I was in a music srore this morning, and this guy was testing a Cirrus 5. He sounded damn good too! Anyhoo, his friend, whom I surmised was a band member, maybe the guitfiddlist, said, "Damn, that bass sounds good! Too bad it's a Peavey!" The bassist played a little more and looked at me and said, "Man, I love this thing! I hate that it has Peavey on it. If I took this around the band, they'd kill me." The other guy came back with a MM5 and gave it to him. "Here's what you should get. It's more a of 'real bass' These are the basses we like.". Then he left. The bassist then said to me, "Man, I hate these damn things! I can't get my sound out of them." So I told him, "Bro, if that bass does it for you, then get it. They ain't paying for it, and they ain't gonna be playing it. YOU have to make the final decision. Besides, the Cirrus is a very good bass." Later on, as I was leaving the store, and he and his "advisor" were talking to the salesweasel about the MM5.