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SOLD 1980 Peavey T-40

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Drucifer, May 27, 2019.


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  1. Drucifer

    Drucifer Not currently practicing Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 20, 2009
    Houston Heights, Texas
    Endorsements: your name could be here, Mr. Sadowsky!
    Price:
    600
    Strings:
    4
    Location:
    Texas
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    For sale is a circa-1980 Peavey T-40 in Sienna Burst, one of the rarer finishes and one I like better than the much more common natural finish. These T-40s were made in Meridian, Mississippi, USA and are very quality-consistent, well-built basses, being among the first basses ever produced by numerically controlled routing (CNC) machines. This era of the T-40 bass has two of the most desirable “toaster- style” humbucking pickups, passive electronics with three-way pickup selector, volume and tone for each pickup, coil tap and phase switch, producing a huge variety of tones. The neck is a bi-laminate maple four-bolt neck with factory 1.75” wide die-cast metal nut. The bridge is literally massive. Presently strung with new Chrome flats.

    Weight on my kitchen scale is 11 pounds 4 ounces. Serial number 00599999 (pretty cool!) dates to mid-1980. It plays and sounds great. There’s a number of very light nicks and scratches and wear on the body as you might expect on an almost forty-year old bass, the neck is clean in the playing area with a couple of tiny dings. I believe all the hardware is original, including the original hard-shell case (silver paint added by a previous owner), which is still in good shape, all latches and hinges are in good shape. The truss rod works, I added a washer to get some more range of adjustability. There is a hair-line crack at the bottom of the neck (delamination?) but doesn’t impact playability and according to my tech won’t cause any problems.

    I’m asking $600, PayPal is fine, contact me for other payment methods. Free delivery anywhere in the Houston area. Will ship to continental US FREE or to Alaska/Hawaii for actual shipping. I will ship it in the original hard-shell case. It will be wrapped in bubble wrap and packed in a new cardboard box. Will consider shipping to Canada for actual shipping, insurance and duty costs based on sales price. No International shipping, sorry.

    I bought this bass when I joined a couple of country bands, because a T-40 is the quintessential country bass, but I no longer have a need and it hasn’t been played. This vintage machine deserves to have someone who will appreciate it. I’ve been asked to reduce my stable to a “normal” number of basses, so no trades, sorry.

    Feel free to ask questions in the comments or PM me directly.
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  2. ELG60

    ELG60 Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2017
    Mid-Florida
    This shouldn't last long. GLWTS.
     
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  3. CGremlin

    CGremlin

    Nov 1, 2014
    Palm Bay, FL
    Very pretty. If I didn't already have a '78 Sienna Burst myself, I'd be jumping on it. GLWTS!
     
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  4. TimBosby

    TimBosby Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2004
    Omaha, NE, USA
    I heart this T40.
     
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  5. redstrand

    redstrand Supporting Member

    May 18, 2007
    Saint Louis, MO
    Fool For Four Strings
    Holey Moley!!!!
     
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  6. LexD

    LexD

    Aug 17, 2011
    Bay Area, CA
    Endorsing Artist: D'Ambrosio Guitars
    PM'd
     
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  7. Drucifer

    Drucifer Not currently practicing Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 20, 2009
    Houston Heights, Texas
    Endorsements: your name could be here, Mr. Sadowsky!
    On hold pending payment.
     
  8. Drucifer

    Drucifer Not currently practicing Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 20, 2009
    Houston Heights, Texas
    Endorsements: your name could be here, Mr. Sadowsky!
    And sold.
     
  9. LexD

    LexD

    Aug 17, 2011
    Bay Area, CA
    Endorsing Artist: D'Ambrosio Guitars
    Can't pass this up.
     
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  10. Drucifer

    Drucifer Not currently practicing Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 20, 2009
    Houston Heights, Texas
    Endorsements: your name could be here, Mr. Sadowsky!
    FYI, final sales price was $540, the buyer took advantage of the 10% discount offered in my signature.
     
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