At church today, I started out on my SR5 HH and them decided to change because I felt it wasn't cutting through on a slap line. I went to my USA Millennium, and it was night and day! My Millennium sounded great, but more importantly, my Millennium is so, so much lighter! I never gave much credence to folks talking about heavey basses since I am so big, and I'm pretty strong, however, my shoulder felt so much better when I put on my Millennium. My Stingray is around 12 lbs. and my Millennium is around 8.5-9lbs. BTW, I' not saying my SR5 HH couldn't cut through. I know tweaking the eq would have done wonders. I felt that my Millennium mught have just had a bit more basic presence, at least for some songs. I have always liked Peavey Millenniums, but they are approaching holy grail status with me the more I play them.