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NBD: PAWN SHOP PRIZE - USA PEAVEY

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


  1. Dark Horse

    Dark Horse

    Jul 31, 2008
    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

    Evil Undead

    Oct 31, 2009
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  4. OldDirtyBassist

    OldDirtyBassist

    Mar 13, 2014
    I played a Foundation years ago that was exactly like that, but with the maple fingerboard defretted. Sweetest fretless sound ever...
     
  5. CBNJ

    CBNJ Sorry brother.

    Feb 13, 2009
    New Jersey
    Nice! I got a Foundation from a pawn shop that was in really rough shape for $40.
     
  6. mapleglo

    mapleglo Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2013
    phoenix, az
    Great find! I really like that headstock design.
     
  7. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    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.
     
  8. Papersen

    Papersen Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2002
  9. Dark Horse

    Dark Horse

    Jul 31, 2008
    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

    wild4oldcars

    Jan 22, 2012
    Garner, NC
    Prize indeed, congrats. I wish my pawn shops had good basses like that :meh:
     
  11. Teacher

    Teacher

    May 3, 2012
    Nice! And I thought mine was a good deal at $179 with case!
     
  12. Dark Horse

    Dark Horse

    Jul 31, 2008
    it was !!!! :)

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  13. smcd

    smcd

    Jun 28, 2009
    Boston, MA
    120 clams is a score. Well done!
     
  14. PunkKitty

    PunkKitty Supporting Member

    Feb 2, 2014
    Awesome! At that price you'll even make a few dollars if you decide to sell it.
     
  15. Basshappi

    Basshappi

    Feb 12, 2007
    Tucson,AZ
    Excellent, congrats!
     
  16. eldoryder

    eldoryder I just LOVE me some Vintage Peaveys! Supporting Member

    Jun 27, 2011
    Nacogdoches, TX
    Play it like ya STOLE it! (at that price, you pretty much DID!)


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  17. Dark Horse

    Dark Horse

    Jul 31, 2008

    Ha ! True enough ! :)
     
  18. Dark Horse

    Dark Horse

    Jul 31, 2008
    I'm thinking about making a custom pickguard for it ....something to break up the vast expanse of "black".....

    Hmmm......
     
  19. Dark Horse

    Dark Horse

    Jul 31, 2008
    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

    bassmanrocke Supporting Member

    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

    Jun 27, 2011
    Nacogdoches, TX

    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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