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PostSubject: Newbie   Wed May 13, 2009 11:23 am

Hi everyone!!
I am new to the forum and have always loved old Peavey gear. I own a Peavey Heritage guitar amp and I am just starting to go back to playing bass. I have always wanted a nice T-40 and my local music shop has a natural one for $350. I am going to look at it on friday. Anyway thanks for having me.
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie   Thu May 14, 2009 9:44 am

Welcome to the show! Be sure and post pics of the T if you get it.

You've got a Heritage and mentioned going back to playing bass. Did you step into the light and become a guitarist? Smile

Don't throw anything at me folks, you know I'm just a guitarist that owns a T-40 to mess around with.

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PostSubject: Re: Newbie   Thu May 14, 2009 10:24 am

My father plays both guitar and bass and that is how I got into playing both. I am also a drummer. I was trying to get better at playing guitar, but I realize that I am a lot better bass player than guitarist. I am excited to look at the T 40. My friend said that it is natural. The natural and sunburst are my favorite colors. He said he also has a Foundation bass from the 80's in white. I will also check that out. I will need a nice bass amp. I just have a small practice amp right now.
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie   Fri May 15, 2009 6:13 am

I'm with you on needing a bigger amp. I just got a Microbass right now. Maybe when I learn to play my T-40 like a bass instead of a four string guitar I'll get something bigger. I'm digging those old Foundations and Furys myself.

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PostSubject: Re: Newbie   Fri May 15, 2009 6:38 am

Thanks for the reply. I looked at a Hartke yesterday that was 250 watts and it had a nice sound to it. I played it with a Peavey Grind bass. I had to postpone my trip to see the T-40 till Tuesday. I hope it does not sell before then, if it does I will look at other options.
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie   Fri May 15, 2009 10:23 pm

Hopefully the T won't sell. Until you get it. Very Happy

I'm still a hack on the bass, but the other vintage Peavey's that I've test driven have all impressed me. I find I prefer the more narrow neck on some of the other models, but my T-40 is staying with me.

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PostSubject: Re: Newbie   Tue May 19, 2009 6:09 pm

Well, I went to look at the T-40 and it is nice!! Hard case and all for $350!! Not the original case, but an nice tkl. Natural with a maple neck and in good shape. Looks like an early eighties. He said he has had it for a long time and I hope he keeps it for another week to my next paycheck so I can grab it. He also had a Foundation bass in white with a maple neck. That was also in great shape. Still need to find a nice bass amp. BTW, what is the care on the body of the T-40? Do you use lemon oil or anything like that on them?
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie   Wed May 20, 2009 9:38 am

Keeping my fingers crossed for you. Since it's been there a while there's a good chance it will still be there when you get paid.

Good question on the body care. I personally do not use anything at all. I just wipe my gear down with a soft cloth after use. Surely the rest of the gang will have some good suggestions for you.

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PostSubject: Re: Newbie   Wed May 20, 2009 10:08 am

I was asking about the care because it felt like it did not have a gloss on it?
I was not sure if that is normal for the natural ones? The body is in great shape, maybe the former owner just sanded the gloss off? BTW, I found an early eighties Fury bass with the single pickup at Daddys Junky Music. It is natural with a rosewood neck and a black pickguard. It is $139.99. Not bad for a Made in USA bass.
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie   Thu May 21, 2009 6:04 am

My T-40 has a semi gloss to the finish. My 'burst T-60 has a semi gloss. My three natural T-60s do not have any gloss at all. I don't think any of the other natural T's that I've seen and played over the years had a gloss at all.

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PostSubject: Re: Newbie   Thu May 21, 2009 6:25 am

Thanks for the replies. I am glad you set me straight on the T-40 natural. Maybe we can drum up some more business here. I really like the idea of this forum. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie   Thu May 21, 2009 3:18 pm

Yo drob! did you end up buying the T40? If not I got a Black/Maple for sale. I know not your color of choice but just thought id throw that out there.

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PostSubject: Re: Newbie   Thu May 21, 2009 3:43 pm

I did not snag that natural one yet. I love the look of your black one also. She is a real beauty!! Do not hold it for me, but I am considering it.
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie   Thu May 21, 2009 3:46 pm

pretty sweet. Thanks. I spent a lot of time and money revamping all the T-40's i got. They are in great shape and all with original and NICE parts. Good luck with that ash one you got your eye. These basses are pretty sweet.
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie   Sat Aug 22, 2009 5:24 pm

Greetings, fellow Peavesters. Looks like this topic might have died a few months ago but I just found this site and I have a minty T40 sunburst for sale. It doesn't even have any belt-scratches on it, it's so cherry. Let me know if you're interested.
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PostSubject: Newbie   Sun Jul 11, 2010 6:48 pm

Drob24;
Hope you get that T-40. The naturals had urethane on them, but none were made, on purpose, with gloss. The naturals can be cleaned with a damp rag or even 409. HOwever, don't use a wax that dries off to white powder, as it's hard to get the powder out of the pores. That's the only time I used 409 on customer's T-40s & 60s.

I don't think anybody makes better amps than Peave, and I have one or two. But, when I have to take my basslet out of the house, I use my Mark Bass F1 amp, (500 watt, 4.6 lbs), and 31 lb. 400 watt speaker.

Welcome to the forum.

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PostSubject: Re: Newbie   Sun Nov 14, 2010 1:52 am

The natural and sunburst are my favorite colors. He said he also has a Foundation bass from the 80's in white. I will also check that out. I will need a nice bass amp. I just have a small practice amp right now.

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