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U.S. Peavey Club Part 6

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by smperry, Jan 25, 2013.

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  1. smperry

    smperry Moderator Supporting Member

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    NicJimBass The Kirk Hammett of bass guitar! Supporting Member

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    No dream. This one, got it from the original owner a couple years ago in dead mint condition.

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  5. Scott in Dallas

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    That was the way I remembered it. Painted basses had fabric cases, and natural basses had foam lined cases. Obviously Peavey had the same issue I did.
  6. Templar

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    Don't know about that. Got a half dozen painted Foundations here, only one of them came in a felt-lined coffin case, the other five are in foamed coffins.

    I think Peavey did some mixing 'n matching of features back then, including cases. (not to mention substitutions by dealers)
  7. Basstovsky

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    In, older pic of the Patriot
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    Because since then I have upgraded the bridge (I just really dislike barrel-style saddles, and this one was affordable, and is EXCELLENT) which was more or less a drop-in replacement, no holes drilled and completely reversible if I ever for some insane reason decide to sell this delightful bass. Works great for C# tuning.
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    As I stated in the previous thread, this bass came with the foam-lined case, in which I replaced the garbage black foam with eggshell foam.
  8. Scott in Dallas

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    Weird. I'm 100 percent sure that the stock foam in the stock case melted the finish on my stock bass, so I should just reiterate the point that you guys should be careful. Replacing the foam like Basstovsky did would be a great idea.

    I'm sure it sounds like I'm being combative, and I don't mean to be, I simply don't want anyone to have to deal with the feeling of seeing their perfect bass gooped up.

    That was not a good day. :)
  9. Basstovsky

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    I received that warning when folks said I was lucky to get the felt case, so I was prepared when I got the Patriot to preemptively clear out the foam. Were it not for this club, my Patriot may have been gooped :D
  10. Templar

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    No doubt it did, that black foam crap is horrid.
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    Really nice but at that price not for me
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    Picked up this Black fretless Foundation from fellow TB'er Invalidprotocol. It is happy its new home next to its older brother:
    I have been wanting a fretless for a long time and am glad I pulled the trigger, I couldn't be happier with it.

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    The doorbell rings and it's the UPS guy walking away after leaving a guitar box.

    I don't remember purchasing anything too recently, so I am wondering what the hell I've done. I open it up and in a case is a 1983 slanted SF Fury in Metallic Blue.

    Turns out that my 'lil brother is in Austin, TX and saw this in a Pawn Shop - got a good deal and shipped it up here to NC.
    I have a 89 Split-P Fury, but always kinda wanted one of these.

    Upon initial inspection, the bridge isn't mounted straight - not even close. The neck is good and straight and the the truss rod turns smoothly. It also sounds great. Neat to have T-40 type knobs on a Fury.

    Took the bridge off to discover that the bridge had been moved/re-aligned before. There was an attempt at filling the original holes and then somehow, they misaligned the bridge again. I filled all the holes and marked up the centerlines of the bridge and the body and marked off 34" where the saddles will fall before intonation.

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    After the filler hardens, I'll re-drill and mount the bridge - it should be as good as new by tomorrow.

    All this gave me a chance to clean the Fretboard and take some #0000 to the frets - they look new and feel great.

    I'll post a few pics after I get it all buttoned up.

    It's cool to have a caring bunch of friends and brothers - seems like they're always looking out for me.
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    Nice Fury, I always wanted one of those. Sounds like your brother is a keeper too!
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    Great color, looks to be in nice shape too.

    'Grats.
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    Well, it took a little bit of work, but here it is:
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    Bridge is on straight, but I had to shim (Billy Martin baseball card) the neck pocket to get the action better - the Micro Tilt helps a lot - a newish set of strings, a truss rod adjustment, intonation set, and I've now got a great playing '83 Fury.
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    Great looking bass. I don't have one but always liked them. They never seem to turn up in my area and I really don't like the idea of buying an instrument online without being able to play it.

    Ditto on your brother being a keeper, too.

    mech

    edit: I used to have a 1967 Pontiac GTO that was that color.
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    Did anybody here snag the Palaedium on the GC used site? It was there yesterday, and I should've snagged it... $119, IIRC.
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