Duran Duran Blasts Back Into Orbit With Peavey On iAstronaut/i

Meridian, MS (November 24, 2004)--A testament to Duran Duran's enduring legacy, Astronaut--the first studio album featuring all five original members since 1983's Seven and the Ragged Tiger--recently debuted and is staking out real estate atop the charts internationally. Duran bass player John Taylor's first professional bass amp was a Peavey, but it wasn't until show at NYC's Webster Hall last year that he connected with Peavey basses.
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Meridian, MS (November 24, 2004)--A testament to Duran Duran's enduring legacy, Astronaut--the first studio album featuring all five original members since 1983's Seven and the Ragged Tiger--recently debuted and is staking out real estate atop the charts internationally. Duran bass player John Taylor's first professional bass amp was a Peavey, but it wasn't until show at NYC's Webster Hall last year that he connected with Peavey basses.

A tech handed him a Peavey Cirrus five-string bass guitar backstage, and he was immediately taken by its finish and feel. "When he showed up with this Peavey, I was blown away by the finish--the tiger stripe," Taylor said. "It plays like a dream, and the range of tones is just fantastic. I started using it from day one and after we went back into the studio after our British tour, we recut a lot of the record, and I used the Cirrus on all of it."

Taylor also rekindled his love for Peavey bass amplifiers with a Pro Series rig, which has become the standard setup for rock bass players. "I'm a bit of an old-school bass guy," he adds, "and my tech and I were looking for something that could give me that sound but would be more reliable. I have to say I've never had a more consistent amplifier than this Peavey. I've had no problems and it does everything I want it to do."

Taylor's full Peavey bass rig consists of a Peavey Pro 500 head, GPS 2600 power amp and Pro 810 cabinets. In addition, guitarist Andy Taylor plays through Peavey Triple XXX guitar amps.

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