Fender VS Peavey Cirrus

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Alla, Aug 11, 2001.

  1. Alla


    Sep 25, 2000
    What do you think about an exchange between a Fender Jazz Bass MIA + money and a new Peavey Cirrus 6 ?Can I get the same sound of Fender from the Peavey and other new tones ? Or They are two totally different basses ?
  2. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    IMO, the Peavey is a better bass than the MIA Fender Jazz. I played a few Peavey 5 strings the other day & I like them more each time I play them. I'm not saying the MIA J is a bad bass, it's not. I just think if you're ready to go for a 6 string, the Peavey is a great choice.

    Good luck.

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  3. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND
    I agree with Nino. I own a Peavey Cirrus 5, and couldn't be happier. In my opinion, it blows Fenders out of the water (sorry Fender guys).
  4. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    Alla, I say go for the Cirrus.

    I just bought a Peavey Cirrus Custom 6, and it gets the Fender tone, among many others. The electronics are extremely versatile. And the fit & finish are beyond any Fenders that you will see, with the possible exception of a Custom Shop model.

    The Cirrus has a killer B string, and even though it is a 35" scale, I find it more playable than my 34" scale Pedulla Rapture 5 string, thanks to the slim neck profile.

    Of course, your ears and hands have to make the decision, but if I had to, I would get the Cirrus.
  5. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND
    :D Ain't the neck just killer on the thing?? I have noticed the same thing--the 35" Cirrus neck beats tons of 34" scale basses hands down. It is the fastest neck I have ever played.
  6. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    I agree. The neck is more playable than my Pedulla Rapture 5, and as playable as my Zon Sonus Custom 5.
  7. BassMan2000


    Sep 27, 2000
    the neck is the best thing much more comfortable then a stingray things like a bulk stump compared to the beautiful cirrus I'm kicking myself in the ass that I sold it
  8. boogiebass


    Aug 16, 2000
    I would say you may be able to get close to a Jazz sound on the Peavey and, as you can see, there's no shortage of cheerleaders for that bass. However, NOTHING, and I mean NO THING, really sounds like an American Jazz bass. Yes, it's a matter of subtleties, perhaps. But if you want the full-on American J sound, there ain't but one way to get it, my man.

    In terms of resale, you may want to do it. As to playing, you'll have to decide for yourself what type of sound you want.
  9. Ívar Þórólfsson

    Ívar Þórólfsson Mmmmmm...

    Apr 9, 2001
    Kopavogur, Iceland
    Oh I could just cry..........

    I´ve drooled all over Peavey´s site whilst checking out the 5 and 6 string Cirrus basses. I´ve read numerous posts on how happy ppl are with it. So now it´s time for me to actually test one! Right?

    OK, I march downtown to a music store called "Tonabudin" (This is in Iceland :) ) They are the local Peavey dealers here. I enter the store, I see some Peavey amps and stuff, LOT´S af Washburn basses. Some second-hand Warwicks, Stingrays, Status etc. BUT not a single Peavey bass or g**tar.
    That event nearly brought me to tears :(

    Just wanted to share my thoughts here....

  10. barroso


    Aug 16, 2000
    how much did they pay your MIA fender jazz?
  11. Alla


    Sep 25, 2000
    Barroso I won't sell it to a shop!:D
  12. Mr. Grieves

    Mr. Grieves Guest

    Jul 16, 2001
    chicago, il
    The Fender Jazz. No question.
  13. Peavey, no doubt about it. However, I don't know that you'll get exactly the same jazz tone out of it as the Fender, but you won't care, cuz you'll get so many other tones and it plays SO much better you won't be able to put it down. I have Elixir Polywebs on it; I gotta tell you, this thing is the cat's pajamas (that's means it's good!).

  14. CrawlingEye

    CrawlingEye Member

    Mar 20, 2001
    Easton, Pennsylvania
    Well... I've played the Jazz bass, but never played a Peavey Cirrus.

    In all honesty, I'm going to be forward...

    If you want a Jazz, you get a Jazz.
    If you want a P-bass, you get a p-bass.
    If you want a 'ray sound, you get a 'ray.

    Don't cut corners in things...

    The J's the way to go for you, if you want the J thing, and the Cirrus is the way to go if you want what a Cirrus has to offer.
  15. Alla


    Sep 25, 2000
    If Fender made a real 6 string ( not baritone guitar) I would buy it immediately .... 'cause I love the Fender's sound but also love 6 string ... The peavey is the best 6 string I have tried for that price ....