10 months ago, I saw a Peavey Cirrus 5 BXP for cheap in craiglist and gave it a try. I immediately fell in love with the sound and growl this bass had. Very full sound, growly mids and lots of harmonics. But the bass had a couple of flaws...it had very rough time and the neck was not totally straight, so action was difficult to adjust. It's what they call a Darkwood I think and it weights a ton and a half. I decided to go a step higher and buy a US model. Here in Canada they're really hard to find, so I had to buy over internet. I found a very nice Walnut/Wenge top in good condition. The bass plays very well, incredible action...a very well made bass. But a slight disappointment on sound. Pickups seems nowhere near as hot as the ones on the BXP. Lot less highs and high mids. Yes it sounds like a Cirrus, but not as growly as the BXP. I was expecting the opposite... In conversations I had with different Cirrus owners, one said that at some point Peavey changed the pickups and that the new ones were really hotter and brighter. Anyone is aware of this ? Thanks !