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New maple neck Cirrus series?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by CrawlingEye, Nov 12, 2001.


  1. CrawlingEye

    CrawlingEye Member

    Mar 20, 2001
    Easton, Pennsylvania
    Has anyone played any of these? I'm a maple neck/fretboard kinda guy, but I've never played a Cirrus, and I'm curious.

    (no need to talk abou the low b, or high c, I'm a 4 string guy. :) )


    ...Thanks... :)
     
  2. i played an all maple cirrus (well almost) tiger eye maple body, maple neck, maple finger board, the only thing that wasn't maple were the walnut stringers in the neck. it played as nice as all other cirri and had a little bit more bite to it, which i personally did not care for, i like mine with a little more warmth and what not. it sounded good and had an even better slap tone than mine.
     
  3. CrawlingEye

    CrawlingEye Member

    Mar 20, 2001
    Easton, Pennsylvania
    Thanks for the input, Voodoo Chile.
    I like basses with a bit of attack to them. :)

    I don't really care much for warmth.
    Has anyone else tried one?
     
  4. Angus

    Angus Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2000
    Palo Alto, CA
    New? They've been out for like a year. Never seen one, though.
     
  5. ebozzz

    ebozzz Supporting Member

    May 17, 2001
    Denver, Colorado
    I don't know about you guys but I have a hard time trying to find a Cirrus at any dealer in my area. They just don't stay around long enough. They ususally sell themselves pretty quick in Denver. I had to special order mine without ever touching one. I don't have any regrets but it was sure nice to have the comfort of a return policy!
     
  6. CrawlingEye

    CrawlingEye Member

    Mar 20, 2001
    Easton, Pennsylvania
    The maple necked ones are new.
    Go to the Peavey site, and look.
     
  7. yes yes yes. thats all i have to say. i just got my redwood with alder neck cirrus 5 string last week. couldnt be happier. i played a maple 4 string version at the store but i like the redwood finish better. im sure you will be happy if you get one.
     
  8. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND

    No, Angus is right, they have been out for quite some time now. I remember seeing them on their site many months ago. They are probably just still advertising them as new.
     
  9. Slater

    Slater Bye Millen! Hello?

    Apr 17, 2000
    The Great Lakes State
    They were new for Winter NAMM January 2001 (Angus is pretty close ;) )

    Also, I was able to do a direct comparison with two 5-string Cirrus's - Both with maple/alder bodies - one with a maple fretboard, one with a pao ferro fretboard. IMO, the maple fretboard Cirrus may have been slightly brighter (the sound was so close that it could have just been the difference between the two individual basses). The biggest difference (to me) was cosmetic. With just one inlay at the 12th fret, I liked the looks of the maple board better.
     
  10. Angus

    Angus Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2000
    Palo Alto, CA
    Thanks for the backup. :)

    They just hadn't updated their website in a while. They are pretty rare around here, maple-FRETBOARD (not neck) or not, so I've yet to see one in a store, but I read about them a while ago.

    Seems like an interesting bass, but I actually think the Pau Ferro board would sound better. Just as hard, but with a little more warmth. But that's just me...neither are ebony, though. :)
     
  11. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND
    I haven't seen one in person yet, either. I don't exactly live in the greatest area for getting new gear to try. I guess a trip to the Twin Cities is gonna have to be on the agenda in the near future.:rolleyes:
     
  12. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    I've never seen one of the maple fingerboard equipped ones in person. Love the ebony on my Custom though.:cool:
     
  13. CrawlingEye

    CrawlingEye Member

    Mar 20, 2001
    Easton, Pennsylvania
    The place near me (Dave Phillips) just sold their last Cirrus, and I didn't even know they had it. (they keep all their nicer basses in the unseen.)

    I haven't been able to find a Cirrus to try it, at all.

    If zulu reads this... Do you know where a Peavey dealer that carries high end Peavey stuff is located around here?
     
  14. vegaas

    vegaas

    Nov 6, 2001
    Milwaukee
    Question for you guys, I posted earlier about deciding between the Cirrus and Corvetter Pro. I have decided to go with the Cirrus, but know I am not sure which wood to go with.
    Maple, Walnut, Bubinga , Redwood?
    Again, I play a funky kind of metal, so I need deep driving tone for plucking as well a brightness for slapping.
    Any advice?
     
  15. redwood should do just fine and it looks pretty cool too.
     
  16. CrawlingEye

    CrawlingEye Member

    Mar 20, 2001
    Easton, Pennsylvania
    I'd think maple would work best for your situation.
    Maple seems to have a deep character to it, as well as an attacky character.
     
  17. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND
    Vegaas--I would look into the maple/alder combo.
     
  18. vegaas

    vegaas

    Nov 6, 2001
    Milwaukee
    Thanks for the help. I think I am going to go with the maple, peacock blue.
    I am going to order it next week! Cant wait, but; someone just posted a pic of thier Warwick they just bought, damn I love the look of Warwicks. Someone said it was sexy bass, and their right, the look of a Warwick just does something for me.
    I'm still going with the Cirrus because from all the feedback and research I have done, it the bass that suites my needs best, but someday when I have money to burn I will get a Warwick.
    Thanks to everyone for all your help, it has allowed me to make the most informed bass decision I have made in my life.
    Peace,
    Vegaas
    I
     
  19. CrawlingEye

    CrawlingEye Member

    Mar 20, 2001
    Easton, Pennsylvania

    Congrats! Be sure to post pictures, and give your opinion of it. :)