Prototype Peavey Grind

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Landsharks, Jan 20, 2018.

  1. Landsharks


    Jul 24, 2009
    Oxford, MS
    I purchased this from a pawn shop in Meridian, MS last week. I got it for $75 and the guys in the store said it didn't work, but that's ok. I had seen this bass at this pawn shop a good 4-5 years ago and they wanted $175 for it. So I bought it and took it to see Steve at the Peavey service department since I was in town for him to see if he could get it working. Steve asked around and says it is definitely made in the USA and more than likely a prototype.

    If he can't get the electronics to work, he suggested putting a Cirrus pre in there. My problem with that is he would have to drill another hole to accommodate the Cirrus pre and I want to keep the bass as is with the holes. Can anyone suggest a 2 or 3 band preamp with 4 knobs that has an active/passive switch that doesn't cost an arm and a leg? Thanks 20180108_151801.jpg 20180108_151519.jpg
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  2. el murdoque

    el murdoque

    Mar 10, 2013
    from the look of things, this one was intended to house two stacked pots?
    the one on the bottom left looks like a single pot where the routing was meant for a stacked one plus the one where the top is missing.
    You could get a push/pull one for active/passive, one for PU blend and have potential for four more.
  3. It's the standard USA Grind 4, only sold for 2-3 years. The 5 string was a JJ, this one's mine.
    Grind USA.jpg
    Controls are volume nearest the P pickup, Blend below the bridge pickup. The passive tone pot is below the blend and is a push/pull to activate the preamp. The dual pot of course is the 2 band EQ.
  4. Tom McClintock

    Tom McClintock

    Jan 18, 2015
    The preamp doesn't look potted - it can be repaired. I'd go down that route before putting anything else in there.