NBD. PEAVEY T40

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  1. IMG_0693.JPG IMG_0694.JPG IMG_0695.JPG IMG_0696.JPG IMG_0697.JPG IMG_0698.JPG IMG_0699.JPG I bought this a couple of weeks back(I had been wanting one for years).. 1982.. pretty clean.. a few scratches and some buckle rash.. all the electronics work and I'm really loving this thing... plays great even though I don't... and surprise surprise it's boat anchor heavy.. close to 13lbs:D:D.. I should have gotten one years ago!! Sorry bout the crappy pics
     
  2. UNICORN BASS

    UNICORN BASS

    Feb 10, 2016
    Michigan USA
    Aaaagh........ T40 owners, keep it to your selves. Every time we get a T40 NBD the prices go up!:D:D:D
     
  3. scuzzy

    scuzzy

    Feb 15, 2006
    Troy, MO
    I'm a maple fb guy typically, but the lesser made model with rw, burst, and black are my favorite of the t40 line. Great find! Play sitting down :)
     
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  4. BassAuD

    BassAuD

    Oct 4, 2017
    Ohio
    a low B sound wave is 36.61 feet long.
    Nice find! My t40 was a Christmas present something like 20 years ago. The input jack and toggle switch were eventually replaced, but otherwise this workhorse hasn't needed anything done. I did put a hipshot detuner on a long time ago, but this thing is basically original and not slowing down.
    I hadn't realized what I had until fairly recently and I think I'm only scratching the surface of its potential. Many happy rumblings!
     
  5. I bought one new in the early 80's and traded it for a dyna bass. I've been really wanting one again the last few years, but I really can't think of a good reason why. As soon as I can I'll get one. ;)

    I remember it being a really solid sounding and playing bass. I just can't believe how much they have gone up in the last few years.
     
  6. Rockonjp76

    Rockonjp76

    Aug 8, 2016
    716, NY
    Very nice, love the sunburst ones!
     
  7. doc540

    doc540

    Jul 28, 2003
    Beaumont, Texas
    "T" for Texan, Chip Todd
    chip todd1.jpg
     
  8. godofthunder59

    godofthunder59 God of Thunder and Rock and Roll Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2006
    Rochester NY USA
    Endorsing Cataldo Basses, Whirlwind products, Thunderbucker pickups
    Love the sunburst rosewood combo! The best looking T40 imho.
     
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  9. Gilmourisgod

    Gilmourisgod

    Jun 23, 2014
    Cape Cod MA
    I remember these so well back in the Day, I had Peavey Amps, so I always used to check them out. Extremely versatile electronics and tone monsters, but the weight put me off. A buddy had one in natural finish, and he used to rib me about how he could get a Ric tone out of his T-40 for half the price. Nice score, haven’t seen one in a store used for years.
     
  10. lug

    lug Supporting Member

    Feb 11, 2005
    League City, Tx
    It's the only known natural replacement for testosterone therapy.
     
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  12. Runnerman

    Runnerman Registered Bass Player Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 14, 2011
    Sales Development Manager NN Inc. - Polymet, USA manufacturer of fret wire
    Congrats...that's a beautiful specimen!
     
  13. BassAuD

    BassAuD

    Oct 4, 2017
    Ohio
    a low B sound wave is 36.61 feet long.
    This is gorgeous. I don't know why sunbursts don't do it for me (I think I just associate them with my cheap first guitar) but T-40s totally know how to pull it off. They always seem more elegant.
     
  14. kkaarrll

    kkaarrll

    Jun 1, 2014
    sweeet
     
  15. king_biscuit

    king_biscuit

    May 21, 2006
    US
    Very cool bass! I must have the only light one on the planet, because mine is right at 9 pounds! Btw, Chip Todd is a cool guy, I've had several conversations with him and he told me that they chose heavy ash on purpose because everyone thought it made basses sound better at that time (late 70s) -- more sustain. Well Chip didn't think that, but they (Peavey and specifically Hartley Peavey) thought bass players wanted heavy basses at that time.
     
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