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.