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CL deal on peavey foundation 4 string?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by brumshine, Mar 15, 2013.

  1. brumshine


    Apr 27, 2012
  2. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Yes US Peaveys are great.
  3. brumshine


    Apr 27, 2012
    great. It looks cherry, I'm going to have to jump on it.

  4. Just make sure the truss rod will adjust the neck. Many of these need washers added to the truss nut.
  5. RxFunk


    Dec 2, 2012
    Don't they also require the Gibson style truss wrench(5/16)?
  6. NicJimBass

    NicJimBass Flossin'? I thought your name was Munson!

    Nov 22, 2004
    Lancaster, OH
    64 Audio · DR Strings · Source Audio · Hipshot
    The Foundie 5 I owned last year, which was about the same age as the one in the ad, simply needed an allen wrnech/ hex key to adjust the truss rod.

    To the OP- do it. Great bass, made in the US, sounds like a great jazz bass!
  7. elgecko


    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
    If I remember correctly, that's about what I paid for a new Foundation in the early 90s. You'd think the price would have come down a little bit.
  8. Yes they do.
  9. Arial Bender

    Arial Bender

    Oct 28, 2012
    Largo Fla.
    I own 2 earlier Foundations the most expensive one cost 110.00.
  10. etoncrow

    etoncrow (aka Greg Harman, the curmudgeon with a conundrum)

    The price went down proportionately to inflation going up.
  11. spufman


    Feb 7, 2005
    Central CT
    Most older Peavey instruments go for dirt cheap, so much so that even $175 seems top end! But you'd be hard pressed to find another instrument of this caliber for anywhere near $175.
  12. Great bass, got one (Foundation S) for $210.00 at GC a few years ago. Even though I paid a higher price than most for mine, I feel the instrument itself warrants a much higher value.
  13. elgecko


    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
    Except that my Dyna Bass which I bought new for $600ish are going for $300-$400 these days.
  14. fenderhutz

    fenderhutz Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2007
    Harpers Ferry WV
  15. smcd


    Jun 28, 2009
    Boston, MA
    The street price for a new Foundation was over $400 in the early 90's. If you got a new Foundation for $175, then some retailer made a big mistake
  16. OP- I have two just like this foundation. My favorite bass bar none. They are ridiculously flexible. Like a jazz, but better. Many Peavey guys like the superferrite pickups of the earlier models, but I prefer the soapbar pickups. If I didn't have one, and lived near Kansas City I would have already bought it.
  17. brumshine


    Apr 27, 2012
    Thanks for the feedback everyone. I'm going to go snatch this up.
  18. Scott in Dallas

    Scott in Dallas Commercial User

    Aug 16, 2005
    Dallas, north Texas
    Builder and Owner: DJ Ash Guitars
    Yep, my Fury was $260 in '85.
  19. Bongolation


    Nov 9, 2001
    No Bogus Endorsements
    This the later version without the Super-Ferrites, if that matters.
  20. MakoMan


    Oct 17, 2011
    Ottawa, Canada
    So did you buy it? :D

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