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Peavey Cirrus 4 4-String Bass Quilt Top
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The flagship of the Cirrus line! This baby's got it all, and then some. Beautiful quilted maple top, back and headstock veneer; "studio quiet" active...Click To Read More About This Product
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A true pro's axe with astounding appointments, neck-through resonance, and wonderful woods.
The flagship of the Cirrus line! This baby's got it all, and then some. Beautiful quilted maple top, back and headstock veneer; "studio quiet" active electronics; and a neck-through body have made this one of the most sought-after basses in the world. 2 VFL active pickups combined with active 3-band EQ with ±10dB boost/cut with an added variable mid sweep give you huge tone you can hone with prodigious precision. Gold hardware, milled ABM multi-adjustable bridge, ebony fretboard, graphite-reinforced neck with dual expanding truss rod, and Hipshot hardware. Hardshell case included.
2 VFL active pickups
Active 3-band EQ with ±10dB boost/cut with added variable mid sweep
Milled ABM multi-adjustable bridge
Graphite-reinforced neck with dual expanding truss rod
Quilt overlay headstock
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I own a beautiful quilted maple 4-string Peavey Cirrus from 2000.
Paid way too little for it, played it for years and it still holds up well, and loved every minute. I've played just about every bass you can play, and yes there are better basses out there, but not even CLOSE to the quality for the money. Compared to an Ibanes 500, there's much better tone, much faster play on the neck, and a sweet thumping bass sound that I can't replicate anywhere (pair it with a tube preamp, sounds like a dream). Fender has it's own sound for sure, but I'd take the Cirrus in a minute.
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This is quite simplt, one of the best Basses made today. I've been playing bass for 25 years, and this bass can not only sound awesome for multiple styles of music, It is the most road worthy insturments going. I bought my Cirrus the first year they came out, and I don't play any other bass. I've had mine for over 10 years, and the only time I needed any maintenance, Peavey did it for free. Talk about standing behing a first rate product. I've played all of the so-called High end basses and none of them compares with a Cirrus!!
I just bought the Cirrus with tiger eye design and maple fretboard about two months ago, and I've never played a bass that felt as good as this one. I was amazed at how low you can get the action on this bass without getting any buzz. It's so easy to play on this bass, and the neck feels really sturdy and natural. This is one of those basses that pretty much plays itself.Looks aren't really a big deal to me, but this bass does look great. I've gotten so many good comments from people admiring the way my bass looks.When it comes to tone, this bass will give you a wide range of tones, and it really sounds great. It has a nice focused sound, and the lows are not muddy at all on this bass. The EQ makes it easy to bring out whatever range of sound you wish.You will LOVE this bass if you play on it.
I have had a Warwick, ESP, Yamaha, and Fender, but none compared to the quality, tone, and features of the Cirrus.
It's a good bass, but I don't see why anyone would spend this much money on a Peavey when a Warwick is within the same price range.
Well refined, it looks awesome and sounds better, any thing from as vintage 51 p-bass to a stingray can be reproduced with this excellent bass.
I just bought a Peavey Cirrus Bass. It has bubinga on walnut wood. It is SOOOOO easy to play. It just feels right. I can play instinctively, and my fingers just do the right thing. I've owned an Alembic (which are beautiful), but this plays better. It's lighter than it looks. I have a Peavey Grind, which is nice, but the Cirrus is in a whole different class. I own four other basses, and I will start thinning the herd. NOT the Cirrus !!! The p'ups sound ok, but if she runs through a Trace Elliot and you are set !!!!
