....if you still own your original guitar/rig or have owned one for a long time.....share your story and pics. I really enjoy reading about fellow forum members gear and the stories behind it.
Of course I hope everyone feels free to make any comments, tell a story.