For many years, I wanted a 5 string Cirrus. I built hundreds of customs on the Peavey bass builder, in every possible combination. I dreamed about Cirri, I listened to clips on YT, and eye-humped pics of them here on TB. About 3 years ago, an opportunity arose to trade for a walnut/wenge 5 here, so I went for it. Guess what? The bass has consistently exceeded my expectations, which were insanely high. I love the way it plays, how it sounds, looks, and feels. I wouldn't change anything about it, not even the gold hardware (although that took some time to grow on me). Perhaps the craziest part is that I'd never ever played a Cirrus of any kind prior to purchase, and had only ever seen one in action. But all my research told me that it would be 'right' for me, and it was. Cool! I'd love to hear from those of us who've also had a bass deliver beyond expectation.