finally got a nice bass - cirrus

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by g04t, Apr 8, 2005.

  1. g04t


    Aug 16, 2004
    Sunnyvale, CA
    So after playing on a Rogue 4(8 years) and then a washburn xb125 (3 years) I've moved on.

    I found a Peavey Cirrus 4 banger for 649 at a local music shop.
    Really hard to beat that price.

    It's pretty damn versatile and plays smooth, I just hate the color:


    So show me your cirrus, or suggest ways to alter this flaming beast :hyper:

    and i'm getting rid of that hideous gold hardware.
  2. if you hate the color why did you get it?
  3. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    I think the color is great!!!
  4. g04t


    Aug 16, 2004
    Sunnyvale, CA
    did you miss the part where i talked about the basses i've been playing?

    plus we're recording.

    i don't really give a **** about looks when it comes to better tone.

    haha it's growing on me...
  5. DaveDeVille

    DaveDeVille ... you talkin' to me ?? Supporting Member

    i agree with Mark , i like the color ...
    but i agree with you on the hardware .
    black would look killer with that red body ... sweet bass , nice score .
  6. dave64o

    dave64o Talkbass Top 10 all time lowest talent/gear ratio! Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 15, 2000
    Southern NJ
    I agree the way it plays and sounds is more important than how it looks (in almost every case, anyway), but I think it's a gorgeous bass.
  7. Dincrest


    Sep 27, 2004
    New Jersey
    I hear you on the trans red. I wasn't overly fond of trans red, but the bass that I fell for is trans red and it's totally growing on me. But a bright trans red like that (and on my bass) is very eye-catching and will draw attention to you, so you'd better be sick tight 'cuz all eyes will be on the bright red riding hood.

    And, yeah, feel, playability, and tone override looks/color. A skilled bassist can make a hideous bass appear beautiful.

    Peavey makes some hot basses. I've not played a Cirrus, but I have played a Fury 6 and it's killer.

    Congrats on such an awesome bass at a doubly awesome price.
  8. Aaron Saunders

    Aaron Saunders

    Apr 27, 2002
    I like the finish and the hardware is fine with me, but satin chrome hardware on that would look absolutely dreamlike, dude.

    By the by -- GREAT price! Good call, dude, I'd love to get a Cirrus for that price.
  9. A world class bass for under $700!!! Who gives a RAT'S ASS what color it is!!! Nice score talk about upgrading!!!
    Btw, I think the color is pretty cool and agree black hardware would look ultra cool.
    Oh yeah I have a Redwood 6er that I adore. One of these days I'll take some decent pix of her. I can never get the grain to show right.
  10. RLT


    Jul 10, 2004
    South Central OH
    I have just one word: Drool
  11. g04t


    Aug 16, 2004
    Sunnyvale, CA
    damn there's a lot of hot hot trans red lovin going on in this thread ;)

    maybe we should change this to a "show us your ti..trans red" thread.
  12. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Very nice!:cool: I like it. I almost bought a fretless 5 Cirrus in transparent red.
    I like gold hardware, but I know a lot of people don't. If you decide to sell the hardware, it should bring a decent amount. New, that bridge goes for around $100, and the tuners are easily worth $50.

    You said to post pics of mine, so here you go!:D



  13. Hollow Man

    Hollow Man Supporting Member

    Apr 28, 2003
    Springfield, VA
    I definitely dig it. Well done on a great buy.
  14. Papersen

    Papersen Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2002
    Welcome to the Cirrus club.
    You´ll never be disapointed.
    Try to figure out that´s a very Responsive bass.
    That means that will show your technique (good or bad) transparently. Also consider that pups and pre are very
    sensitive, so the place you attack the strings (closer to the necker or bridge) will alter your tone a lot.
    Take to a time to find your tone before recording (I´ll be recording too pretty soon, so I´m facing the same situation)

    BTW, here´s mine.


    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

    Very Nice all the best with your new high quality axe. :bassist:
  16. Hounddog


    Dec 2, 2004
    Southern, Illinois
    Sadowsky Featured Artist
    Awesome Bass, Awesome price. I love my Cirrus 4 and would love it no matter what color it is. Call Peavey and talk to or e-mail a Tech. They are very helpful and would tell you how to strip that red and make it natural. If thats the color you want. I think it is fine the way it is. Welcome to the Cirrus lovers club.

  17. tekhna


    Nov 7, 2004
    Papersan-I love your Cirrus!
    Curious-What woods are in the neck? Maple and something else?
  18. petch

    petch Supporting Member

    Mar 25, 2001
    Medina, Ohio
    Here is the non-unofficial word: That is a gorgeous bass and the color is awesome. I proclaim it thus! :D Rock on!
  19. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    It's not mine, but I know the answer. Maple and purpleheart.