Review – Peavey Cirrus
Peavey, re-introducing the Cirrus line of basses, brought the classic back with a touch of the modern era.
Rich with tones from a classic Jazz bass to modern tones of today, paired with great playability and a clear reach to the 24th fret across this 35” scale bass.
Eye catching is the red oak wings of the bass, and I have to admit, I have never played, nor ever remember seeing, a bass in which oak was used, and I was pleasantly surprised.
The Cirrus 4-string bass is a 5-piece neck through, consisting of maple and mahogany woods with a 24-fret rosewood fingerboard. In order to get the most out of the woods used in this bass, a milled brass bridge, which has full contact with the body, gives the bass the full resonate of the tonal woods being used. The bridge also allows for slightly adjustable string spacing.
Electronics consist of a pair of Peavey VFL active humbuckers, with an 18volt preamp. Controls are volume, blend, and 10dB boost/cut for bass, mids and treble. Tuners are Gotoh GB720 with a tuning ratio of 20:1. All hardware is satin gold.
While I am more used to a 4-string bass being 34” scale, the 35” scale of the Peavey Cirrus 4-string bass appears to have less string tension than that of a 34” scale bass and is really comfortable to play. Peavey also offers options in the Cirrus line in both woods and also being available as a 5 string. In the 4 and 5 string series, the neck woods are the same with the wing wood choices being walnut, red oak, figured mahogany and tiger eye. In addition to those choices, the Peavey Cirrus 4-string is also offered in bubinga.
Check out the Peavey Cirrus basses at a music retailer near you!