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Lightweight Peavey T-40? Nothing's unpossible!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by DrewinHouston, Nov 8, 2018.

  1. Jewce


    Feb 23, 2018
    Santa Maria, CA
    It's the hardware on them that make them heavey. The body weighs about as much as anything else. It's got somewhere around 2 lbs of metal attached to it.
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  2. pbass74


    Sep 19, 2015
    Sunland, CA
    A good challenge for someone who wants to restore an instrument to like new condition.
  3. what I really don't get is why they would drill through the pickguard too? How much can the little bits of plastic weigh?
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2018
  4. That handy-work is out-a-sight! :eek:
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  5. +1

    And this is the only Peavey that I've ever liked.
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  6. somebrains

    somebrains Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2017
    They could have changed the bridge, it weighs a ton.
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  7. jd56hawk


    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    I guess Dr. Frankenstein wasn't familiar with this.
  8. Wow, I bet that got it down to 11 pounds!
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  9. CGremlin

    CGremlin Supporting Member

    Nov 1, 2014
    "In good condition". I beg to differ. This makes my heart hurt.

    At the very least, he could have cut the upper bout with a contour that followed the pickguard, and replaced the original pickguard (which would be worth something on eBay) before getting all Swiss cheese with it. Makes me want to buy it and give it a good home where I can reassure it daily that it won't be hurt anymore.
  10. been_effected


    Mar 18, 2007
    What the hell happened to that beautiful bass...

  11. Scott Baiowulf

    Scott Baiowulf

    Apr 7, 2017
    Of course the worst atrocity I’ve ever seen on this site is from my hometown
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  12. No, it's the body. I owned a Fretless T40, shaved the neck profile, replaced all the electronics and knobs, replaced the bridge, and.......it still was a pig.
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  13. " . . . . . . I TOLD the Judge this would happen if she got the 'home and contents' ! "
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  14. Inara

    Inara Fretless Femme Supporting Member

    Jun 12, 2017
    Seattle, WA USA
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  15. wildman2


    Jun 8, 2016
    Could have at least beveled the edges of it jeez.Did look like a nice bass..:rollno:
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  16. bigtone23


    Dec 10, 2014
    Denver, CO
    Northern ash is no joke and is quite dense, but the bridge, pickups and knobs are heavy. Knobs are like 1.5-2 ounces each.
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  17. Charlzm

    Charlzm Supporting Member

    Mar 25, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
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  18. Inara

    Inara Fretless Femme Supporting Member

    Jun 12, 2017
    Seattle, WA USA
    You would be declared instant winner if this were my thread.
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  19. Yeah, they probably should have just swimming pool routed under the pickguard. That would take a lot of wood out. Probably more fun this way, but what a waste.
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  20. el_Bajo_Verde


    May 18, 2016
    I'm just concerned that the outer edges are fragile.
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