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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by J. Crawford, Sep 1, 2009.
Not so good with the typing is what I think.
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Many people believe they have a somewhat similar, modern tone. Are you considering new or used? For the money, a used Cirrus is hard to beat. What exactly would you like to know?
If money is a major issue, the Cirrus is the winner hands down since it gets pretty much the same tone, and is extremely well put together. If you can afford the Ken Smith, consider that the Smith is 34", the Cirrus is 35". The Smith probably has 18mm spacing and the Cirrus 17mm. The Smith can also go passive while the Cirrus cannot.
Both are great basses.
Used, practically new.
USA Peavy Cirrus, by far, by far.
When the $$$$ comes into play,I wouldn't hesitate going w/the Peavey.Damn 17mm spacing!!!
17 MM is smaller, correct? I kinda like things wide.
Peavey is cheaper, and IMO, better looking. But I have always been a Smith fan..
Yes, 17mm is narrower. The Cirrus may be adjustable. I have heard of them being 17.5mm or even 18mm. I know 18mm is standard on Smith with 19mm being a pretty expensive upgrade.
Well, both are used. So, no upgrades.
The price tag between the two is whats really pulling me towards the Peavey, as its less expensive.
I just want to point out that he's talking about the Smith BSRB, which is the Burner. That bass has a more narrow spacing. If I recall correctly it's more tight than a Cirrus 6. Also your point on price changes when talking about the Burners, since they are usually in around the same price range as a US Cirrus on the used market.
Between the 2 I would probably go with the Cirrus, and this is coming from a Smith fan. The Burners that I have played have all had a thinner tone than the US built Smith basses, and the thinner spacing is uncomfortable for me. The Cirrus will have a more versatile tone, and a better preamp (more smooth, and a larger usable range of adjustment.)
Same as a Rickenbacker 4, and you seemed to like them.
If it's a Burner, the Cirrus is a no brainer. Burners are 16.5mm, like an Ibanez. Smiths are great at what they do. It's been 11 years, and I still miss mine.
+1...the Cirrus is definitely what I would go with. Here's the info on the Smith website about the BSRB model. He basically changed the name of the Burner to the BSR "B" from 98-2001.
And thats coming from the Ken Smith club founder!
Im definitely digging the Cirrus..
Now, if I like the 6 banger, I will definitely be getting the fretless one made by Rondo/Douglas, but thats another thread.
Thanks thus far guys!
How about adding a Yamaha TRB series to the mix?
I'd stick with the Cirrus.
That Smith looks soo good though.. But the Peavey keeps looking better and better.
My wallet agrees, too.
Read above, and honestly, the Cirrus looks a million times better, IMHO.
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