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Help! Can someone please identify this Bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Rapisme, Dec 13, 2017.


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  1. Rapisme

    Rapisme Supporting Member

    Dec 5, 2007
    RAPISME
    image. image. Claims to be a Peavey Cirrus 12 volt active?!!
     
  2. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    central NY state
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    I would have guessed a Peavey Cirrus just from the headstock and body shape. Doubt anyone would bother to copy one, likely legit.
     
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  3. Rapisme

    Rapisme Supporting Member

    Dec 5, 2007
    RAPISME
    USA or Import Model?
    Thanks Bholder!
     
  4. Paulabass

    Paulabass Supporting Member

    Sep 18, 2017
    A U.S.A. Cirrus is a pretty amazing bass, cause around here they go really cheap. If that one is american, and the right price, you could have a gem on your hands.

    Edit- 12Volts? What kind of battery?
     
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  5. Rapisme

    Rapisme Supporting Member

    Dec 5, 2007
    RAPISME
    Good looking out Paula! Appreciate it! Yeah I'm doing the deal today even if it's an import model I played a grind years ago and it wasn't bad at all.. So my thinking is this has to be an improvement.
     
  6. Paulabass

    Paulabass Supporting Member

    Sep 18, 2017
    In Canada, a Cirrus import goes for about $300 u.s., and a U.S.A. about $700-800 u.s. Happy shopping!
     
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  7. Rapisme

    Rapisme Supporting Member

    Dec 5, 2007
    RAPISME
    12 volts??? Yep that's what got me confused? Also the person I'm transacting with states they'll lmk where it was made when they get home this afternoon..
    P.S. I love Canada!! Just saying:)
     
  8. Rapisme

    Rapisme Supporting Member

    Dec 5, 2007
    RAPISME
    Takes 2 9volt batteries..
     
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  9. UNICORN BASS

    UNICORN BASS

    Feb 10, 2016
    Michigan USA
    I would guess that's an import. Can't be sure from the pictures. U S made Cirri were 18v with VFL pup's.
     
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  10. Rapisme

    Rapisme Supporting Member

    Dec 5, 2007
    RAPISME
    Just verified with the vendor that it is an 18volt system..
     
  11. UNICORN BASS

    UNICORN BASS

    Feb 10, 2016
    Michigan USA
    Nice, how much?
     
  12. Dluxe

    Dluxe

    Jan 9, 2011
    Austin, TX
    Didn't the USA models have a graphite overlay on the headstock?
     
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  13. Rapisme

    Rapisme Supporting Member

    Dec 5, 2007
    RAPISME
    Trade.
    Yeah I thought the same thing that's why I'm asking the fine folks here on Talkbass for any expertise they're willing to share..:thumbsup:
     
  14. Jeff Elkins

    Jeff Elkins Supporting Member

    FWIW, I briefly owned an import Cirrus 5, a couple years ago. There wasn't a thing about it I liked besides the aesthetics. I never tried changing the strings, so there's a fair chance it was better than I think--but the low B was dull and I couldn't get the action where I wanted without a lot of clank.

    At the other end, my bass instructor owns a USA model... which hangs in his office next to his Grammys. :bassist: :thumbsup: It's a killer instrument.
     
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  15. Thundar

    Thundar Living in sin at the Holiday Inn

    hop over to the Cirrus club and ask them, they will know for certain...not all of the USA's had the graphite overlay on the headstock
     
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  16. BrBss

    BrBss

    Jul 9, 2010
    Albuquerque NM
    Based on the headstock, knobs, and bridge, I'm 99% positive that's an import BXP Cirrus.
     
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  17. Rapisme

    Rapisme Supporting Member

    Dec 5, 2007
    RAPISME
    That's what I'm hoping for Thundar.

    Hopefully, it's in good condition as the person really didn't want to take the best pics.
     
  18. Rapisme

    Rapisme Supporting Member

    Dec 5, 2007
    RAPISME
    Winner is BrBss!!!!
     
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  19. Reedt2000

    Reedt2000 Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2017
    Central New Jersey
    The bxp model cirrus is still a decent bass. If I remember right they used a similar if not identical electronics package to the USA models
     
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  20. The individual bridges make me fairly sure it's an import.
    Still a decent bass.
    Would still have the VFL pups (that's a good thing).
    A good setup and new strings to suit your goals
    will help a lot.
    If that still isn't nirvana, maybe an aftermarket preamp
     
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