Peavey T-40 Bass

Editors Note : These are great Bass Guitars Made by Peavey all american company. Good ol U.S.A. Quality I can speak personally because I own one of these Great Bass Guitars mine is in natural wood finish.

peavey t-40 bass guitar

This is an all original early 80’s Peavey T-40 bass in red.
Everything works perfectly.

peavey t-40 bass


Does show wear and tear for its age but still has tons of life left.
Comes with the case.

t40 headstock


Peavey T40 Bass


EDITORS UPDATE : Today`s date is 5.02.2014  These  T –  40`s   on Ebay are now going for upwards  $800.    –     $900.  so they are gaining in Value and Demand.  Better Jump Quick.

Peavey T40 Bass with Hard Case – $390

Date: 2011-05-05

Beautiful Bass Guitar, It works, looks and Plays like new and has the original case.
I bought it from a buddy 6 months ago and learned to play on it, then switched to a jazz bass. I have small hands.
We have an amp on site so you can test it out.
This is a great Bass Guitar.

This is a 1981 T40 bass made in the good ‘ol US of A ! I have only seen a few of these in this color. Nice 3 piece body (many earlier ones were 5 pieces) weighs 11 1/4 pounds is on the lighter side for these babies. The original hard shell case is in immaculate condition. the electronics function as they should. There are 2 chips near the knobs and the overall condition is very good for its age. fret wear is normal also for an instrument of this age. Good Solid American guitar. Ash body , maple neck. 2 humbucking pickups, One similar to this only not quite as nice and in natural oak (Not sunburst) sold on eBay recently for $500.

Bottom line: this is a rugged, American-made, workhorse instrument that is entirely respectable and entirely practical. It’s got a blend of features that allows it to replace 2 or 3 other basses if you’re out gigging and also gives it huge potential when recording.

Body is three solid slabs of ash, neck is a two-piece rock maple neck, with Peavey’s fancy truss rod (functional) and micro-tilt feature. It’s got two big old humbucker pickups, which, when the tone knob is turned up beyond 7 for either, turn into single coils for that P/J bass sort of tone. It’s also got a phase switch that gives you AM radio tone on the fly. Only works with the PU switch is in the middle position. Both PU’s have to be on for this out “out phase” feature to work. And, of course, a standard 3-way PU selector.


Tuners are good quality and hold very well. Hardware is all top notch quality and good and sturdy. The jack is mounted at the side which means no broken pickguards!

Woods: ash body, rock maple neck with rosewood fretboard.

Fittings: 100% original… these pickup types date to the early 1980s on Peaveys. Hardware is good quality… very sturdy and well-made… and it’s an American-made instrument… what else would you expect?

Sound: big, warm, saucy… depends on strings. With flatwounds it can go from semi-upright tones to big booming rock tones… but when with roundwounds it definitely lets it explore more distorted and thrashy tones depending on how you have your tone dialed in.

Quick, cozy neck!

1978 P E A V E Y T – 4 0 BASS GUITAR

Well it finally Happened

After about 15 years of looking and Missing Out on great Deals on a Great Bass Guitar

I Finally got lucky and ran into and met A local Bass Dude . Near where I live….

And he was So kind and Let Me Purchase His 1978 Natural Finished Peavey T-40

And All I can say is Thank You     Paul…….

I have been wanting one of these since I first saw one years and some kids ago.

I Ran across Quite a few over that time, But the Weather was just not right.

I either could not swing the purchase when I needed too,

Or problems with the Bass when I could Swing It.


Couldn’t`t put it together Till Now.


There is a Pretty good review I posted a few years ago Either Above or below this post about these bass`s


And I am so Grateful Paul let me buy it.

Infact he had some other beautiful bass`s also..

This  T – 40 Is  S W eeeT I Could not put it down, I`m

Serious , So Many sounds From this Passive Bass. The tone circuit

I have not had time to totally nail it down But what I have Will Blow you away.

I have some active Bass`s with high rated electronics installed in them,

This Peavey T – 40 has just as much Headroom and heat at the finger board as any of

My active bass`s.

I am  Happy  Happy  Happy

Now trying to figure out how to keep it hidden from the  War  Dept. (wife)….

I`ll think quickly for sure this baby is going now where And Tomorrow

I`m  dressing her up with a set of Black Beauties..

Its heavier than I remember  I read a review that said 11.5 pounds

That feels about right.

Up Date : I Got the Black Beauty`s Installed This Day and This Bass Sounds Fantastic It Sounded Good Before as I`m sure Paul Had good String`s on her, But Now…..Indescribable the many different tones you can get out of this instrument.

If you have never played a T – 40  You got to get that experience. Also if you go to YouTube there are some nice demo`s on there with the sound .  I`m OUT……..Sta……

1991 Peavey Unity Koa Bass

1991 Peavey Unity Koa Bass – Rare – $700

Date: 2012-02-16

I have a rare 1991 Peavey Unity Koa Bass for sale – Made in the USA.

Neck through design
Neck and body are primarily koa with strips of purpleheart wood
Passive Pickups are in P/J format (deluxe P style)
Thick, heavy bridge (badass style).
All hardware is original except for the Schaller Strap Locks.

Color is a oil-finished chestnut, purple stripes, with gold hardware. It is a real head turner. For passive pickups, this bass has excellent and versatile tone. New Rotosound Swing Bass roundwound strings and neck-through design provides long sustain. Gorgeous 20 year old bass, built to last, sounds and plays well.


1991 Peavey Unity Koa Bass


1991 Peavey Unity Koa Bass

1991 Peavey Unity Koa Bass