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I am now a memeber of the Peavey Cirrus family !!!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Michael Jewels, Sep 27, 2004.

  1. I now have the 5er I'd wanted for about a year! :hyper:

    Just to re-hash my story, I've been looking for a nice 5 string ($1,000 - $2,000) for about the past year. I'd heard a lot of good things about the Peavey Cirrus line both here, and at Harmony-Central, so when my local store got one in, I checked it out. I loved the tone, the balance and especially the feel.

    It was a nice claro/walnut model, and it was there for about six months, but by the time I decided to take it home last March, someone had put a big gash in the headstock, and some of the pots felt as though they were coming loose.

    No deal. :(

    Fast forward to our New York get-together last month.

    Among the 20 or so people that came was our own David Wilson. He brought a few of his babies, one of which was a wenge Cirrus, and I asked if I could check it out. It sounded so good I asked him right then if he ever wanted to sell it, that I'd buy.

    So, over the past few weeks we reached an agreement, and now this lovely Cirrus 5 is sleeping at my house !!! :bassist:

    It's till too soon for me to try to write a review, but I'm surprised at what a convincing P-bass tone it has with the neck pup soloed.

    I am pleased. :cool:

    So, how many other Cirrus people do we have here?


    P.S. Thank you, David. Good bass, good deal. :)
  2. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    I'm sure the family Jewels will miss you.


    Congrats on the new bass, Michael-and remember, you don't really own one until we have photographic proof of it.
  3. Papersen

    Papersen Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2002
    Hey Michael, welcome to the club.
    I remember reading one of your posts some months ago when you checked the Cirrus. Good choice.

    I`m a happy owner of a Cirrus 4 Maple / Alder (you can read my review in the Gear Review section). I`ve had it for almost a year now and still feel the same than the first day it came home. The bass is really incredible (tone, feel, action, playability, slap sound). The only bad issue I`ve read of Cirrus 5 is that string spacing is a bit narrow for slapping.

    Please post some pics and clips.

    (another David Wilson happy buyer)
  4. mark beem

    mark beem I'm alive and well. Where am I? Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Congrats!! Post a pic first chance you get!!

    Here's mine!!

  5. McHack


    Jul 29, 2003
    Central Ohio!
    *GASP* That slut!!!! :eyebrow:

    j/k Grats! To both of you!
  6. secretdonkey


    Oct 9, 2002
    Austin, TX
    w00t! Congrats! I own 1.5 Cirri and I love 'em! ;) :D
  7. Papersen

    Papersen Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2002
    SD, when is it gonna be 2.0 ?
  8. :eek: *creams his pants* that's bass porn!
  9. secretdonkey


    Oct 9, 2002
    Austin, TX
    I expect some big news shortly... ;)
  10. :D

    You Silly Goose !!! :D

    Have you applied for membership in our Silly Goose club?

    Mike :D
  11. Thanks, Papersen. ;)

    What a coincidence; we've both bought from the same guy!!! :eek:

    Mark, yours has to be one of the nicest Cirruses I've seen! :bassist:

    Secret, I do hope you get your situation resolved soon. ;)

    Thanks for all the replies, guys.

    Anyone else own one of these beauties?

    Is anyone using flats, or Elixirs on their bass?

  12. SharkB8


    May 29, 2002
    My maple/alder 5 is my main (and only) bass. It has served me very well for years, and is still in pristine condition (I'm the original owner). The bass records very well and has a lot of punch live. I've got a new 6 string Marchlewski being built, and it has some pretty big shoes to fill. I've had the chance to play some awesome basses, pretty much the who's who...and keep coming back to my Cirrus. It really is a great bass.

    I've used the Elixirs and really liked them. They don't seem to have a lot of zing at the start, but the sound really doesn't degrade either, and they last a long time. I currently use DR Low Riders. I love these strings, but I do like the slippery feeling of the Elixirs over the DR's, sliding is so much more fun, but the DR's tone is stellar for slap/tap, chording, etc....(YMMV)

    Congrats and Enjoy!!
  13. Congrats and welcome to the club!

    I have a Peacock blue 5 (colored blue maple/alder) [​IMG] , and I love it. Planning on getting a Quilt Top 6 in a near future.
  14. Glad you got a bass you've wanted for so long.
  15. Matt Morgan

    Matt Morgan Fellow Conspirator Supporting Member

    Oct 21, 2001
    Plano, TX
    Hey Mark, nice photo of that Cirrus you've got there!
    You must have picked that up from some sucker who was silly enough to let her go.

    (he says...counting the days until his new Roscoes will be done)
  16. welcome to the cirrus owners association. I have had a flamed maple/alder 5 string for the past year and still can't get enough of it. I need to try and get some pictures of mine too :D
  17. you have a PM
  18. mark beem

    mark beem I'm alive and well. Where am I? Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama

    So when is the new Roscoes going to land?? Still thinking of shedding the fretless??
  19. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    Mike, no problem. Very nice doing business with you!

    It's a great bass, I just frankly have too many at the moment. There may well be another cirrus in my future...

    Since I have pics to hand, I'll upload one for you - this is the one I upgraded recently from gold to black hardware, and the knobs to hipshot o-ring knobs
  20. Wilbyman


    Sep 10, 2003
    Parkersburg, WV