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The US Peaveys

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by SwagAttack, Jul 23, 2012.

  1. SwagAttack


    Sep 14, 2011
    Bay Area, CA
    What is the best of the cheaper US made Peaveys? I was looking at getting a cheap foundation or dyna. I don't know too much about Peaveys, so I thought I would ask.
  2. I know Furies, Foundations, and Patriots can be found for $200 and under, with Foundations probably being the most versatile of the three. I'm not too familiar with Dynas, but I'm sure someone else here is. T-40s are pretty awesome sounding too, and very versatile, but those things are like anchors and usually go for around $350.
  3. justBrian


    Apr 19, 2002
    Kansas City, MO
    Look for a G-Bass. An absolute winner--and can usually be inexpensive.
  4. oldrookie


    May 15, 2007
    Avon, IN
    Hard to go wrong with a U.S. made Peavey. Buy the best you can afford. Personally, I love the Foundation.
  5. MNAirHead

    MNAirHead Supporting Member

  6. Foundations are the best all around bass- simple, solid, decent players & great tone especially the earlier ones with the Super Ferrite Pickups. Dyna basses are essentially Foundations with an active preamp and in some cases a better bridge. The PV DynaBass circuit is only so so but it does have a by pass on the early editions.
    T-40 is a great bass if you can deal with the weight.
  7. NicJimBass

    NicJimBass Flossin'? I thought your name was Munson! Supporting Member

    Nov 22, 2004
    Lancaster, OH
    64 Audio · DR Strings · Source Audio · Hipshot
    IMHO, the Millennium line, while somewhat tricky to find at super-cheap prices (usually in the $400-500 range from what I've seen, with the occasional one slipping through at sub $200) are absolutely stellar, even at higher prices. I own 2 and am constantly on the lookout for more, but my budget forces me to find super deals. They are my main axe now, displacing my EBMM StingRay 5, which I played for about a decade.
  8. smcd


    Jun 28, 2009
    Boston, MA
    Let's say "inexpensive" = $300 or less. My list is, in order of personal preference:

    US Millennium ($300)
    G-bass ($300)
    Palaedium ($300)
    Dyna Unity ($200)
    Dyna bass ($250)
    Axcelerator ($275)
    Foundation ($150)
    Fury ($150)
  9. MNAirHead

    MNAirHead Supporting Member

    The prices listed above are the standard low end "pretty or pristine" can double the listed prices --- still fantastic deals
  10. Anaughtybear

    Anaughtybear Guest

    Apr 3, 2012
    Fargo, ND
    Ooh, Super Ferrite... Yeah.
  11. US made Peaveys are all fantastic basses, that's why most folks who dig Peaveys owns more than one. Everyone I have played has it's merits. The Millennium is my all around favorite. The features, tone and playability are outstanding.

    I also own a Koa bodied Peavey RSB that plays and sounds better than many basses I have played with big price tags.
  12. Vintage Guy

    Vintage Guy

    Feb 26, 2008
    Go with a Foundation. Best bang for your buck,especially the earlier 90's models.

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