I am thinking of trading in my V7 for an import Cirrus for that Ken Smith, humbuckers close the bridge sound. It seems that I never find a Cirrus five, so this will be a four that I tune to DGCF. Because of the 35” scale, a detuned Cirrus bass does not sound or feel floppy. On top is an old American Cirrus that I sold a few years ago for my old DJ5 and below is the import I may soon pick up. How do they compare tonally? They do not match exactly in terms of wood, and the American was recorded in a much larger, echo prone room.