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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by kbaxter26, Dec 13, 2013.

  1. Just got a 1985 Peavey Foundation. Great sounding and terrific feel. Just need to adjust relief to my liking. Need the right tool. So, now, I need to decide if it pushes my 2000 MIM Fender Jazz off to the music store.
  2. xaxxat

    xaxxat Supporting Member

    Oct 31, 2008
    Don't be surprised if it steals your heart...
  3. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    I think Foundations are a bit more aggressive than most Fenders and I like it that way! I hope I get another sometime.
  4. Sorry, my phone won't send the pics. Black, rw board, drop d tuner, which I need to get rid of. The A string barely stays in the nut though.
  5. Stay tuned, this may turn in to a FS post.
  6. As much as I need the cash I would get for my Fender, the Foundation ain't pushing it out. Foundation is reallt killer, if I was mostly playing rock. But, it just ain't doing it for the jazz and blues I like.
    Dang, I was really hoping to love the Peavey more than my Fender.
  7. tgriley62


    Jan 25, 2011
    S.E. Mo

    Don't worry, there are plenty of us Peavey lovers that will give it a good home if you decide to give it up
  8. Staccato

    Staccato Low End Advocate

    Aug 14, 2009
    Congrats! You gotta love those Foundation SF pickups!
  9. Super Ferrites are killer, now that I figured out the height I need them set at.
  10. What size socket do I need to adjust truss?
  11. Is it normal for the A string to be such a poor fit in the nut?
  12. Any of you Peavey fans got a standard tuner to trade for this drop d?
  13. mech

    mech Supporting Member

    Jun 20, 2008
    Meridian, MS, USA
    The truss rod nut is a 5/16" and the Gibson socket wrench/screwdriver works well.

    Haven't had a problem with string fit in the nut slots on any of my Peavey's. Is the string too large/small? Can you post a pic?

    I'd sell the D-tuner and get another regular tuner, D-tuners aren't cheap.


    edit: Glad you have the pickup height worked out. Super Ferrites are pretty hot and don't need to be too close to the strings. I set mine like this with the string fretted at the last fret and measured from the bottom of the string. The heights need to be tweaked a bit for different brand/gauge strings.
    Bridge...1/4" bass side....3/16" treble
    Neck.....5/16" bass side...1/4" treble.

    If you do a search, you won't find any threads by people asking what pickups to use instead of Super Ferrites to get a better sound. :)
  14. Unfortunately, I can't post pics from my phone. The A string was popping out of the nut, cause it was riding too high on the tuner lug.
  15. mech

    mech Supporting Member

    Jun 20, 2008
    Meridian, MS, USA
    Easy fix but I've installed a three string bar on mine so there are no worries.


  16. georgestrings

    georgestrings Banned

    Nov 5, 2005
    That sounds like an issue with the way it was strung more than anything... FWIW, I really like my Foundation 5 - it's becoming one of my main players...

    - georgestrings
  17. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    Peaveys are killer.
  18. This one is FOR SALE. Can email pics...$200 shipped.
  19. wild4oldcars


    Jan 22, 2012
    Garner, NC
    +1 on the bar string retainer. Peavey started incorporating them on the later foundations, probably due to your problem
  20. Chrome Dome

    Chrome Dome Chrome Dome Supporting Member

    Sep 17, 2013
    Piqua,Ohio 45356
    Just checking with all the comments,how well you all are digging on the Peavey Foundation,with Super Ferrite pickups. I have a Dyna Bass,with gold hardware,with Super Ferrites,1987, Candy Apple Red,just replaced the tuners,Schallers. OHSC. It is on classified for sale. With all the comments thought I would see if anyone,was interested? IMO, the Dyna Bass,is a souped up Foundation,built in 3band EQ.
    Make me an offer.

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