The Cyclone range, initiated in late 1994, codenamed P6 and P7 (Prototype No.6 and No.7) then called the Cyclone 'A' and 'B' were originally designed for the Japanese marketplace. It quickly became very popular there and several new models were introduced, including the Cyclone SE, the Cyclone SE-X, bit controversial, and the Cyclone SD-X.
For the UK market, approximately 1997 onwards, the Cyclone P-7 range evolved to include the Cyclone P7XR in 2005 and the Cyclone P7XS in 2012.
The Cyclone was always designed and built to be Palm Bay Guitars flagship model.
The Atlantic and Pacific basses were produced also around 2000 but they were not continued due to demand for the new model Typhoon, Tidalwave and Cyclone models causing production to focus more on the six string guitar models. However, these were lightweight, smaller bodied bass guitars, had a 24 fret 2 octave neck. active circuitry and great playability. Possibly something which may be produced again in the future.
The Atlantic bass was an all natural wood finish and the Pacific Bass was a high gloss and multi colour finish. The solid colour model never made production and the yellow prototype in the
picture is the one and only of it's type in existence.
The Typhoon was the first complete guitar that Palm Bay Guitars ever produced and although it was eclipsed somewhat by the Tidalwave, it was nevertheless a very successful guitar. This model ran from being unnamed in 1992 (the Typhoon name came in 1993) until 2001. One year longer than the Tidalwave which only came into production in 1993. The models included the 1, 2 and 3 plus the Typhoon S and the Cyrca model with the Hoodlum logo and artwork hand painted by Guitarist Jan Cyrka himself.