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NBD: US Peavey content

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Ronbeast, Feb 25, 2014.

  1. This was kind of an unexpected new bass day, But I think it all worked out in the end. I really wasn't expecting to stumble upon this bass in the local pawn shop, and I definitely wasn't expecting to buy it. So, Here it is:



    It's a 1994 Peavey Fury, all original and very clean.

    I was surprised to see it in my local pawn shop because I honestly haven't seen any American Peavey's around here. Also, this shop is known to gouge people A LOT on prices, but this was a pretty good deal. I managed to score this 9.0/10 condition Peavey Fury for $140 CAD taxes in.

    When I first looked at it, I thought it was kind of rough, but later I realized it was just some dirt and grime that got stuck on the finish and hardware over time (I smell smoke on the bass, so I assume it came from a smoking household). It still needs a little cleaning, but with all of the dirt removed, there are no scratches or dents, it's just like it left the production line. The only clues that would give it's true age away are a little bit of fret wear and some microscopic pitting on the chrome tuners. There aren't even any nicks on the headstock.

    I really like the bass, I'm a p-bass guy and just love how they sit in the mix. The tone of this bass is comparable to my parts p-bass that has a Duncan quarter pounder in it, it's really thick and punchy, my favourite! It's fairly light, I'd wager in the range of 8-9 pounds. The neck is amazingly slim and the fretwork is impeccable. Overall, this is a real players bass and a great p-style bass.

    I've still got a bit of clean-up to do, like polish all of the chrome, but everything else is in perfect working order and it seems as though someone only played this bass a few times before it ended up in a case again.

    Sorry for the grainy pics and the bad lighting. I hope to get better pics soon. Thanks for reading!
  2. smcd


    Jun 28, 2009
    Boston, MA
    $140C is a nice deal. That bass looks great!
  3. I had a chance to play the bass for a while longer, it sounds great too!

    I also need some advice on what to use to clean the chrome. I assume that a regular automotive chrome polish will do the trick?
  4. smcd


    Jun 28, 2009
    Boston, MA
    Automotive chrome polish will work perfectly. I use Simichrome.

  5. wild4oldcars


    Jan 22, 2012
    Garner, NC
    New peavey day all around, i just got this one in the mail

    Congrats on the Fury!
  6. peledog


    Jul 9, 2010
    San Diego, CA
  7. pudgychef

    pudgychef Supporting Member

    Jan 22, 2005
    Chongqing, China
    nice score! Congrats
  8. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
  9. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    You can't beat Peavey this is one company I will always root for my T-45 is one of my favorites just great stuff.
  10. Hmmm. So the Fury sounds good with the stock pick ups? How thin a neck compared to a standard or special fender p? I've seen the Fury and around cg down here but never tried one out. It looks like a beauty, congrats.

  11. oldrookie


    May 15, 2007
    Avon, IN
    Very nice basses! Love my Fury.
  12. smcd


    Jun 28, 2009
    Boston, MA
    Furys have thin necks. Considerably narrower than any Standard or Special Pbass.
  13. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    I love a Fury. Those skinny Peavey necks are heaven.
  14. The neck is a lot thinner than any bass I have used before, im a p bass guy.

    Anybody know what the body wood is on this bass?
  15. wild4oldcars


    Jan 22, 2012
    Garner, NC
    I would venture to guess poplar.
  16. StuartV

    StuartV Finally figuring out what I really like Supporting Member

    Jul 27, 2006
    Manassas, VA
    Congrats! I love black 'n maple and I love my Fury (which happens to be all black).

    You totally scored on the bass and the price!
  17. Anybody know if peavey has a manual online for their microtilt neck adjustment screw? Ive setup a lot of basses before but none with the microtilt. I just don't want to strip the screw.
  18. NicJimBass

    NicJimBass Is this thing on!? Supporting Member

    Nov 22, 2004
    Lancaster, OH
    64 Audio · DR Strings · Source Audio · Hipshot
    Yes they do. Instructions start on page 2.

    The Cliff Notes version- detune the strings a few steps, loosen the neck bolts, turn the micro-tilt, tighten back up, tune up. Lather, rinse, repeat until it feels good to you.
  19. I thought that was as much as there was to it, its just nice to confirm.
  20. Runnerman

    Runnerman Registered Bass Player Supporting Member

    Mar 14, 2011
    Nice one....love my Fury. My backup at last weekend's show...posing on the right after sound check.