Ken Smith BSRB 6 vs. USA Peavey Cirrus 6 vs. Yamaha TRB series

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by J. Crawford, Sep 1, 2009.


  1. J. Crawford

    J. Crawford Supporting Member

    Feb 15, 2008
    PA
    Your thoughts?

    Thanks guys!
     
  2. DerHoggz

    DerHoggz I like cats :| Inactive

    Feb 13, 2009
    Western Pennsylvania
    Not so good with the typing is what I think. :bag:
     
  3. J. Crawford

    J. Crawford Supporting Member

    Feb 15, 2008
    PA
    Sent from my Blackberry.. Still new to it. Sorry.
     
  4. 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?
     
  5. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    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.:cool:
     
  6. J. Crawford

    J. Crawford Supporting Member

    Feb 15, 2008
    PA
    Used, practically new.
     
  7. Darkstrike

    Darkstrike Return Of The King!

    Sep 14, 2007
    USA Peavy Cirrus, by far, by far.
     
  8. When the $$$$ comes into play,I wouldn't hesitate going w/the Peavey.Damn 17mm spacing!!!
     
  9. J. Crawford

    J. Crawford Supporting Member

    Feb 15, 2008
    PA
    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..

    Hm..
     
  10. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    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.
     
  11. J. Crawford

    J. Crawford Supporting Member

    Feb 15, 2008
    PA
    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.
     
  12. vision

    vision It's all about the groove!

    Feb 25, 2005
    Ann Arbor, MI
    Endorsing Artist: MTD Basses, La Bella Strings, and 64 Audio IEMs
    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.)
     
  13. Darkstrike

    Darkstrike Return Of The King!

    Sep 14, 2007
    Same as a Rickenbacker 4, and you seemed to like them.
     
  14. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    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.:)
     
  15. vision

    vision It's all about the groove!

    Feb 25, 2005
    Ann Arbor, MI
    Endorsing Artist: MTD Basses, La Bella Strings, and 64 Audio IEMs
    +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.

    http://www.kensmithbasses.com/models/bsrb/bsrb.html
     
  16. J. Crawford

    J. Crawford Supporting Member

    Feb 15, 2008
    PA
    And thats coming from the Ken Smith club founder! :D

    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!
     
  17. J. Crawford

    J. Crawford Supporting Member

    Feb 15, 2008
    PA
    Bump!

    How about adding a Yamaha TRB series to the mix?
     
  18. Darkstrike

    Darkstrike Return Of The King!

    Sep 14, 2007
    I'd stick with the Cirrus.
     
  19. J. Crawford

    J. Crawford Supporting Member

    Feb 15, 2008
    PA
    That Smith looks soo good though.. But the Peavey keeps looking better and better.

    My wallet agrees, too. :D
     
  20. Darkstrike

    Darkstrike Return Of The King!

    Sep 14, 2007
    Read above, and honestly, the Cirrus looks a million times better, IMHO.
     
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