peavey basses

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by wannabeabassist, Sep 27, 2001.

  1. wannabeabassist


    Sep 27, 2001
    hello you bad bass players i got a question about peavey basses.i'm looking for a good bass for around $450 to learn on. my local shop has a couple of peavey basses(can't remember the model) that are really nice looking guitars.they have the quilted finish,active electronics, ionized finish on hardware and soapbar pups.the dude said he would sell it for 399. if any one knows any thing about these guitars(pros/cons)please let me know.or any other info on guitars for my price range,also looking at esp and ibanez but open for any suggestions. thanks you.
  2. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    Hey, Dude, It would be really helpful if you told us the model and the # of strings. Peaveys are generally a good value, but how good depends on what you have your eye on.
  3. CYoung


    Nov 30, 2000
    Gainesville, FL
    I will agree with the above. We need to know the model numbers to get some input for you.

    Personally, I have owned Peavey Patriot, Dyna-Bass Unity, Foundation, and RSB basses and a few amps. I want a Cirrus bass rather badly! All have been good values, but not the best sounding units. That said, I have played a bit lately with their Fury and Milestone basses and they seemed like good starters. An older Foundation bass was my most-played bass and it was ok, but sounded like crap for slapping.
  4. chance6245


    Sep 25, 2000
    The Fury is a nice looking quilt top vaneer with a nice tone, made in Korea in the price range you mentioned.

    The Foundation 2000 is made in the MS factory and can be bought for about $500 if you wheel and deal.

    I have found with my Peavey stuff that I am never at risk as their customer support is aggressive and takes care of issues quickly.

    Hope this helps.

  5. wannabeabassist


    Sep 27, 2001
    sorry guys for the lack of info. it is the fury bass with the quilted finish. great looking guitar. i don't know alote about guitars as you probably already guessed so i could use any help. are korean made guitars any good?i don't wan't to start out on a guitar amp starter combo because i've allways herd it is less frustrating learning on better guitar. all the guitars shops around here are pretty expensive.i've seen some really good deals on the www. any suggestions on other brands of same price range would be great. thanks guys in gals for any help.
  6. ThunderStik

    ThunderStik Guest

    Jun 25, 2001
    Claremore OK.
    Dude its a BASS not a g**tar.:cool:
  7. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    These days, Korean made instruments can be very good. The MTD Kingston and the Spector NS 2000 are made in Korea, and have really good fit & finish.

    The one thing suspect about a lot of Korean basses are the electronics, but the Fury series is supposed to have the Peavey VFL pickups, which is what they put in the Cirrus, so these basses should sound good.

    The only thing I don't like as far as the Fury goes is the B string on the 5 and 6 string models. It is very floppy.
  8. ldiezman


    Jul 11, 2001
    yeah.. the fury 4 string is a decent sounding bass. but like Embellisher said. that b string is really floppy.. i hate that... but you are probably going with a 4 string model i am guessing
  9. wannabeabassist


    Sep 27, 2001
    thanks. yea, i'm going with the 4 string , sorry i didn't state that is plaYAbility?ya think it a make a good beginner guitar? i don't know any thing about them but i can sey it's pretty! oh yea thunderstik,it's not just a bass it 's a bass GUITAR, so yea it's a guitar.....dude!
  10. Philbiker

    Philbiker Pat's the best!

    Dec 28, 2000
    Northern Virginia, USA
    It's tough to beat Peavey for the money. Someone on line I think used to have Korean made DeArmonds recently for sale for a steal. Two of my brothers bought them!

    I've owned two Peaveys over the years, a Dyna-Bass 5 and a Palaedium. I have a lot of respect for Peavey instruments.

    Another really good brand name for well made low/mid price instruments is Dean. Their stuff is made in Korea and it's excellent. The nicer Dean stuff is Czech, but that's probably out of your price range (but -really- nice).
  11. ldiezman


    Jul 11, 2001
    Wannabeabassist.. Your guitar statement is wrong. I know people who get extremely pissed if you call a bass a guitar. It is an electric bass... My old highschool band Directer plays bass in a professional Jazz band and someone said bass guitar one time and he went off... I prefer bass or electric bass..... you can even say a bass guitar and I won't get pissed.. but calling it just a guitar is a great injustice....;)
  12. wannabeabassist


    Sep 27, 2001
    first off thanks philbiker! to you people who get pissy over something like calling a bass a guitar should get a life! call it what you want it's still a frikkin guitar....get over it .i'm just trying to get some info so i can learn to play what i consider the best instrument in the world, not ignorant comments about what to call it.i mean if you cant offer some usefull info then why even post? your just showing off your simple mind.i really don't care if you get pissed or not(iodizman), and you getting pissed over something like that,thats just stupid,grow up.
  13. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    ...and breathe.

    People. let's be nice to the newbies, m'kay? If one of them says something wrongish, try to correct them constructively instead of kickin' sand in their face.

    Personally, I find $399 a bit much for a Fury, but that's just me.
  14. wannabeabassist


    Sep 27, 2001
    thanks to those of you who helped , your input was great. i'm now ponderind the thought of building my own base using warmoth parts. any info on that idea would be cool also.
  15. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Anthony Jackson, creator of the modern 6 string bass, calls it a contrabassguitar, so, if Anthony says guitar, why shouldn't other people?
  16. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    It's a guitar... a bass guitar.

  17. MJB


    Mar 17, 2000
    Sheesh...this is the Bass Guitar forum isn't it?


    Hey wannabe, check out the made in Mexico Fenders, actually, check out everything the store has in your price range, and use your ears and your hands more than your eyes.
  18. wannabeabassist


    Sep 27, 2001
    mjb,there are only 2 shops locally . one of them has outragious(high)prices and they are not so friendly, the other has decent prices but only carry peavy,yamaha,fender,esp(high$$$)and squier.i cant get any help from them because they just want to sell me what they got...i ask them about a schecter and they tell me about the peavey..and so on.they only have about one ore two models of each brand.i don't think i'll build my own , i will only get in over my head(i think). i may buy off the net. what about the ibanez soungear models or esp($400-450 range),how would they compare to the peavy fury? thanks

  19. that sounds dirty....:rolleyes:
  20. wannabeabassist


    Sep 27, 2001
    sorry i meant it in a good way