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Peavey T-40 Club Part 2

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Bryan R. Tyler, May 14, 2010.


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  1. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Connecticut
  2. Engine207

    Engine207 Losing faith in humanity...one call at a time.

    Jul 10, 2008
    Higley, AZ
    Cool!! First post in Part Deux! :bassist:
     
  3. One at Atomic for 429, white in pristine condition, do want!
     
  4. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Connecticut
    Funny- that looks like a #2 in your post number....;)
     
  5. Any prizes for being the last poster on number one??:hyper:

    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.

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    Cheers. :)
     
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  6. A-Step-Towards

    A-Step-Towards Supporting Member

    Nov 16, 2009
    Los Angeles California
    Nice t40's!

    I miss mine , sold it for a 50$ profit, not worth it :(
     
  7. Basstovsky

    Basstovsky The guy with the dumb username...

    Feb 29, 2008
    Massachusetts
    Well with that many T-40s you should be deserving of that honor, especially with the rare colors.
     
  8. dangnewt

    dangnewt Veteran Dispenser

    Jun 6, 2003
    MetroWest Boston
    Flat Eric,

    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.
     
  9. so, anyone know where i can find pics of that rare sky blue t-40 that supposudly exists??
     
  10. Basstovsky

    Basstovsky The guy with the dumb username...

    Feb 29, 2008
    Massachusetts
  11. Engine207

    Engine207 Losing faith in humanity...one call at a time.

    Jul 10, 2008
    Higley, AZ
  12. TheEmptyCell

    TheEmptyCell Bearded Dingwall Enthusiast Supporting Member

    Jul 16, 2005
    Syracuse, NY
    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?
     
  13. I have a friend that is using a T45, with T40 pups, with closer-to G&L L2000 spacing and wiring... thus creating...

    The T-2000 :bassist:
     
  14. TheEmptyCell

    TheEmptyCell Bearded Dingwall Enthusiast Supporting Member

    Jul 16, 2005
    Syracuse, NY
    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.
     

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  15. Relayer71

    Relayer71

    Jun 25, 2009
    NYC
    DAYUM!!!! What a beauty!!

    Never played a T-40 but always loved the look.
     
  16. Thunder Pulse

    Thunder Pulse

    May 12, 2007
    There must be a lot of tones in these basses - look how many pickguard screws there are on them to keep them all inside! ;)
     
  17. Basstovsky

    Basstovsky The guy with the dumb username...

    Feb 29, 2008
    Massachusetts
    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 :D

    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
     
  18. Jjones32

    Jjones32

    Mar 8, 2007
    here is mine its a 1979, i believe just got it yesterday
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  19. Whacked

    Whacked

    Sep 21, 2004
    Stockton, Ca
    Man, wish I still had my T40
    heavy as **** but a damn good player
     
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  20. Engine207

    Engine207 Losing faith in humanity...one call at a time.

    Jul 10, 2008
    Higley, AZ
    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...