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Greg L.



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PostSubject: New T-40 user from France   Wed Jul 16, 2008 8:23 am

Hey there,

My name's Greg and I was looking for some information about my T-40 and fall on this forum.

I own an early Peavey T-40 bass. I've been told it was build in 1977, but it must be wrong because the production started in 1978. I bought it 300 euros without any flightcase. I'm in love with this bass and I've used it to record my band's first EP (even if I play the guitar in the band). I also own a '89 Music Man Stingray, but the Peavey T-40 has more growl and the sound's brighter.

I'm looking for another ash-body-maple-fingerboard T-40 to customize it. I'd like to add a slight right arm bevel and round the edge of the body. I think I will also remove the coil-tap from the Tone control. Maybe I'll custom the one I already own if I can find a nice sunburst T-40 with Toaster pickups ! ;-)
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PostSubject: Re: New T-40 user from France   Wed Jul 16, 2008 11:22 am

Welcome to the show Greg. Check your serial number against the list on here to determine the year. Production did start in '78 and those early PAF models are great. I don't know that I would go contour a PAF when the later contoured models are easy to obtain.

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PostSubject: Re: New T-40 user from France   Wed Jul 16, 2008 4:56 pm

Hey Greg,

Welcome!!! Interesting idea rounding the edge of the body to make it more comfortable. I'm guessing it's more difficult to get T-40s in France.

Most sunburst T-40s I've seen have the blade pickups. If you can find one with stock toasters then you're in business!!! Not much difference in tone between the two pickups to my ears though.

Glad to have you aboard!!!

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PostSubject: Re: New T-40 user from France   Thu Jul 17, 2008 2:07 am

Thanks for your warm messages !

I'd like to find a T-40 with Blade pickups, even if my T-40 with Toasters pickups is very punchy.

PT43> Are the later coutoured model you mention ash-made ? Do you have any close pictures ? I hope it's contoured enough for me ! ;-)
Is there also a right arm bevel ?
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PostSubject: Re: New T-40 user from France   Thu Jul 17, 2008 7:21 am

Welcome to the family.
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PostSubject: Re: New T-40 user from France   Thu Jul 17, 2008 1:35 pm

Greg L. wrote:
Thanks for your warm messages !

I'd like to find a T-40 with Blade pickups, even if my T-40 with Toasters pickups is very punchy.

PT43> Are the later coutoured model you mention ash-made ? Do you have any close pictures ? I hope it's contoured enough for me ! ;-)
Is there also a right arm bevel ?

WELCOME!!

Too funny, I'm in the opposite position, I have a T-40 with blades and I want a fretless with toasters!
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PostSubject: Re: New T-40 user from France   Sat Jul 19, 2008 10:28 am

Greg L. wrote:
Thanks for your warm messages !

I'd like to find a T-40 with Blade pickups, even if my T-40 with Toasters pickups is very punchy.

PT43> Are the later coutoured model you mention ash-made ? Do you have any close pictures ? I hope it's contoured enough for me ! ;-)
Is there also a right arm bevel ?

Late models were made of ash, although the colored versions were most likely poplar.

The contours on mine remind me of a Strat.

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PostSubject: Re: New T-40 user from France   Sun Jul 20, 2008 3:31 am

Thanks Tony !

I see you also are a Peavey amps fan !
Have you ever tried Peavey Bravo 112 ? I own one of these and replaced the speaker by a Eminence PE50 (VHT Fat Bottom) and it definitely rocks !!!
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PostSubject: Re: New T-40 user from France   Sun Jul 20, 2008 7:02 am

Peavey was my first amp and I've been with them ever since. I'm pretty satisfied with my Bandits, but I do lust after the Classic and Delta Blues amps.

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PostSubject: Re: New T-40 user from France   Sun Jul 20, 2008 9:49 pm

Kevdel, where you been hiding?? Welcome back!!

Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends, we're so glad you could attend....come inside, come inside. Sorry, got carried away by ELP.
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PostSubject: Re: New T-40 user from France   Mon Jul 21, 2008 3:27 am

Scottpro1969 wrote:
Kevdel, where you been hiding?? Welcome back!!

Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends, we're so glad you could attend....come inside, come inside. Sorry, got carried away by ELP.

Sounds like we have the same tastes in music Scott!

YES, ELP, Moody Blues, RUSH, Pink Floyd.....yeah, I'm STUCK in the PROG rock thing!
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PostSubject: Re: New T-40 user from France   Mon Jul 21, 2008 7:16 am

Guilty on all of those counts. In fact I've seen every one of those bands multiple times, although Rush 17 times. Every tour since Signals, sometimes twice a tour. I need an intervention.
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PostSubject: Re: New T-40 user from France   Tue Jul 22, 2008 10:31 am

Sorry for the late response. I've been on the road a lot. I lurk when I'm traveling but haven't posted much. I'm trying to be around more.
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PostSubject: Re: New T-40 user from France   Tue Jul 22, 2008 4:21 pm

Glad to see you back!!!
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PostSubject: Re: New T-40 user from France   Thu Jul 24, 2008 12:51 am

Scott and Ajish (and anyone else for that matter) - I couldn't help noticing your affinity for prog. Forgive the cheap plug but you may also like:

www.myspace.com/oblivionsun

Features ex-members of Happy The Man & Iluvatar (plus one newbie T40 owner!)
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PostSubject: Re: New T-40 user from France   Fri Aug 15, 2008 12:03 pm

Salut Greg,


Yes !! Et 1 de plus en France, on doit pas être si nombreux que ça sur T40, ou alors ils se cachent tous tongue.
En plus d'être méconnues, elles sont difficiles à trouver ces bougresses. Faut dire aussi que c'est pas les mêmes tarifs qu'aux US en plus Evil or Very Mad

Bref ... Chouette projet que voilà. Je regarde régulièrement les annonces, si je vois un truc, je te fais signe Cool
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PostSubject: Re: New T-40 user from France   Fri Aug 15, 2008 3:10 pm

Pipou,

I have no idea what the hell you just said but your sense of fashion is second to none!!!!! Razz Razz Razz
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PostSubject: Re: New T-40 user from France   Fri Aug 15, 2008 5:19 pm

LOL!!

I really need Rosetta Stone!
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PostSubject: Re: New T-40 user from France   Sat Aug 16, 2008 1:22 am

Pipou> Ouais, c'est clair qu'il n'y en a pas des masses en France. J'ai découvert ces basses dans la section basse sur guitariste.com, j'ai été intrigué et un mec m'en a vendu une pour 300 euros ... depuis, j'ai le coup de coeur et j'adore le son que je peux en tirer. En tous cas, ça vaut trop le coup d'acheter aux Etats Unis en ce moment.

Scott> Pipou said we're not many T-40 lovers in France, because this model is pretty unknown here. For now, when you can find a T-40 in France, it's much more expensive than in the USA.
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PostSubject: Re: New T-40 user from France   Tue Aug 19, 2008 11:44 am

Thankx for the translation Greg king


Scott > In France, T40 (used of course) ~ 500 $ Sad confused
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PostSubject: Re: New T-40 user from France   Tue Aug 19, 2008 1:17 pm

But are the Warwicks less expensive? Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: New T-40 user from France   Tue Aug 19, 2008 3:48 pm

Yuk. Warwicks are gross.
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PostSubject: Re: New T-40 user from France   Tue Aug 19, 2008 4:26 pm

They're German made... hence my question Smile
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