NBD-Foundation

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by kbaxter26, Dec 13, 2013.


  1. kbaxter26

    kbaxter26

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    Just got a 1985 Peavey Foundation. Great sounding and terrific feel. Just need to adjust relief to my liking. Need the right tool. So, now, I need to decide if it pushes my 2000 MIM Fender Jazz off to the music store.
  2. xaxxat

    xaxxat Supporting Member

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    Don't be surprised if it steals your heart...
  3. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Supporting Member

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    I think Foundations are a bit more aggressive than most Fenders and I like it that way! I hope I get another sometime.
  4. kbaxter26

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    Sorry, my phone won't send the pics. Black, rw board, drop d tuner, which I need to get rid of. The A string barely stays in the nut though.
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  6. kbaxter26

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    Stay tuned, this may turn in to a FS post.
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    As much as I need the cash I would get for my Fender, the Foundation ain't pushing it out. Foundation is reallt killer, if I was mostly playing rock. But, it just ain't doing it for the jazz and blues I like.
    Dang, I was really hoping to love the Peavey more than my Fender.
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    Don't worry, there are plenty of us Peavey lovers that will give it a good home if you decide to give it up
    ;)
  9. Staccato

    Staccato Low End Advocate Supporting Member

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    Congrats! You gotta love those Foundation SF pickups!
  10. kbaxter26

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    Super Ferrites are killer, now that I figured out the height I need them set at.
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    What size socket do I need to adjust truss?
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    Is it normal for the A string to be such a poor fit in the nut?
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    Any of you Peavey fans got a standard tuner to trade for this drop d?
  14. mech

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    The truss rod nut is a 5/16" and the Gibson socket wrench/screwdriver works well.

    Haven't had a problem with string fit in the nut slots on any of my Peavey's. Is the string too large/small? Can you post a pic?

    I'd sell the D-tuner and get another regular tuner, D-tuners aren't cheap.

    mech

    edit: Glad you have the pickup height worked out. Super Ferrites are pretty hot and don't need to be too close to the strings. I set mine like this with the string fretted at the last fret and measured from the bottom of the string. The heights need to be tweaked a bit for different brand/gauge strings.
    Bridge...1/4" bass side....3/16" treble
    Neck.....5/16" bass side...1/4" treble.

    If you do a search, you won't find any threads by people asking what pickups to use instead of Super Ferrites to get a better sound. :)
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    Unfortunately, I can't post pics from my phone. The A string was popping out of the nut, cause it was riding too high on the tuner lug.
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    Easy fix but I've installed a three string bar on mine so there are no worries.

    mech

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  17. georgestrings

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    That sounds like an issue with the way it was strung more than anything... FWIW, I really like my Foundation 5 - it's becoming one of my main players...


    - georgestrings
  18. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

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    Peaveys are killer.
  19. kbaxter26

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    This one is FOR SALE. Can email pics...$200 shipped.
  20. wild4oldcars

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    +1 on the bar string retainer. Peavey started incorporating them on the later foundations, probably due to your problem
  21. Chrome Dome

    Chrome Dome Chrome Dome Supporting Member

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    Just checking with all the comments,how well you all are digging on the Peavey Foundation,with Super Ferrite pickups. I have a Dyna Bass,with gold hardware,with Super Ferrites,1987, Candy Apple Red,just replaced the tuners,Schallers. OHSC. It is on classified for sale. With all the comments thought I would see if anyone,was interested? IMO, the Dyna Bass,is a souped up Foundation,built in 3band EQ.
    Make me an offer.
    Thanks

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