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Peavey T40

Anyone know what year Peavey stopped making these basses ? I want one lol. Just watched a few clips on You Tube wow what a tank of a bass, versatile tone too.

Paul.
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5/9/2009 3:58 AM

Jeremy Borgstahl (2293) wrote:




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5/9/2009 3:43 PM

Paul Redmile (5981) wrote:

Thanks for the heads up Jeremy... good to see your a Sabbath fan too, I love em, imagine that concert Metallica, Led Zep amd Sabbath woooooooooooooooooooooo hoooooooooooo lol.

Paul.

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5/9/2009 8:47 AM

WILLIAM HULSEY (25119) wrote:

Actually they stopped making them about 1984-85. Ebay almost always has one or two for sell. Where did your find the clips on Youtube. I simply must see it.

Found this info on Talkbass. This is the best info I've found on T40's ever.
T-40 info: Alot of folks seem to be asking about T-40 these days. I love T-40's and so I'm compiling this. T-40 owners let me know if you think of anything that should be added.

Everything you wanted to know about the T-40 bass:

Tone-Very Versatile, but still has a tone all it's own. Can achieve one of the best pseudo-ric tones of any non rickenbacker instrument.

Bodies-VERY heavy ash or Alder bodies, usually made of at least 4 pieces of wood. Early natural finish bodies have a thin satin finish that is much easier to wear and dent than later solid and sunburst models.

Pickups-Early models '77-'82or'83 had covered blade humbucking pickups. Later models had the blades exposed. There is some debate as to whether or not this makes for a "warmer sound" having the blades covered. Likely its more dependent on pickup hight.

Construction- Made in the USA, T-40's tend to be very consistent, well built basses. First bass ever made on CNC routing machines. Changed the way basses were made.

Neck- Gloss finished "biaminate" maple neck (two pieces of opposing grain maple) is very stable, but sometimes not particularly attractive. No separate fingerboard on maple board models. Some necks have a rosewood fingerboard. T-40's have a neck tilt feature similar to 70's fenders, but with 4 bolt necks. String width and neck profile is comparable to a chunky Precision bass.

Nut-Has a metal nut

Hardware -Sturdy, sometimes oversized chrome hardware. bridge has a sustain block and through body stringing only. Tuners are similar to Grover Titan's. Knobs, bridge and neck plate have "Peavey" or the Peavey "P" embosed over a black background.

Controls- Two switches, a three way selector switch and "mystery" phase switch. Four knobs, volume and tone for each pickup.

Single coil options-Tone knob switches from humbucker to single coil at the "7" position.

Mystery Switch-Second "mystery" switch is an in-phase/out-of-phase switch that only works when both pickups are on. Brings a nasally honking sound to the bass.

History- Designed by Chip Todd, manufactured from 1977-1987. The T-40 and it's guitar counterpart the t-60 were the first guitars manufactured by Peavey.

Dating- Peavey has a forum where you can post your serial# and get the year of manufacture in a couple of days.

Going rate- Last time I did an ebay completed auctions search (march 2007), they were averaging between 250 and 350 (with a few cheaper and more expensive) depending on condition, case, etc.

Related instruments- The t-40 the bass counterpart to the T-60 guitar. A single pickup version of the T-40 was also manufactured, called the T-45. The T-45 is similar, but lacks a pickguard and phase switch, and has a passive "special mid-
frequency rollof control"

Truss rod adjustment- requires a hex wrench that can still be purchased from peavey.

Owners Manual- available for download here: http://www.peaveyt60.com/images/Peavey%20T-60.pdf

Wiring diagram - http://www.peaveyt60.com/mods&hotrodding.htm

Modifications - T-40 is one of the few basses that Darkstar pickups can be fitted to without any additional routing. Some owners have experimented with various means of lightening the bodies.

Case- T-40's came with a fitted plastic hardshell case. Some early examples may or may not have come with a very heavy tolex case, or a plastic case similar to the Fender style.

Promotional materiels- All the T-60 materiel here are also features the T-40. http://www.peaveyt60.com/t-60_brochures.htm

Websites: http://www.peaveyt60.com/t-60_articles.htm has schmatics (same as T-60) info about chip todd, and early Peavey instruments, and some informative articles. Also, check the Peavey website for owners manual and related information on their forums.

Bo



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5/9/2009 3:57 PM

Paul Redmile (5981) wrote:

Bo tanks for the info. I want one more than ever now lol. I found the clips on Youtube just by typing peavey t40 in the search area, interesting the T40/Ric comment in the txt, there is a comparason of both these basses on youtube, interesting listening. I think my love of these basses came just on their looks alone, they look very buisness like and I love heavy basses, every test I have read so far gives them nothing but praise also two have come up on Ebay here in Oz in the last couple of weeks, a black one and a clear one, both sold for around $800Au, a similar price to a MIM Fender J or P bass.
Paul.

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5/9/2009 8:55 AM

WILLIAM HULSEY (25119) wrote:

By the way, Paul, I've had mine for 25 years. I've never had a single problem with it besides replacing the main shaft screw in a tuner. It is very solid and reliable.

The only problem I have with T40's are that they are being snatched up everywhere and I'm going to run out of options because I want one in every color. LOL!

If you can find a red or tobacco T40, you've found a gem. Not a lot of those out there. The most common colors were; natural, burst, white, and black.

It's a fun bass. Heavy, but worth what you get in my opinion.

Bo

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5/9/2009 8:59 AM

WILLIAM HULSEY (25119) wrote:

One more thing: T40 eye candy.

Clicky

Bo



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5/9/2009 4:01 PM

Paul Redmile (5981) wrote:

Yeah thanks for that Bo, you just threw a fat bloke into a candy shop, ME !!!!!

Paul.



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5/9/2009 6:52 PM

WILLIAM HULSEY (25119) wrote:

Here you go, have some cake. This is a list of mods and a wiring diagram.

LINKY-DOO

BO

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5/9/2009 9:20 AM

WILLIAM HULSEY (25119) wrote:

Okay, JUST ONE MORE THING...hehe.

Owner's manual...LINK

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5/9/2009 9:53 AM

Ivan Thuringer (41014) wrote:

I christen thee Sir William "Bo" Hulsey - Patron Saint of the T-40! Excellent info on this indefatigable bass! *big word of the day*

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5/9/2009 10:26 AM

WILLIAM HULSEY (25119) wrote:

COOL! I'm a patron saint now!!! I'm right up there with St. Ivanez!! Whoooo-hooo!

Wait, don't you have to be dead to be sainted...?

Bo

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5/9/2009 10:32 AM

Ivan Thuringer (41014) wrote:

Not if you are christened by the Bishop of the church of "Our Lady of Perpetual Emasculation"! Now go forth and jam . . .

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5/9/2009 6:43 PM

WILLIAM HULSEY (25119) wrote:

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5/9/2009 7:30 PM

Ivan Thuringer (41014) wrote:

And the congregation said "Amen"!