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Your advice on "must try" 6 strings under $1500 USD

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by MJB, Sep 10, 2001.


  1. MJB

    MJB

    Mar 17, 2000
    I'm thinking of taking the leap to six. I'll play what I can find before buying but what have you found to your liking?

    Notice I didn't ask which one is best. :p
     
  2. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
  3. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND
    Peavey Cirrus 6!!!

    Embellisher, you here??

    He can testify to this one.

    Seriously, in my opinion, the Peavey Cirrus basses are some of the best around. Try one.;)
     
  4. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND
    oops, Brad beat me to it.:D
     
  5. malthumb

    malthumb

    Mar 25, 2001
    The Motor City
    What Brad & Ryan said, PLUS....

    A used Ken Smith BSR-M, BSR-P, or (longshot) BSR-CR
    A used Warwick Thumb Bolt-On,
    A used Alembic Europa,
    A used Alembic Rogue

    I am seriously diggin' my Hanewinckel 6, which I got used for about the type of money you're talkin', but the odds of finding one are pretty freakin' slim.

    Peace,

    James
     
  6. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    Agreed, used is more desirable. (Almost)The ultimate bang for the buck.
     
  7. Brendan

    Brendan

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Nother vote for Cirrus...good stuff!
     
  8. Aaron

    Aaron

    Jun 2, 2001
    Bellingham, WA
    i played some pedullas the other day, and they are pretty cool, not fender cool, but cool. There was a fiver for about $1400 used, they also had a 4-stringer for $650, but the bridge p/u was dead.
     
  9. ldiezman

    ldiezman

    Jul 11, 2001
    Nashville
    Peavey Cirrus 6.. that bass rocks my world... Rocks it almost as much as my Stingray 5 :)
     
  10. membranophone

    membranophone

    Mar 19, 2000
    Madison, WI
    i found a used elrick 6 for 1500. :D
     
  11. CrawlingEye

    CrawlingEye Member

    Mar 20, 2001
    Easton, Pennsylvania
    I'd say it's an open and closed case...

    Like everyone said, don't get a Cirrus, whatever you do. :eek: :D ;)
     
  12. MJB

    MJB

    Mar 17, 2000
    Got the Cirrus message! :D

    Surely there are others worth looking at?

    Sorry I called you Shirley. :p
     
  13. Scott Cutrer

    Scott Cutrer Guest

    Aug 21, 2000
    Richmond, VA
    I've had two and loved em both, the Modulus Q6, which i now own and has been my drea bass for the last 5-6 years and my old Yamaha TRB 6P(neck through) that was a 95 model i think. Both great and also agree about the used thingy too.
     
  14. MJB

    MJB

    Mar 17, 2000
    Used would be great, but I just don't see a lot of used 6 stringers around. And I definitely want to play the bass before I buy it.
     
  15. I (heart) the Cirrus 6. I'd also advise you to try out a Warwick Corvette Proline 6 (the Standard 6 is too boomy, IMO).
     
  16. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Cirrus! Go for it!

    Used 6's are hard to come by, but a used Ken Smith, Pedulla Thunderbolt, Elrick, Hanewinckel, Yamaha TRB6P, etc would be great.

    The only other new 6 under $1500 that I would even consider is the Carvin LB76, but from the Carvins that I've played, I would pick the Cirrus over them.
     
  17. MJB

    MJB

    Mar 17, 2000
    I guess I should try a.....Cirrus. :D
     
  18. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND
    Yes, immediately.;)
     
  19. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    What are you still doing here? Why aren't you gone to try one out?

    :D

    Attached is a pic of one just like my Cirrus Custom 6.
     
  20. AAAAARGH!

    thanks for giving me extreme G.A.S. embellisher!!!

    ~GROWL~