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I thought I lost the GAS but 1980s Rudy Rudy Sarzo calling

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Rat Blitz, Mar 31, 2014.

  1. Rat Blitz

    Rat Blitz

    Jan 6, 2009
    I haven't bought a new guitar for 6 or 8 months. In fact I've been selling some off and concentrating on new amps and effects pedals.
    But I'm a sucker for a 1980's wood grain bass and fancy inlays.
    Thought I was done buying basses but I'm really loving this Rudy Sarzo.
    It pretty much completes my Peavey collection:
    Peavey Dyna Bass Unity
    Peavey G-Bass
    Peavey Patriot
    Peavey Rudy Sarzo
    Peavey T-20
    Peavey T-40 X2
    Peavey T-45

    Only thing I may need is a Peavey Palladium. I've tried the Fury but was not crazy about it ....
  2. I remember those. Pretty nice playin' instrument.
  3. I have always wanted a Sarzo. Would you say it's similar in tone to the Dyna-Bass you own? I know it has the same preamp.
  4. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    I love my Sarzo. It's an excellent playing bass.
  5. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    I like them also.
  6. PolkaHero


    Jan 5, 2002
    I love my Sarzo signature! Not too heavy at just under 9 lbs., very playable neck with a slim profile from front to back, big even tone, great sustain with the neckthrough design, brass nut, and high mass bridge. Also has 24 frets so it works really well for solo applications. Only thing I can't figure out is that I have to adjust the truss rod frequently. You wouldn't think that would be an issue with the laminated neck!
  7. Templar

    Templar Supporting Member

    Nice, but there's a gaping "hole" in your herd.

    You don't have a Foundation! ;)
  8. MEKer

    MEKer Supporting member

    May 30, 2006
    The new one is 9.5 lbs and 35" scale. Is that like the original. Do they (either one) head dive with the extra inch scale length or is it (they) balanced properly? I have always thought I'd really like to have one myself.
  9. Sweet basses mine is red and has a Verdine White signature. It really has a unique tone, nothing at all like any other bass.
  10. smcd


    Jun 28, 2009
    Boston, MA
    Your Peavey collection is just getting started. You'll need:

    Peavey Forum
    Peavey Millennium
    Peavey Cirrus
    Peavey B-Quad
    Peavey Foundation
    Peavey Dyna
    Peavey TL-5
  11. wild4oldcars


    Jan 22, 2012
    Garner, NC
    Not to mention all incarnations of the forum, plus super-ferrite and VFL foundations and dynas. And a foundation s, if you're into PJs.
  12. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    I don't have GAS, but a Peavey Sarzo Sig is a bass I would really love to have.
  13. smcd


    Jun 28, 2009
    Boston, MA
    IMO, the Sarzo Signature is the best bass of it's day. Even today it stacks up favorably against many boutique basses.
  14. mark beem

    mark beem I'm alive and well. Where am I? Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Nice!! Great basses!! These were modeled after Alembics.
  15. bassclef112

    bassclef112 Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2003
    New York City, NY
    I love mine and every time I play it I can't believe I got it for $400!!
    What a well made bass. I remember often reading that folks bought them and gutted them out for other guts. It actually held me off for some time. Now that I have one I don't understand it - I think it sounds great as is!

    One of the best playing and sounding basses around and a bargain at twice my cost.

    Congrats and enjoy it with your other Peaveys.
  16. Sarzo plays Spector now. ^_^
    tbz likes this.
  17. NicJimBass

    NicJimBass Is this thing on!? Supporting Member

    Nov 22, 2004
    Lancaster, OH
    64 Audio · DR Strings · Source Audio · Hipshot
    He also still has a Peavey Cirrus Signature.
  18. NicJimBass

    NicJimBass Is this thing on!? Supporting Member

    Nov 22, 2004
    Lancaster, OH
    64 Audio · DR Strings · Source Audio · Hipshot
    Also a GV!
  19. smcd


    Jun 28, 2009
    Boston, MA
    Yes! I also forgot the Axcelerator. :)
  20. SanDiegoHarry

    SanDiegoHarry Banned Supporting Member

    Feb 28, 2014
    San Diego, CA
    I actually agree. I was working at a guitar store when these came out - They were affordable and well made. I just couldn't get past the whole hair metal thing with Rudy... So I kept playing my P-bass plus. But these were nice basses.