Stingray, P-Bass, or Cirrus???

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Dan Muller, Nov 21, 2001.

  1. Dan Muller

    Dan Muller Guest

    Sep 28, 2001
    Baltimore, Maryland
    I've decided that it's time for a new bass. So far I've narrowed it down to three lucky contestants, all in the same price range (about $1200-$1400).

    1) MusicMan Stingray 4 (Translucent Teal)
    2) Fender American Deluxe P-Bass (Black)
    3) Peavey Cirrus 5 String (Wenge w/walnut)

    I play all of these on a regular basis, since I work at Sam Ash as the "bass guy." All three have a totally different sound, but I like all three. They all feel good, sound good, play well, and look good.
    What would you go for?

    -Please ignore the fact that two are 4-string and one is 5-string. That is beside the point right now.


  2. The stingray because i haven't played the peavey, i don't like fender p basses and i love the way a stingray feels and sounds.
  3. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    If you want the Stingray sound, get the Stingray. If you don't necessarily want that, you can't go wrong with the Cirrus. Much more versatility than the other 2, does a good P bass imitation, as well as tons of other tones. Better constructed than the Fender, and on par or maybe a little above the Ernie Ball as well.
  4. -I really like the passive P-basses but I don't like the active ones (I'm wierd that way!).
    -I have an irrational fear of Peavey basses left over from the emotional scars caused by a T-40 years ago.

    -My vote goes to Stingray (with a slight push towards the Stingray 5 even though it's not on the list).

    I don't think that you could go wrong with any of the choices though... everyone seems to like all 3.

    Good luck!
  5. For versatility, it'd have to be the Cirrus. The other two are great for what they are, but they're pretty much "one tone" basses (in a relative sense).
  6. nanook


    Feb 9, 2000
    The Cirrus would be my choice.
  7. rickreyn

    rickreyn Supporting Member

    Jun 16, 2000
    Lutz, Florida
    They have many tones to choose from. The Stingray would be next up. It all depends on the type of music you will play. The MM would probably work well in straight rock format. The Cirrus is just more roll into one.
  8. (rain man voice on)

    the peavey, definitely the peavey, definitely.
  9. lo-end


    Jun 15, 2001
    Definately the Peavey Cirrus. Its constructed beautifully, and I love how it has that 35" scale. its so nice! I love that bass!
  10. b0nes83


    Dec 14, 2000
    cant go wrong with the cirrus. 35" scale and I love it. peace
  11. Three great basses.I own an american P and really love it.Rays are nice and have that signature sound but for me the necks are a bit too fat.Never played a Cirrus yet but going to have to,I have heard only wonderful things about them.

    Good luck in your choice!;)
  12. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND
    Cirrus Cirrus Cirrus Cirrus Cirrus Cirrus Cirrus Cirrus Cirrus Cirrus Cirrus Cirrus Cirrus Cirrus Cirrus Cirrus

    :D :D

    Get my point??;) :p
  13. cassanova


    Sep 4, 2000
    thats a tough one, all three basses are great, and have good tone. i love the tone of the fenders, and the cirrus. but the cirrus would be my choice, its a 5 string for one, neck through, very easy to play, great tone, and great price for a bass of this quality. The fact that I already have a Fender 5 has a bit to do with the fact id go with the cirrus on this one too.
  14. ldiezman


    Jul 11, 2001
    Hmm... I would say the stingray or the Cirrus... More so a Stingray 5.... but the Cirrus rocks the house also.. it all depends on what you are looking for in sound...
  15. ebozzz

    ebozzz Supporting Member

    May 17, 2001
    Denver, Colorado
    The majority has spoken! ;)
  16. Aenema


    Apr 18, 2001
    stingrays and p basses are great if thats the tone you want. but the cirrus seems more versitile and more articulate. id go with the cirrus. best bang for the buck.
  17. So much love for the Cirrus...
    I'm just gonna have to grow up - get over it and try one! Too bad the close Peavey dealer is such P.I.T.A...
  18. BassMan2000


    Sep 27, 2000
    I speak on behalf of Nino = ) SPECTOR ! :)
  19. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND
    Hmmm, I think Nino might just be saying the other S-word now, SADOWSKY!:D