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cirrus basses = amazing

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Aenema, Dec 5, 2001.


  1. Aenema

    Aenema

    Apr 18, 2001
    Michigan
    ive had my tiger eye for a few weeks now and im still blown away by the appearance, articulation, versatility, and overall value of this bass. still have yet to see a bass that sounds and plays as good for the same price. closest so far is a modulus for around 3000 i think... can punch thru like a sting ray. or snap at you like a jazz... i cannot believe this bass. truly the best bang for the buck as far as basses go. from my experience anyway. :D
     
  2. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    I know how you feel. Sometimes I still pinch myself that I could get a 6 a good as my Tigereye for the price I did. And the fact that it's beautiful doesn't hurt either.:cool:

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  3. Grrr, all this talk of Cirrus basses....

    Must.......hold......out........for........Zon

    GAS........increasing
     
  4. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Those are pretty nice too, Da5id.

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  5. nikofthehill

    nikofthehill

    Jul 30, 2001
    san jose, CA
    *drool*
    saving up to get a cirrus 5!! i'm also dropping hints to my parents. its almost christmas...hopefully they'll figure it out, although cirrus's are hard to find. does anyone know if there is any way to order directly from peavey?
    -nik
     
  6. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Unfortunately, there is not. Most Peavey dealers only sell the inexpensive stuff. Your best bet is to decide what woods you want, and go to your nearest dealer and special order it. Or, if you don't mind saving $$$ on a used one, watch Ebay and Bassgear.
     
  7. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    And watch Talkbass... I think a Maple 5 may become available soon;)
     
  8. winston

    winston Supporting Member

    May 2, 2000
    Berkeley, CA
    Nikofthehill-I see you're in San Jose. Gelb Music in Redwood City isn't too far away and when I bought my fretless Cirrus 5 there in August 2000 they had 6 or 7 different Cirruses in stock. Each of the wood configurations has a distinctive character so you could find which one you like best.

    As far as I know, Peavey doesn't sell direct and doesn't allow mail-order or internet sales. Do yourself a favor-go to Gelb (which has the best service of any music store I've ever been to, and an outstanding collection of bass gear)-and just remember to bring something to mop up all the drool!
     
  9. If it does.. I think I will be interested Brad..
     
  10. Hey embellisher, what kind of top wood is on that Zon? The body looks like Ash, am I right on that?

    I know I'm probably the odd guy out on this one, but I love the look of the lines on that board. Very nice!

    Seeing those pics really make me want a Zon.....of course it's hard to justify the purchase when a Cirrus is less than half the price of the Zon, ya know?

    Maybe if that pic of the Cirrus weren't so beautiful as well...... Jeez!!!!
     
  11. phogchris

    phogchris www.scarsoflife.com

    May 27, 2000
    Boca Raton, FL
    If you are torn between a Zon and a Cirrus, you have a solution...a Peavey G5, it has a graphite neck AND the Cirrus pickups and electronics. Here's the kicker-it is LESS $$ than a Cirrus!!! I plan on getting one myself.... it truly does sound like a mix between a Zon and a Cirrus, I was amazed when I played one a few weeks ago, definitely a BEST BUY IMO!!!
     
  12. That Peavey G-5 might have been a good compromise if I were looking for a 5. Definitely good advice!

    However, I'm looking for a 6-string fretless. The Zon just seems so perfect to me, but the fact that it is twice as much as the Cirrus is what is making things difficult. I've heard such wonderful things about the Cirrus.

    The ideal situation would be a used Sonus Special 6 fretless, but those seem very rare.
     
  13. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    The top is burled redwood, and the back is swamp ash. I don't like white lines, but the redwood ones are a nice touch. There when you need them(and I do!:eek::oops:) and not as distracting when you don't.

    If you could find a used Zon 6, the price gap closes a lot.

    But IMHO, you can't go wrong with either. Both great basses.
     
  14. I agree with Jeff about the lines. I'm not crazy about white lines either. My Lightwave has black fretlines that are even more difficult to pick up than the redwood. Again, there when you want 'em, gone when you don't.

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    Jeff
     
  15. embellisher said...

    Or, if you don't mind saving $$$ on a used one, watch Ebay and Bassgear.

    Yep - I've got one on eBay right now. Flame maple/alder Cirrus 6, near mint, $1000. You can see it here.

    [edit: I didn't see he was looking for a fretless. My Cirrus is fretted.]

    cheers,

    allan
     
  16. I'll have my fretless Cirrus 6 up on TB, BassGear, Harmony Central and/or eBay by Friday. If you're interested, email or PM me and I will be happy to email some pictures and describe it further.
     
  17. Maybe I should just save up for a new Zon, then be ultra cheesy and get matching fretted/fretless Cirrus 6s! :)
     
  18. ldiezman

    ldiezman

    Jul 11, 2001
    Nashville
    why doesn't someone send me a zon and a cirrus 6 fretlless. let me play them and I'll decide which one everyone should by.. and for my trouble.. i keep the basses as payment... that seems fair
     
  19. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    Email me, Joe