I'm switching to bass and I'm looking for a first bass that is not a "beginner" instrument. I stumbled into THE ONLY local music store and checked out the Peavey Millennium BXT basses. I wasn't expecting much, but I was pretty much blown away. First of all (and least important,) after examining the top at different angles for about five minutes I had to accept that it was not a "foto" flame. Probably what impressed me most, though, was that on the 5-string specimens, the low B sounded really loud and clear acoustically. Overall they seem like super basses for the price. I was just wondering what experience any of you have had with these: any quality/durability issues, fatal design flaws? I may just be xenophobic, but the "Made in Indonesia" sticker makes me very wary. I was also wondering if it would be worth it to hold out the extra >$80> for the active model with the VFL p/u's or if the stock electronics on the passive model are good enough for starters and just upgrade later if need be. I apologize for the wordiness, and thank you for any input. HAIL SAGAN!