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SNAMM05: Peavey Introduces New Basses
Zodiac, Cirrus and Jack Daniel's models launched 07/08/05
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ZODIACâ„¢ BASS GUITARS FOR ROCK PLAYERS
Peavey has introduced the Zodiac Series bass guitars, a new line of solid rock basses featuring both J-style and P-style pickups.
Peavey say that the new Zodiac basses combine sought-after features with the road-worthy durability required by serious rock players. Available in four-string versions, Zodiac bass guitars are built using a solid alder body with sculpted front and back contours and equipped with an articulating bridge with machined saddles and a three-layer pickguard.
Four-string Zodiac basses feature a combination of one P-style and one J-style pickup, while the five-string model includes two J-style pickups. Both models have two master volume controls and one master tone control for shaping the Zodiac sound.
Zodiac basses are outfitted with 8" radius maple necks so players can work into the standard 21-fret rosewood fingerboards with comfort. These basses also feature all-chrome hardware, butterfly tuners and a Switchcraft jack.
EXP models (USA available via Peavey Custom Shop)
34" scale with 21 frets
8" radius maple neck with rosewood fingerboard
Solid alder body with sculpted front and back contours
Articulating bridge with machined steel saddles
1 1/2" nut width
All chrome-plated hardware
Four-string: one alnico P-style pickup and one alnico J-style pickup
Two volume master controls and one tone master control
Available in black, black cherry, sunburst and pearl white
U.S. MSRP $899.99 EXP; $1499.99 USA
CIRRUSâ„¢ BOLT-ON BASS GUITARS STREAMLINED FOR ROCK STYLES
CIRRUS 5 STRING
Peavey has also announced that it has released two bolt-on versions of its popular, U.S.A.-made Cirrus Series basses.
These four- and five-string bolt-on Cirrus basses feature the same exotic woods, active electronics and attention to detail as neck-through-body Cirrus basses, but with a streamlined design and feature set for a straight-forward, rock-oriented bass style that requires strong bolt-on tone.
Firmly rooted in the Cirrus legacy of finely crafted, tonally superior instruments, Cirrus 4 and 5 bolt-on basses feature solid mahogany bodies topped with satin-finished mahogany or bubinga and walnut necks with wenge fingerboards. The smooth, natural playability and expert craftsmanship of the Cirrus Series lives on in these U.S.A.-made instruments.
Peavey's active electronics package includes VFLâ„¢ pickups and bass, variable mid and treble controls with 10 dB boost and cut, while the hardware set features durable, low-profile Hipshotâ„¢ tuning keys and Peavey's Dual-Compressionâ„¢ bridge for strong string presence and sustain.
34â€� scale with 24 frets (35" scale on five-string)
Four- and five-string models
Solid mahogany body
Unique sculptured neck heel joint for easy access to upper register
Bolt-on walnut neck with wenge fingerboard
All satin gold hardware
Hipshot mini-style machine heads
Individual finger-style bridge system w/ Dual Compression technology
On-board active three-band EQ
Bass, variable mid & treble control with 10 dB boost & cut
Two Peavey VFL active pickups
U.S. MSRP four-string, $1299.99; five-string, $1499.99
JACK DANIEL'SÂ® BASS GUITAR
JACK DANIELS BASS
The new Jack Daniel's bass guitar is a U.S.A.-made instrument inspired by the common American heritage shared by Peavey and Jack Daniel's. Peavey is the exclusive licensee of the Jack Daniel's brand for musical instruments, amplifiers and accessories.
The Jack Daniel's bass features a lightweight maple-ply body and solid veneer top adorned with a gloss black finish and custom Jack Daniel's filigree, as well as a bolt-on, 12" radius maple neck with rosewood fingerboard. This specially designed instrument also features a unique electronics package with a single humbucking pickup, active electronics and stamped Old No. 7Â® knobs for volume (boost and cut) and tone (low, mid and high) adjustments.
The new Jack Daniel's line of Peavey musical equipment also includes accessories such as guitar straps and picks specially designed for Jack Danielâ€™s enthusiasts, avid music fans, serious collectors and dedicated musicians alike.
35" scale with 21 frets
12" radius maple neck with rosewood fingerboard
Maple ply body with solid veneer top
Dual-expanding truss rod
Balanced, lightweight body with sculpted front and back
Jack Daniel's filigree on body
One custom-wound humbucking pickup with active electronics
Stamped Old No. 7Â® knobs and chrome hardware
Volume control with cut and boost; low, mid and high tone controls