I paid $399 for the bass not including the case. It is al 2002 model, and was
purchased in April of 2002. I am a guitar player, but I wanted a decent bass for
recording in my home studio. Since I'm a guitar player, I chose the four string so
that I wouldn't have to deal with learning the B string, although for simple
progressions it's pretty instinctive. If I were a bass player, I would go for the five
My Fury is the sunburst amber with black edges and it is a beautiful instrument.
The quilted maple venear looks three dimensional, changing as the light hits it from
different angles. The neck is very comfortable. The insturment as a whole is well
balanced. The active pickups and three band EQ allow me to get a wide range of
tones. It can get very bright and punchy, or mellow and bassy. The pewter looking
hardward really sets off the guitar, I think, although some may miss the chrome
treatment. The black on the head stock matches the black on the sunburst, and
really sets off the guitar.
There's not much not to like about the Fury. The only thing I have found that could
be better is the pan knob, which is used in place of a pickup selector switch. The
knob pretty much jumps from one pickup to the next. It could be more linier.
There was a little fret buzz on the E string that I adjusted out by raising the saddle
a hair. The dealer had to file the frets down on the treble (G string) side of the neck.
I was really taken back how well the bass is made. I looked for a flaw in the finish,
but there is none. The fretboard is perfect. The truss rod is easy to use, and is a
good design. The tuning gears are enclosed and have a good feel. There are
five big screws which secure the bolt on neck.
I'm very impressed with the Fury. Everything seems to be well thought out. It plays,
feels and looks great. I can't imagine ever needing any more in a bass than the
Fury. I played a number of other basses, and this was clearly a better
bass for the money than the others. I've learned from 20 years of gigging that you
just don't have problems with Peavey gear.
I even possessing a Peavy Fury 4 but made in Korea I wanted to talk a bit and supplementing the opinion regarding the American version of this bass.
the neck has 20 frets with a pitch of 34, rosewood fingerboard and thusroad manche.le down the neck and elsewhere screwed to the body by 5 screws which is not true of any bass.
2 Peavey VFL active pickups like humbuckers.
The bridge is string through-which gives a good sustain but it remains simple.
level setting: volume, balance, juggling between the neck pickup and bridge pickup, a treeble control, a control medium, and a bass control.
the electronic is available in the back by a bone plate, as for accessing the battery. (small hatch screwed).
the handle end is pleasant because it is easier on the fingers when one has become accustomed since the strings are pretty close.
the weight is reasonable and rather classical form is well suited.
each access to treble the body is flawless Scalloped or I think of the utility to fix the handle with 5 screws.
its level was low active matter with a modern sound that can be easily modulable.avec crystal clear sound and bright in the treble and bass frequencies mediums.les are strong and round but eventually anyway by losing a little clarity and sharpness pushed forward.
to conclude I think this is a very good bass for its price range. easy and pleasant to play with the finesse of its handle, with a powerful and easily adjustable.
But it deserves a mechanical bridge and better quality. However, the strings traversing offset the simplicity of the bridge. and although effective mechanical seem fragile.