Peavey Grind Question

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by pica, Jul 29, 2017.

  1. pica


    Nov 26, 2009
    So I'm thinking of getting a used 4 string Peavey Grind. There are a couple used here and there on EBay and GC, most of them are 5 strings. Nothing like the amount of Fenders, Squiers, or Ibanez. My question is are these basses that good that people just don't sell them or are there just not that many out there.
  2. Sharknose79

    Sharknose79 UNPAID greenboy/fEARful endorser In Memoriam

    Sep 15, 2011
    South Cackalacky
    I have nothing to disclose at this time.
    Pretty easy to find.... mostly an overlooked bass, I think.
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  3. Reedt2000

    Reedt2000 Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2017
    Central New Jersey
    There certainly won't be as many as fenders but as people point out they are not that uncommon. They are decent for as cheap as they are. They focus on construction and most came stock with unremarkable passive electronics. With an aftermarket preamp they will sound much better IMO. I also believe they are 35" scale so they have a different feel than a fender or F-style bass. A little more string tention and a little more space between the frets.
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  4. pica


    Nov 26, 2009
    Killed by Death, of the six you posted. Only one is a 4 string.
  5. Killed_by_Death

    Killed_by_Death Snaggletooth Inactive

    I thought when you asked "are these basses that good that people just don't sell them or are there just not that many out there" (?) that you were talking about Grinds in general.
    Maybe they just did not make that many 4-string ones.
  6. pica


    Nov 26, 2009
    I'm looking at getting a 4 string so I was really referring to just the 4 string Grinds.


    Feb 10, 2016
    Michigan USA
    Pretty good basses, usually can get low action/fast neck combo. I prefer the original run made in Vietnam,YMMV.
  8. davedblyoo

    davedblyoo "All the mayhem and none of the sticky mess."

    Nov 15, 2012
    Augusta, GA
    I had a five string Grind eight or nine years ago. It was a nice enough bass for what I paid for it new. As stated previously, the stock electronics are pretty mediocre. The one I had did have a nice low action and was fun to play. I would imagine that there are a lot of them out there, but maybe the fact you aren't seeing many on the used market would indicate that a large percentage of the people who buy them hang on to them.
  9. Killed_by_Death

    Killed_by_Death Snaggletooth Inactive

    The OP is only interested in 4-string Grinds :bored:
  10. scuzzy


    Feb 15, 2006
    Troy, MO
    As stated above, built quality is quite good. Electronics are average at best. Good pre's can fix it up though.
  11. Spectre1966

    Spectre1966 Striving For Mediocrity Supporting Member

    Jul 4, 2014
    Wallingford, CT
    I got a Peavey Grind years ago and love it..sounds great and the action is so low and the neck so thin it's easy to play. Only reason I don't use it much anymore is I've gotten more comfortable with a 5 string.....Grind is on far right in the's the older version with the scalloped horn. IMG_0246.JPG
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  12. DEDX


    Jan 14, 2009
    Holly Springs, GA
    They're great basses for the money. Most people that get them hold on to them, mainly since they're inexpensive. Not much value to try to sell. I have a 5 and 6 string currently. Got new pups and pre I'm installing in the 5 this weekend. The electronics are the weakest link.
  13. I am just a beginner. But I have jet black peavey grind 4. And it is very comfortable, even for my small hands and I am only 5'5" and pretty skinny too:) It is solid but not too heavy. as I said, even fore me it is comfy.
  14. BJMtz


    Oct 18, 2010
    Columbus, OH
    I have a 4 string Grind that I bought new from GC about 6 or 7 years ago. It's a great bass for the price. The finish has a couple of minor flaws but they are on the back and I'm talking small and not very noticeable. I did get a small crack on the headstock where one of the tuning pegs is but I don't know if it's just in the finish or how far deep it goes.

    The neck is great. Thin and fast. The pickups are weak and this is my biggest complaint. Not as loud as my Fender P and they don't seem very aggressive or growly as I imagined soap bars to be.
  15. fakeneckplate'65

    fakeneckplate'65 Supporting Member

    Feb 4, 2014
    Columbus, OH
    As a teen in the early 2000's, I always thought they looked so cool. A friend of mine nearly, bought one on several occasions off ebay, but, never followed through.
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  16. morgansterne

    morgansterne Geek U.S.A.

    Oct 25, 2011
    Cleveland Ohio
    My grind 5 was the single most Comfortable bass I ever had, but it sounded boring. I had no trouble with the 35" scale.
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  17. Thr Grind is a great bass. Been playing it happily for years,never knew it was a 35" until somebody told me :D
    Sold in high numbers here in Europe so they're reasonably common.My trusty Vietnamese BXP on the left.
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  18. Artman

    Artman a.k.a. Eddy Garcia Supporting Member

    Dec 28, 2017
    Georgetown, TX
    Nice collection! Is the red one in the middle one of the basic bolt-on models? How does it compare with your ntb?
  19. @Artman
    The red in the middle is the short lived USA model,think they were available for about 30 months. Might surprise some folks but it doesn't fare well against the BXP NTB :jawdrop: It has a very nice metallic finish but that's about it's best point, decent neck like all Peaveys :) Sound wise the pickups are quite weak and the 2 band preamp is nothing special. The 4 string version was an active PJ, again nothing to write home about.

    Of my 53 Peavey basses the USA Grind ranks in the "meh" zone. There's just nothing about them stands out.
  20. Maxdusty


    Mar 9, 2012
    Michigan USA
    I had one- output was noticeably very weak, the neck felt pretty good on it, but the bass was a little on the heavy side.
    I ended up trading it because I found something better.
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