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Tobias killer-B 4-string vs Peavey Cirrus 4 bolt-on please help!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by bass1, Oct 2, 2005.


  1. bass1

    bass1

    Dec 11, 2004
    Anyone know the differences between the two?
    I know the cirrus pickups are active,which i definetly like.
    Are the tobias pickups active?

    I want a bright,punchy,modern sound.
    How do you feel about the two basses?
     
  2. EricTheEZ1

    EricTheEZ1

    Nov 23, 2004
    Clawson, MI
    Do you have the ability to play them before you buy that exact bass? My vote certainly goes for the Killer-B. I think the tone is worlds better than a Cirrus in my taste of tone. However, like I said, you have to play the basses first. Killer-B's are going to be Gibson owned Tobias'. That means that some will be excellent and some will be crap. You have to play before you buy.

    I've found Killer-B's to be more predictable than other Tobias' though.

    -Eric.
     
  3. I feel like the cirrus' neck is more to my liking than the killer B. Plus IMO the reliability of the cirrus is better, and it's more versatile, the killer B is a nice bass though. I definitely feel you get more bang for your buck with the cirrus
     
  4. bass1

    bass1

    Dec 11, 2004
    No.I do not have the chance to test either one.
    No music store in my area has one.
    And if its crap.They take it back.

    Which gets better slap tone?
     
  5. christle

    christle Supporting Member

    Jan 26, 2002
    Winnipeg, MB
    My vote is for the Cirrus, but only because I own one (5-string).
     
  6. Well the killer B has that really big musicman style humbucker which I personally like for slap. So if you find a good killer B, I would say the killer B may be a better slapper, it's a little more traditional sounding than the Cirrus. Although overall I like the cirrus better, in fact do yourself a favor get the cirrus, it's leaps and bounds better than the Gibson made Tobias' quality wise
     
  7. Moo

    Moo Banned

    Dec 14, 2002
    Oakland, CA
    Actually the killer-b has 2 Bart soapbars which are p style under the covers. The Kingston has the MM pickup.
     
  8. Really? The one I saw had a bart musicman pickup and I think a J on the neck....maybe this was a different tobias model, Im almost positive it wasn't the kingston though
     
  9. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    I think perhaps you are thinking of the Tobias Growler?
     
  10. Moo

    Moo Banned

    Dec 14, 2002
    Oakland, CA
  11. Moo

    Moo Banned

    Dec 14, 2002
    Oakland, CA
    MM with a J could be an MTD Heir

    http://www.mtdbass.com/pages/heir.html
     
  12. vision

    vision It's all about the groove! Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2005
    Ann Arbor, MI
    The Tobias you're talking about is the Renegade...

    http://www.parkwaymusic.com/guitars/images/NTobiasrenegade_000.jpg

    The Killer B had the same Bart electronics package as the Basic and the Classic (2 soapbars), and the Growler had a Musicman shaped Bart pickup, I believe it was quad coil...
     
  13. Shawnost

    Shawnost It's all about the Hamiltons baby! Supporting Member

    Sep 25, 2004
    Huntersville, NC
    What is the wood selection on the Killer B?

    Shawn
     
  14. Moo

    Moo Banned

    Dec 14, 2002
    Oakland, CA
  15. Shawnost

    Shawnost It's all about the Hamiltons baby! Supporting Member

    Sep 25, 2004
    Huntersville, NC
    Bass1,
    What wood selection are you thinking of?

    Moo,
    I had a 93 ash Killer B5 myself that I just recently sold to finance a Roscoe 6'er, awesome bass and light too! Unfortunately it had to go to make room. :bawl:


    Shawn
     
  16. Moo

    Moo Banned

    Dec 14, 2002
    Oakland, CA