SNAMM05: Peavey Introduces New Basses

US Zodiac, Cirrus and Jack Daniel's models launched      07/08/05

SNAMM05: Peavey Introduces New Basses

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. Main Features
  • Four-string basses
  • 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
  • Three-layer pickguard
  • Four-string: one alnico P-style pickup and one alnico J-style pickup
  • Two volume master controls and one tone master control
  • Switchcraft jack
  • Butterfly tuners
  • Available in black, black cherry, sunburst and pearl white

    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. Main Features
  • 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
  • Tilt headstock
  • 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'S® BASS GUITAR

    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. 7® 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 Daniel’s enthusiasts, avid music fans, serious collectors and dedicated musicians alike. Main Features
  • 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. 7® knobs and chrome hardware
  • Volume control with cut and boost; low, mid and high tone controls
  • MSRP $1499.99 More info:
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