This is another Cirrus that I took a chance on. It slams, seriously...as good as the best that I've ever played...Modulus, MTD USA, Lull, Warrior, Ken Smith, and so on.
Here ya go:
The wenge-topped, mahogany body is GORGEOUS, while not being that flashy at all. The gloss makes it just say "I'm beautiful, I know." Neck woods are mahogany and purpleheart, finished in a satin poly-oil that is smooth as a baby's butt. The fingerboard is black ebony (Gaboon?), with nary a fret end sticking out. Headstock has a woven-graphite veneer, and a Graphtech nut leads strings in a straight-pull orientation, specifically 3x2. Tuners are Hipshot Ultralite, bridge is Hipshot Style A (waaaaaay better than ABM, imo), Dunlop Straploks, Peavey's own VFL pickups, along with Peavey's 18-volt Millennium preamp. Ernie Ball Super Slinky strings round out the package.
This is the first bass, to my memory, that has basically no need to boost or cut any eq band, either on the bass or amp...everything sounds balanced. The bass is smooth, but powerful, treble is present, but not harsh, and the mids just sing. They're not brittle, yet have such authority, and I see no need to boost this band, as everything sounds good in a studio setting. Live, this could change, obviously. Heck, panning the blend knob makes the bass turn into a P or J on steroids. Perhaps the ebony board and/or wenge top give that needed little bit of brightness to a supposedly dark-sounding wood (mahogany). I think mahogany is such a full and powerful tone wood, no matter on a bolt-on or neck-though. The VFL pickups feel fantastic with their radiused shells, of course.
I managed to get some super-low action, actually stupidly-low action, with maybe one fret that "chatters", but considering the neck is almost perfectly flat (how I like it), I can't complain. This bass plays so easily, and the sustain, from up and down the neck, is seemingly unending. I only remember a Spector sounding this full (sustain-wise).
I couldn't be much happier, honestly.
'06 U.s. Peavey Cirrus Custom 5-string
This is made-in-Mississippi goodness, easily among the best in the world.