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Peavey Grind 4 String. Just WOW! Im buying one! Opinions?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by johnny1978, Dec 16, 2007.

  1. johnny1978

    johnny1978 Guest

    Nov 18, 2007
    Well I was at Guitar Center last night for about 3 hours. I originally wanted a MIM Fender P-Bass. My squire is alright but I wanted something for the longer term and of better quality. I must have played every 4 string in the place. I play a few Warwicks, Schecter, Cort, MIM and MIA Fender Jazz and P-Bass,Dean, OLP, Stingray's, ESP. You name it I played it. The Peavey just blew me away. I picked it up cause it looked awsome the way its made with that wood and finish. I have always been a Pbass guy and it blew me away. I hate to admit it but it fit me much better than the P. :crying:

    The neck felt 10X better than the Fender to me. I really cant believe it. I think that at $379 its a LOT of instrument for the money. I am new at bass but the build quality seemed very good. I put it right next to a Warwick and yes the W was nicer, but not that much nicer considering the $1000 price gap. Im not saying a Peavey is as good as Warwick, at least the grind model but it was impressive. I loved the tone it got.

    It blew the MIM Pbass out of the water and the MIM was $100 more than the Peavey. I put money down on it until I get paid cause I played three different ones and the one I like best is on hold.

    I ran all basses through an Ampeg SVT head and Ampeg Cab. That way there if they sounded like crap to my ears its not the amp anyway. :p

    At any rate I dont think there is a bass under $1000 out of a factory that is better than that Peavey. It just feels like a much nicer bass than the price would lead you to believe. Maybe I caught a really good one, but Im sold.

    Sorry for the long post.
  2. morf

    morf Inactive

    Feb 17, 2006
    No, Peavey makes great basses, congrats :)
  3. dela217


    Mar 2, 2006
    New Orleans, La
    I have been playing boutique high end basses for 30 years. So, I am spoiled. I went to a friends house and he had a Peavey Grind sitting in a stand. I picked it up and was amazed by this bass! I am seriously considering getting one to use on my not so friendly gigs. The sound was nothing compared to my Alembic Series II, but was a terrific bass for the money. I would take one of these any day over a Fender or anything that Guitar Center sells. I would take it over the Warwick too!
  4. Rumblin' Man

    Rumblin' Man Inactive

    Apr 27, 2000
    Route 66
    I tried a Grind at the local shop and I found it to be a good sounding, solidly built bass. But I didn't get a "gotta have it" feeling from it.
  5. smogg


    Mar 27, 2007
    NPR, Florida
    I'm not crazy, I'm just a little unwell
    Peavey basses in general are very under rated. They offer a lot of bang for the buck through out the various price ranges. Congrats on a smart purchase, have fun.
  6. RL6

    RL6 Guest

    Feb 8, 2006
    I had the Grind 6 strings for a while. I tried three of them before buying it, two of them were unplayable. And they had top do a lot of work on the one I finally bought But once this was done,it was a really nice instrument. Make sure that the one you buy is properly set up.
  7. peaveyuser

    peaveyuser Inactive

    Oct 18, 2006
    It's the one peavey I don't like, I find that it's a bit too "rough" and the strings don't fit on the fretboard (not enough room) but then again maybe I just played a bad one.
  8. FL Knifemaker

    FL Knifemaker Guest

    Apr 9, 2006
    Lakeland, FL
    Now that you're a Peavey fan, check out some of the older American made ones!! :)
  9. thefunkelastic

    thefunkelastic Guest

    Oct 23, 2007
    I noticed in GC last time I was there that the grinds had "made in china" stickers on them, and they also didn't have any of the quality problems that I had heard of (no fret problems, no bad finish) did they change where they made them and improve their quality control?
  10. ebozzz

    ebozzz Supporting Member

    May 17, 2001
    Or newer ones as well....;)
  11. NorCal Dog

    NorCal Dog

    Nov 28, 2005
    with the right setup,, these peaveys smoke... here's mine with a set of Nordstrand Fat Stacks / coil tap...

  12. Peaveys are great and underated. You did a good thing by putting the one that felt good to you on hold. My last trip to DC they had a batch of Peavey Mileniums and Grinds that were junk. Bad finish, setups etc. But for the most part extremely good!