NBD Peavey Fury

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Landsharks, Jan 2, 2015.

  1. Landsharks


    Jul 24, 2009
    Oxford, MS
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    Got this today for $50 at a local music store. I went in there about 5 months ago and they said someone dropped it off for repair months ago and haven't come to pick it up. I asked about buying it from them and they wanted to give the guy until the new year to pick it up. I'm glad he didn't do it! They did a quick setup and out the door I went. Gonna put some flats on it and am thinking of replacing pickups and put a 2 band pre in it. Was thinking a Bass Mods or Guitar Fuel pre. Don't want to spend too much on the mods. Any suggestions?
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  2. tgriley62


    Jan 25, 2011
    S.E. Mo
    Sweet. Glad to see a Peavey get a good home
  3. vmabus


    Nov 1, 2013
    I'd get another knob, if it was mine.
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  4. I'd leave it passive. Those are supposed to be pretty good pups too. Someone did a comparison a while (< 6 months?) ago posting sound clips with Fury PUs vs. current "upgrade" choices, and the oldies stood the test very well.

    HECKUV'A score for $50!
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  5. Doctor Hugocat

    Doctor Hugocat Supporting Member

    Jan 4, 2014
    Los Angeles
    Great basses -have one myself! I put a Bill Lawrence P46 pickup in mine, it's just fantastic. I love the neck, the weight, the sound. Awesome deal, enjoy!! :bassist:
  6. Landsharks


    Jul 24, 2009
    Oxford, MS
    Yeah, planning on getting another knob. Maybe, I'll just try out some flats on it.
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  7. Runnerman

    Runnerman Registered Bass Player

    Mar 14, 2011
    Nice Gen 2 Fury and great score. Agree to just get the knob and strings of your choice. Rock it for a while before doing any mods. They carry a decent pup.
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  8. sii.pepenk


    Jun 3, 2010
    love that Fury, i own one, it's 1994 made with great craftsmanship

  9. DavidEdenAria


    Dec 13, 2013
    On a Hill
    You stole it!

    What year is this Fury? Mine is a 1987 Fury with a Duncan SPB2 (hot) P pickup and it is a beast.

    It just amazes me how Peavey gets so overlooked.
  10. I had one a while back, great bass. I'd replace the knobs and play the crap out of it as it is.

    There was a time a couple of years ago when these were everywhere you looked, not so much anymore. I think that TB is responsible for a lot of these finding good homes, they are no longer the secret that they once were.

    You don't see many of the sunburst ones, I'd leave it stock.
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  11. bassmachine2112


    Mar 23, 2008
    You got a steal and if everthing works ,leave it alone they sound great out the box and keep sounding great.
    I ,ve got 2 USA Peaveys now and they are the only unmodified basses I have.Only thing to change is the strings.
    Mega solid build,if set up well,play very well,both are original apart from the strings,Forum95 and a Foundation 84
  12. Landsharks


    Jul 24, 2009
    Oxford, MS
    Looked up the seriel number on wiki and it is an '89. Gonna pick up some strings today. Thanks for the comments and love the Foundation bassmachine. Would like to find one of those one day.
  13. DavidEdenAria


    Dec 13, 2013
    On a Hill
    I put Fender 9050 flats (the old versions) on my 87 Fury with the hot Duncan....its definitely a lower mid punchy sound but very warm...way more vintage in tone but I can dial in enough top end to suit my ears.

    I don't know what the stock pickup is like....I assume it is a ceramic P type?

    If you get a chance give us a resistance measurement on the pickup.