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NBD: 1982 Peavey T-40!!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by senor-penguin, Jan 22, 2013.


  1. After looking for so long, I finally found a T-40 in awesome condition for a good price, $350 for the bass + ohsc. This thing definitely lives up to it's "tank" reputation because this thing is 12.5 lbs. and feels indestructible!! It's got some battle scars on it and belt buckle rash on the back, but it is a decade older than me, so that's to be expected, and I don't mind anyway

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    Also here's a DEMO if anyone is interested!
     
  2. dbd1963

    dbd1963 Supporting Member

    May 18, 2010
    Northern Virginia
    I had one of those back in the day. I think I got mine used in 1979. But I didn't appreciate it because I was a young idiot. I wish I'd hung onto it. They are probably too heavy to gig, but the sounds you can get out of 'em..
     
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  4. TheFantod

    TheFantod #5 of the Pentaverate. Took Col. Sanders' spot. Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2009
    Eastern N.C.
    My first bass was the mighty Peavey T-40. I got it when I was 16 (1987) at a pawn shop for $70.

    I played it for over 10 years before I ever learned all basses weren't that heavy. That's why I usually chuckle when I read posts about people complaining about "heavy" basses. Every bass, that's not a T-40, is super lightweight to me! :smug:

    Welcome to the T-40 club. Now go to the gym and start hitting those trap muscles!
     
  5. ^ Yeah, after playing it for a few hours yesterday, my shoulder started to feel a little sore, but I guess I just need to man up and get in shape lol
     
  6. Webtroll

    Webtroll Rolling for initiative Supporting Member

    Apr 23, 2006
    Austin, TX
    Now your chiropractor can afford a new boat! Just kidding, grats on your new beast.
     
  7. geddeeee

    geddeeee

    Jun 30, 2006
    A true classic bass....
     
  8. Stealth

    Stealth Supporting Member

    Feb 5, 2008
    Zagreb, Croatia
    Lucky man. Congratulations.
     
  9. Solarmist

    Solarmist Supporting Member

    Jul 24, 2007
    near Mt. Rainier
    Beautiful woodgrain - I wonder what it would look like without the pickguard. Congrats!
     
  10. ^ I feel like mine has been stained or something, it seems a lot darker than other natural T-40's I've seen
     
  11. FranF

    FranF Supporting Member

    Jul 25, 2004
    Northeastern PA
    Good luck! Very pretty one too. 12.5? You lucked out. My dearly departed '79 in black was 14.2. Really.... But it played and sounded amazing. Yours will too.
     
  12. dukeorock

    dukeorock Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2011
    Nashville, TN
    Disclosures:
    Authorized greenboy designs builder
    Congrats! I have an '83 that I just love
     



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