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Anyone put Cirrus pups and pre in a different bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ledyard, Sep 29, 2010.

  1. ledyard


    Jan 31, 2010
    Upstate NY
    Have you? I was wondering what they might sound like in a ash or alder Fender Jazz. Or in a Mahogany bass.
  2. I've thought about it, but realized that not much plays as nice as a Cirrus, so not much point.
  3. ledyard


    Jan 31, 2010
    Upstate NY
    you have a point. The only thing i would do it with is a Fender Jazz anyways. Warmoth or otherwise. I enjoy playing those when they are set up nice.
    I wonder how they would sound in an Alder or Ash body. Or hell, even a Korina body. Or even a all Maple body. Or the other woods but with a maple top. I have to look now and see if they would route for that pup shape. If not I would just have my luthier do it.
    Seriously doubt I will find used Cirrus guts though. Can you get them from peavey?
  4. Peavey may require a serial number.. other models used them.. you will need a preamp.

    PM me if you have your cash ready and are serious --- I can point you to other models that used the same preamp.

    They did make Cirrus in Maple etc .... I've owned about 10.. different woods didn't make that much a diffrerence --- preamps did.
  5. I found that the walnut body+neck and alder+maple combo sound a little different. Ebony vs. pao fero makes a slight difference, too.

    Putting Cirrus guts in something else is a novel concept, but it will be hard to get Cirrus quality without ordering from a custom builder and it's a very unique routing that's generally not a standard option from other companies. Moreover, if you want to change pickups later, the route is bigger than most pickups on the market.
  6. Opinion..

    Check into a USA Millenium Plus.. it may be what you're describing.. some say that this was the best playing/sounding bass they put out. It's kind of the vibe you're describing.
  7. The Millennium definitely has a nice and unique sound. I don't know if I'd say it's completely different, but perhaps a more vintage overall sound.

    They have the same quality fret job, although I think the necks benefit from a nice shim job. With the stock setting, you can't lower the saddles as much as the frets would allow.
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