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NBD - Vintage Heft

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Maxfenderbass, Dec 22, 2020.

  1. D1982C20-2178-4A0A-BCB1-9275E76C6003.jpeg Won an eBay auction on this one and got it a week ago. But it went into the shop the next day for a set up. Picking it up tonight. Stoked to play this through my new Acoustic 370+Peavey 215 rig.

    Been a fender guy my whole life but I wanted to change things up.

    For those wondering, I believe it is an 83 Peavey T-40 and it weighs in at 11.2 lbs.
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  2. groove pump

    groove pump

    Oct 24, 2006
    Maybe 15 or so years ago I had a T-40 that I found used at a Daddy's Junky Music. It sounded enormous.

    The heaviest bass I still have now is a 10.5 lb. Jazz parts bass and I'm trending away from that into lighter alternatives. The T-40 that I picked up was heavier than this Jazz - I might have actually had them both at the same time back then...

    Maybe if I played exclusively sitting down with my instrument on my knee I'd still have that bass, but my shoulder issued a veto and I returned it only a couple days after I brought it home. Hopefully you can figure out how to have a blast with yours. The old US built Peaveys are all sorts of cool :thumbsup:
  3. songwriter21

    songwriter21 I have an obsession for wood. The musical kind. Supporting Member

    Jul 31, 2005
    Sponsored by Hipshot
    11.2 pounds is light for a T40.
  4. deff

    deff Supporting Member

    Oct 15, 2018
    Gloucester, MA
    370, T40, PV 215. That probably sounds banging.
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  5. nixdad


    Aug 15, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    Congrats! Beautiful bass in that burgundy/wine red finish.
  6. jd56hawk


    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    Very lucky to get such a nice color.
    Looks great!
  7. I have heard that they can get up there. My guitarist also has one in his studio, late 70s model in natural and I would guess it is closer to 10 lbs even. So that is a featherweight I guess.
  8. Have yet to try them all together but should within the next week or so. I will report back.
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2020
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  9. I knew I wanted this colour or the darker tobacco sunburst.
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  10. Interesting and cool color.

    But 11lbs? Ooof, excellent if you can handle it but I know I'm one spinal surgery past being interested in something that heavy.

    Enjoy it!
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  11. The nice thing about being in a grunge band that no one listens to is that you never play sets longer than 40 min! Haha
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  12. SLPimp

    SLPimp An Injury to One is an Injury to All Supporting Member

    Sep 27, 2020
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
    Downright light for a T40. Congrats!
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  13. Gustopher

    Gustopher Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2018
    Nice score, I have been eyeballing one locally... but they won’t come down from their price of $800. Yours is beautiful!
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  14. blacktocomm

    blacktocomm Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2013
    The mountains
    Noice. I have a ‘78 that weighs in at a sturdy 11.5 lbs. It’s worth twice it’s weight in tone.
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  15. DavidEdenAria


    Dec 13, 2013
    On a Hill
    I actually found a T40 a few years back that had to be no more than 9 lbs...even so, i cant deal with 9 lbs these days! The crazy part was it had a warped pickguard and it was marked at like $250! It was already spoken for but i couldnt believe the weight or price!
  16. dalkowski

    dalkowski Supporting Member

    May 20, 2009
    Massachusetts USofA
    The finish adds 1.2 pounds, give or take. Nice Score!!!
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  17. jd56hawk


    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    I like this the best, but the Sienna Burst is really nice, too.
    I've been looking at T-40s on Reverb.
    Used to be $500 or $600 for a good one and $800 or so for those ones with ambitious sellers.
    Now, I'm not seeing anything under $700 and one for $1,400!
  18. PennyroyalWe


    Sep 2, 2018
    HNBD, it’s a beaut! 11.5# though, rough. I recently picked up a T-20 that weighs in at 9.4# and it’s easily the heaviest bass I’ve owned.
  19. Yah they have really gone up, I ended up getting this one for $900 CAD after shipping so not horrendous
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  20. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Before I even clicked on the thread title I knew EXACTLY what kind of bass it was. :D

    Of course, I didn't know it would be that nice of an example of it.
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