Fender Dimension or Peavey T-40?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by deeptubes, Apr 13, 2012.

  1. the Fender

    10 vote(s)
  2. the Peavey

    22 vote(s)
  3. Screw the wife, get 'em both!

    13 vote(s)
  1. deeptubes


    Feb 21, 2011
    Here's where I'm at. Some time back, I made a promise to my wife that I wouldn't let my bass collection grow to more than 5, not due to space but to keep myself from going off the deep end. So, I'm selling my ESP 5 string to pick up another bass. I've got it narrowed down to 2. In all honesty, I would really like both of them. Choices are: a stunning '05 Fender Dimension,
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    or '78 Peavey T-40.

    I'm kind of a Fender guy, so I'm leaning that way. But, I've been GAS'ing for a T-40 for a while now. The T-40 just showed up on CL today. I hate the pickguard, would get a new black one immediately.

    Which would you choose and why?
  2. Does that T-40 have the plastic still on the pickguard?

    Personally, I would get the Dimension. I don't own a P-J bass, so it would be different. I like very much that it's a double-take ***-that's-a-Fender sort of thing, too. It seems to be rare, so that's appealing. And it looks like a bass I would like to play a lot. It's damn sexy.

    Besides, I just got a collectible T-40. :)
  3. Wrilley


    Jan 2, 2012
    Detroit, MI USA
    I voted for sex with the wife AND two basses. ;)
    But if you can only pick two, it's got to be sex and the Fender.
  4. FreshTrooperXBL


    Jul 24, 2011
    +1 They say answer C is usually a safe bet on these kinds of things anyways, right?

    Fender has my vote
  5. LoTone

    LoTone Clean as an Entwistle... Supporting Member

    Nov 4, 2010
    Quebec, Canada
    I voted for your wife and the Peavey. :bassist:
  6. brotondo


    Feb 7, 2012
    Kimball MI
    ??? all i know is, my back just starts to ache remembering ye old T-40. Ash should be left to baseball bat material IMHO. I've had 3 over the years.the older ones w/o rails on the pups seemed to be crafted with a little bit more love. i still got a pair pups floating around.

    My wife thinks I Only have 1 bass and amp!HA! sucks i cant never take em home though :bassist:
    just remember though, If Momma aint happy,Aint nobody happy;)
  7. deeptubes


    Feb 21, 2011
    Should have thought a little harder about the phrasing for answer C. :D
  8. markinson


    Mar 30, 2001
    Chiclana, SPAIN
    I don't know that Fender Model but I own a T-40 and is a great bass guitar. Also own a couple fenders and I think Peavy T-40 is better build and more capable instrument... and very heavy also.
  9. WisniewskiS87


    Apr 4, 2012
  10. smcd


    Jun 28, 2009
    Boston, MA
    I've never seen a Fender Dimension bass in person. Normally I'd take any US-made Peavey over a Mexican Fender. In this case, go for the Dimension. If you don't like it, unload it and pick up any of the zillions of T-40's out there.
  11. I vote the T-40. Despite it's weight it's a versatile bass that has a great sound.

    Just remember to add the cost of a padded strap to the price.