Peavey Cirrus or Spector B.O.B. Deluxe 4??!?!?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by lawnpatio, Aug 8, 2001.

  1. lawnpatio


    Jun 27, 2000
    I've been playing bass for over a year and a half now and I'm in the market for a new bass that will last for a LONG time. I have recently came across these two basses for sale and I was wondering if anyone owns or has played one of them. Any information about either at all would be appreicated!!!

    Peavey Cirrus 4 ~OR~
    Spector B.O.B. Deluxe 4


  2. Hey lawnpatio, I don't think I've ever played the Spector that you're talking about so I can't comment on it, although I can comment on the Cirrus. I have a 6 string Cirrus but I've played the 4 and 5 string also. They're awesome basses and are evenly balanced when strapped on or sitting down. Nice, tight feel and due to the number of variations in woods that they're available in, you can get many Cirruses that sound totally different tone-wise while still having the same feel to them. I've played at least 5 or 6 Cirruses that had their own distinctive sound. Very nice in my opinion, except when trying to choose one.

    Hope this helps. Oh yeah, and for the price, you can't beat a Cirrus. Many people here on TB will attest to that.:)
  3. hyperlitem

    hyperlitem Guest

    Jul 25, 2001
    Indianapolis, IN
    hey good choices

    IMO the spector would be the better choice. It seems that they are more versatile. I played a few cirrus's, and while they sound great, they don't seem all the varsatile. I have a spector and i love it. It is a neck through though, ive never played a bolt on. Just try out both. I do the american bolt-ons on the spector website are the coolest looking basses ive EVER seen. Amazing!
  4. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    lawnpatio, you can't go wrong with the Cirrus.

    I own a Cirrus Custom 6 string, and have played the current Spector USA Bolt on model.

    They are both great basses IMHO.

    But I am wondering about the Spector that you are referring to. Is it a new, current model, or a older model? Is it made in USA?

    Like reedith, I have played 4, 5 and 6 string Cirrus' in a variety of different woods, and they are great basses for the price.

    If the Spector that you are referring is the current USA bolt on model, I have played the 5 string version of that and it is an excellent bass also.
  5. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
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    This is a B.O.B. bass. It's a discontinued USA bolt on. I never liked the way it looked, but I still want one. Sounds & plays great. :p :D Personally I'd go for the Spector (SUPRIZE!!!). I played a few of the Peavey's. I like them, but not as much as any USA Spector.

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  6. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND
    Peavey Cirrus. :D :D

    I have actually never played that Spector, so I can't help you there. But I own a Cirrus 5 and can't say enough good things about it. Just try to try out all the different wood combos that you can, as each has different tonal qualities.

    Another bass in about the same price range as the Cirrus is the Spector NSCR series. I got to spend a couple hours with one of them last weekend, and I was blown away. Definitely gonna be owning one of them VERY soon.

    Embellisher, what is this "Custom" Cirrus that you got?? I haven't heard of anything like that.:confused:

  7. lawnpatio


    Jun 27, 2000
    The Spector B.O.B. is an older American bass, and it is a bolt-on.

    Which one do you think would play better??

  8. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Ryan, it's a limited production run Cirrus that has the Tigereye finish over AAAA quilt, ebony fretboard, walnut control knobs, sweepable midrange, walnut control cavity covers, abalone side dots, quilt headstock overlay, Hipshot ultralight tuners, satin gold hardware, and birdseye maple neck.

    I just got one this past Saturday.

    Here's a link to my thread:
  9. DarkMazda


    Jun 3, 2000
    IMHO, agreeing with Embellisher, you can't go wrong with a Peavey Cirruses, they are fantastic basses and great basses for the $. If I had to choose, *sorry Nino*, I would go with the Peavey! I Tried a Cirrus 5, Walnut and Wenge woods.. GREAT Bass!! $1199!! I Should've gotten it when i had the chance!!

    Good luck!

  10. The NS-CR model Spectors are much better sounding than the discontinued B.O.B. Spectors. The Cirrus basses are very nice basses but they don't have that up front in the mix and in your face sound as the CR and US Spectors. Very nice deals for the NS-CR Spectors at for under a grand (type in "Spector" in the search box and check for the 14th and 15th item for the deals). You won't be disappointed!!!