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sr406 vs. fury 6?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by allan grossman, Oct 7, 2001.


  1. I just bought a green Peavey Fury 6 on eBay and already own an Ibanez SR406.

    Anyone played both, prefer either or have any opinions at all? (No Ibanez-bashing, please.) I'm pretty comfortable with the 406 and am looking for opinions mainly on the Fury or for someone's opinion who's played both.

    Next month I'm going to snag a Cirrus 6 and keep either the SR406 or the Fury as a backup ;)

    thanks -

    allan
     
  2. Slater

    Slater Bye Millen! Hello?

    Apr 17, 2000
    The Great Lakes State
    I've played both (only in a music store) one right after the other.

    I tried the Fury 6 first. I pulled it down off the rack, then crouched down on one knee and played it unplugged for a few minutes. I thought the playability was great until I plucked the low-B string. The low-B was too floppy for me, and so unacceptable that I probably would have purchased the bass if it had a better B-string. I also thought the string spacing was a little tight, but I also thought that was something I could get used to. Next, I had to plug it in, even though I didn't like the B-string. I thought it sounded pretty good through a 15" Hartke Kickback. It sounded really good for a $500 (sale price) 6-string. I think Peavey should have gone with a 35" scale on this one.

    Next, I tried the SR406. I thought the B-string was bad on the Fury. The B-string on the Ibanez was so floppy, it was unplayable. I borrowed a tuner from a store clerk and retuned the bass, but that didn't help. I plugged the SR406 into the same Kickback, just out of curiosity. The SR406 sounded a little wimpy copared to the Fury (with the EQ set flat on both basses). It could have had a weaker battery? I liked the sound of the Peavey better.

    BTW, both of these basses had what ever set-up they get for the store display rack. I don't know how much a proper set-up would improve the playabiliy of either bass.

    Finally, I don't know why you want opinions on these basses. If you own both of them, you can compare and contrast them yourself and pick the one you like best. If you have to choose between the two basses, you should choose without being swayed by my opinion, or anyone elses.
     
  3. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND
    I have tried both, in a music store, not one after the other, though.

    I did not like the Ibanez. Wimpy tone, terrible B, etc.

    The Peavey's B is better than the Ibanez, in my opinion, but not close to the level of the Cirrus. The tone of the Peavey beats the pants off the Ibanez hands down, for me.

    So, I would keep the Fury as a backup to your soon-to-be-coming Cirrus, sell the Ibanez, and join the "happy Cirrus owners club". (Ok, maybe that club doesn't exist in reality);)

    Good luck with the new bass(es).
     
  4. <b>Slater said...</b>

    <font color="#0000ff">Finally, I don't know why you want opinions on these basses. If you own both of them, you can compare and contrast them yourself and pick the one you like best. If you have to choose between the two basses, you should choose without being swayed by my opinion, or anyone elses.</font>

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    Just curious, that's all - I won't have the Fury until next week. The Fury was an accidental purchase but we won't go there other than to recommend folks pay attention before they hit the "bid" button - it was a pretty huge synaptic misfire on my part ;)

    I agree with you about the 406's tone being a bit thin with the EQ set flat - but it doesn't take even 1/8 of a turn on the knobs to make it a different animal. I like a bass that's a bit punchy and the Ibanez fills the bill nicely - and I *really* like the neck on it. I have a set of Barts ordered for it and strung it with DR LoBeams - if I do decide to sell it it'll make someone a heck of an instrument for the price. I don't experience the floppy B - but I play with a fairly light touch. Maybe that's it - if I really dug into the thing it'd probably piss me off too, but I use a fairly light touch and turn the amp up to 11 - I've done a few demo tapes straight into the board (about a hundred years ago) and a fair bit of home recording and find I get better results if I don't manhandle the instrument (not that you do - please don't misunderstand me).

    I did have to raise the pickups on the B side a bit to get the volume where I wanted it but the thing plays just fine. String spacing? It's a little tight for me too.

    thanks for the feedback -

    allan
     
  5. uglybassplayer

    uglybassplayer

    Aug 24, 2001
    New Jersey
    Hey, while we're comparing Peaveys...

    Anyone here try out the the "G Bass" graphite neck series, particulary the 5 string G-V ( http://www.peavey.com/mi/g-v_bass.html )? The specs look decent, I assume same pups & electronics as the Cirrus. I remember a review in Bass Player a few years back raving about the 4 string version.

    - Frank
     
  6. ldiezman

    ldiezman

    Jul 11, 2001
    Nashville
    i've tried both.. the b string on the fury is really floppy... not the floppiest i've played. but compared to a cirrus its bad... the sr had a bit of a flop to it also.. I think the fury sounds better
     
  7. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Those basses are most likely made in the same Korean factory.

    String spacing is about the same on both basses, the neck on the Fury is a little more comfortable to me.

    Both have a floppy B string, but the one on the Fury sounds better through an amp than the Ibanez.

    The Peavey has better electronics than the Ibanez IMO.

    I love the Soundgear body shape, but the Fury looks great with the flame maple veneer top.

    Play them both extensively while waiting to get the Cirrus, and one should emerge as your favorite.
     
  8. embellisher said...

    Play them both extensively while waiting to get the Cirrus, and one should emerge as your favorite.

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    Thanks, Jeff -

    I have this spiffy new credit card and am watching eBay closely - I'd rather give up the wood choice and save $400 or so on the Cirrus than purchase a new one. The last three or four on eBay have gone for $800 - 850 ;) Maybe I'll buy the next one new.

    I also emailed Bill Bartolini today and asked him where my pickups are. I ordered them (and my credit card was charged) four weeks ago from bassnw and am getting a little irritated.

    thanks -

    allan
     
  9. cassanova

    cassanova

    Sep 4, 2000
    Florida
    I prefer the tone of the fury over the Ibanez. Both were easy for me to play, but the peavey imo had a better tone.