While admitting to not being a gear junkie, the new-wave bass icon explains how he came to love Peavey basses, why they’re comparable to BMWs, and what makes up his signature tone.

Ever since the reunion tour in 2005-2006, Taylor has relied heavily on this stock Peavey Cirrus bass. Taylor considers not only the instrument’s tone, but also the looks of it, and this one spoke to him specifically for use on their 2015 album Paper Gods. In the band’s heyday, he often was seen with an Aria Pro II SB1000 and he says these Cirrus basses are tonally the closest thing to those old Arias.

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  • Understand the inherent challenges in rhythm guitar playing.
  • Develop new strumming patterns.
  • Cultivate practice strategies to keep yourself motivated.
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Last updated on May 12, 2022

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