I found a Cirrus 5, bubinga and took my Stingray5 with me so I could play both through the same rig, an SWR 350X and a Mesa cabinet. I use an SWR350 and an Eden cabinet at church. I thought the Cirrus looked great, and I felt I could handle the 35" scale OK but I couldn't get tone I liked from the Cirrus. It seemed the MM just sounded richer. Everything was flat for both basses. The Cirrus sounded sort of thin and weak, but I'm sure it's a great bass based on the opinions around here. Was it the stock strings or the cabinet or what? I don't get it, and figure it must be me, but I was really disappointed and know that you Cirrus players here are getting much better tone than I did.