NBD: PAWN SHOP PRIZE - USA PEAVEY

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Dark Horse, Mar 15, 2014.


  1. Dark Horse

    Dark Horse Supporting Member

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    Found this USA made Peavey Foundation in a pawn shop. I don't need it, but couldn't bear to leave it in the store. Might keep it, might not ...I'll decide after this weekends gigs I guess.... but for the $120 I paid (with hardshell case !) , I figured I couldn't possibly go wrong ! :)



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  2. Evil Undead

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  3. OldDirtyBassist

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    I played a Foundation years ago that was exactly like that, but with the maple fingerboard defretted. Sweetest fretless sound ever...
     
  4. CBNJ

    CBNJ Sorry brother.

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    Nice! I got a Foundation from a pawn shop that was in really rough shape for $40.
     
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    mapleglo Gold Supporting Member

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    Great find! I really like that headstock design.
     
  7. Dr. Cheese

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    I much prefer the Super Ferrite Foundations when it comes to fours, but those pickups sound good on a five. They sound like a Cirrus with a lot less oomph since the bass is passive.
     
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  9. Dark Horse

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    Looks like she's gonna stay for a bit.... sounds great, plays great...super comfortable. I played her on a few gigs this weekend and was VERY happy.
     
  10. wild4oldcars

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    Prize indeed, congrats. I wish my pawn shops had good basses like that :meh:
     
  11. Teacher

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    Nice! And I thought mine was a good deal at $179 with case!
     
  12. Dark Horse

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    it was !!!! :)

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  13. smcd

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    120 clams is a score. Well done!
     
  14. PunkKitty

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    Awesome! At that price you'll even make a few dollars if you decide to sell it.
     
  15. Basshappi

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    Excellent, congrats!
     
  16. eldoryder

    eldoryder I just LOVE me some Vintage Peaveys! Supporting Member

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    Play it like ya STOLE it! (at that price, you pretty much DID!)


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  17. Dark Horse

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    Ha ! True enough ! :)
     
  18. Dark Horse

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    I'm thinking about making a custom pickguard for it ....something to break up the vast expanse of "black".....

    Hmmm......
     
  19. Dark Horse

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    Thanks fellas ...definitely digging it. Funny, because I've had a bunch of old Peaveys at various times in my life, including Foundations ....and even worked at a dealer SELLING these for almost 5 years... but they just didn't "click" for me at those times. Sure, I felt confident about the quality.... but it wasn't till right here and now that I truly took to one. Funny how tastes and needs change over time...
     
  20. bassmanrocke

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    I love my VFL style foundations, infact, I think my main player was made from a body I bought from the OP a couple years back.
     

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  21. eldoryder

    eldoryder I just LOVE me some Vintage Peaveys! Supporting Member

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    Howzabout something like THIS?>>>>>>>>>>>

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    THAT ought to "break up the plain of black"!! Since I already own a T40 in "natural" finish, I've always thought that if I ever stumbled across one in BLACK, I'd probably go this way with the pickguard.


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