So I was on the subway (I think I spend at least 25% of my life on the subway :/) and I had my Peavey Cirrus on me because I'd just come from rehearsal in Brooklyn. And this random dude asked me the usual, is it a bass or guitar? Me: Bass. (I was tired) Dude: What kind? Me: Oh it's a Peavey Cirrus. Dude: PV Zero? Me: Peavey. Cirrus, like the cloud. Dude: Peavey? Never heard of them. Me: ...um, they make amps too, usually? eyebrow Dude: Oh. Me: The bassist from Duran Duran plays one. Dude: Well, that would be a reason not to get one! Me: Eh. I like Duran Duran. (subtext: Cool story, bro) Uh yeah. I also have a Music Man. Sterling. Dude: What's a Music Man? Me: Ernie Ball? Ernie Ball Music Man. Um, y'know...Leo Fender... Thankfully, then I had to get off the train. It was seriously one of the most awkward conversations I've ever had about one of my basses. Here's a tip bro...if you're trying to impress me or something, don't brand-shame me. Ugh.