Just landed my FIRST Foundation! What a story this one has...GOOD & BAD.... THE GOOD:
FUNNY STORY....strange how fate works...
We were out running around all day helping out a family friend with some things she needed to attend to.
I was going to stop and get some picks in at the Guitar Center but after all the running, I asked the Mrs. to drop me off home so I could get a few things done at home while she could continue her running with her friend and go grab lunch locally.
I asked my wife to stop at the ONLY music store we have in town....I HATE the place. They almost NEVER have ANYTHING worth buying. I can't even get a decent set of bass strings in the place. From the looks of the place, I could never understand how they didn't go out of business. I consider myself LUCKY if I can find a decent strap in the store. I HOPED at least they would have some FENDER Heavy & MED picks.
My wife calls me from the store and said the store is UP FOR SALE, and everything is 40% off. She said they don't have many basses in the place, but they do have an old beat up Peavey, would it happen to be the one I've been looking for????
FIRSTLY, I was in SHOCK that she even asked me if I wanted another bass, Second...the the worst guitar store in the world might actually have SOMETHING I might want. She tells me "It says PEAVEY FOUNDATION on the headstock. It's white, pretty beat up, chips, rust, sticker glue.....but it has a CLEARANCE STICKER on it. No case, $150.00". I said offer the guy $100.00 for it...she brought it home WITH THE PICKS for a total of $120.00.
Well, my wife arrived home with my treasure! The neck has a HUGE curve in it, I was HOPING I could adjust it out. I don't even know if the electronics work yet. The guy told my wife it just came in as a trade.
I'm STILL shaking my head in disbelief.
I took out my trusty truss rod tool, removed the TRC, put it on and as I JUST STARTED to turn it....CRACK! the fingerboard separated from the neck! The nut appeared to have never even been turned, there wasn't even a thread visible from the top of the nut....A clean break up to the 2nd fret.
I'm going to try to reset it, but IF IT FAILS, anyone out there have a spare Foundation 4 neck?
It appears to be a early 90's from the look of it....I'll take some pictures of it today and get them posted. It is / was white fadded to cream with a Rosewood neck.