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NBD - 80s Peavey Foundation

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by mesaplayer83, Dec 19, 2017.


  1. mesaplayer83

    mesaplayer83

    Jun 27, 2017
    I got this in yesterday - I've been looking for an 80s Foundation for a while now... I've always liked those headstocks for Peavey, and wanted a Foundation with Super Ferrites in it... It was REALLY grubby when I got it, but cleaned up pretty good - it's actually in really good condition, and took a setup nicely... It came with one of those old Peavey chainsaw cases...

    As always, my pics leave a bit to be desired, but here they are:






     
  2. Dluxe

    Dluxe

    Jan 9, 2011
    Austin, TX
    You can't go wrong with those Peavey basses from the 1980's. I have a Dynabass on the way to me.
     
  3. mesaplayer83

    mesaplayer83

    Jun 27, 2017
    Yup - best thing is, they're still not that expensive, either - $200 with a hardshell case...
     
  4. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

    i used to own two: same as yours --- white --- one fretted, one fretless. i liked 'em!

    congrats on your new instrument! :thumbsup:
     
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  5. mesaplayer83

    mesaplayer83

    Jun 27, 2017
    Thanks - I've had these 2 for a while now:

     
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  6. mysteryclock

    mysteryclock Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2010
    Franklin, TN
    They were built like tanks back then - great job!
     
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  7. mesaplayer83

    mesaplayer83

    Jun 27, 2017
    Thanks - I've had a couple other Foundations in the past, but never really bonded with them... This one has a neck that's a little chunkier than the past ones I had, and just sounds better - I think I may have a keeper...
     
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  8. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    It looks almost new. Congrats, OP.
     
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  9. Runnerman

    Runnerman Registered Bass Player Supporting Member

    Mar 14, 2011
    Congrats! Foundations are great basses and SF's rule!
     
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  10. mesaplayer83

    mesaplayer83

    Jun 27, 2017
    Thanks - it's pretty clean, except the bridge saddles are rusted up big time...
     
  11. mesaplayer83

    mesaplayer83

    Jun 27, 2017
    Thank you - this bass was one I considered as a hole in my modest collection...
     
  12. Radarsonwheels

    Radarsonwheels

    Oct 18, 2016
    My first bass was a foundation! Love it
     
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  13. Congrats I bought a 1992 Foundation with the SF pickups almost 6 months ago. It has quickly become my min player though hand on heart I would love to own an 80's Foundation more though. Like you I really like the headstocks on them & the body looks a bit bigger as well :thumbsup::cool:.
     
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  14. mesaplayer83

    mesaplayer83

    Jun 27, 2017
    I like that body shape the best out of all the Foundation versions, too...
     
  15. scuzzy

    scuzzy

    Feb 15, 2006
    Troy, MO
    You got the best. White, maple, with super ferrite. Very nice score. Color me a tad-a-bit jealous.
     
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  16. jmlee

    jmlee Catgut? Not funny. Supporting Member

    Jun 16, 2005
    Halifax, Nova Scotia
    Beauty! Congrats! Love me a white and maple Foundation!
     
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  17. mesaplayer83

    mesaplayer83

    Jun 27, 2017
    Thanks - I'm pretty happy with it... I'll be calling Peavey tomorrow to see about some bridge saddles to replace the rusted ones on mine... Other than that, it's in excellent condition...
     
  18. mesaplayer83

    mesaplayer83

    Jun 27, 2017
    Thank you - I honestly didn't need another white bass(this makes 5)- but it does look pretty good, and I did want the maple fretboard...
     
  19. jmlee

    jmlee Catgut? Not funny. Supporting Member

    Jun 16, 2005
    Halifax, Nova Scotia
    I’ve probably got that many, including a white/maple Foundation. It’s a look that never gets old for me.
     
  20. mesaplayer83

    mesaplayer83

    Jun 27, 2017
    Just like black/maple, white/maple fits in any situation...
     
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