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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

    Jun 29, 2011
    Hamburg (Germany)
    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

    Nov 5, 2004
    Mount Vernon, Illinois
    Disclosures:
    Backstage Guitar Lab owner
    Not an expert, but Peavey Grind?
     
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  4. cbrophy

    cbrophy

    Nov 11, 2009
    Central MA.
    Peavey Cirrus...
     
  5. Andii Syckz

    Andii Syckz

    Jan 2, 2011
    Montreal
    +1
     
  6. StuartV

    StuartV Out of GAS!! Supporting Member

    Jul 27, 2006
    Bristow, VA
    It's not a Cirrus. My *guess* would also be the ever-elusive U.S.-made Grind.
     
  7. FrenchBassQC

    FrenchBassQC Supporting Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Gatineau QC CA
  8. RxFunk

    RxFunk

    Dec 2, 2012
    Arizona
    It looks more like a Grind than a Cirrus to me.
     
  9. NicJimBass

    NicJimBass The Kirk Hammett of bass guitar! Supporting Member

    Nov 22, 2004
    Lancaster, OH
    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

    Mar 14, 2011
    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

    Jul 27, 2006
    Bristow, VA
    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

    smcd

    Jun 28, 2009
    Boston, MA
    It's a Grind BXP. Probably made in Vietnam.
     
  13. NicJimBass

    NicJimBass The Kirk Hammett of bass guitar! Supporting Member

    Nov 22, 2004
    Lancaster, OH
    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

    Nov 22, 2004
    Lancaster, OH
    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

    Jul 27, 2006
    Bristow, VA
    Yeah, all the Grind BXPs I've seen have kind of a cutout area in the lower bout.
     
  16. ^ 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

    Nov 22, 2004
    Lancaster, OH
    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

    Andii Syckz

    Jan 2, 2011
    Montreal
    i still stand by my choice being cirrus over grind. and headstock for both is the same
     
  19. bassmanrocke

    bassmanrocke Supporting Member

    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

    smcd

    Jun 28, 2009
    Boston, MA
    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.
     
  21. smcd

    smcd

    Jun 28, 2009
    Boston, MA



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