What peavey bass is this?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by brumshine, Jul 13, 2013.

  1. brumshine


    Apr 27, 2012
  2. Bongolation


    Nov 9, 2001
    No Bogus Endorsements
    Truly atrocious pictures!

    It may be a "Foundation S" -- which was a P/J Foundation. Hard to say, given the shots.:scowl:

    Case has shed its lining, as typical. It's easy to replace.

    $100 for a MIA Foundation S without problems is a good deal.
  3. RED J

    RED J Lol

    Jan 23, 2000
    Foundation S great P-J with hum canceling J. See Avatar
  4. wild4oldcars


    Jan 22, 2012
    Garner, NC
    Think its a later model Foundation S, I believe the earlier ones had pickup ring sorta things ( see RED J's avatar) i'd be all over that for 100, personally
  5. smcd


    Jun 28, 2009
    Boston, MA
    Possibly a late Foundation S, but with the black hardware and small knobs, it's likely a B-Ninety. If it's a B-Ninety, $100 is about the going rate.
  6. HalfPlayer


    Jun 9, 2013
    Doesnt really look like a Peavey headstock
  7. mmbongo

    mmbongo I have too many basses. Supporting Member

    I don't know if I'd buy a bass from somebody who can't even take an in focus picture. Jeez.
  8. hdracer


    Feb 15, 2009
    Elk River, MN.
    I have scored some nice gear at great prices because of bad photos.
    Most people just blow off the ad because of the photos and description. The clueless seller thinks no one is interested and keeps lowering the price.

    I am watching one bass on our local CL. The photos are so bad and the description reads like he had to pay by the letter.
    It's been running for three weeks now and he has lowered the price three times. He just dropped it enough for me to send him a email. I'm meeting him in the morning. It'll be a great score if it's decent. If not, I'll low ball him or just say thanks but no thanks.
  9. brumshine


    Apr 27, 2012
    I snagged this bad ass instrument last night. Took it down to my buddy's place and we gave it a good cleaning and this thing is a real player. I love it. The guy selling it was in this real shady part of town in a "we buy and sell everything used" place. I looked the guitar over and noticed that some ass hat attempted to sand the serial number. I feel really bad that someone has to really be missing this thing...

    Serial number says it's a 1988. Red J was right, USA Foundation S. With EMGs in it, sounds fantastic. I Kinda wish it came with the super feraties but oh well. I think that the active EMGs were installed by a pro because the used good shielding and special staples to mount the shielding. The wiring looks superb.

    Neck looks slightly warped (twisted) to my eye but I haven't noticed it while playing. Anyone have any advice on repair or just leave it alone?

    I pulled the string holder down thing off and put it in the case, it was missing a screw so I'm trying to find one today.

    If anyone's interested I'll tell the story of how the exchange went down but the quick and dirty is that I rescued this guitar from being destroyed by a real wacko with a hammer for 65 bucks (including case).

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  10. brumshine


    Apr 27, 2012
    more pics

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  11. smcd


    Jun 28, 2009
    Boston, MA
    $65 for that bass is an asolute steal. Considering that the EMG's are considered an upgrade, it's a super steal. The "S" model never came with Super Ferrites.
  12. ZackNooga


    Feb 20, 2013
    Chattanooga, TN
    Great deal! Glad you like it. I bought my Peavey Unity Series from a flea market for $65 as well. Got to love these U.S. Peaveys.
  13. Finsterino


    Mar 8, 2007
    "I feel really bad that someone has to really be missing this thing... "

    Do you feel bad enough to call the coppers and see if they have a record of it being stolen??
  14. brumshine


    Apr 27, 2012
    I punched the serial number in google and couldn't find anyone claiming it was stolen. I also checked Craigslist for any posts that they lost the guitar. I probably won't go to the cops about it, I honestly have little faith that they would offer any real help finding the owner.