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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Bryan R. Tyler, May 14, 2010.
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Cool!! First post in Part Deux!
One at Atomic for 429, white in pristine condition, do want!
Funny- that looks like a #2 in your post number....
Any prizes for being the last poster on number one??
Do I get a membership number now?
I'll put the images up again.
Last pics on the old one, first pics on the new one.
What an honour.
I miss mine , sold it for a 50$ profit, not worth it
Well with that many T-40s you should be deserving of that honor, especially with the rare colors.
I can not think of a better post to end Part 1 and kick off Part 2, than those great pictures of some seriously minty tasty T-40s. Stunning.
so, anyone know where i can find pics of that rare sky blue t-40 that supposudly exists??
Found this bouncing around the 'bay, poor sad black t-40 body needs some love
That body does need a bunch of TLC, but the same dude has a treasure trove of parts (neckplates, trees, keywinds, nuts, pups, switches, bridges, and knobbery) for the well-loved, yet incomplete T-40 in your life...
Anybody tried wiring their T-40 different from stock? I'm thinking of going for single/humbucker switching for each pickup, instead of the tone knob setup. Then standard V/T for either pickup, and P/U selector switch. Any suggestions for what size capacitor I should go with, and 250k or 500k pots? I've used both in a variety of basses.
My 1st T-40 is a 1981 with blade pickups and stock wiring, strung with some well-worn TI Jazz Flats. I have a pair of toasters and a single blade P/U for the project. Anyone have any experience mixing and matching the two types?
I have a friend that is using a T45, with T40 pups, with closer-to G&L L2000 spacing and wiring... thus creating...
Sounds pretty cool. I'd love to put a pair of T-40 pickups in a P bass... one in the P position, one at the bridge to cover 60's and 70's J positions. I'm tempted to put all 3 pickups in this T-40, and just getting a pickguard to cover it in case I don't like or use the middle PU.
EDIT: Here's a pic of my project T-40. Nothing is wired in, but it's currently 'wearing' the toasters. I'm kind of considering going with black knobs, unless there are some good chrome top/ black bodied knobs out there.
It's hard to tell, but the body is actually stained black, not a stock black job. I DIY'd the finish last week. I won't be doing any protective coating or anything.
DAYUM!!!! What a beauty!!
Never played a T-40 but always loved the look.
There must be a lot of tones in these basses - look how many pickguard screws there are on them to keep them all inside!
T-40 was the most versatile bass I ever played...
Then I wired up some custom passive electronics including varitone switches in a couple basses
But seriously the T-40s have some great combinations with the coil tapping (or whatever is done to make the pickup sound single coil if not an actual coil tap) that let you get a good variety
here is mine its a 1979, i believe just got it yesterday
Man, wish I still had my T40
heavy as **** but a damn good player
I guess you can do whatever you want to a bass you own...but this?
"Personal opinion - looks cooler than orig T40"
I bet it weighs less than my 81 lb. '80 SiennaBurst...