For Sale/Trade Peavey T-40 W/ Neck Issues

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by HubbardsFate, Jun 7, 2020.

  1. HubbardsFate


    Oct 18, 2006
    British Columbia
    UPDATES JUNE 14 2020:

    - I'll be pulling this ad if I can find a suitable replacement neck for this bass

    - If I end up selling, shipping is on the buyer

    - I forgot to mention in the original posting that the neck also has a small hairline crack on the back of it, down near the nut end...really a non-factor if the neck is non-salvageable, which is the case as far as I can tell, but thought I should mention it


    Hey Guys,

    Been on the fence for awhile RE: What I want to/should do with this ol' Peavey T-40 of mine.

    I bought this bass via the 'Bay a few years ago, and I think if I had my time back, I maybe would have done the return/refund thing, because it came to me with a fairly significant bow in the neck (I think it might even be a bit twisted), which has never quite been able to be corrected, at least not by my local tech. In other words, unless you (or your tech) can straighten out the neck on this thing, it's likely gonna need to be replaced.

    I should also mention that even if the current neck can somehow be salvaged, it might need a refret; the frets seem pretty worn to me. The neck also has a small hairline crack on the back of it (down near the nut), which doesn't really affect the playability/integrity of the neck as far as I can tell, and which really doesn't matter if the neck is toast - which again, as far as I can tell, it is...

    That's the bad news. The GOOD news is that (A) the electronics are fully functional, (B) it comes in a near-mint 'Sienna Burst' finish (the most beautiful finish they ever did this bass in, if you ask me), (C) the hardware is in great condition and (D) it comes with the classic 'chainsaw' case, which is in great shape inside and out.

    As for what I'm looking for in return, I'm not 100% sure, but off the top of my head:

    - Open to almost anything with a maple fretboard (I'm a freak for maple these days...)

    - Ibanez ATK

    - Yamaha is always interesting to me

    - Thinking of dipping my toes into the fretless and/or semi-acoustic/hollow-body and/or fretless semi-acoustic/hollow-body world(s)

    - Amps/effects are of no interest at this time...

    Open to a 'plus/minus cash' thing, depending on what is on offer, and if it is a 'plus' from my end, no more than a couple hundred bucks max.

    (Apparently I have to post a cash price - in order to post the ad - for this bass even if I am not looking for cash [a cash sale works just as well as a trade], not sure what a fair price is for a bass with a bad neck, but I think I generally see (presumably full functional) T-40s being posted on eBay, etc., in the $750 USD range, so I figure $400 USD works?)

    EDIT June 14 2020 **SHIPPING ON BUYER** - Forgot to state this when I first posted the ad ...

    It won't kill me if I don't move this bass, and with its neck issue(s), I won't be surprised if there is no interest. I have even thought of getting someone to build me a new neck (I believe there is at least one member of this site who has a solid rep for building replacement necks?), because I love the tones (and pretty much everything else but the current neck) of this bass.

    For now I am just uploading the pics I currently have on my computer, if anyone expresses serious interest, I'll take a bunch more and either post 'em here, or PM to you, or both.

    Thanks for reading. Peavey_T-40_1.jpg Peavey_T-40_2.jpg
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2020
  2. HubbardsFate


    Oct 18, 2006
    A couple other small things to note about the bass:

    - Truss rod cover is missing

    - There are a couple of screw holes in the pickguard (and presumably into the body) where a thumbrest was once installed
    Last edited: Jun 8, 2020
  3. Green Knight

    Green Knight Supporting Member

    Oct 18, 2016
    I got a guy to put a Millennium neck on my T-40 body, which he did with a little bit of sanding. If all else fails, that's not a bad solution. There's even a thread somewhere where someone chronicles that very procedure.
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  4. SMG

    SMG Supporting Member

    Apr 17, 2000
    metro Detroit
    I can't remember if the fingerboard on these are part of neck wood or if they are a distinct piece of wood. If the entire neck and fingerboard is just the once piece of wood, cut down the center, turned around and glued back together, than the neck may be toast. If the fingerboard is a separate slab, you could possible remove it, plane the actual neck and reattach the fingerboard. For what that would cost, look on ebay for t-40 necks...they show up regularly as people part them out.
  5. TimBosby

    TimBosby Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2004
    Omaha, NE, USA
    Not to threadjack but I'd love to see how that looks.

    Back to the T-40 I bet this neck could be saved by the right luthier. I go to Andrew Drake for everything and have yet to encounter anything he cannot fix. But a custom neck would sure be cool too.
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  6. redstrand


    May 18, 2007
    Saint Louis, MO
    Fool For Four Strings
    I’d almost get this and put an Electrical Guitar Company aluminum t-40 neck on it...other wise have to dig up a regular neck....tempted
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  7. SMG

    SMG Supporting Member

    Apr 17, 2000
    metro Detroit
    I will second Andrew Drake. One of the best out there!
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  8. eldoryder

    eldoryder I just LOVE me some Vintage Peaveys!

    Jun 27, 2011
    Nacogdoches, TX
    PM heading your way.
  9. smcgov

    smcgov Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2010
    Northshore Mass
    what is the weight?
  10. HubbardsFate


    Oct 18, 2006
    I can't say for sure, as I don't own a scale at the moment, but I think I once weighed it at a friend's place, and I believe it was 11.5 - 12 lbs, somewhere in's a tank, like most T-40s...
  11. Sonicfrog


    Jan 4, 2008
    Fresno, CA
    Lead!!! :)
  12. TimBosby

    TimBosby Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2004
    Omaha, NE, USA
  13. AFONE


    Jan 10, 2021
    Washington DC
    Any update on this? Did you sell it/fix it?