New to me 1982 Peavy T-45

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Medic579, Jul 13, 2013.

  1. Medic579


    Dec 18, 2009
    Just got it today.

  2. ZackNooga


    Feb 20, 2013
    Chattanooga, TN
    BEAUTIFUL bass. Congrats! Love Peaveys.
  3. SlingBass4


    Feb 28, 2009
    Kansas City
    VERY nice - wish I had one in my arsenal :cool:
  4. IPA

    IPA Supporting Member

    May 5, 2010
    I like the clean n simple look of the T45 over the T40(plus a bit rarer)

    does the extra coil/tone knob work properly?
  5. Medic579


    Dec 18, 2009
    It seems to work properly. Haven't had much time to play with it. But it does change the sound.
  6. Bongolation


    Nov 9, 2001
    No Bogus Endorsements
    I think I do too. I wonder if they are substantially lighter.
  7. king_biscuit


    May 21, 2006
    Cool! I'm not sure why they would be lighter... it looks like they basically share the same body.
  8. markkoelsch


    Sep 6, 2008
    That is a nice bass. I would really like one of them plus a nice ash and maple T40. Throw is a fretless T20 (played one when they first came out, and wish I had it now). Also, a really nice USA Cirrus 5. Peavey makes or made nice basses.

    The T45 and T40 shared the same body as far as I know so they both weigh a bunch. I can take it...large man I am.
  9. Bongolation


    Nov 9, 2001
    No Bogus Endorsements
    I seem to recall someone saying they were thinner, or were in certain years, or something. I may be misremembering.

    Anyway, weight's a deal-killer on the T-40s. :(
  10. Gorn


    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    What are those strings? Are they yellow? They don't like like neons and they have blue silks. Or is it just the light.
  11. IPA

    IPA Supporting Member

    May 5, 2010
    Maybe different/lighter wood for the transparent finish? I would think what the 40 has in extra pickup/electronics weight it makes up for in more routing vs the 45 and it would even out.
  12. Medic579


    Dec 18, 2009
    It's heavy. Much heavier than my foundation. There's not much routing at all inside. It has some gold colored strings on it with purple silks. Idk what kind of strings they are. In gonna get new strings and get it to my tech and let him set it up.
  13. Medic579


    Dec 18, 2009
    The volume works great, the middle single coil/ dual coil roll off seems to work and the tone works. Now I just have to figure out exactly what they do to the sound at different spots. Sounds pretty good I'm gonna play it on a couple songs tonight just to play around with it.
  14. Medic579


    Dec 18, 2009
    I played it a little last night at a show. It plays ok needs setup and new strings.
  15. DavidEdenAria


    Dec 13, 2013
    On a Hill
    I may know where one of these T-45's are...could be for sale too.

    Btw, I've picked up a lot of Peavey basses and many were heavy, however I just picked up a T-40 in a pawnshop and I know it couldn't have weighed much more than 8 1/2 lbs...I didn't buy it just picked it up to see the weight as I cannot handle anything over 9 1/2 lbs and prefer less.

    Problem is it has some damage and they have it priced at $350.
  16. pudgychef

    pudgychef In Memoriam

    Jan 22, 2005
    Chongqing, China
    Congrats - I would love to grab a T-45 at some point
  17. loendmaestro


    Jan 15, 2004
    Vienna VA
    Christ is that bass pretty. Congrats man.
  18. Maxdusty


    Mar 9, 2012
    Michigan USA
    How strange...I just got an email earlier today from someone who just happens to have one of these for sale! It was a reply to another bass I inquired about last month on CL. Person had sold it, but had this bass available as of today. Supposedly, it's in great condition and comes with the case. He's selling it for $400.
    Only thing is that I'm not in the market for a bass right now, as I have bought four basses already this year. lol. As far as I know, he wants to sell it locally as he posted on CL, not sure if he wants to ship it though. If you're in the Detroit Metro area and interested let me know. I can forward the info, I don't believe he even has this up on CL yet.
    I don't know anything about these basses, are they really good and is the price reasonable for this?
    Aarrgh, no.. I'm not buying going to buy another bass for a
    Attached is a pic he sent me today.

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  19. MDBass

    MDBass Supporting Member

    Nov 7, 2012
    Los Angeles, CA
    Endorsing Artist: Dingwall-Fender-Bergantino-Dunlop-Tech 21-Darkglass-Nordstrand
    Those are Randy Jackson signature Dean Markley strings...they call them Alchemy's I believe...interesting choice for a bass like that ;)
  20. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    Beautiful bass I have one love it.