I searched around but could not find any recent discussions comparing the Cirrus 5 and XB75. Older discussions suggested that the Carvins don't have as good tone, and that their sound might have taken a step backwards when they changed from 9V electronics to 18V. But, that was info from 3 - 4 years ago, so I assume Carvin has probably changed since then. But, are they better now....? So, what is the current status of the Carvin and how it compares to a Cirrus 5? They're both 35" scale (technically, just over 35" for the Carvin). Active electronics. Neck-thru body. But how do they compare sound-wise? And playability-wise? Thanks for any insight!