I've owned a Warwick Corvette for some years now, but recently brought home a Peavey Cirrus after picking it up in a local music store. I can tell you the range of even sound coverage clearly beats the Warwick. I also like the "neck-thru" design and the full scale. The action is also lower and requires only a "feather" touch to key.Peavey will soon rule the Bass market, mark my word! Sam James (40 year studio veteran)
Pros: Beautiful sounding pickups, best-in-class resonance and sustain. Active 3-band allows for endlessly variable tone on stage. Low price for features. Lightweight, fast and low action neck. Good output, beautiful layout.Cons: Some QC issues w/ components. Must setup during downtime (double truss rods WILL snap neck if unattended). Burns through 18v batt very fast, no batt port for quick change on stage. Who this is for: Anyone who wants a professional axe and minimum budget. Has a distinctive sound that ALWAYS gets comments post-gig. Have one with a custom quilt/black back, has more blood on it than any bass I've ever owned... cannot put this thing down!
One of the best qualities of this bass is the 2 VFL(TM) active pickups combined with active 3-band EQ with 10dB boost/cut. There are two 9 volt batteries to operate the pickups. The EQ has high mids and lows. The mid has two selections, tone and freqs. Look wise, without even playing a single note - your crowd knows you are serious by your bass. Also, the strings are Peavey Cirrus strings. They have a thick, rich and bright tone. They also have a very smooth feel. Combine this with the fast neck of the bass and you are ready. It's a little expensive, but you get your moneys worth. I plan on buying a five-string next!
I have owned this bass for about 5 years and it is the best. Sounds great, plays fast, and light weight. It is a little expensive (nothing ebay can't fix) but it is well worth it. If I had it to do over again, I would get the 5 string. Only because I hate tuning down. But if a four string is all you need, this bass is more than enough to keep anyone happy for years.
I own a Peavey Cirrus 4-string Bass (with natural bubinga top). This seems to be the bass that I'll keep from now on. I've owned several other decent basses ranging from entry-level to about this same semi-pro level. The Cirrus is, by far, the most comfortable bass that I've ever played. The playability is THE reason that I'm keeping it and selling my Warwick Corvette Standard and my G&L L-2000. (Both of those are quality basses but just never "felt" as good as the Cirrus). The Cirrus is very light and just seems to hang perfectly. The neck is slim and fast and the extended upper horn keeps the lower frets within easy access.I don't know if it's the dual expanding truss rod or the graphite re-inforcement in the neck (or probably both) but the action on this thing can be set lower than any other bass I've ever owned without any fret buzz. I used to prefer kind of high action but I think this bass is starting to convert me.The first few times I tried Cirrus basses (before buying one), the sound of the pickups just blew me away. The active electronics allow for almost any sound. Now that I own one, I guess I'm used to it and no longer overly-impressed (but the playability is still something that I can't get over). I've never really considered Peavey products as "for real" (probably due to some unimpressive experiences with Peavey guitar amps and effects processors many years ago). After playing this bass, I've changed my mind.Cosmetics are obviously a matter of preference. Personally, I don't like the way the gold hardware (tuners and bridge) looks (a little too "flashy" for my taste) but functionality is fine. (The bridge is solid and the tuners are smooth and stable). Also, I wish Peavey would've left the front of the headstock natural wood instead of painting it black with gold lettering. Other than that, the natural woods I've seen on the different Cirrus models look very professional.The "list" price on this bass is pretty high but they seem to sell used at very reasonable prices. I don't think you can beat the quality or especially the playability of this bass.
I have had this beast for a year now, and I have owned everything, Ken Smith, Fodera, Pedulla, G&L, Warwick, Etc. This has some of the best tonality, and is the most playable bass that I have ever played. The range of tones is phenomenal, very large variety of classic and modern sounds available. Now, the bad part. It is still a Peavey. For a bass that costs this much, it has a lot of build issues. notably a very rough and small cavity for the truss nut, plain wood screws for the battery cover plate (come on guys, at least put some anchors and machine screws there for goodness sakes!), the route pocket for the "C" inlay is rough, and the abalone itself is cracked, oh... the cheap cruddy wooden knobs needed replaced within a few months. So final verdict? Amazing bass guitar with tone a playability to spare, but has lot of cosmetic detraction for a premium priced instument.
It plays better than anything else i have played in the past 35 years, and it sounds better than it plays.