I was not aware that Peavey was discontinuing the production model Cirrus bass. I have had a couple of US made Cirrus' basses and did like them, however they were always 4 strings, and I eventually sold them because I missed the low B string of my fiver. I had a Peavey Cirrus B.O. that I bought new at a super discounted price (I really loved that bass, and if it would've been a five string, I would still have it). The other bass was a Redwood, I liked it a lot as well, but again, the 4 string just wasn't getting much play, so I traded it. Now that Peavey is discontinuing the Cirrus, I am thinking about picking up a new one. Currently, I am playing a Music Man Stingray 5. I really like this bass, but I play in church and the Cirrus is a much better "church bass" not only visually, but sonically as well. The boutique sound definately fits with what I play better than the Music Man. Also, the Cirrus is quite more versatile as well. I would really love to buy a new one, and have one of the last new ones made...I just hate that the Peavey name is looked at as low quality I guess. Another thing, I have always been negative towards neck thrus because I worry about the neck getting damaged, because then, your whole bass is damaged. I know...i'm paranoid. What are your thoughts? I figure most of you will tell me to buy used, which I probably should do, but, I think I wanna stay with new. Thanks!