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Cirrus for $800, Good Deal?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by vegaas, Nov 12, 2001.


  1. vegaas

    vegaas

    Nov 6, 2001
    Milwaukee
    I was expecting to pay a bit more, I thought the Warwick Corvette and Cirrus were similary priced. Best Price I have found so far on a Corvette Pro is $1200,
    Cirrus $800.
    Does this sound about right? Can I find the Corvette cheaper, or am I missing something.
     
  2. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    New, used, how many strings, is it purty?

    You know... the usual questions.
     
  3. vegaas

    vegaas

    Nov 6, 2001
    Milwaukee
    Both new, 4 string.
    I havent gotten deep enough to talk about customization yet.
    What do you guys think? I want to finally have a really quality bass, I like my EDC 700 and am going to keep it, but; I want a high quality bass this time.
     
  4. It's ($800) is what I paid for my new 4-string Cirrus, I think it's a darned good price for new.

    As far as which bass you should buy, I have only 5 words for you.....

    Cirrus, Cirrus, Cirrus, Cirrus, Cirrus.

    (not to repeat myself)....

    Mark
     
  5. b0nes83

    b0nes83

    Dec 14, 2000
    i got my cirrus almost 2 years ago....i paid $1050 for it new....what kind of wood is it? damn and now they are down to 800? man i should have waited 2 years....nevermind these past 2 years have been my best bass years yet. many more to come....bass years that is....and hopefully another cirrus....5 string EADGC none of that low B..peace
    Chad.
    p.s. get the cirrus.
     
  6. farboozle

    farboozle

    Apr 18, 2000
    Fairfax VA
    No, that's the right price for a corvette pro. You're thinking of the corvette standard, a different animal in my opinion. A lot of people form they're opinion of the corvette by the standard, I think they sound and play very differently. Different body wood, different sound. I posted another reply like this, I just happen to cry when people judge one on the other. . . .
     
  7. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND
    That is a darn good price for a new Cirrus. Go buy it, right now. You won't regret it.:D ;)
     
  8. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    $800 for a new Cirrus 4 doesn't sound right. It sounds low.
     
  9. Again, that's the price I paid for my new Cirrus 4, about 5 months ago, with HSC. If you shop it right, that's what you'll find. Get it!!
     
  10. vegaas

    vegaas

    Nov 6, 2001
    Milwaukee
    Yeah, I was suprised the price was so low, I think I am going to get it. Does anyone have the maple fretboard? Is there a big difference?
    Farboozle, was is the major difference between the Corvette Pro and the Standard?
    Again, thanks for all the help guys.
     
  11. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    Cool. Do you know what that store's price is on the BAM 210? My understanding was that Peavey's dealers are locked in to the same prices. Wouldn't mind if that was wrong at all.
     
  12. vegaas

    vegaas

    Nov 6, 2001
    Milwaukee
    For the Cirrus, is there a difference in sound between the Walnut, Bubinga and Maple?
     
  13. I don't think that's right. One dealer down the street has the BAM listed for I think $ 1050.00, and another dealer has it for $1300.00 My bass had been demoed, but was sold as new to me with full warranty. Also came with a set of Elixirs on it; love those strings. I also know of a guy who bought a used Cirrus 5 for $600, now that's a deal!

    With any of this stuff, you really have to keep an eye on the market and know what stuff is going for. I have no problem taking someone's advertised price to another, local, dealer and asking them "if" they'd like to match it.
     
  14. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    I might be that guy;)

    $1050 is the lowest price I've seen so far for a BAM. For a new, undemoed Cirrus 4, I think $800 might be lower than they're allowed to be sold for.
     
  15. Tapp

    Tapp

    Aug 29, 2001
    USA, Mississippi
    Brad, it's my understanding that Peavey dealers can sell Peavey gear for whatever they want to. Peavey however has some rule that I think they prohibit out of state sales (ala mailorder and internet shops). IOW, they want you to buy Peavey locally or within "driving distance".

    Tapp
     
  16. Oh yeah, it might have been you, the pawn shop king? Are you also the one who had the line on the 5er Cirrus that was blue?
     
  17. Sundogue

    Sundogue

    Apr 26, 2001
    Wausau, WI
    Like any manufacturer, there is the manufacturer's "suggested" list price.

    Peavey does not lock in the prices for their dealers...they are free to sell it for whatever they want.

    I've been going to the same store and dealing with the same guy (who once was just a salesman, but now co-owns the store) and there is quite a difference between what I pay for the exact gear that someone else pays for it...even within the same store.

    It helps to know someone. Kind of like finding a good mechanic.
     
  18. farboozle

    farboozle

    Apr 18, 2000
    Fairfax VA
    Vegaas . . .

    I don't know how much help this will be, because I can't really pinpoint the difference between the two (corvette proline and standard), but I will say I think its huge. The proline is a much clearer brighter sound to my ears than any of other Warwicks I hear (except the really high end ones.) The embellisher said on the other similar post that he thought the cirrus build quality was better. This is possible, I will admit that I slightly slightly feel the seams in the 5 piece neck on my proline. I doesn't really bother me, cause this is the only bass I've ever played that I consistently get the tone I want, time after time, no worries about life of strings. Also, in the middle of playing, I definitely don't notice, I'm thinking of the funk. However, I've also seen identical pro lines where the build quality seemed perfect. It's like everyone says, listen to every bass you can get your hands on.
     
  19. Ya, anywhere I have ever gone and bought guitars and basses they aren't locked into the price.
    Always able to jeer them way down on the list price.
     
  20. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    It wasn't me.