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1995 Peavey Fury mods

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by mike77rios, Dec 26, 2013.

  1. mike77rios

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    I'm a old time fan of Peavey basses. I owned the first production black T40. It got stolen back in 1985. A few months ago, I scored a well preserved 1995 US made Fury. White with white pick guard. Bleh, nothing special. So I called Peavey and ordered a factory stick black pickguard. I figured since I was going to remove the pickguard I may as well replace the electronics with CTS pots and a Sprague orange cap. All can can say is WOW!!! What a difference!!! It greatly improved the tone! So a couple of weeks ago, I thought that maybe a massive bridge would also improve the tone and thought about a BadAss bridge but couldn't find one. I live a few miles away from Carvin. So I checked there site and found a great bridge for $47 I went up there and bought it. Brought it home and installed it. After setting intonation and string height I plugged it into my Ampeg two ten and DAMN!!!! This thing is now a total tone monster and has become my main bass!! ImageUploadedByTalkBass1388085777.018052.jpg ImageUploadedByTalkBass1388085795.097621.jpg
  2. mike77rios

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    What a difference a bridge makes!
  3. smcd

    smcd Supporting Member

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    Looks fantastic.


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  4. WoodyG3

    WoodyG3 Supporting Member

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    Looks great. What kind of difference did you notice with the new bridge?
  5. mike77rios

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    Improved sustain. Solid punch. Yesterday I put Rotosound SH77's monel flat wounds on it and it now has a piano like quality to the tone. The flat wounds are a bit stiffer than the Rotosound Swing bass 66, but im ok with that for now, we'll see how it goes at tomorrow nights show.
  6. Gundecker

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    Did the Carvin bridge require extra holes? Looks classy!
  7. smcd

    smcd Supporting Member

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    I was wondering that myself. I have a Fury that I'd consider throwing that bridge on, provided it was a direct fit.
  8. RED J

    RED J Half Hip, Half Hick Supporting Member

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    Hmm, I have one just like it I put a Bart 8s in and wow. I have a new set of wiring components just as you put in sitting here. Might give it a shot, can't lose anything.
  9. wild4oldcars

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    wow that looks great. reminds me of the squier matt freeman, but i bet the fury plays better for days :)
  10. landau roof

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    Pretty obvious that it's not drop-in.

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  11. smcd

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    LOL! I should have looked a little closer!
  12. coreyw666

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    Anyone know what bridge would be a drop in for the fury? I have a 1983 slanted p/u mode.
  13. Gintaras

    Gintaras Supporting Member

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    A few months ago I bought a beatup 92 Fury. Replaced pots and shielded. Added Badass bridge and replaced pickup with a Bill Lawrence P46. For strings I installed Chrome Lights. This sits proudly along more expensive basses and usually is the first one I pick up.

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