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Peavey cirrus 5

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by SlappityPoppity, Aug 8, 2018.


  1. SlappityPoppity

    SlappityPoppity

    Jul 9, 2018
    Greetings all! I'm thinking about picking up a Peavey Cirrus 5 at a great price. The string spacing is a little narrow for me though. Could I put on a bridge that would bring it out to 19 mm spacing or would that cause more issues than what it's worth.
    Thanks!!
    Anthony
     
  2. More than likely the outer strings would be off the fretboard, the neck is designed around the string spacing of the bridge.
     
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  3. SlappityPoppity

    SlappityPoppity

    Jul 9, 2018
    Ok thanks. It says it has adjustable string spacing on the bridge, and it looks like there is more room on the outside of the neck than usual, but I just don't know how much adjustability is in the bridge.
     
  4. ah, so they may have left room for changing string spacing.
     
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  5. SlappityPoppity

    SlappityPoppity

    Jul 9, 2018
    Right. I'll have to look into it.
     
  6. Zooberwerx

    Zooberwerx Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2002
    Virginia Beach, VA
    Is it an ABM or Hipshot A?

    Riis
     
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  7. sissy kathy

    sissy kathy Back to Bass-ics Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2014
    Arbutus, MD
    ...or a Schaller 3D?
     
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  8. SlappityPoppity

    SlappityPoppity

    Jul 9, 2018
    I think it's an ABM.
     
  9. SlappityPoppity

    SlappityPoppity

    Jul 9, 2018
    I think stock it comes with the ABM.
     
  10. Zooberwerx

    Zooberwerx Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2002
    Virginia Beach, VA
    Well, you have some latitude with the string saddles. I believe the locking grub screw is located on the front / leading aspect of each saddle assembly. It may take some experimentation but even a small nudge may help. BTW, the spacing (center-to-center) doesn't have to be consistent.

    Riis
     
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  11. SlappityPoppity

    SlappityPoppity

    Jul 9, 2018
    Thanks! I found an older Talkbass thread, I can't remember the date, but somone said it was adjustable from 17.5 to 18.5mm. If they're wrong and it only goes to 18mm, that's still decent. I can do that. The bass plays too well for 1mm to deter me from it.
     
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  12. Zooberwerx

    Zooberwerx Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2002
    Virginia Beach, VA
    Excellent! As long as the strings don't roll off the fingerboard, you'll be fine.

    Riis
     
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  13. SlappityPoppity

    SlappityPoppity

    Jul 9, 2018
    Ah. Just like that classic song "Rollin, Rollin, Rollin off a fretboard."
     

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