Jump to content
luckman67

Peavey Foundation Bass Day

Recommended Posts

I have had a lot going on at work recently so playing bass has been hit & miss for a while. Anyhow I've been moving things around this morning and opened up, the case containing my 1986 Peavey Foundation bass. So I tuned it up and gave it a quick clean & put it through my Fender Rumble 200 combo I had forgotten how, good and easy this bass felt to play & how well made they were as well.

Will be playing this a lot today

 

20190811_135931 (2).jpg

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have an early 90's version at the moment, sounds like a jazz on steroids with the super ferrite pickups.

This is currently my fifth Peavey and is my bass for gigs.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Over the years I've owned fury, foundation, patriot and T40 models....I'd say the foundation is the best sounding bass of them all.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I to owned a T-40 which was sadly stolen. I also had a few other Peavey basses including a 1992 Foundation like yours, but I preferred the 80's versions more, even though the 90's version was lighter.

 

20180330_165521 (3).jpg

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

Yes, my 80's Foundation was a better build - I loved the earlier bridges especially - it felt an altogether more solid bass.

Sound wise I'd say there's not too much between them.

Maybe the earlier bass had slightly more definition in the sound.

Edited by Tim Chapple
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I loved the body & headstock shape more than anything, I always thought that it was Peaveys best design. Your right about the sound of the SF pickups in both basses not much really to separate them, bar for the 80's body being Maple & the 90's being Alder IIRC.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
15 hours ago, luckman67 said:

Lovely sunburst. Hindsight can be a cruel thing when you, regret letting something go only to want it back.

Yeah I could kick myself for selling this on... I felt at the time that I should have a Fender.... the Mex precision I ended up with sounded nowhere near as good.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have three.  I need to play them more.  The metallic pink one is probably going to be parted out as it is very battered and the tuner bushes are tending to pull out of the headstock.  The others are a pair of fretted and fretless sunbursts.  I don't really like sunburst much, tbh, but the matched pair was just too tempting :)

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, okusman said:

Remember the Peavey Palladium (Jeff Berlin?) Lovely passive honker! 

There was one on eBay recently.... might still be there.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, okusman said:

Remember the Peavey Palladium (Jeff Berlin?) Lovely passive honker! 

Still on eBay £550.

That's a lot of American bass for the money!

I'll stick with my Ferrites though......

Edited by Tim Chapple
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm of the opinion that Peavey made some fine basses.  Particularly ( in my case ) 2 Peavey basses i used to own ..the active  Rudy Sarzo which was their flagship back in the day. I belive they only made them for 2 years, and from beautiful woods.

And my C4 , another beautiful looking neck through bass. Both had fabulous tone

 

Psarzo2.jpg

Psarzo1.jpg

PVC4b.jpg

PVC4a.jpg

Edited by fleabag
  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, fleabag said:

I'm of the opinion that Peavey made some fine basses.  Particularly ( in my case ) 2 Peavey basses i used to own ..the active  Rudy Sarzo which was their flagship back in the day. I belive they only made them for 2 years, and from beautiful woods.

And my C4 , another beautiful looking neck through bass. Both had fabulous tone

 

Psarzo2.jpg

Psarzo1.jpg

Even now in 2019 the Peavey Sarzo is one stunningly beautiful bass 😍

 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
47 minutes ago, 2elliot said:

Wonderful bass. I've been on the hunt for an 80s Foundation for a while... black and maple with super ferite pickups.  

This is the video that made me want to find an 80's Peavey Foundation, in the classic Black & Maple look 😎

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Indeed, and another cliche " i regret selling it "  speech  :)

 

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've always been intrigued by these basses. They get rave reviews but they go for next to nothing in the USA which surprises me as they're USA made and look really well made basses. Peavey build quality is great when it comes to guitars, so their basses shouldn't be any different.

Maybe one day I'll pick one up for the right price.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I missed one a couple of years back in sunburst with a gig bag, £100 from Music Express.  I thought I'd find loads at that price only to find that they were, a well kept secret & then the prices started to creep up. I can't complain though my 86 Foundation with OHSC delivered, was less than a new Squier VM Jazz.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...