A bassplaying buddy of mine has been itching to try out my Cirrus (4 string, bubinga, the original USA made ones) in a real gig. I met him at the bar, case in hand, to finally let him test drive my pride and joy. I was lucky to get it back. Now, mind you, this guy's two main axes are a 1973 Jazz bass (he is the original owner) and a late 70s Rickenbacker 4001. Even with those two as his base (or maybe even bass :>) line for comparison, he was still blown away. What seemed to shock him most was the near effortless ease with which the bass played and the very defined and articulate sound. He had no trouble adjusting to the longer scale. I guess the best compliment was after the gig..."You ever want to sell that, you let me know, ok?" Just thought I would share.