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SOLD FS: 1979 Peavey T-40 - Like New!

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Charley Umbria, Dec 5, 2013.


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  1. Charley Umbria

    Charley Umbria I'm Really a Drummer Supporting Member

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    SOLD

    $550.00 shipped CONUS. PayPal preferred. $500.00 cash price for local (one-hour drive of Nashville, TN) pickup.

    OK, so first I'll `fess up. I originally bought this instrument with the intent of using some of its parts for another project, and then selling off the rest. But, once I got the bass in my hands, and saw what kind of condition it was in, I just couldn't bear to do it!

    If you are looking for an unmolested example of an early T-40, this is your bass. Seriously. It's a lightweight, slab-bodied piece of toaster-pupped Peavey history.

    The plastic film with the control legend is still on the pickguard. The frets look almost unused (I had to play it a little bit...), and I wouldn't be surprised if it's still wearing the original strings. I haven't performed any kind of setup, or adjusted the bridge, but the bass plays beautifully. I did, however, verify that the truss rod and micro-tilt both turn. Best of all, my luggage scale says she's a svelte 10 pounds.

    All of the electronics work properly. The pots sound clean. The pickups are strong, warm, and punchy, with good top-end snarl when you want it.

    The bass is in excellent shape. There are some small, shallow dings and scratches, mostly on the back and bottom. To be honest, it looks like shop wear to me. The most noticeable marks are near the output jack (see photos below), but the imperfections are pretty hard to see due to the bass's matte/natural finish. There is a little superficial rust on some of the pickup screws and pickguard screws. There are also some small black spots on the centers of the pickup covers.

    The bass comes with what I believe to be its original yellow/green funky fur-lined hard case.

    I've posted Net-friendly pictures below, and the links will take you to darn-near-life-sized versions, which show every detail of the bass's condition.

    I'd love to keep this bass, but I've already got a wonderfully broken-in 1980 toaster, and I can't afford to keep `em both! :crying:

    Please feel free to PM with any questions.


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  2. Unchain

    Unchain I've seen footage.

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    You aren't kidding when you say "like new", damn!

    Insane condition for a 34 year old bass, this might be the mintiest T-40 in the world, haha.
     
  3. MrDOS

    MrDOS Gold Supporting Member

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    I had one from the same era - boy that brings back memories! Mine had a plastic case, but was purchased in 1980, if I recall.

    BUMP!
     
  4. JHandley

    JHandley

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    WOW! Just WOW!
    Mine also had the plastic case when I bought it new!
    Jeff
     
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  6. Pet Sounds

    Pet Sounds

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    Amazing condition. Good luck with the sale.
     
  7. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

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    I have a T-45 in this condition man I don't need this but I really want it.
     
  8. Charley Umbria

    Charley Umbria I'm Really a Drummer Supporting Member

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    Thanks for the kind words. She's a beaut, for sure. To me, this is exactly what a T-40 should look like. My keeper is a sienna-burst, but I almost like the look of the natural finish better. It's just...right.
     
  9. letsgethandsome

    letsgethandsome

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    Oh god. Must resist. Must.... Glwts. Amazing!
     
  10. tuBass

    tuBass

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    I can't believe this hasn't sold. Everybody and their dogs says they want a t40, and here a perfect example of one is, and it's brand freaking new
     
  11. My name is Mudd

    My name is Mudd

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    I'm working on it as we speak...
     
  12. Charley Umbria

    Charley Umbria I'm Really a Drummer Supporting Member

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    I'm willing to give a 4% discount if somebody's dog buys this bass. The dog will have to show up with cash, though... :D
     
  13. Engine207

    Engine207 Losing faith in humanity...one call at a time. Supporting Member

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  14. Major Softie

    Major Softie

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    Holy Crap. That thing really is like new.

    PM sent.
     
  15. Charley Umbria

    Charley Umbria I'm Really a Drummer Supporting Member

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    Oh hold, pending payment.
     
  16. Eilif

    Eilif

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    Glad someone took this home. I bought nearly that exact bass, in the same condition. with the same kind of case a few years ago. Whoever gets this is getting a beaut.

    For folks that are wondering, it is a factory correct case. They fender-style cases were used as a stopgap between two different styles of plastic cases for a while in 1979.
     
  17. Major Softie

    Major Softie

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    Wasn't me. Probably Mudd.

    With little hope, I offered a trade. Sadly, twas not to be. :crying:
     
  18. My name is Mudd

    My name is Mudd

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    Wasn't me...unfortunately.
     
  19. Charley Umbria

    Charley Umbria I'm Really a Drummer Supporting Member

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    ...and SOLD!

    I really hate to see this one go, but it'll make someone else very happy! :bassist:
     

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