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Strange looking Cirrus on Ebay

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by fourstringdrums, Jun 19, 2005.


  1. fourstringdrums

    fourstringdrums Decidedly Indecisive Supporting Member

    Oct 20, 2002
    San Antonio
  2. FaBu-

    FaBu-

    Jan 16, 2004
    Finland
    My guess is that it's not a Cirrus, but i don't know...
     
  3. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    Peavey introduced bolt-on Cirruses, I guess this is one of them.
     
  4. Jonas.

    Jonas.

    Jun 2, 2005
    isnt that one of the BXP cheapo range?
     
  5. fourstringdrums

    fourstringdrums Decidedly Indecisive Supporting Member

    Oct 20, 2002
    San Antonio
    No, the BXP's have the same bridge, pickups and knob layout as the neck-thru's.
     
  6. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    US-NY-NYC
    Peavey has always offered different products in Europe than the US market.

    Shape looks like a Cirrus, but that thing doesn't even have a C inlay at the 12th fret. Dot markers, yuk.
     
  7. AuG

    AuG

    May 22, 2005
    Fort Collins, CO
    Looks like one of those Grind basses to me.


    Oog
     
  8. phxlbrmpf

    phxlbrmpf

    Dec 27, 2002
    Germany
    Looks like a cheapo line Peavey made a while ago, I forget what it was called though, it had exactly the same stripey pseudo neck-through body look to it.
     
  9. Cerb

    Cerb

    Sep 27, 2004
    Indiana
    It reminds me of a Grind but without the scalloped lower horn.
     
  10. LA

    LA

    Oct 17, 2001
    Michigan
    It's a C4, from the UK.
     
  11. Petary791

    Petary791

    Feb 20, 2005
    Michigan, USA
    Just because he typed everything in caps, he should have bad ratings.
     
  12. Planet Boulder

    Planet Boulder Hey, this is a private residence...man Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2001
    6,482 feet above sea level
    I once had impure thoughts. Oh, and I pluck my ear hair.
    +1

    Definitely NOT to be confused with a US-made Cirrus.
     
  13. LajoieT

    LajoieT I won't let your shadow be my shade...

    Oct 7, 2003
    Western Massachusetts
    The Grind's I saw were still neck-thru.

    That control cavity cover is UGLY, good thing it's in the back.

    Too bad the same thing can't be said for the light color core wood. IMO that ruins the look of the bass where it shows in the arm contour (I could say the same about the back, but it's the back, and the control cover overshadows it.)

    Headstock is AWFUL dark compared to the body color.

    And what's the deal with the little horizontal line between the neck stringers right near the neck pocket?

    [​IMG]

    Those nitpicks asside, I think it kinda looks good. I'd personally like to see the full blown American Cirrus offered in a bolt or TN.
     
  14. I just made a thread on this. It does look weird and doesnt have the tone knobs of a regular Cirrus.

    If it is the cirrus where is that C in the middle of the fretboard?
     
  15. Aj*

    Aj*

    Jun 14, 2005
    West Yorkshire, UK
    It is indeed a bolt on C4, I still have the old peavey catalogue, a grind is a better quality item than the C4. There is a C4 at school and the pots have some serious issues, infact so does the whole electronics package. It isn't actually a bad bass though, just our school one has taken a lot of abuse and not really stood up that well, a Grind just feels a bit classier.

    When the C4 was around the grind was not offered in a natural finish, there was the BXP model with coloured finishes (which is what I have, much nicer than the C4 and great for the money ~£250 new). The BXP was then replaced with the Grind NTB (some sites call it the BXP NTB) which looks very similar to the C4, same dual soapbar config but it is a genuine neck through bass. It also features active electronics, the C4 was fully passive. The BXP had a 5 pot setup with 3 band eq, pickup balance and master volume, the NTB is just 4 pots. C4 is just a tone and volume for each pickup.

    Hope that's of some help, I probably waffled too much but as a grind bass owner I thought I might be of use.
     
  16. Aj*

    Aj*

    Jun 14, 2005
    West Yorkshire, UK
    Yep, just dug out the catalogue, it is a C4 - BN, there was also a neck through model which is our school bass but they all had the neck through stripes even if they were bolt on. Mystery solved, clearly another example of a clueless ebay seller.
     
  17. fourstringdrums

    fourstringdrums Decidedly Indecisive Supporting Member

    Oct 20, 2002
    San Antonio
    If you look at the auction again, someone told the seller that this bass is a Grind bass, so he changed it to say that. I emailed him and told him that it's a C4.
     
  18. Aj*

    Aj*

    Jun 14, 2005
    West Yorkshire, UK
    Lol that seller is gonna hate TB now :p, it's like the bass auction police :D.
     
  19. LajoieT

    LajoieT I won't let your shadow be my shade...

    Oct 7, 2003
    Western Massachusetts
    Hmmm, All the Grind NTB's I saw around here in the states were passive.
     
  20. hilobaytrading

    hilobaytrading Supporting Member

    Sep 29, 2004