NBD!! Feel The Fury!!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by FloridaSam, Jul 5, 2013.

  1. I've been looking for a maple board P (cheap) for a while locally and P's in general seem hard to find. I decided to check out a few pawn shops and found this approx. 1993 Peavey Fury for $125.00.

    It was unplayable. The highest action and bent neck I've ever seen. I took a chance and luckily I had a truss rod wrench that fit perfectly. An hour of fiddling later and it plays like a dream. It's light, no buzzes, sounds huge and the neck fits my small hands like a glove.

    So happy I took a chance on this one.
  2. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    Cool score. Congrats!
  3. faulknersj

    faulknersj Inactive

    Apr 4, 2008
    Scottsdale Az
    Congrats! Knowing how to do set ups is key!!
  4. smcd


    Jun 28, 2009
    Boston, MA
    Very nice!
  5. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    Ya, doing your own setups rules.
  6. TC.65


    Dec 20, 2008
    Carbondale IL
    Congrats!! I've owned one of those for 11 years and they are great basses. Just retired mine to give to my grandson and got a Fender p bass today. It's hard to beat those Peavey Fury's.
  7. +1.74 to being able to setup.
    I've scored a lot of guitars and basses over the years that would have been double the price or sold before I ever saw them, all because they were completely whacked-out.

    The other side of this coin is that when I eventually sold them, I got a premium price in most cases.
    A few hours adjusting the neck and bridge, replace a part here and there, clean the pots, resolder any bad joints, tighten all screws, level a fret or two, peel some stickers, patch the HSC with epoxy and fiberglas cloth, etc.
    Put on a set of new GHS Boomers cuz they're cheap and decent, and decide whether to keep it or flip it.
    Saving lots of money is a bonus.

    Hell, I do setups and repairs for every musician I know at cost just to get to play with their stuff--amps and PA gear, too.
    Most of them insist on paying something or at least bring me some beer.

    I've been looking for a basket case Peavey to dink around with.
    Glad yours worked out so well.
  8. Very true about the set ups. Recently I found a PRS in horrible shape at a pawn shop. Paid $700, an INCREDIBLE deal for a USA Custom 24. A few hours of setup and polish and it played amazingly. I took that guitar to Guitar Center to see what they'd offer me for it thinking if I made $100 I'd be happy.... The manager said "Man, this guitar is setup nice, I don't want to put it down, will you take $1300!" True story. It took a lot of practice, and I'm still not 100% on doing fret work, but neck adjustments, intonation and setting action are no longer foreign to me. It really is fun to take an unplayable basket case and turn it around.
  9. Andy_D


    Nov 28, 2009
    Corpus Christi, TX
    +! on everything said. I have also delved into fret leveling as well. I purchased of eBay, a fret rocker, a notched straight edge (34" scale on one side, 35" scale on the other), a leveling beam, fret mask, and crowning file (from Grizzly). I think I have a total of $70-80 invested (about the price of 1 fret level from a luthier).

    Long and short of it is that you can make your basses play like butter if your willing to spend some time.
  10. Bassamatic

    Bassamatic keepin' the beat since the 60's

    I love these things - I have 3 of them - one with TI Flats, one with rounds and one with tapewounds. They are all just fantastic. I just love the skinny necks, and the sound! It is definitely a P sound with another 1/2 octave of low bass.

    Great Score!!
  11. ShotBaker

    ShotBaker Inactive

    Jul 8, 2013
    I really like the neck finish Peavey used for the earlier 90's Fury, same as the Foundation's. I'd have to remove the frets, though. Those super light bodies are great for fretless.

    Good score
  12. NicJimBass

    NicJimBass Flossin'? I thought your name was Munson!

    Nov 22, 2004
    Lancaster, OH
    I recently bought a '92 Fury, and it was in bad shape too. I think the truss rod nut needing a somewhat specialized tool to adjust lead to a bunch of people not adjusting them, then dumping them for cheap. I'm very happy with mine.
  13. Andy_D


    Nov 28, 2009
    Corpus Christi, TX
    a 1/4" drive 5/6" inch socket on a 3"-4" wobble extension works great on mine.

    On another note I re-did the electronics with new CTS 500K Pots, a 0.47 oil capaciter (it came in the kit I bought on ebay) and finally a Bill Lawrence P-46 Pickup. I rocked the frets and they were almost perfect so I have not touched the neck. They were kind of flat so it looks someone may have leveled the frets before I got my hands on the bass. I suspect it might be difficult to crown because the frets are partially embedded into the poly used to coat the neck and the fingerboard. Boy is that poly tough stuff too. Mine is a 91 and with all of these years the fretboard still has no wear marks from stings.

    Anyway, Those mods and a set of DR Sunbeams and my fury is a monster. Nery nice
  14. I just grabbed basket case Fury to be my next project bass. It has an amazing, smooth playing neck. The neck alone is worth the price they go for. Very solid instrument.
  15. I have one and I intend to keep it and pass it on to the next generation ;)

    It is a really good bass for the price.

    And yet another Made In USA bass which does not get the loving in deserves...