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NBD - '94 Peavey Fury rescue

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Pearly Gator, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. Pearly Gator

    Pearly Gator

    Dec 10, 2005
    I've been wanting a USA Fury for decades and stumbled on two black ones in a pawn shop! One had a more rounded headstock, fuller neck and was in 9/10 shape. The one I grabbed had a thinner jazz type neck, was lighter, had sharper body edges and resonated like crazy. It was the special one.

    Plugging into an SWR bass amp to test, the tone was very, very good. But I hung it back on the rack and headed out to the car where my wife was waiting. I told her about it and mentioned I didn't really need another bass. In her wisdom she asked, "Will you later regret not buying it?" That settled it. I went back in with wifely instructions to, "Offer them a stupid low price." $54 later, it was mine.

    I had to remount the controls with lock washers, replace the missing knobs, clean the pots, clean the frets, remove Metallica, KORN and an alien head stickers, file down fret sprout and lube the truss rod. I installed a set of Chrome flatwounds and this bass is mojo city. I cannot put it down. Inside the neck pock is a stamp: 94 7 12. So, I guess it was made July 12, 1994. The S/N starts with 072.

    It has it's scars. Some scratches and buckle rash. But she sings like nobody's business. Now I need to find two original knobs for it.

    Can someone direct me to the Peavey Fury Owner's Club? :D

  2. georgestrings

    georgestrings Banned

    Nov 5, 2005
    Nice score - those MIA Peaveys really are an incredable value for the money...

    - georgestrings
  3. pfox14


    Dec 22, 2013
    $54!! What a deal
  4. smcd


    Jun 28, 2009
    Boston, MA
    $54 is an amazing deal.
  5. mark beem

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

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
  6. Pearly Gator

    Pearly Gator

    Dec 10, 2005
    Thanks! I'll be there to join shortly.

    The one I passed on had a headstock like your bass has. See the shape difference between yours and mine? I wonder when Peavey did that.
  7. Interesting point. I didn't notice that.

    If these were Fenders there would already have been 8 or 10 TB threads on when and why the change was done and lots of debates about which was better, worth more, etc.
  8. drummer5359

    drummer5359 Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 10, 2011
    Pittsburgh PA USA
    I picked up one just like yours a few years ago for $125 and I though that was a great deal, WOW!

    I loved mine. Actually I just passed it on to my great nephew on Christmas. I had a pro set up done with a set of Chromes and it plays great.

  9. Pearly Gator

    Pearly Gator

    Dec 10, 2005
    I'm updating my old tread because I just picked up a second Fury this week. The new one has a Nov. 2, 1988 date stamp in the neck pocket. It needed a lot of work but I got her going and took some pictures of them side by side. The body on the '88 is wider and the neck is chunkier. Still, it is slimmer than a Fender P Bass. So here are a 94 and a 88 Fury side by side.





    Tuners on the '88 are a little nicer...