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Peavey B-Quad

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


  1. ebozzz

    ebozzz Supporting Member

    May 17, 2001
    Denver, Colorado
    Are there any Peavey B-Quad owners or former owners out there? If so, what's your impression of the bass? If you could pick up a 4-string fretless version of the B-Quad for around $1100.00, would you do it or are there other options that you would consider? Thanks.
     
  2. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    ebozzz, I've only played one a couple of times in a shop, but liked what I heard and felt.

    It's amazing that those things have kept resale value as well as they have.
     
  3. ebozzz

    ebozzz Supporting Member

    May 17, 2001
    Denver, Colorado
    Thanks for the help Jeff. Is there anything else that I should look at for $1100.00?
     
  4. CrawlingEye

    CrawlingEye Member

    Mar 20, 2001
    Easton, Pennsylvania

    *feels the cirrus suggestion coming on*
     
  5. ebozzz

    ebozzz Supporting Member

    May 17, 2001
    Denver, Colorado
    I own a fretted Cirrus 5 and I love it! How would the B-Quad fretless compare to the Cirrus fretless?
     
  6. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    ebozzz, I did not spend enough time with the B-QUAD to make a serious recommendation one way or the other.

    I do have a Cirrus Custom 6, which I absolutely love, and I almost bought a Cirrus fretless 5, until I found a great deal on a used Zon fretless 5.
     
  7. ebozzz

    ebozzz Supporting Member

    May 17, 2001
    Denver, Colorado
    Jeff,

    Here's my dilemma. I can get a Quad at one dealer on the east coast or I can go with one in the midwest.

    East Coast = $1125.00 + shipping. Dealer reputation is awesome! I would have at least 3 days to make sure that I am satisfied with the deal. Dealer states that it's in mint condition.

    V.S.

    Midwest = $999.00 + shipping. No grace period. The dealer states that there are some obvious blemishes on the axe. I've only heard one report about this dealer and it was positive.

    Sounds like an east coast choice, right? Well, that's where I'm leaning at this point. I'm still waiting to hear from the midwest dealer to see if we can amend that deal. Although it's brief, I would rather have the added security of being able to check the gear out and determine if it's right for me. By the way, you the are second person to mention the Zon Sonus to me. I'll try to find out more about the Zon.
     
  8. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Here are some pics of mine. It is a Sonus Custom fretless 5.

    Front

    <img src="http://albums.photopoint.com/j/View?u=994952&a=7315325&p=38778084&Sequence=0&res=high">

    Back

    <img src="http://albums.photopoint.com/j/View?u=994952&a=7315325&p=38778082&Sequence=0&res=high">

    Full view

    <img src="http://albums.photopoint.com/j/View?u=994952&a=7315325&p=38778094&Sequence=0&res=high">

    Here is a link to the Zon website, where you can find out everything about them, as well as other basses that Zon makes.

    http://www.zonguitars.com/zon.catalog.html
     
  9. ebozzz

    ebozzz Supporting Member

    May 17, 2001
    Denver, Colorado
    Thanks Jeff. I had already gone to your site to see it though. Locating a used one might prove to be difficult. Have any idea what the list for that Zon is?
     
  10. D. Matthews

    D. Matthews

    Apr 16, 2001
    Canada
    I never seem to get tired of seeing that bass.:)
     
  11. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mine is a Sonus Custom fretless, and has a burled redwood top, and a piezo bridge.

    With those options, current list is $3970. Most dealers give at least 35% off of list, maybe more if you are a good haggler.
     
  12. ebozzz

    ebozzz Supporting Member

    May 17, 2001
    Denver, Colorado
    I would definitely be looking at a use one at that price! I just don't have $2000.00+ to put into a bass at this time. I still have quite a few areas of need that I have to address. If god is willing, the future may provide more options for me.

    For the moment, I'm going to keep looking at stuff that I can get for $1500.00 or less. I checked a Godin A-4 out recently. That bass gives you some nice upright-like tones. I'm not sure that it's versatile enough for what I plan to do though.

    Both B-Quads are still available. Since my last post I've had an opportunity to talk to some people that actually own the Quad. All of them were very satisfied with it and they also covered a wide range of musical styles. One of the dealers is still waiting to hear from the owner to see if we can come to an agreement.

    I really don't have to have another bass right now but I'm the type who tries to take advantage of a good deal if I run into one. With my 4-string MIA Fender Deluxe Jazz and my Peavey Cirrus 5, I've probably got enough basses to take care of me for a while.

    Both are fretted and I just feel that adding a solid fretless would give me a great stable to work with. I still won't be in your league but I'd have enough to get me through just about any situation that I would find myself in. I'll let you know how it turns out.

    Charles