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Peavey Zodiac BXP 4 String Bass Guitar   

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In the Peavey tradition, the Zodiac BXP bass combines sought-after features with the road-worthy durability required by serious rock players. It feat...Click To Read More About This Product

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An ace bass at an amazing price.

In the Peavey tradition, the Zodiac BXP bass combines sought-after features with the road-worthy durability required by serious rock players. It features a solid alder body with sculpted front and back contours and equipped with an articulating bridge with machined saddles and a 3-layer pickguard. For pickups it has a combination of one staggered single-coil and one straight single-coil pickup, with 2 master volume controls and one master tone control for sound shaping. The bolt-on neck is fitted with an 8" radius maple fingerboard with 21 frets. All chrome hardware. Butterfly tuners.

  • 34" scale with 21 frets
  • Maple neck with 8" Radius maple fingerboard
  • Solid alder body with sculpted front and back contours
  • Articulating bridge with machined steel saddles
  • 1-1/2" nut width
  • All chrome-plated hardware
  • 3-layer pickguard
  • One alnico staggered single-coil pickup and one alnico straight single-coil pickup
  • 2 volume master controls and one master tone control

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Outstanding quality, sound and value

By GraveSponge1968

from Stamford, UK

Astonishing bass for the money. I bought mine direct from Corby UK. I own many guitars and have done in the past. Bought this as another back up.
Sound is superb, nice P sound but not too similar (if you want a P sound then buy a P bass). Body is great and the finish good, very light.
It's the neck that surprised me. It's got a bit of a Jazz neck feel, gets narrow towards the nut. Feels lovely.
Mines an active, which I think us unusual. The Peavey boys at Corby used to trial stuff out so maybe this is one of them. Active sounds really good with loads of tone control.
Overall, brilliant for the money.

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very deep bass

By boom boom-QwoUl

from North Carolina

Great quality bass. Gives Fender a run for the money. I really like this bass; only 2 problems. Static when adjusting tone knob. Been replaced once but still has static. Secondly bass is so deep, most amps can't handle it. The deep bass note on the E string is why I bought this Peavey. I've managed to adjust the precision upper pick-up low enough so it sounds great now. Overall I would buy this again. I can't find another bass that gets this low and deep. Oh yeah. Sustain is fantastic!


Great Bass

By josh-uLxQr

from Pennsylvania

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I got this bass for christmas and it is worth every penny. The pickups are great and this bass has an amazing sound. It rarely goes out of tune and if it does it is easily tuneable. I like the color too (I got red and black).



By PRS/Marshallfanatic

from Northampton Ma.

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I bought this bass as a spare for my band.Let tell YOU! What a suprise this little fella is!This is one of the nicest sounding instuments I've heard in a long time.The sound is close to a p-bass but yet has it's own voice.It is also very easy to play,Very smooth.We play metal right now.It will keep thumping with the best of them.I own a Pedulla Buzz Bass and this bass sounds just as good.even if it has round wounds on it.Oh don't forget the Ampeg.


Peavey Zodiac BXP

By John-hzYrR

from Colorado

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Great bass for under a grand. I have the maple fretboard/Sunburst version. Action is as good as it gets. This is the only bass I have ever played on where you can have unrestricted access to all frets. I have played them all in my 30yrs and am finally at home with this one. This is a passive bass with chrome hardware, the ad is wrong and should be corrected as it is not active. I prefer the passive sound but it can sound like an active with little effects. Can't go wrong with this one.


Cheaper (and better) than a P-Bass!

By BeatJuiceIV

from Wisconsin

Arrived very quickly, and although the shipper left it on the porch on a zero degree day, it arrived in fantastic shape and almost in tune! The E & A strings had fret rattle, but small problem. Anyway, after months of not playing and selling my p-bass, I have found the perfect replacement. It feels just like the old Fender, with a quicker neck and p/j pickups! The white looks nice, but boring, which is what I was looking for, so great. No problem with the controls, no scratching. No complaints. Great highs, lows, mids... Better than my Fender, cheaper too.


Good value and alternative to Fender


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Very solid basses, like a tank. Nice necks, particularly the maple necks. Too much polyurithane on the maple necks which should have been sanded to a satin finish on the back. Great color/paint. Garbage tone/volme pots that crackle on every one I've tried. Pots are 500k and not properly matched to the pickups causing way too much highs to get through - recommend changing them to quality 250K pots. Potent pickups with huge volume. Other reviewers say "loud" and they're not lying. Bridge pickup is a little "smooth" for my taste, not as much growl as a Fender. Overall a great bass that will last forever.


Excellent bass for reasonable price

By Tonel

from SF bay area

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The Zodiac BXP is a GREAT bass. The P style pickup nails the Jamerson motown sound, the J pickup sticks the Jaco tone, and the two pickups together provide an excellent, unique tone that is punchy with good depth. The jazz style neck is fast and comfortable and both the neck and the frets are nicely finished, which is not the case for many other basses in this price range. The instrument is comfortable and fun to play, and feels solid - like a real instrument. The volume pot has some scratching noise periodically, but I wiggle it and it's fine. For it's price, it's a solid 10.

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