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Username: pace

Post Number: 1071
Registered: 4-2004
Posted on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 1:22 pm:   Edit Post

I've mentioned before, on this board that my ideal beater bass would be a Peavey T-40 w/ a fretless neck, BiSonics, active filters, & a buffer....

Well, I've had the T-40 for about a year, and just last week I found a T-20 fretless on CL. I originally picked up a Foundation, which I was going to pop the frets off of, but I'm glad I didn't! Now, I've got to start ironing out the electronics.... A set of Hammons or Novacks are going to cost more than the bass, but I think this is a good platform for what I'm cooking up...

What do you think? Mono or Stereo? Passive Vol/Tone w/buffers, or active pre(s)? 5-pin compatibility?!?.... Hammered brass pick guard? lol... :-)
Username: jamieboy

Post Number: 1
Registered: 11-2014
Posted on Wednesday, December 03, 2014 - 9:26 am:   Edit Post

I owned a T-40 about 20 years ago. Lately, I've been missing that thing. I love my Alembic, but I loved that Peavey, too. It was just a bear to play standing up.

Senior Member
Username: mike1762

Post Number: 1045
Registered: 1-2008
Posted on Wednesday, December 03, 2014 - 1:46 pm:   Edit Post

I bought a T-40 a couple years ago out of curiosity. I was amazed at the weight, the tones, the weight, the mass of the bridge, and the weight. Did I mention the weight??? Shortly after setting it up I realized that the truss rod was breaking through the fingerboard... DAMN!!! I actually got in touch with Chip Todd (he designed the "T" line instruments) and he told me that any Fender neck should bolt right on, so I had a Jazz neck made with an Ebony FB. Well, it didn't exactly bolt right on. I had to do some minor surgery in order to get it to fit in the pocket. I finally got it in there and realized that the dimentions of the neck "heel" were thinner than on the original. So... I had a 1/4" metal plate made to fit between the heel and the pocket. I bolted everything together and it sounds FANTASTIC!!! It has the tightest and most focused tone of anything I've ever played. I call it my J-40.

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