Peavey Cirrus Bass Strings

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Sundogue, Oct 4, 2001.

  1. Sundogue


    Apr 26, 2001
    Wausau, WI
    Has anybody ever tried Peavey Cirrus strings?

    I've tried so many different kinds of roundwound strings and the only ones I've found that I like are the Peavey Cirrus ones. Every time I go to get new strings I think of trying something different, yet still end up buying the Cirrus strings and after I put them on I think they're great again, at least for another couple of months or so.

    Very bright, even tone and they last forever. Plus they are dirt cheap...I get a set for my 5 string for only $17.

    Just curious if anyone else has tried them or not.
  2. downstairs


    May 13, 2001
    Pasadena, MD
    i just bought a set of them, i went to a 2nd guitar store trying to get a 5-string set off bass strings, ended up buying a 6-string set and giving back 1 string and paying $5 less so a total of $26.50. they sound real nice, i'll find out how they do in the long the long run lol.
  3. Sundogue


    Apr 26, 2001
    Wausau, WI
    The thing I love about them (aside from playing them on my Cirrus :)) is that they have a very nice feel to them and they have a wonderfully brilliant tone to them.

    I like a new set of roundwounds that have been broken in for a week or so...bright sounding without being too clanky new. The Cirrus strings hold that tone much longer than others I've tried. Seems that almost all other brands sound too bright and "rattly" at first and then just fade out too quickly shortly thereafter.

    After 20 years of string changing, I was looking for a set that would give that bright (but broken in)tone and maintain it. The Cirrus strings do that for me.

    I was fortunate in that they came on my Cirrus bass, so that's why I posted this here as I'm sure there are many bass players who wouldn't even think of using Cirrus strings on non-Cirrus basses...or would even know they existed if they didn't own a Cirrus.

    Given that they are cheaper than all others I've tried, I thought my fellow bass players might want to check them out at least once.
  4. rickreyn

    rickreyn Supporting Member

    Jun 16, 2000
    Lutz, Florida
    I need a set or two for my new Cirrus 5. I like them.
  5. Sundogue


    Apr 26, 2001
    Wausau, WI
    I just buy them from the local store that I bought the Cirrus bass from. Any Peavey dealer would handle them.
  6. rickycootee


    Oct 24, 2001
    Statesboro GA
    I've used peavy cirrius strings on a squire p bass and they sounded awesome.
  7. Sundogue


    Apr 26, 2001
    Wausau, WI
    In time they will catch with all NEW Peavey gear, there are those that won't want to use it...but once they do, they do like it.

    It just takes awhile for some to get their noses out of the air long enough to see what's right in front of them.
  8. downstairs


    May 13, 2001
    Pasadena, MD
    i've had the strings for almost 3 weeks, they sound about exactly the same, its really really cool, i'm gonna buy another set when this set has its time.
  9. rickreyn

    rickreyn Supporting Member

    Jun 16, 2000
    Lutz, Florida
    TBers, please give me the name of a store and a city so I can buy some strings. No one carries them in Tampa-St. Pete!!
  10. Sundogue


    Apr 26, 2001
    Wausau, WI
    I think you can find a Peavey dealer by going to their website, , and doing a retail outlet search.
  11. 5not4


    Sep 7, 2000
    Flint, MI
    I've been using the Cirrus strings since I got my Cirrus 5 and have been very satisfied with the strings. I had been using D'Addario's before purchasing the Cirrus and at the time I thought that I would be putting them on the new bass. Well, it's been about 2 years now and I haven't tried any other kind of string on the Cirrus.

    I will say that there was a couple sets that seem to go dead really fast. Maybe they ran into some bad metal or the manufacturing process got a glitch and sent out some bad sets. I almost stopped buying them for this reason. I gave in and tried one more set and they were back to normal and have been ever since.

    Peavey also solds strings back in the mid 80's that were very good and reasonably priced. I used them on my Dyna 5 for many years until they stopped making them. Seems like you could get them for around $25 for 2 sets. I think they were called Gliders and Sliders. Roundwound and Flatwound, maybe not in that order.

    I wouldn't hesitate to suggest them to anyone. Just be aware that they normally are extra long length. 35" scale is what the Cirrus bass' are. I think you can get them in a 34" long scale, too, but they're harder to find. I know they made them in that scale but I don't know if they still do.
  12. Wxp4759cb


    Nov 23, 2000
    Kansas City, MO
    I like cirrus bass strings too.
  13. petch

    petch Supporting Member

    Mar 25, 2001
    Medina, Ohio
    I have been using Cirrus strings exclusively on my Peavey Millenium: they sound great, feel smooth, and last a long time. I agree with the other bassist who said that once people try the newer Peavey stuff they will come around...
  14. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND
    I really like the Cirrus strings. I used them exclusively up until a couple of months ago, when I decided to try something different. I tried out a set of DR High Beams. They don't keep their sound half as long as the Cirrus strings do, and they are a lot tougher on the fingers. So, I am switching back to the Cirrus strings.:D
  15. ldiezman


    Jul 11, 2001
    I put some some peavey cirrus strings on my Stingray 5.. they sounded very nice and warm as soon as I put them on.. What a good tone... I enjoyed them very much. now I gotta get some new strings..
  16. rickreyn

    rickreyn Supporting Member

    Jun 16, 2000
    Lutz, Florida
    I can't find this info anywhere!
  17. rickreyn

    rickreyn Supporting Member

    Jun 16, 2000
    Lutz, Florida
    To get Peavey's Cirrus strings in Tampa I had to special order them through Sam Ash for a minimum order of three, per Peavey. Cost: $21.00 a piece. Peavey item number is 00379270.

    Gauges: .45, .65, .80, .105 and .125.
  18. Philbiker

    Philbiker Pat's the best!

    Dec 28, 2000
    Northern Virginia, USA
    I had a Dyna-Bass 5 bolt-on that I bought in 1989. I tried many different strings on it as I was in a gigging rock and roll band then. I always returned to the stainless steel Peavey strings that were OE. They really were very nice strings. I think they actually manufacture the strings themselves! I find it easy to believe that the new Cirrus strings are good also.
  19. christ andronis

    christ andronis

    Nov 14, 2001
    I have to say that when i bought my 4string Cirrus (Bubinga/Walnut) it had Cirrus strings on it and sounded AWESOME. However, when time came to restring, i went right back to my DR Sunbeams, which was still cool. Wellllll, my dealer didn't have any DR's last week so i picked another set of Peavey Cirrus strings. WOW, they sound great, and I'm not going back to the DR's next time. I like them, but there's a break in period during which they sound real clanky...the Cirrus strings are actually great sounding as soon as i put them on my bass.

    just my .02
  20. 61guitarman61


    Dec 17, 2008
    I have tried several different brands and metalurgies and have settled on Rotosound Route 66 swing. They last a long time with low maintenence. I used the Cirrus strings when I got my Cirrus and found them to sound great out of the package, but without diligent cleaning after sessions they deteriorated rather quickly, soon sounding tinny with hot spots up and down the fretboard. The 66's are double the cost but I have found them to give at least double the life with a very sweet piano-like tone, even at low B. I go to and get good service at the time of the sale and with any warrany issues as well. Good company to work with. Hope this helps.