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New Peavey Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ebozzz, Nov 21, 2001.


  1. ebozzz

    ebozzz Supporting Member

    May 17, 2001
    Denver, Colorado
    I went by the local Peavey dealer today and picked up the latest "Monitor" magazine published by Peavey. Lo and behold, on page 31 they displayed two new basses. They're calling them the "Grind Bass BXP." Here's a few specs:

    Alder body, 24 fret Pao Ferro board, tilt headstock, 18 volt system, sculpted neck, string through body, on-board active or passive 3 band EQ with push/pull active treble boost, master volume and blend.

    4 string version has a P/J configuration with hum-canceling passive pickups. List price is $1199.99.

    5 string version has 2 passive hum-canceling J style pickups. List price is $1399.99.

    From looking at the pictures it seems that these basses have a serious MTD type vibe to them. That's a good thing to me as a recent purchase of an MTD Beast has really impressed me. On the other hand, my Cirrus and my Millennium have made me extremely happy also.

    If Peavey has incorporated a few MTD-like features into the design of this bass and if they construct them as well as they have done the Cirrus/Millennium lines, this could turn out to be an awesome bass for the money! Does anyone else feel the same way? Just when I thought that I was getting over G.A.S., I get hit with a major attack! It never ends. I wonder when they will be available? ;)

    Peavey's new gear is really raising the bar. That combination of quality and value that they offer is hard to beat. If they keep this up I might wind up with most of my gear being Peavey. I'm pretty close to being mostly Peavey already.

    I'm haggling with that dealer on some cabinets. It's very likely that I'll wind up with two 410tvx cabs or a 410tvx/115bvx setup. Just change my TalkBass user name to the "Peavey Poster Boy." I'm not sure that Peavey would appreciate that though at my present skill level! :D L8TR!
     
  2. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND
    Hmmm, I haven't heard of them yet. Definitely be something worth checking into, though. Are they 35" scale??

    Ryan
     
  3. ebozzz

    ebozzz Supporting Member

    May 17, 2001
    Denver, Colorado
    Ryan,

    It was news to me also. I thought that it was a Millennium at first sight. They didn't print that information about the scale size in the ad. I posted on the Peavey site with several questions regarding it including that one. I'll bring the answers over here when I get them, alright? It looks kind of like an MTD Beast or Grendel. I'm gassing!
     
  4. ebozzz

    ebozzz Supporting Member

    May 17, 2001
    Denver, Colorado
    Here is my post from the Peavey site:

    I just saw this new bass in an ad on page 31 of the new Monitor magazine. Is it available yet? If not, when do you anticipate that it will be? Is it a 34" or 35" scale? Will there be other options for the fingerboard other than Pao Ferro? Will it be available in a fretless version? Do you need someone to test it for you? (^:

    And their reply:

    >>Is it available yet?<< Not yet. It will officially be introduced at the NAMM Show and should be shipping then (January).

    >>If not, when do you anticipate that it will
    be?<< Please see previous answer.

    >>Is it a 34" or 35" scale?<< 35"

    >>Will there be other options for the fingerboard other than Pao Ferro?<< At this point I would say no.

    >>Will it be available in a fretless version?<< Please see previous answer.

    >>Do you need someone to test it for you? (^:<< Unfortunately that has already been taken care of. ;) I hope this helps.


    A.J.



    I think I know what my next bass will be!
     
  5. Player

    Player

    Dec 27, 1999
    USA Cincinnati, OH
    Wouldn't they like a second opinion? ;)
     
  6. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    California
    Pau. Pau Ferro.

    I Think Peavey must be running its bass division at a loss.
     
  7. ebozzz

    ebozzz Supporting Member

    May 17, 2001
    Denver, Colorado

    LOL!!! And a 3rd, 4th, 5th.... see where I'm going?
     
  8. ebozzz

    ebozzz Supporting Member

    May 17, 2001
    Denver, Colorado
    Why Big Wheel?
     
  9. Slater

    Slater Bye Millen! Hello?

    Apr 17, 2000
    The Great Lakes State
    I'll have to pick up a copy of the latest Monitor.

    I think Big Wheel's "Running on a loss" comment refers to Peavey's low sale prices, and that they can't be making a profit. Feel free to answer for your self BW...
     
  10. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    California
    That's exactly what I meant, and not to be snide or anything, but I don't remember "asking" anybody...:p
     
  11. ebozzz

    ebozzz Supporting Member

    May 17, 2001
    Denver, Colorado
    Tell you what. Peavey has never had a lay off since they got started. They keep people working. One thing they have to their advantage is the fact that a lot of their operations are in small towns in Mississippi.

    With me being a native Mississippian, I know for a fact that the salaries down there tend to be a lot lower than other parts of the country. That's why I moved! They also use a lot automation in the building of their basses and guitars.

    Since they do have other products to offer, it could very well be that they are making up for the losses of their bass line in other areas. The problem with that argument is that all of their products are priced to be very good bargains as compared to their competitor's. Where are they making all of this excess money to carry the bass line?

    Personally, I don't think that they are losing money on the basses. Their profit margin may not be as great as some other companies but I feel that the basses are carrying themselves. Strictly an opinion, mind you.
     
  12. Slater

    Slater Bye Millen! Hello?

    Apr 17, 2000
    The Great Lakes State
    I was responding to ebozzz's "Why Big Wheel?" question above. :p;)
     
  13. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND
    Oh my. One more thing for me to worry about checking out. At least I will have to wait a little while for this one, and the impending GAS attack that could follow. And it will be right around tax return time. :D

    Hopefully they get pics up of them on their site before too long.
     
  14. ebozzz

    ebozzz Supporting Member

    May 17, 2001
    Denver, Colorado
    Ryan,

    If they put it together well it could be an awesome bass. I can probably get my dealer to take 30% off. That would make the most expensive one about $980.00 before tax. I don't think that there is any bass on the market that even comes close to offering those features at even a remotely similar price. BTW, I always e-file in January and the money is direct deposited. Ususally it takes about two weeks. Let's race! :D
     
  15. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND
    Yeah, I am definitely interested. If the quality/playability/tone is anywhere near what they have done with the Cirrus and the Millenium, it should be something to check into. I e-file too, as soon as I get my W-2's. I can't stand to wait for it to come by mail. That money to me is GAS relief, plain and simple.
     
  16. ebozzz

    ebozzz Supporting Member

    May 17, 2001
    Denver, Colorado
    Hey Ryan,

    In case you haven't seen them already, the pictures of the new basses are up on the Peavey site.
     
  17. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND
    Yeah, just saw them in that other thread about em. GAS definitely building now.;)
     
  18. ebozzz

    ebozzz Supporting Member

    May 17, 2001
    Denver, Colorado
    Ryan,

    Peavey has more info on their site to increase that G.A.S.! It looks like they are going to have a scaled down version of the Grind with a 9 volt system and a 34" scale. I don't get the logic behind it.