Hi. I did searches on this site and others, but didn't find huge amounts of info on these basses. I've been offered a Grendel 5 with an upgraded flame top and maple board in trade. It looks as though people feel these are well-made basses, with a really Marcus-like, modern vibe -- not "warm" or "old-school," but high-quality. This would suit me, as I'm mostly looking for a high-clarity "slap toy" type instrument. I've never played a Grendel. Can anyone offer any insights? Thanks.