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Cirrus Custom Shop Order

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Ancient Mariner, Jan 31, 2006.

  1. Ancient Mariner

    Ancient Mariner Supporting Member

    Dec 7, 2005
    Chandler, AZ
    OK, I got over a crisis a while ago with my Cirrus 5 USA and have discovered that I really love this bass. Then I started GASsing about ordering one from the Peavey custom shop with specs like these:

    5-string, ash body, quilt maple gloss finish
    maple neck with walnut stringers
    rosewood fingerboard with mother of pearl dots
    chrome hardware
    34" neck (either bolt-on or neck through)

    Pretty standard stuff so far, but here's where it differs:
    I want a wider string spacing like Lakland. Perhaps a 6-string neck to accommodate 5 strings? And....I want a pre-amp bypass! A true bypass similar to G&L.

    So far I'm just dreaming, but I wonder if anyone knows enough about the Peavey custom shop to offer an opinion about their building to these specifications? Also, any opinions about probable cost?
  2. CYoung


    Nov 30, 2000
    Gainesville, FL
    I do not think that a pre-amp bypass is possible with this bass, as the pickups themselves are active with a pre-amp built into them. Perhaps a way to bypass the active EQ would be helpful.
  3. mark beem

    mark beem I'm alive and well. Where am I? Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Here are the Cirrus custom shop basses I'd like to see offered:



  4. cheezewiz


    Mar 27, 2002
    I'm pretty sure you cannot change string spacing or specify 34 inch scale. I believe the Cirrus are all 35 inch.
  5. Ancient Mariner

    Ancient Mariner Supporting Member

    Dec 7, 2005
    Chandler, AZ
    Well...except that the new USA Cirrus 5 Bolt-On Mahogany definitely is 34". As far as the string spacing....wouldn't a custom order allow you to deviate (within reason) from the standard production models? In general, I mean...otherwise, why bother with a custom order?:confused:
  6. mark beem

    mark beem I'm alive and well. Where am I? Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Well, it's not as much a "custom" bass as it is a "customizable" bass..

  7. cheezewiz


    Mar 27, 2002

    Check www.peavey.com. They have the "custom shop" features right online.
  8. Ancient Mariner

    Ancient Mariner Supporting Member

    Dec 7, 2005
    Chandler, AZ

    Yeah, I've been there. I was just wondering if they allowed any "deviations" from the standard order. I think Mark got it right on...these are not really "custom" in the true sense of the word.
  9. seriuosly awesome
    thats right under a ric 4080

    but that single cut one is horrid.
  10. tellis


    May 6, 2005
    Birmingham Al
  11. mark beem

    mark beem I'm alive and well. Where am I? Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    So how many have you owned? I've had two Cirrus basses and a Patriot bass years ago.. All three were excellent instruments, durable, sounded great and IMO well worth the money I spent on them.

    What is your experience with Peavey Cirrus basses and what happened that has given you this opinion?
  12. cheezewiz


    Mar 27, 2002

    Ignore the troll.
  13. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND
    Yeah, and there are a ton of people here who own/have owned Peavey stuff (myself included, owned a Cirrus 5 and gigged it very, very heavily). And I think the general consensus here is that Peavey stuff holds up great.

    And I am from ND, which is not the home of Peavey, but has some very drastic climate changes (hot, humid in summer to extremely cold and dry in the winter). And my Cirrus' neck never, ever moved. So, doesn't hold up well, eh??:rolleyes:
  14. Papersen

    Papersen Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2002
    Don´t waste your time with these kind of opinions.:scowl:
  15. Baryonyx

    Baryonyx Banned

    Jul 11, 2005
    Marathon Man
    I tend not to trust people who type with the caps lock on.
  16. Papersen

    Papersen Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2002
    And who can´t even write properly the name of a company located in their own city.
  17. vision

    vision It's all about the groove! Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2005
    Ann Arbor, MI
    Hmm...a "Peavy" insider that doesn't realize that the company name is actually "Peavey"...:rollno:
  18. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    Why don't you back up your post with some facts, instead of saying you've 'seen and heard some very weird things'?

    I have had my Cirrus 6 for almost three years, and have had no problems with it.

    I have a Foundation that I bought new in 1988 and it is solid as a tank.

    I have a 24 year old T-40 that is still going strong.

    Put up, or shut up.
  19. SoComSurfing

    SoComSurfing Mercedes Benz Superdome. S 127. R 22. S 12-13.

    Feb 15, 2002
    Mobile, Al
    I'd like to see what these "very weird things" are. I'm a Cirrus owner, and love it every bit as much as my high-end and truely custom basses. I'm not from Meridian, but have been to most, if not all of the Peavey facilities throughout Mississippi and Alabama. I had family that worked for Peavey. My escorted my father when he was asked to come in as an outside expert consultant on the production of thier hand-made lines like the Cirrus and EVH Wolfgang. I've seen goods and bads in Peavey's lines over the past 10 or so years that I've been keen to it, but what Peavey releases in thier highest-end products they do so only with the highest in quality control and pride.

    Edit: back to the original content: I'm of the belief, too, that the Cirrus is not a true "custom" bass in the sense that most around here think of customs, but a "customizable" bass. AFAIK, the only way to get that wide spacing would be to get a 6er and swap out the nut and bridge for a 5 from someone like ABM or Hipshot that will allow you to adjust your spacing.
  20. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    Hmm... I wonder if maybe someone was just fired from Peavey? ;)