Peavey T-40 on Facebook Market Place

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by WaynerBass, Dec 9, 2017.

  1. WaynerBass

    WaynerBass Inactive Suspended

    Jan 12, 2016
    Southwest Florida
    Peavey T-40 that I seen on Facebook Market Place.. I want one but they’ve become so collectable that I can’t justify the cost.

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  2. dukeorock

    dukeorock Owner BNA Audio Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2011
    Nashville, TN
    Authorized greenboy designs builder/Owner of BNA Audio
    I’m not seeing the price...?
     
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  3. Gilmourisgod

    Gilmourisgod

    Jun 23, 2014
    Cape Cod MA
    It’s weird how things suddenly become valuable. I remember when they first came out and kind of flopped. Until recently you could get them for $400 or so , then it just took off. They sound great, and really versatile, but HEAVY. I think that’s what turned me off back in the Day. The G&L L2k is comparable as far as versatility, and can still be had used for a bit less.
     
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  4. dukeorock

    dukeorock Owner BNA Audio Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2011
    Nashville, TN
    Authorized greenboy designs builder/Owner of BNA Audio
    Two very different basses, but I agree the L2000 is a lot of bass for the money! My first new bass was an L1000 from way back. Amazing instrument.
     
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  5. WaynerBass

    WaynerBass Inactive Suspended

    Jan 12, 2016
    Southwest Florida
    Its on facebook market place - the person is asking $650 free shipping
     
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  6. Gilmourisgod

    Gilmourisgod

    Jun 23, 2014
    Cape Cod MA
    Yeah, both kind of the “Swiss Army Knife” of basses, not perfect emulations of anything else, but damn close. I can get most of the basic P, J, and even Ric tones out of my L2k. The T-40 is kind of famous for copping a Ric tone. I remember a friend having a T-40 when I had my 4001, hard to tell the difference with the treble cranked. The T-40 had a better bottom end.
     
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  7. Gilmourisgod

    Gilmourisgod

    Jun 23, 2014
    Cape Cod MA
    $650 is a good price including OHSC, somebody is gonna scoop that up quick!
     
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  8. dukeorock

    dukeorock Owner BNA Audio Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2011
    Nashville, TN
    Authorized greenboy designs builder/Owner of BNA Audio
    That, to me is a very fair price for that bass. True, they used to be much cheaper, but the cat is out of the bag on those basses! I’ve never heard a passive bass with so many usable sounds for what I like. A buddy described its baseline tone as ‘kind of a cross between a Ric and a Gibson Ripper’ and I get that for sure. The reason I sold mine is because I felt my Drake with TV Jones Thunder’Blade pickups was getting me into similar enough territory and is a much lighter instrument. Andrew Drake, at my request, modeled the neck of my bass after the T-40 neck. Keep in mind, the Drake was close to $3k!

    All that said, though I’ll never sell my Drake, I wish I hadn’t sold my T-40 either. I’ve often considered grabbing another one and having a lighter replacement body made.
     
  9. Bass V

    Bass V

    Dec 11, 2008
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    atc, that's a v fair price, these can still be had below collector prices.
    they'll will always be heavy-ish and unsexy, but great as a tool.
    comparable to a L2K in versatility? mine isn't versatile at all.
     
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  10. dukeorock

    dukeorock Owner BNA Audio Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2011
    Nashville, TN
    Authorized greenboy designs builder/Owner of BNA Audio
    For the most part, the ‘versatile’ thing is lost on me anyway. I feel like every bass has one thing it does best. Once I find that one thing, it pretty much stays there. For tone shaping on different tunes, I just switch between pick, fingers and the side of my thumb. Just my experience, not knocking the ‘Swiss Army Bass’ thing at all.
    The only exception was my T-40. I switched between single coil and humbucker a bit
     
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  11. WaynerBass

    WaynerBass Inactive Suspended

    Jan 12, 2016
    Southwest Florida
    I played one of these back in my early 20’s with about 5 years playing bass at the time and I’m 50 years old now.. I never have forgotten the versitility of this bass.. back in the day it was ugly to look at but today it’s a good looking bass.
     
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  12. dukeorock

    dukeorock Owner BNA Audio Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2011
    Nashville, TN
    Authorized greenboy designs builder/Owner of BNA Audio
    I agree! When they came out I thought they were hideous! Now, they just look a tad quirky to me :)
     
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  13. Bass V

    Bass V

    Dec 11, 2008
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    yes, lots of variety in the hands, but the common 1 bass 1 sound standard drives me nuts altho I luv the endless search and discoveries! fortunately, there's plenty to go around for all our tastes.
     
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  14. dukeorock

    dukeorock Owner BNA Audio Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2011
    Nashville, TN
    Authorized greenboy designs builder/Owner of BNA Audio
    Absolutely! On all of my two pickup basses, I tend to run the front pickup full tilt and the bridge pickup is the variable, depending on how much bite I think I need, but that’s pretty much it. I don’t think my way is ‘the’ way...it’s just what I seem to do for some reason
     
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  15. Bass V

    Bass V

    Dec 11, 2008
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    that's the norm, probably, I always want the option to blend the PUs but gotta have that girth!
     
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  16. CGremlin

    CGremlin

    Nov 1, 2014
    Palm Bay, FL
    That sounds about average. Compare that to what people are selling late '70s Precisions and Jazzes for, and T-40s are still a bargain.
     
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  17. aaronious

    aaronious

    May 23, 2011
    Denver CO
    Offer $550. Then scoop it up.
    There's still plenty out there in the low $5's but not for long. That one looks pretty cool in the white. I personally love my T-45
     
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  18. 40Hz

    40Hz Supporting Member

    May 24, 2006
    home
    Yeah really. Shipping is easily going to run the seller around $80. And getting one in what looks like really good shape with the OHSC is a definite score for that money in my book.
     
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  19. Madhouse27

    Madhouse27

    Sep 19, 2016
    I would grab that thing in a heartbeat. I've often considered doing a lefty T-40 style custom build. I think they're one of the coolest basses of all time!
     
  20. I see plenty of them priced round about $650, in the UK it's £650 :laugh: They're just "asking prices",doubt anyone pays them. Not when GC had a white with rosewood board for $399 last week :thumbsup:

    I'm with @dukeorock and don't care for the "verstile" thing,run my 4 in humbucker mode only.
     
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