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Borisuzi

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PostSubject: We have just received a t40   Wed Feb 13, 2013 4:10 am

Hi all, we have just inherited a T 40 that has a serial number beginning with M and it is in as new condition, the scratch plate still has the plastic coating on it. It has never been played. It is in a rectangle hard case with a rust coloured velvet lining. How do we find out information about it. We are in Australia. Thanks to any one that can help us out.


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PostSubject: Re: We have just received a t40   Fri Feb 15, 2013 1:29 am

Borisuzi wrote:
Hi all, we have just inherited a T 40 that has a serial number beginning with M and it is in as new condition, the scratch plate still has the plastic coating on it. It has never been played. It is in a rectangle hard case with a rust coloured velvet lining. How do we find out information about it. We are in Australia. Thanks to any one that can help us out.

Head on over to the serial number thread, and post it to have it dated, or look at the "List of Peavey Guitars" page on Wikipedia to date it yourself. What else would you like to know? Also, pictures of an untouched t-40 would be a great addition to the site!
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PostSubject: Re: We have just received a t40   Wed Feb 20, 2013 4:55 pm

I have just added the serial number to the serial number page, but I can't seem to upload a photo.
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PostSubject: Re: We have just received a t40   Wed May 29, 2013 7:18 pm

I'm not sure who "we" are, but the 8M serial indicates that it was probably made in the first 6 months of production. the bad news (for you) and the good news ( for everyone) is that these guitars are highly respected by those who know and play them, but ridiculously undervalued in the collectable marketplace.
I don't know why a top of the line vintage American made guitar gets so little respect just because it's not an American Fender, Guild, Gretsch, Rickenbacker, or Gibson- but if you are a player it is a good thing because you buy them for a fraction of what they ought to cost.
I have an 8M T-60 guitar, as well as a "few" other guitars Peavey and other makers.... a couple Peavey bass guitars too including a T40 and T45 bass. If your T40 bass is nearly unused it would probably be worth a bit more to someone who knows and wants another T40, but I doubt it will ever be valued in the same league as the iconic American guitars from the '50s or '60s.
that being said...
there are just a couple guitars that I will never part with.. my 70's martin D18-12, a Danelectro 12, a Thinline Telecaster, My Peavey T45 with a DarkStar pickup and my Peavey 8M T60.
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PostSubject: Re: We have just received a t40   Fri May 31, 2013 1:05 am

Hi. Not been on here for a while, thought I'd drop in. Smile

Chris is correct, a rare, early Forty.

Nice!

You 'may' be interested in a feature I did on my blog.

Because it is in blog format, you would have to click on the
link, read that part and then click "Newer Posts", read that one
and keep going.
A lot of input from Chip Todd, who helped me with the feature.

http://flatericbassandguitar.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/peavey-t-40-and-t-60-story.html

If you want to see that latest post and lots of 'other' basses, go here:

http://flatericbassandguitar.blogspot.co.uk/

Cheers. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: We have just received a t40   Wed Jun 26, 2013 4:00 am

"we" are my husband and myself. My Husband is an accoustic guitarist and also the lead singer in a working band. We have many guitars and this is our first bass guitar. It is beautiful and we have no intention of parting with it.

It came from a dear canadian friend (bass player) who died suddenly and it has never been played as he had many. The peavey bass' all went to his muso friends.

From everything I have read I agree that is is a real shame that Peavey bass' doesn't get the respect it deserves. We cherish the fact that it is a great bass and is an icon albeit an udervalued one.

We intend on passing it down the line to our musician son at some point.

Flat Eric...I have read your blog, full of great info and gave us a lot of background.

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PostSubject: Re: We have just received a t40   Thu Jun 27, 2013 12:52 am

Borisuzi wrote:
"we" are my husband and myself. My Husband is an accoustic guitarist and also the lead singer in a working band. We have many guitars and this is our first bass guitar.  It is beautiful and we have no intention of parting with it.

It came from a dear canadian friend (bass player) who died suddenly and it has never been played as he had many. The peavey bass' all went to his muso friends.

From everything I have read I agree that is is a real shame that Peavey bass' doesn't get the respect it deserves. We cherish the fact that it is a great bass and is an icon albeit an udervalued one.

We intend on passing it down the line to our musician son at some point.

Flat Eric...I have read your blog, full of great info and gave us a lot of background.


Thank you for reading the blog! Smile

In the UK, they are not that common and not many players have had a chance
of "having a go" and making their own mind up.
A lot has been written about the weight - yes, some are weighty but not all.
I have quite a few basses that are heavier - the thing is, a Forty balances well.
A bass that may be a couple of lbs lighter but is head heavy, you spend all night
balancing the weight of the head! Not so good!

You can get a lot of tonal variety out of a Forty, something different from the norm!

I am glad you treasure it, they are built to last!

It would be great to see some of your guitars, I will send you a PM.

All the very best.

Cheers. Smile
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