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Any Peavey Guru up to ID this bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Glummi, Mar 10, 2014.


  1. Glummi

    Glummi Supporting Member

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    Cought this bass on ebay the other day, sounds sweet, great player, good deal anyway,
    But I'd like to know what it is exactly, just out of interest.

    Obviously a Peavey (bought as, but found no labels), passive, 34", bolt on. And, compared to my US-Made Cirrus (Maple/Alder), it's heavy.
    Very good build quality, the original owner bought it in 1999 or 2000.

    Thanks for any clue! :)

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  2. M.R. Ogle

    M.R. Ogle Supporting Member

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    Not an expert, but Peavey Grind?
     
  3. cbrophy

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    Peavey Cirrus...
     
  4. Andii Syckz

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    +1
     
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  6. StuartV

    StuartV Out of GAS!! Supporting Member

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    It's not a Cirrus. My *guess* would also be the ever-elusive U.S.-made Grind.
     
  7. FrenchBassQC

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  8. RxFunk

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    It looks more like a Grind than a Cirrus to me.
     
  9. NicJimBass

    NicJimBass The Kirk Hammett of bass guitar! Supporting Member

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    Very doubtful. The 4's had a PJ setup, the 5's a JJ setup, both had an offset body and monorail bridges.

    This looks like a mix between a Cirrus (body shape) and Grind (headstock). Being that the OP is overseas, I would guess it's a European exclusive of some kind. Very interesting, to say the least.
     
  10. Runnerman

    Runnerman Registered Bass Player Supporting Member

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    It definitely does not have the "raked" body of the Grind but it is a Grind headstock. Strange creature.
     
  11. StuartV

    StuartV Out of GAS!! Supporting Member

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    Are you talking about the US Grinds, or the BXPs?

    The body shape is definitely Cirrus-y. But, the control layout is totally wrong for a Cirrus and it doesn't have either kind of Cirrus bridge.
     
  12. smcd

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    It's a Grind BXP. Probably made in Vietnam.
     
  13. NicJimBass

    NicJimBass The Kirk Hammett of bass guitar! Supporting Member

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    US Grinds, and a few early BXP's. Usually they are solid colors, not wood grain.
     
  14. NicJimBass

    NicJimBass The Kirk Hammett of bass guitar! Supporting Member

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    Did they use Cirrus-style bodies on Grinds at some point? Cuz that is not a Grind body.
     
  15. StuartV

    StuartV Out of GAS!! Supporting Member

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    Yeah, all the Grind BXPs I've seen have kind of a cutout area in the lower bout.
     
  16. Immigrant

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    ^ This guy is rarely, if ever, wrong. Especially when it comes to Peaveys.

    Only during certain periods. The older neck thrus have the scoop, some real old ones and newer ones don't.
     
  17. NicJimBass

    NicJimBass The Kirk Hammett of bass guitar! Supporting Member

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    It's not even about the cutout. The overall body shape is more Cirrus/ Millennium than Grind. Think P-bass vs. J-bass.
     

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  18. Andii Syckz

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    i still stand by my choice being cirrus over grind. and headstock for both is the same
     
  19. bassmanrocke

    bassmanrocke Supporting Member

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    Pickups are the same as the grind, and definitely not Cirrus. Probably a European market only model. There was a similar post a year or two back about a bass just like it.
     
  20. smcd

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    I've been wracking my brain trying to recall that model name. I'ts a Peavey Zephyr. Which is a European market-only, bolt on Grind.
     
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