"Why did you do it? Why did you do this thing to me?"

Discussion of vintage Jazzmasters, Jaguars, Bass VIs, Electric XIIs and any other offset-waist instruments.
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Re: "Why did you do it? Why did you do this thing to me?"

Post by johnnysomersett » Mon Aug 15, 2022 12:55 pm

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'Almost all original'
That thing looks incredible. Would it really go for $5000 though!?
It was on reverb for 3250 a few months ago and sold in under an hour. idk about 5k I feel like someone will snatch it.
Jeez. Just goes to show how much having an original finish (despite being trashed) is valued over a refin regardless of many other things being messed with (and severely).
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Re: "Why did you do it? Why did you do this thing to me?"

Post by LVC » Tue Aug 16, 2022 10:49 am

Inspired by johnnysomersett's bass dilemma, I googled "lightweight Peavey T-40", and found these:

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The guy on the last pic is Chip Todd, the Peavey engineer who designed the T-60 and T-40... So apparently even he found them too heavy :D
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Post by johnnysomersett » Tue Aug 16, 2022 12:34 pm

Lol, yeah Chip started chambering them and putting caps on. I can only imagine it changes the sound drastically as I think the sheer dying-star-level mass of the things is what makes them sound how they do.

Fun fact: each saddle of the bridge on the T-40 weighs exactly an ounce...each individual saddle :derp:
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Post by s_mcsleazy » Tue Aug 16, 2022 2:43 pm

johnnysomersett wrote:
Tue Aug 16, 2022 12:34 pm
Lol, yeah Chip started chambering them and putting caps on. I can only imagine it changes the sound drastically as I think the sheer dying-star-level mass of the things is what makes them sound how they do.

Fun fact: each saddle of the bridge on the T-40 weighs exactly an ounce...each individual saddle :derp:
so one joke my cousin has about me and my dad is "no wonder you both have back issues. you *pointing at my dad* you spent 20 years playing a peavey t-40 and you *pointing at me* plays jaguars and jazzmasters around the 6+kg mark. doesn't help that you both play massive 70's amps"
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Post by PorkyPrimeCut » Wed Aug 17, 2022 2:22 am

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I think this one looks really fucking cool!
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Post by Hellion » Sun Aug 21, 2022 12:47 pm

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This is just paint, but that alone should shave something off of the $8,750 they are asking for. It's an "unusual refin" all right. Once you see the back you begin to understand.

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Re: "Why did you do it? Why did you do this thing to me?"

Post by skeletonpower » Mon Aug 22, 2022 11:01 pm

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Re: "Why did you do it? Why did you do this thing to me?"

Post by MatthewK » Tue Aug 23, 2022 4:27 am

I feel a bit bad for wiping out all that paint work but damn I love it now

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Re: "Why did you do it? Why did you do this thing to me?"

Post by Pacafeliz » Tue Aug 23, 2022 9:13 am

MatthewK wrote:
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I feel a bit bad for wiping out all that paint work but damn I love it now
Show us how it looks now, please! :-*
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Post by Pacafeliz » Tue Aug 23, 2022 9:26 am

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This is for a vintage blues guy yearning to play for “Poison” w/unlimited whammy potential & that Bon Jovi Tone !
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https://reverb.com/item/35700057-dan-ar ... -band-mods
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...what?! :derp:
...well actually, last week I picked up another über-modded (but very much loved by the original owner who did the mods) bastard... and I'm loving it
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Btw it's a 1971

Yes even though it's heavy, somehow, it doesn't feel all that heavy. Maybe because it's smaller?

Oh and I got lots of extras and extra pickups with it. And paid much less than the reverb bastard!
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Post by cestlamort » Tue Aug 23, 2022 10:16 am

very cool. Maybe the bridge is significantly lighter than the lucite that it replaced!

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Post by Jonesie » Tue Aug 23, 2022 10:25 am

Pacafeliz wrote:
Tue Aug 23, 2022 9:26 am

...well actually, last week I picked up another über-modded (but very much loved by the original owner who did the mods) bastard... and I'm loving it
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:blush:
Btw it's a 1971

Yes even though it's heavy, somehow, it doesn't feel all that heavy. Maybe because it's smaller?

Oh and I got lots of extras and extra pickups with it. And paid much less than the reverb bastard!
Wait, does that headstock have a silver overlay too? If so that might be the coolest fucking guitar I've ever seen. I'd play the shit out of that.

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Post by Pacafeliz » Tue Aug 23, 2022 10:34 am

cestlamort wrote:
Tue Aug 23, 2022 10:16 am
very cool. Maybe the bridge is significantly lighter than the lucite that it replaced!
It's actually top mounted, a SHIFT 2001 aka. "Wonderbar"
About 2mm of lucite were taken out of it for that. Oh and if you take good look, it was modded for a Bigsby at the very beginning. The owner told me so much about it.
There's YouTube videos of the band on Rockpalast in the late 70s, and his heavy days in the mid 80s, too!
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Wait, does that headstock have a silver overlay too? If so that might be the coolest fucking guitar I've ever seen. I'd play the shit out of that.
That is correct, a chrome'd headstock overlay it is! ;D
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Re: "Why did you do it? Why did you do this thing to me?"

Post by Kinx » Tue Aug 23, 2022 11:02 am

Jonesie wrote:
Tue Aug 23, 2022 10:25 am
Pacafeliz wrote:
Tue Aug 23, 2022 9:26 am

...well actually, last week I picked up another über-modded (but very much loved by the original owner who did the mods) bastard... and I'm loving it
Image
:blush:
Btw it's a 1971

Yes even though it's heavy, somehow, it doesn't feel all that heavy. Maybe because it's smaller?

Oh and I got lots of extras and extra pickups with it. And paid much less than the reverb bastard!
Wait, does that headstock have a silver overlay too? If so that might be the coolest fucking guitar I've ever seen. I'd play the shit out of that.
woow, that modified Dan Armstrong is my dream guitar right there <3 I used to have a reissue that sounded absolutely phenomenal and I'm still kicking myself for letting it go. If you ever consider selling it, hit me up ;)
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Re: "Why did you do it? Why did you do this thing to me?"

Post by Pacafeliz » Tue Aug 23, 2022 11:13 am

Yeah at rehearsal I've been using one of the wooden reissues for quite a while now, so when this popped up (with the sought after pickup etc.) I just had to!
i love delay SO much ...that i procrastinate all the time.

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