Bassists rejoice! The Cirrus is back! The new Sweetwater catalog came in the mail today, and I opened it to the bass guitars. To my surprise, I saw that Peavey is making the Cirrus basses again! They stopped making them in the late 2000's. I was told by a Peavey rep that they were trying to get a new factory ready. Well, maybe the economy had something to do with it, but they never did get back to making them again...that is, until now. Peavey does not seem to get the respect it deserves. The company started out producing decent gear at a great price. Back then musicians viewed people who played Peavey as amateurs who were not proficient enough to afford the good gear. Today there are still gear snobs who look down on Peavey. Yes, they still makes ok stuff at a low price, but they also have some world class gear. The Cirrus is one of those world class products. I've gotten to play a lot of high-end basses over the years: Alembic, Ken Smith, Modulus, etc. The Peavey Cirrus has the best playing neck of any bass I've ever held in my hands. My #1 bass for 25 years was a custom shop BC Rich made in the 80's. The Cirrus replaced it due to its playability. Every bassist who has played my Cirrus was extremely surprised as to how easily it played, and most of these guys wouldn't have taken one down off the wall at Guitar Center to play one because it had "Peavey" on the headstock. I have two Cirrus basses. I don't need another one, but I am glad to see the Cirrus is back on the market!