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Old 11-30-2012, 10:49 PM
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I think it is Hartley Peavey's signature.
"Unusually, on this particular range of basses the Peavey logo is absent and in its place is the artistic HP signature of Hartley Peavey, with a small Cirrus logo in matching gold right on the top of the graphite-faced, black-gloss headstock.."

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Question for Cirrus owners:
What does this headstock signature mean? This is the second Cirrus I've seen with the signature on the headstock instead of the usual block PEAVEY logo.
Just an era marker ..... Cirrus really didn't have generations - the headstock had a few redesigns - basically the same bass
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Old 12-01-2012, 07:33 PM
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I'm in, figured I'd share a pic of my Redwood/Alder 6er. I was thinking, I wish they would have made this with that custom shop Birdseye maple fretboard! Does Peavey still take custom orders?

These pics are before my preamp upgrade, now I have three stacked pots and a mid switch in place. The knobs come from Sadowsky, I love the black aluminum!
You'd have to phone in and have a customer service rep assigned --- chances are they'd still have blanks and parts --- "custom" is not likely as you'd be scrounging parts

Like noted you'd need an inside rep - "custom" was phased out before the end if the run
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My new to me Tiger Eye

Found this at a pawn shop in Philadelphia, MS. From there I went to Meridian to do some work. Took the bass by the Peavey service department and Steve did a setup and some fret dressing. Played it for a couple of hours that night with a friend and loved everything about it! Will post better pics once I get to a decent camera. The birdseye on the fretboard and neck are off the hook. Could someone explain how the stacked mid works on this preamp? Thanks
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Nice wood! Is the back of the neck birdseye or plain?

The stacked mid knob has the lower/outer ring for adjusting the center frequency of the mid adjustment. I think it ranges from 200 Hz to 2000 Hz. The top/inner knob boosts or cuts the mids with the center frequency of the boost/cut set by the lower ring.
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Back of the neck has a good bit birdseye. Really lucked out with this bass. Thanks for the info on the mid control, that will make things easier.
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:20 AM
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Found this at a pawn shop in Philadelphia, MS. From there I went to Meridian to do some work. Took the bass by the Peavey service department and Steve did a setup and some fret dressing. Played it for a couple of hours that night with a friend and loved everything about it! Will post better pics once I get to a decent camera. The birdseye on the fretboard and neck are off the hook. Could someone explain how the stacked mid works on this preamp? Thanks
I love Cirrus stories like this !! You could've just said you won the lottery ; same thing as finding *that* Cirrus in a pawn shop !! ... and *then* to take it to Peavey and have Steve set it up for you in person ! It doesn't get any better than that !!
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Old 12-12-2012, 07:10 PM
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Found this at a pawn shop in Philadelphia, MS. From there I went to Meridian to do some work. Took the bass by the Peavey service department and Steve did a setup and some fret dressing. Played it for a couple of hours that night with a friend and loved everything about it! Will post better pics once I get to a decent camera. The birdseye on the fretboard and neck are off the hook. Could someone explain how the stacked mid works on this preamp? Thanks
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Old 12-21-2012, 10:14 AM
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As a testament to the awesomeness of the CIRRUS, I was offered a trade - My Cirrus for an Alembic !

I know you're dying to know the answer. I didn't / couldn't do it.
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Old 12-28-2012, 06:46 PM
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Anyone have a good spare bridge 4 string VLF pickup you would like to sell me?
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Old 12-29-2012, 10:52 AM
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I decided to put my Cirrus up for sale, so I took some photos for ebay. As I was editing the photos, I thought "No way am I selling this!" So I put the bass away and listed something else.




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Dang, we all seem to be selling ours. I'm thinking I might just keep my Kahler Cirrus since the price it would take to sell is extremely low. Conveniently, my son is also Sam, so perhaps this could work out in the long run.

Anyhoo....
I'm not normally a modder. Since the Cirrus isn't in production and I don't have the greatest confidence in the shop, which isn't open to begin with.....

Any thoughts on getting a new unlined fingerboard on a Cirrus 6? It would be obviously a little more pricy than your average defret, but I really liked the tone on my fretless 5 and would have kept it if it had one more string.
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I took out my '99 walnut bubinga today. It's modded with a Millennium MusicMan pickup at the neck position.

It sounds and plays SO good. Sounds so woody.

I think it plays better than any bass I own. It feels so broken in and the aged wood sounds so perfect. I love it.
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Old 01-05-2013, 12:21 AM
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Has anyone played or own the newest version of the Cirrus ?

I am talking about the bolt on version. How do you compare the growl to a neck thru and since it's a Cirrus, is the action nice and low ? I am really curious.

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I took out my '99 walnut bubinga today. It's modded with a Millennium MusicMan pickup at the neck position.

It sounds and plays SO good. Sounds so woody.

I think it plays better than any bass I own. It feels so broken in and the aged wood sounds so perfect. I love it.
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Old 01-05-2013, 07:54 PM
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I blacked out all the hardware and added a Milli MM pup to the neck position. It now has "perfect" tone. Nice and full, without that over bearing "burp". It still has Cirrus tone, it's just more refined.

Also, the bridge is an AllParts bridge, which is thinner than the stock ABM, so the action is even lower, if you can imagine ! You just touch the notes. I LOVE this bass more than any other bass I own.


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Old 01-05-2013, 09:48 PM
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I blacked out all the hardware and added a Milli MM pup to the neck position. It now has "perfect" tone. Nice and full, without that over bearing "burp". It still has Cirrus tone, it's just more refined.

Also, the bridge is an AllParts bridge, which is thinner than the stock ABM, so the action is even lower, if you can imagine ! You just touch the notes. I LOVE this bass more than any other bass I own.


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Speaking of modding, any opinions on getting a new unlined fingerboard on a 6er?
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Speaking of modding, any opinions on getting a new unlined fingerboard on a 6er?
Anyone that can replace a fret board could do it, they will probably need to fit a blank board (not difficult).
You my need to replace the bridge, I have heard people say that on some Cirri they can't get the action low enough before bottoming out on the adjusters.
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Anyone that can replace a fret board could do it, they will probably need to fit a blank board (not difficult).
You my need to replace the bridge, I have heard people say that on some Cirri they can't get the action low enough before bottoming out on the adjusters.
On my fretless, the bottoms of the saddles were ground down a few mm to get appropriate low action. It's also possible to get a thicker fingerboard since it would be custom, anyway. I could probably find another Cirrus 6 for a reasonable price and a new fingerboard would possibly be less than a new custom and definitely cheaper than building a custom Cirrus clone.

Between fanned frets and defrets, sometimes I wish I could play lined fretless basses.
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