Wow! I picked up a Cirrus-5 locally yesterday, at a steal of a price. Walnut/bubinga combination, essentially never used. Compared to the Ibanez SR-885 that I'd been using since around 1999, this bass has a lot more volume to it and very easy playability. For some reason the SR-885 caused my rig to sound like it was overdiving or pushing the speakers too hard, even though the audible output wasnt terribly powerful. I can get the majority of the tones I want out of it with a pretty light touch. I was practically developing CTS with the Ibanez! The sustain (neck through) is fluid sounding and about 2-3 times longer than my old SR. Perfect neck for my tastes. I had no idea what I was missing out on!