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Peavey T-40...5 string?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Mola Ram, Jul 26, 2012.

  1. Mola Ram

    Mola Ram

    Jan 18, 2010
    I've done a lot of searching, and I pretty much know I'm clutching at straws, but does anyone know if Peavey are made a 5 string version on the T-40?
  2. Toolmybass

    Toolmybass Supporting Member

    Nov 25, 2007
    Great White North
    I would doubt it....I have gotten daily emails from ebay (worldwide) for the last 4 years on every T40 that gets listed. I havent seen one

  3. mikezimmerman

    mikezimmerman Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2001
    Omaha, Nebraska
    No, they didn't.
  4. Mola Ram

    Mola Ram

    Jan 18, 2010

    Thanks for the info guys!
  5. smcd


    Jun 28, 2009
    Boston, MA

    Absolutely did not.
  6. Peavey seems to be the exception when it comes to manufacturing decent stuff in the US and keeping the price point kind of normal. I wonder if there would be a possibility of them reissuing the T-40 (and a "T-50") made in the US at a decent price, or is it too much of a niche market?

    Those things are Swiss Army basses. Lots of sounds in there.
  7. mech

    mech Supporting Member

    Jun 20, 2008
    Meridian, MS, USA
    A T-40 could be turned into a 5 string if you could handle the narrow string spacing. Add a tuner, new nut and bridge. It'd be a fun project. I'd plug the tuner holes, veneer the peghead and put mini tuners 5 in a row to keep the neck dive down.

    No chance of a re-issue. It's not the Peavey philosophy when there are many thousands out there that will sell for little $$$. FWIW, this is my version of a 5 string T40. TL-5 with T-40 pickups and knobs. Pickup holes had been butchered when I got it. Put a D-tuner on the E, too. Made the aluminum topnut and TR cover. Extra switch is for HB/SC.
  8. Rickengeezer


    Feb 25, 2005
    Central Texas
    Endorsing Artist: Steve Clayton Accessories
    If you leave a T-40 in Jeff Rath (Ric5)'s neighborhood, you might suddenly end up with one!
    eukatheude likes this.
  9. MNAirHead

    MNAirHead Supporting Member

  10. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 29, 2008
    I convert 4 string Rickenbackers to 5 string basses.
    Actually there is a t-40 at my local Music-go-round ...

    I am thinking of buying it and dismantling it putting the electronics in a different bass with 5 strings. One of my frankenstened fender or fenderbird or SG basses.

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