NBD: vintage Peavey

Discussion in 'The Squier Bass Place' started by RoyalWe, Nov 28, 2020.

  1. PonyBoy

    PonyBoy Squier Talker

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    Awesome! I am all about Peavey. Got a neck through Grind. Love it1
     
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  2. RoyalWe

    RoyalWe Squier-holic Silver Supporting Member

    Sep 5, 2012
    Western Oregon
    Nice, don’t hear about those often! Stay golden!
     
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  3. leekirkham

    leekirkham Squier-Meister

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    Vintage American-made Peaveys are never a bad investment.
     
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  4. RoyalWe

    RoyalWe Squier-holic Silver Supporting Member

    Sep 5, 2012
    Western Oregon
    That’s how I got my wife to get on board with the purchase hahaha.
     
  5. Bleecker

    Bleecker Squier Talker

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    Good score and yes the prices on Peavey basses are creeping up these last few years. The pick-up is the Peavey designed Super Ferrite Pup. A lot of fanfare amongst Peavey enthusiast's like myself. The T-20 is equipped with a relatively large one placed and angled in the "sweet spot". The thumb rest seems to keep your fingers right in that spot. Cool bass dude!

    Cheers!
     
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  6. RoyalWe

    RoyalWe Squier-holic Silver Supporting Member

    Sep 5, 2012
    Western Oregon
    I’ve been having a hard time putting it down, it sounds so good. It’s the only bass I have strung with roundwound strings and I think I may keep it that way, it gets a tone completely different from any of my other basses. The only complaint I have is that the neck is wider (at the nut) than I’m used to, and I’m having a hard time getting around it as nimbly as I do my p basses. I’m considering putting the fretless neck from my foundation on it. I could probably sell the neck for more than I bought the bass for. It’d just be a shame, it’s a beautiful maple neck.
     
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  7. Bleecker

    Bleecker Squier Talker

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    They are cool basses! I have a T20 and a slant pick-up Fury. I would keep trying to get used to it...but if you decide to part with the neck please let me know.
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    Cheers!
     
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  8. RoyalWe

    RoyalWe Squier-holic Silver Supporting Member

    Sep 5, 2012
    Western Oregon
    Lovely basses! I think that 1st gen fury has the coolest body shape, just pointy enough without being a “pointy guitar”. Reminds me a lot of the peavey patriot guitar I used to have. Sadly the patriot basses look like someone beat them with the ugly stick, IMO. For now, I’m just going to enjoy the T20 as whole. I expect once gigs and band practices start back up I’ll find out how much I can or can’t hang with this neck.
     
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  9. Bleecker

    Bleecker Squier Talker

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    Check this one...
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  10. RoyalWe

    RoyalWe Squier-holic Silver Supporting Member

    Sep 5, 2012
    Western Oregon
    Such an 80’s zeitgeist color scheme lol. It’s kinda rad now, in a retro way. The horns of that body are just all wrong to my eye. Too long, too much space between them and the neck, and the body is too wide. I don’t know why they didn’t just use the same body as the fury or the foundation. Oh well, some like it. Its it’s own little niche now.
     
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  11. Hugh

    Hugh Squier-Nut

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    77's are flatwounds. You mean 66's on the Hofner ?
     
  12. Bleecker

    Bleecker Squier Talker

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    Yes I like the Red Fury body best, the Patriot is a cool bass very light weight easy to play, but it is kinda fugly... I like the early Foundation body too. This bass is on its way to me off reverb, I couldn't help it...RIP EVH!
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  13. RoyalWe

    RoyalWe Squier-holic Silver Supporting Member

    Sep 5, 2012
    Western Oregon
    Nope, 77’s on the Grote Hofner clone. I meant the T-20 is the only bass w/ roundwounds at the moment, and it has Ernie Ball slinkys. On a hollow body, flatwounds are the only proper string, IMO, to get that deep “thunk” tone. I keep a foam mute on it too. Here’s a demo.
     
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  14. RoyalWe

    RoyalWe Squier-holic Silver Supporting Member

    Sep 5, 2012
    Western Oregon
    Awesome, hope it plays well for you!
     
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  15. Hugh

    Hugh Squier-Nut

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    Aw ok. Cut me some slack. I'm getting old lol

    Demo sounds good. Aweful close to a standup bass tone.
     
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  16. RoyalWe

    RoyalWe Squier-holic Silver Supporting Member

    Sep 5, 2012
    Western Oregon
    Thanks, that’s kinda what I go for on my basses. I haven’t played an upright since I was 19, but I love the sound of them. No worries about the confusion, looking back on my post it wasn’t worded the most clearly lol.
     
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