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Losing weight: A Peavey T-40 / T-60 workout.

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Have a gander at [url="http://www.guitaromnivore.com/2011/02/bet-youve-never-seen-peavey-t-60-like.html"]this[/url] if you've been complaining about your T-40 / T-60's weight.

Apparently this was done by the inventor, Chip Todd himself. Tastefully done, although I wouldn't do it to mine. I like 'em heavy.

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Chip started doing this some time ago.

One of his regrets was the weight of the bodies.

They are not ALL heavy - I have a few Forty's that are lighter than some 70's Ash P's
and J's I have played.
Ibanez Studios are just as weighty but for me, it's all about balance.
I have lighter basses that don't balance a well and are more of a pain at the end of a night.

Anything Head Heavy is nornally balanced by "applying" weight with your forearm to balance
it, therefore more of a drag on your shoulder.

Ask Cocco, Noillag and Machines!

Horses for courses. :)

Cheers. :)

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[quote name='Ancient Mariner' timestamp='1345384603' post='1776911']
Beware the neck dive.

Gibson did an explorer like that, although rather better, I think. *Personally* I'd want a centre block of solid wood all the way from top to bottom.
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You mean this fella? Both are quite an interesting look and I agree with having the solid wood, like a neck through.[attachment=116075:holy-x_main2.jpg]

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My Overwater Contemporary J5 was heavier than my T-40 and is about the same as the MIM Jazz I had.

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[quote name='q_of_doom' timestamp='1345398886' post='1777093']
You mean this fella? Both are quite an interesting look and I agree with having the solid wood, like a neck through.[attachment=116075:holy-x_main2.jpg]
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That's the one - I'd like both that and the lawn dart.

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Out of interest, what is the reported weight of the T40? I hear "heavy" a lot, but that's a very subjective measure. And sometimes "heavy" has it's benefits, not least in giving you an unintentional work out! :lol:

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[quote name='Gust0o' timestamp='1345460812' post='1777662']
Out of interest, what is the reported weight of the T40? I hear "heavy" a lot, but that's a very subjective measure. And sometimes "heavy" has it's benefits, not least in giving you an unintentional work out! :lol:
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[u]This is something I posted some time ago.[/u]

"One of the things that is often said about the T-40 is how powerful
the pups are and how you can dial in a lot of different subtle tone
differences.
Although they were all machine made and feel pretty much the same,
they all have slight differences in sound. Two of the same year, side
by side, have a difference. Pretty much in line with other makes, I guess.
In reality, this would only make a difference in a studio, live - you would
not be able to tell.

The other thing is the weight.

Well, compared to a Steinberger, yes!
Compared to a Jazz or Precision, Yes.
I do have heavier, though - an Ibanez Studio that you could knock posts
into the ground with!! :blink:
I was thinking about this, earlier this year, when I opened up my '79 to
sort out an annoying crackle, I decided to strip it down, clean it up and
give it a good service.
I weighed the parts on a very accurate industrial scale.
The body was 2.15Kg - 4.73 lbs, neck 1.16KG - 2.55 lbs and all the remaining
parts were 1.45KG - 3.19 lbs. Total 4.76KG - 10.49 lbs.
When you consider that each bridge saddle weighs about one ounce and the whole
bridge, assembled, is just under 1 lb, at 15 ounces, I think that's what tipped it over
the edge! Does anyone know of a heavier bridge?? :blink:
Having weighed some of the others, 10.5 lbs is about on the mark.
Does this add to the sound? Well, all things considered, I suppose it does.
What are they like to gig with?
Well, our sets are about 45 to 50 minutes and it doesn't bother me, in fact
after a while you get used to it and then going back to something lighter/smaller,
feels a bit odd.

I use a standard Wrangler strap, no padding."


I do have a "Heavy One"

A Nautral Blade but it's also perhaps the most powerful.

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[quote name='FlatEric' timestamp='1345463967' post='1777708']
I do have a "Heavy One"
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Braggart! ;)

Thanks, though - I think you've mentioned the pick-up information to me before, when I was drawing comparisons with my old Gibson G3.

The weight stuff is interesting, I'm very glad I have people with an eye for the detail to ask questions of. Still on my list of basses to try/own, just not had the chance yet - still hoping!

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