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SOLD '98 Cirrus - Walnut/Bubinga + Ebony/Amboyna Burl

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Fekwood, Nov 13, 2010.

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  1. Fekwood

    Fekwood The Mighty Beer Atom!

    Jan 18, 2010
    Portland, OR
    This one is SOLD!

    I never thought I would be selling my USA made '98 Cirrus, but GAS has gotten the best of me, so up for sale it goes. I'm the original owner and bought this bass brand new in the fall of 1998. I think this was the first year they were made, please correct me if I'm wrong. This has been one of my favorite basses in the last 12 years and I've always taken great care of it. You might find a couple of small dings, but nothing that would photograph well, I tried. The body is Walnut, top is Bubinga, the neck is Maple/Walnut and is graphite reinforced. Weight on the bathroom scale reads 8.0 lbs. I also have a G&L L2000 for sale, so if the G&L sells I'm keeping the Cirrus, or vice-versa.

    As a woodworker, I personally made custom knobs for this bass. I used solid Ebony and inlaid the tops with Amboya Burl. The volume and pan knobs feature a bit of light colored Amboyna Burl, while the bass, mid and treble knobs are solid red. The bottoms are counter board for an aluminum insert, then drilled and tapped for a 6-32 stainless steel set screw. I also made an Ebony ramp, that sits perfectly between the two pickups, and it's contoured to match the shape of the pickups as well.

    One amazing thing about this bass is the fact that in the 12 years I've own it, I have never had the need to adjust the bridge or the truss rod. For me it was perfectly setup at the factory with med-low action. And with it's graphite reinforced neck, I've never had issues with the neck moving. Also, the electronics are studio quite with no noise/static from the knobs/pots. The tuners and bridge are not tarnished.

    The Peavey hard case is in near mint condition, I always used a gig bag, and comes with all the original case candy shown, including the original mint Dunlop strap locks, I never used them. Because of it's great condition, custom embellishments and all original accessories, I would like to get $850 shipped for this beauty. I'll be happy to answer any questions.:D









    :DThanks for looking!:D
  2. honest abe

    honest abe

    Mar 18, 2009
    Weslaco TX
    Audio Engineer for Marcos Witt
    Wow! Exceptional work on the knobs!
  3. Wood porn!
  4. Fekwood

    Fekwood The Mighty Beer Atom!

    Jan 18, 2010
    Portland, OR
    Thanks guys!
    I made the knobs by hand, one at a time on my woodturning lathe. I use no templates or duplicators, just my hands, woodturning chisels and a caliper for measuring. I also make exotic wood picks, guitar/bass stands, exotic wood pens, bottle stoppers, coasters, bowls, ect... Thanks for the compliments! :D

    TALL&STOUT Supporting Member

    Oct 31, 2008
    San Diego
    Bump for a great guy and an outstanding bass!
  6. rms2


    May 27, 2008
    Do you sell any of these other items? I am interested in some stands and/or wall hangers, knobs, pens, bowls...Christmas is closing in fast and those would make great gifts. Looks like you do some very nice work.

    And bump for a great looking Cirrus at a good price. Now if this was a 5'er with 34" scale and narrow spacing, I'd take it along with a stand, some wall hangers, pens, bowls...
  7. Fekwood

    Fekwood The Mighty Beer Atom!

    Jan 18, 2010
    Portland, OR
    Thanks and yes I do, please PM me for info.

    Thanks for the kind words Rob!!!

    Received a few offers, keep 'em coming!
  8. who is your friend when things get tough? man selling the Cirrus before the Thumb and the L2000???
  9. mb94952

    mb94952 Endorsing Artist : SFARZO STRINGS Supporting Member

    Cirrus porn ! Bump for the best basses out there. I'd love to have some of your custom knobs ! I see Genstormbringer has already chimed in. He & I are Cirrus super-freaks !!

    Oh - And you are correct. '98 was the first year for Cirrus. '98's and '99's seem to be the best players. I think they will be worth a lot more in the future, kind of like classic muscle cars. Just my opinion...
  10. MNAirHead

    MNAirHead Supporting Member

    As a rule..

    When someone emails wanting to know about peavey USA.. my blanket comment is to buy an early release.

    Unlike car manufacturers.. the best ones are the first releases... they then start refining to increase profitability (laterones aren't bad -- just not spectacular).

    Bump for a seller going to regret his sale.
  11. Fekwood

    Fekwood The Mighty Beer Atom!

    Jan 18, 2010
    Portland, OR
    PM's replied and Ruby Tuesday Bump!
  12. Gorgeous instrument! I was going to make a post about how the knobs are one of those little touches that just show an extra bit of care going into the construction, then as I scrolled I saw that you'd make them yourself. What impressive work!
  13. I would love to have this Bass but I got come up w cash first things are tough I wonder who can help me? I know:

    HR Puff&Stuff who's your friend when things get tough u can't do a little cause you can't do enough!!!

    bump for the most beautiful bass on TB the wood is stunning
  14. mb94952

    mb94952 Endorsing Artist : SFARZO STRINGS Supporting Member

    Don't you mean Mike, Mike, and Gen ! I'm also Mike and I LOVE this bass.
  15. Fekwood

    Fekwood The Mighty Beer Atom!

    Jan 18, 2010
    Portland, OR
    Yes, Thanks Mike, Mike and gen!:D
    PM's replied and still available.
  16. thonkthonk


    Feb 13, 2010
    Bemidji, MN
    Very nice Cirrus, oh so hard to quench the GAS. Need some tums. :p
  17. Fekwood

    Fekwood The Mighty Beer Atom!

    Jan 18, 2010
    Portland, OR
    PM's replied and possible deal in the works.
  18. Fekwood

    Fekwood The Mighty Beer Atom!

    Jan 18, 2010
    Portland, OR
    Received PM's about neck measurements/string spacing.
    1 9/16" at nut
    2 3/8" at 24th fret
    19mm string spacing - but can be adjusted
  19. Mendry37


    Oct 19, 2004
    Albany, New York
    Bump for a beautiful 98 Cirrus.
    I have a 98 as well...but not as mint as this one.
  20. How very tempting to get this to have a 4 banger to go with the 5'r that I bought from gen! Any interest in trades?

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