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Diggin' the Cirrus once again

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by choad42, Nov 24, 2005.


  1. I once again love the Peavey Cirrus bass. I just put some DR Hi Beams on my Cirrus 5 and it came alive! These may very well be the best strings I have ever used. They cost more than the D'addario XLs that I have been using forever, but they are worth it. Here is a link to a small sound clip I made today with the Cirrus strung DR Hi Beams. It's nice to be into the Cirrus again. Long live the Cirrus bass!!!

    http://www.soundclick.com/util/downloadSong.cfm?ID=3130636&key=FB73759C-D


    Cheers,
    Bassjones
    http://www.soundclick.com/bands/pag...m?bandID=234528
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  2. Vic

    Vic There's more music in the nuance than the notes. Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Central Illinois
    Staff, Bass Gear Magazine
    Oh heck yeah, I've been using DR's on my Cirrii forever. Awesome matchup.

    Sweet track, too!
     
  3. Nice groove there.....I like the "Boingy" tone! Nice fluid use of
    some of my favorite slap phrases!
     
  4. rok51

    rok51

    Sep 2, 2002
    Crawfordville, FL
    A fingerstyle only player, I have been using Cirrus strings on my Cirrus and added them to the rest of my Peaveys...lately, I have noticed that the Cirrus sounds somewhat 'dead'...it's my main player, but it seems like the strings are losing their 'edge' faster than before. I am not playing any more frequently, but I've noticed it on the last two sets I have put on. Anyone else notice a change in Cirrus strings?
    I hate to give up on them as they are available locally for less than $15 for a 4 string set.
    My new Cirrus BXP came with Peavey nickels that are a nice sounding string, but way different than the Cirrus strings...much brighter, not as smoothly wound.

    Kim
     
  5. Papersen

    Papersen Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2002
    Great tune. I really like your sound and the tone is even better than in your "Cirrus-ly" recording.

    I´ve also strung my Cirrus with DR (Lo Riders) and they´re a superb match. Mine originally came with Cirrus strings and they were also pretty good.

    BTW, how did you record the bass ?

    Congrats
     
  6. Hollow Man

    Hollow Man Supporting Member

    Apr 28, 2003
    Springfield, VA
    When I originally bought my Cirrus, the guy who sold it to me hadn't changed the strings in almost a year, because he simply wasn't playing it. It took me about a week to find the time to get strings, so in that week, I was only moderately happy with my purchase. As soon as I put the new strings on, the bass came to life in a way that had to be heard to be believed.
     
  7. Vic

    Vic There's more music in the nuance than the notes. Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Central Illinois
    Staff, Bass Gear Magazine
    In other words, you finally actually heard the true tone of the Cirrus. :)

    BTW, what strings do you use on yours? I'm really diggin' DR SS's (HiBeams mainly but also LoRiders) and MTD's. I've used the Nickel Cirrus strings, and they're nice, but not like my DR's.

    I've heard very good things about the Markley S2000's, anyone tried those on a Cirrus?
     
  8. Hollow Man

    Hollow Man Supporting Member

    Apr 28, 2003
    Springfield, VA
    I use exactly what you use, DR SS HiBeams. Always lookin' to try something new though (as long as they fit the 35" scale), so any recommendations are welcome. :)
     
  9. Matt Morgan

    Matt Morgan Fellow Conspirator Supporting Member

    Oct 21, 2001
    Plano, TX
    I owned several Cirrus basses and always strung them with Dean Markley SR2000 medium lights. I really liked them! Very bright, very punchy and lasted a long, long time.
    On my Roscoes I like the DR Highbeams better than any other string but on the Cirrus basses, the DM SRs were great!
     
  10. Vic

    Vic There's more music in the nuance than the notes. Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Central Illinois
    Staff, Bass Gear Magazine
    I have GOT to try some-o-doze DM 2000's...
     
  11. I own one of his old Cirrus 6's

    Time for a string change, but those DM's are still kicking on it and do not sound dead at all, with good play time on it. Maybe 2 years worth.... year and a half.
     
  12. vision

    vision It's all about the groove! Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2005
    Ann Arbor, MI
    i know exactly what you mean...i've had my cirrus since 1998, and during that period i've bought and sold MANY other basses. every now and then i'll get bored with the cirrus, and buy something else...but then after a month or 2 i realize again that the cirrus is by far the best bass i've ever owned.

    i've used dr hi-beams for years on it, but recently i switched over to mtd stainless. the mtd strings have all of the sizzle and brightness of the hi-beams, but the midrange and low-end have alot more character. also the b string, which already sounded great is even better!!!
     
  13. Vic

    Vic There's more music in the nuance than the notes. Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Central Illinois
    Staff, Bass Gear Magazine
    +1

    I first got intro'd to the MTD strings on my MTD (135x - standard guage for that bass) and love'd them. Right now, I've got them on my Lakland as well, but intend to try them on other stuff. I'll still love my DR's but the MTD's have joined them at the top of my list.
     
  14. vision

    vision It's all about the groove! Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2005
    Ann Arbor, MI
    Yep...that 135 B string sounds like the voice of God!
     
  15. Vic

    Vic There's more music in the nuance than the notes. Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Central Illinois
    Staff, Bass Gear Magazine
    Yeah, and I haven't really used that many tapered's before, and 125-130 is as big as I've ever gone before as well, but that 135 taper really works great! I'm starting to rethink my string configs as a result.
     
  16. what if god is female? She could sing in a metal band
     
  17. Hounddog

    Hounddog

    Dec 2, 2004
    Southern, Illinois
    Sadowsky Featured Artist
    My string search ended as soon as I put DR Highbeams on my Cirrus. But You guys are tempting me to to try a set of MTD's. How do they compare in price ?
     
  18. Vic

    Vic There's more music in the nuance than the notes. Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Central Illinois
    Staff, Bass Gear Magazine
    Same... about $30-35 for a 5 string set depending on where you get'em.