After 30 years, I finally got a T-40…NOS too!

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After 30 years, I finally got a T-40…NOS too!

Postby Buffalo_Bill » Thu Jan 21, 2010 10:04 pm

I can't believe I just scored a never played before T-40 from 1979! :D 8)
It's spotless, and with the protective film still over the pickguard! :shock: :lol:
The bummer is, I have to peal it off. :?
The T-40 bass is great, and that reputation about it being heavy…that's CRAP! I can't tell the weight difference between this T-40 and my SX Jazz! Saying it's heavy just means you've tested positive for Twerp-e-ness.
It came with the early conventional case, and that has some rust on the hinges and latches to show it's age.
I'm old enough to remember when these and the T-60 came out, and I was most impressed, but at the time I was trying to be a punker and these Peaveys looked more suited for Country music too me.
Now, I live out in the rural country, play Blues, listen to and would not mind playing some Country music as well. Would not mind covering some MC-5 or Stooges either. :wink:
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Re: After 30 years, I finally got a T-40…NOS too!

Postby Mr.Carp » Fri Jan 22, 2010 12:23 am

It looks amazing! I seem to remember it being featured in a magazine fairly recently and there was were many coments about tonal variation. So..How's it sound, dying to here.-Carp :D
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Re: After 30 years, I finally got a T-40…NOS too!

Postby Buffalo_Bill » Fri Jan 22, 2010 1:12 am

Mr.Carp wrote:It looks amazing! I seem to remember it being featured in a magazine fairly recently and there was were many coments about tonal variation. So..How's it sound, dying to here.-Carp :D
I should get an adapter so I can record in my Mac, but if you're a bass player maybe you can imagine.
I wanted a bass I could use roundwound strings on, my other bass' have nylon flats.
Overall it's got a Fender sound and feel, the neck is wide like a Precision bass. I can't tell the weight difference from my SX Jazz bass. Long sustain, straight neck, no buzzing, no hum, powerful pickups, and the pots are very good with an even fade.
In single coil function I would compare it a Jazz bass. However you can have one pickup in single and the other in humbucker.
On humbucker function it's deeper and more powerful but keeps the highs, still reminds me of Fender but more powerful.
With the pickups out of phase it sounds metallic and would work real good with effect pedals, but the deep bass goes away and that's a bummer. :?
Lots of sound combinations possible from the passive pickups, but they have more power than Fender's. :P
That's about it until I start recording.
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Re: After 30 years, I finally got a T-40…NOS too!

Postby Mr.Carp » Fri Jan 22, 2010 11:38 pm

Sound good, hope to hear some results; wow that's alot of variables bet you'll be able to do alot. Incidently I also have an SX Jazz bass, the fretless one 70's natural alder look w/white blocks inlay; it really does the fretless growl well, also have a cheaper P+J SX, great for the money. Yeah Rondo!-Carp
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Re: After 30 years, I finally got a T-40…NOS too!

Postby Buffalo_Bill » Sat Jan 23, 2010 1:36 pm

I got the SX '62 JB sunburst with Rosewood neck, because I like the vintage look. The only bummer is the body wood grain is not lined up with the neck :evil: , not cool.
I took all the frets off and filled the slots with JB Weld epoxy, (I should have used a light colored wood filler). I keep the steel guard off the neck pickup, for finger access.
I Have Fender tapewound strings on it. I play that bass every day. :D
I had a months long debate about getting the SX SPJ Ash bass, or the Squire Jazz with natural Alder and black block neck inlay. Then I decided to go for a Peavey T-40.
Your SX fretless is gorgeous, If Rondo had them back when I was shopping for a fretless, I would've jumped for it! 8)
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Re: After 30 years, I finally got a T-40…NOS too!

Postby blueswrench » Sun Jan 24, 2010 4:44 am

Congrats on the T-40!! Those things are built like a tank. I got a '79 T-60 and I love it :D
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Re: After 30 years, I finally got a T-40…NOS too!

Postby cobascis » Sun Jan 31, 2010 4:44 am

How?

Plastic still on guard? Incredible. Beaut.
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Re: After 30 years, I finally got a T-40…NOS too!

Postby Buffalo_Bill » Sun Jan 30, 2011 4:59 pm

Bummer! Recession Blues… :(
For a handyman here winter is tough, I had to raise some money. :shock:
This was my best bass so, I had to sell it. :cry:
I doubled my purchase money from the sale, at least. :|
Work will pick up again this spring, so after paying taxes and car insurance I can look for another bargain bass. :wink:
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