Best Looking Peavey Cirrus

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by incognito89x, Jul 7, 2003.

Best Looking Cirrus Top

Poll closed Sep 5, 2003.
  1. Bubinga

    12 vote(s)
  2. Redwood

    16 vote(s)
  3. Maple

    9 vote(s)
  4. Walnut

    10 vote(s)
  5. Peacock Blue

    9 vote(s)
  6. Ruby Red

    6 vote(s)
  7. Wenge

    5 vote(s)
  8. Other...

    9 vote(s)
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. incognito89x

    incognito89x ♪♫♪ ♪ ♪ ♫&#983

    Sep 22, 2002
    Royal Oak, Michigan
    Cirrus and non-cirrus owners, what do you think is the best looking of the bunch?

    I just sold my Corvette Standard (just wasn't doing it for me) and i'm pretty much dead set on the Cirrus for now (soon as I can find one that is). I honestly can't pick a bass that I like best. The Bubinga top is a great looker, but then again, the Redwood is a very nice looking design. Now I'm thinking how nice the Peacock Blue dyed one looks. I just can't decide. It'll probably just come down to which one I find first offered :p

    Anyway, what are your opinions on the nicest looking design?
  2. Poon


    May 20, 2003
    Los Angeles, CA
    Are the best looking ever. Nuff said. :D
  3. Please send pics to persaude me :D

  4. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    I always liked Embellisher's tiger eye quilt top..

  5. Im a sock

    Im a sock

    Dec 23, 2002
    Central MA
    I picked Walnut and Peacock Blue. My Cirrus is Peacock Blue, and I absolutly love the way it looks. Sounds sort of nice too... :rolleyes: :D

  6. I voted Ruby Red because that's what my Cirrus is, but if I was forced into a corner, I'd probably say Bubinga or Walnut :) Love my Cirrus!
  7. Damn thats sexy:)

    I'd perfer a 4 string though...but still:D

  8. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    I voted Other. The nicest one I've seen was a Claro Walnut. The figuring was just superb. Very deep.

    Although the Tiger Eye may be the most expensive, and the combination of quilt and birdseye is nice, I dislike the way the Peavey Tiger Eye flame does not move with the light. I think they do some kind of dying that makes the contrast quite striking, but to me it ends up looking almost like a photoflame, without much 3-D depth. I would definitely suggest seeing one in person before placing an order.

    To be fair, I've never seen the Redwood in person.
  9. I kinda like the Peacock Blue, but I haven't seen one in person. Mine has a Bubinga top.
  10. Schwinn


    Dec 4, 2002
    Sarasota, FL
    I saw a really nice bubinga/walnut...beautiful grain on the bubinga. So far that's my favorite. I searched high and low for a bubinga fretless 5 but could not find one anywhere!!! :( Oh well, got a cool Lakland Skyline instead.
  11. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    I am partial to tigereye.:D

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  12. Poon


    May 20, 2003
    Los Angeles, CA

    Are those upgraded electronics in your six string or did you switch out the eq to another peavey eq for the sweepable midrange? I see that center knob and I'm curious as to what you did. How does it sound? Thanks.

  13. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    The preamp on the tigereye model has sweepable mids. Just one of several differences between the tigereye and the other Cirrus models.

    The preamp is the same one that is in the Millennium series.
  14. secretdonkey


    Oct 9, 2002
    Austin, TX
    I voted maple, just because mine has a flame maple top and I really like it. I'm pretty conservative on wood choices, though. When I went shopping for a new axe, the only bass that felt as good as the Cirrus was this exotic wood nightmare of a Zon. Couldn't see paying for fancy wood that looked hideous to me.

    :D YMMV, of course!

    I know there's been some discussion of this before, but would be good to introduce into this thread as well, as I will probably pick up a Cirrus 5 before too long: What wood combinations sound the best, and how much difference does wood make on the Cirrus?

    I am frankly still getting used to a sort of "nasal" tone that mine has. The sound is growing on me, but I'm finding it an acquired taste after playing a Jazz for many years.
  15. Matt Morgan

    Matt Morgan Fellow Conspirator Supporting Member

    Oct 21, 2001
    Plano, TX
    My personal favorite is my Claro Walnut, followed closely by the Flamed Maple.
  16. I voted for the Redwood, since I just special ordered a Cirrus 5 Redwood, so I'll post a picture when I get it (in a month or so).

  17. PhatBasstard

    PhatBasstard Spector Dissector Supporting Member

    Feb 3, 2002
    Las Vegas, NV.
    Although my Cirrus 6 is the Walnut/Bubinga version, I had a Millennium 4 Plus with the Tiger Eye for a short time. You really have to see this wood up close to appreciate it. None of the pix I've seen do it justice, even mine.
  18. Christopher


    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
  19. I like the Tiger Eye one. I think the top looks sweet, it has a maple birdseye neck which I like a lot for looks and tone quality. it also has the sweepable mids which is a nice eq option as well. plus I am pretty sure I am getting that one. my second choice was redwood or bumbinga.