new peavy basses

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by bigboski69, Nov 10, 2001.

  1. bigboski69


    Jul 25, 2001
    Louisville, KY
    I am currently looking at one of the new Peavey Fury 4's as a second bass yet have never dealt with any of the company's products in the past. I have heard loads of bad things about the company, but played one of these basses in a local music store and was impressed with the overall tone and appearance of the bass-esp. for the price. Just curious if any of you more experienced players have had a chance to pick one of these axes. Can I trust Peavey on the quality of their basses or am I just wasting my time?

  2. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    The newer Peavey basses are quite good, especially the Cirrus line.

    Haven't played one myself, though. You don't see many Peavey basses in Germany.
  3. It doesn't really matter what other people say, as long as you like it. They are a pretty good value, and you probably won't be dissapointed.

  4. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    Well, since you bumped the thread, what bad things did you hear about Peavey?
  5. bigboski69


    Jul 25, 2001
    Louisville, KY
    Out of all of the people I hang out with that play, I am the lone bass player-the rest play guitar or something else. They are thoroughly convinced that Peavey's quality is pretty lousy overall. I liked the feel of the bass, but I don't want to get shafted and get stuck with a piece of crap that won't play 6 months down the road. I need a reliable second bass to have for gigs.

  6. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Peavey's quality has been much maligned, but their guitars and basses have always been durable and fairly well made, they weren't the best around, but they were decent.

    In the past 5 or 6 years, Peavey has made great strides in quality, and their top lines like the Cirrus and the Millenium are some of the best mass produced basses on the market, and also great values for the price.

    The Fury series is decent, obviously it can't compare to the Cirrus, but it costs about 1/3 the price of the Cirrus, so it would be silly to compare them.

    But at the price point that the Fury is at, it is a good bass for the price, and definitely won't fall apart in 6 months.
  7. ldiezman


    Jul 11, 2001
    the Peavey cirrus bass is imo one of the best sounding, most diverse basses, for under $2000. The wood is beautiful and its 35' scale.. excellent instrument. i like them alot
  8. bigboski69


    Jul 25, 2001
    Louisville, KY
    I went back to the same store today and played around with the Fury today and finally gave in and bought it. There's something about it that I like. The bass has a unique tone that I really like. Was going to buy the 5 string version but the B string seemed REALLY floppy and didn't sound very good. Personally, I think Peavey's new line of Fury basses (excluding the older Fury 2) is a good value. It is a moderately-priced axe with active electronics and a sweet quilted maple top. The transparent red that I chose looks awesome with the chrome hardware and tuners. The 3-band EQ allows a surprisingly wide range of tones. Thanks for all the help.

  9. CrawlingEye

    CrawlingEye Member

    Mar 20, 2001
    Easton, Pennsylvania

    Peavey's durability shouldn't even have been a question. They have incredible customer service, if anything does go wrong, and I've NEVER had a problem with any of my Peavey equipment.

    I've even played my Firebass through my 4 ohm 410TXF (which then puts 475 watts into the cab, which is rated at 350 watts) and not had any sort of problem.

    My amp doesn't even clip 'til I crank it to like 7-8, with pretty harsh EQing.