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Pawn Shop Peavey

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Gord_oh, Jun 6, 2011.

  1. LimaGuy

    LimaGuy The Godfather

    Apr 21, 2011
    http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i265/Gordo2008/peavey jazz/2011-06-06130021.jpg

    Didn't see if anyone brought this up in the previous posts.

    The strings seems to be leaning to the G side?
    Almost looks like the G string could very easily miss the neck if pulled just slighly downward.

    Also, make sure that neck is straight and trussrod is functional. I had some bad experiences with pawn shop basses.
  2. MNAirHead

    MNAirHead Supporting Member

    after looking closer.. the body has hints of basketcase... like someone noted the grounding wire and lack of knob.

    I'd value it about $50 tops
  3. smcd

    smcd Supporting Member

    Jun 28, 2009
    Boston, MA
    +1 on the $50 value. Not a penny more.
  4. Muzoid


    Feb 12, 2011
    Good call....that being a pretty major reason not to drop $150 on it, that can be a fairly big issue, and that alone would eventually drive me nuts.

    Personally I would just pass on it...$150 might buy you something slightly better at a different pawn shop.
  5. toddLURR


    Apr 29, 2011
    Im always checking out my local pawn shop, because the owner isn't very smart.

    my buddy got a steve harris sig for four hundred, no wear, mirror pickgaurd, great buy
  6. nocontrols


    Apr 2, 2011
    My thoughts exactly... in fact, you could get a lot of MIA Peaveys from that era for just a little bit more.

    THIS... this is just... yeesh.
  7. Gord_oh

    Gord_oh Midtown Guitars Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2008
    Curiousity is killing me right now. I actually planned on keeping it, not parting it out.
    Of course assuming everything on it works properly, but without tearing into it, who knows?
    Idk, I have a few extra items around I could knock down the cash on a trade in, maybe ill talk to him Friday.
    Ill let this simmer in my mind for a few days.
  8. mmbongo

    mmbongo Five Time World Champion Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    Nah. At least an SX would have the neck attached to the body, working electronics, no broken knobs, and the strings would acutally be over the fretboard.
  9. Gord_oh

    Gord_oh Midtown Guitars Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2008
    @limaguy: good call on the strings, I didn't even notice that. The huge gap in the neck drew my attention.

    @nocontrols: yes I know. I actually got a 1983 mia peavey t-45 for $100 at this same shop.
  10. Fresh Eddie

    Fresh Eddie

    Nov 13, 2008
    +1 on the possibility of it being a Japanese Fender body. I had a fretless that looked identical. A good indicator would be weight. Mine was basswood and light as a feather... it dinged really easily, though.

    They were thinking that there was originally a gigantic chrome cover over the bridge and treble pickup that covered the grounding strip up. Early Fender Jazz basses all had them, this bass is meant to be a reissue.
  11. Muzoid


    Feb 12, 2011
    Ah yes, now it makes sense...."out of sight, out of mind"

    Thanks :)
  12. nocontrols


    Apr 2, 2011
    See? Now you're talkin'! :D Nice!
  13. Fresh Eddie

    Fresh Eddie

    Nov 13, 2008
    If you want ugly, you should see some of the mutes they had hidden under there! ;)
  14. capnjim


    Mar 13, 2008
    With that big gap, you would want to take a tape measure and make sure you can get 34" from nut to bridge. If its too much, it will never intonate and will always be out of tune.
  15. Personally i would only pay about 50$ as stated above.

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