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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by wimpy, Jun 4, 2012.
Hi, is this Cirrus?...can't see "Cirrus" on headstock....thanks for help W.
That looks like a Peavey Grind 5 BXP. I have a 4 BXP and the body and acess panel look the same, except that I never have seen chrome hardware on a Grind.
No, not Cirrus. It is Grind BXP - NT. Inexpensive way to try a neck through. Nice basses for the money.
Here be a Cirrus!
Looks like a modified Peavey Grind. Beautiful wood. I used to have one. Finished it with tongue oil and it was gorgeous.
Definitely a Grind. As someone pointed out, nice bass for the money. Cirrus basses are sorely underrated IMHO due to "Peavey Prejudice" dating from back in the 70s when the name was synonymous with big heavy noisy amps with ugly angular logos that you'd see with Country or Gospel Acts.
I concur! Peavey Cirrus is an excellent bass. In fact, several Ken Smith owners who have both have specifically told me that the Cirrus was a nicer bass AND a much better value.
thank you all!...is there big difference between Cirrus and Grind?...I mean in sound ...thanks again W.
Cirrus vs. Ken Smith
Huge difference. The Grind isn't a bad bass, in fact it's quite a nice bass at the price point, but it's passive, with different pickups. To my ears it sounds nothing like the Cirrus which is clearer, punchier, more hi-fi and far more versatile.
If you were to change the electronics, you could get closer to a cirrus sound, but by the $ you'd invest in new pups and pre would get you pretty near the price of a used Cirrus. They aren't terribly expensive used and are a much better bass.
The body shape doesn't look like the Grind body shape. It also looks like there is a laminate on the headstock. Nice looking bass regardless.
Absolutely, the Cirrus is much more refined than the Grind. Also Cirrus is way more expensive.
Here's the specs on both:
http://www.peavey.com/products/inst...dex.cfm/item/788/Grind(TM) Bass 5-String.html
It's a passive bass made in China, the earlier ones were made in Vietnam.
Here's the Cirrus:
It's made in the US and significantly more expensive.
thank you all!...well I think I like to have Cirrus 5 ...in future
I am pretty sure the bass in the OP is not a Grind, not even a modified one. They always had black hardware and the name "Grind" on the headstock somewhere. Only the very earliest models had dot inlays, and those also had P-J pickups, not soapbars. Grinds also have string-through bridges, but this one does not. It's a puzzle.
Here's the earliest Grind bass I know of, for sale on eBay. It was made about 2001.
There are many things visible that are not Cirrus at all.
1) The PUPs are not the right soap bars, but have different mounts.
2) A Cirrus should have the stylized C logo at the 12th fret.
3) A Cirrus pre has 5 knobs
4) A Cirrus has a different Bridge - more of a solid block
5) A Cirrus has a graphite laminate on the head.
It definitely does look like a Cirrus NT body, though. Either it's a custom order, or somebody's project.
From your pix what I see are:
1. 4 knobs - Cirrus has 5
2. Bridge is silver, most (not all) Cirrus bridges are gold
3. Back does not have a battery compartment, Cirrus does
4. No carbon fiber neck inlay, Cirrus does
5. No Cirrus logo
Play it and if u like it, go for it. Don't think it is a USA Cirrus.
After some Googling, it seems the best match is a Peavey International Series Dynabass, made late 1990's early 2000's. They were not sold in the US.
Those wood knobs make up for the 18mm spacing, I think.
I didn't see no one playin' a Smith in the clip. Any gospel vids that's recommended with a Smith being played? The same style of music/video quality would be preferred.
BTW, I sure wish there was a church around here that played that stuff. I'd camp out on the steps of the church every service.