I've been wanting a T-40 for a long time. That GAS pain has been relieved today. Purchased from a nice fellow here on TB, shipped it to me to try before I buy. Well, it's not going back! I love everything about this bass. Peavey fans know all too well that this is one of the most versatile basses ever made. The ability to play both pickups in single coil or humbucking mode, and a series/parallel switch gives you all the tone variety you could ever need. Easily nails classic P and J tones, does a respectable job of conjuring Ric and Stingray sounds, and even that Gibson 'Mudbucker' tone. These basses are said to be pretty heavy; yes, they are. But that lends to the tone, and my Neotech Megabass strap makes it very tolerable.
The dark sunburst just looks so classy, and the dark rosewood board compliments that look. All this vintage Peavey goodness and the original case, I'm a happy guy!!!
Gallien-Krueger Club #742, U.S. Peavey Club #289, "Official" Carvin Club #306, Team Trace Elliot #230
Endorsing Artist Cataldo Basses and manufacturer of the Badbird Bridge
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Rochester NY USA
Back in the day I worked at the House Of Guitars in Rochester NY. I was there when the first T40s arrived in the late 70's. I bought one of the first ones at the store, $225.00 with hsc. Compared to Fenders of the day the QC was so much higher it was scary. I foolishly sold it a few years later but I am happy to say that I love my black and maple I bought about 5 years ago.
Scott Dasson maker of the Badbird Bridge. The direct replacement bridge for vintage Gibson Thunderbirds. "Intonation without modification"
Glad you like it Scott - I'll miss it. Just tinkering with the tone controls was hours of endless fun. I am really thrilled that it's going to someone who appreciates the T-40 and not some random dude on CL.
Ironically enough, I bought my '90 Fury from Scott (godofthunder59, above) a few years back. I can't see that one going anywhere.
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U.S. Peavey Club #191, Mediocre Bassists Club #757
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