OK, time to post a review on the Cirrus. For ease of understanding, the review will be similar to the format that Bass Player uses. I originally posted this in my I got a new bass thread, but that thread has fallen off of the end of the earth. I used it on 1/2 of the sets my oldies band did Friday and Saturday night. Construction & Hardware: 4.5 The neck is 5 piece birdseye maple with walnut stringers and an ebony fingerboard, construction is neck through. It is graphite reinforced and has a quilt maple headstock overlay that is finished to match the body. The body wings are made of alder with bookmatched AAAA quilted tops. The glue lines are nice and tight, and Peavey uses a wenge tone plate between the back and the top to enhance the appearance and tone. The fretwork is absolutely perfect, all of the ends are rounded evenly with no filing marks evident on the frets or the sides of the fingerboard. The frets are uniformly seated, with no high frets, and no space under any of the frets. The control cavity is neat and tidy, and shielded with copper foil. The finish is flawless with no runs or sanding marks in evidence. The hand made walnut knobs look just like chrome domes, complete with knurled sides. Nice touch. The hardware is satin gold plate, Hipshot Ultralite minituners and a Hipshot style A bridge. The only thing that keeps the bass from getting a 5 in construction is that the walnut control cavity and battery covers are cut a little bit unevenly and there is a little but of glue evident above the nut on the treble side. There are also a couple of small spaces in the abalone Cirrus inlay at the 12th fret. Electronics: 5 The pickups are Peavey's VFL humbuckers. They have a wide aperature magnetic field, closer to a MM field than a single coil. They also claim to have less magnetic pull on the strings, because the field is wider than normal pickups but doesn't go as high(up through the strings) like conventional pickups. The electronics are dead quiet. The controls are volume, blend, active bass, midrange and treble. The midrange knob is a concentric pot, with the ring controlling mid frequency, and the center controlling boost/cut. A peek inside the control cavity reveals that this bass has the Peavey Millenium 18 volt preamp. Other Cirrus' do not have a sweepable midrange. The pickups and preamp are dead silent, and the active EQ and sweepable mids offer a ton of flexibility. I still have a lot of expirimenting to do, but so far I have a good P tone, a good Jazz bridge pu soloed tone, a good Jazz both pickups full on tone, a great modern slap tone, as well as 3 or 4 more useable tones. Playability: 4.5 The bass has a 35" scale, but a medium shallow profile, making it very comfortable to play. I have small hands, but had no problems with reach in the lower register. The neck through construction and deep cutaways make access to the 24th fret effortless. The neck is oil finished, and feels great under your hands. No sticking to the finish like on a poly finished neck. This is my first instrument with an oil finished neck. I will have to learn how to take care of it. This neck is more comfortable than my Pedulla Rapture 5, and almost as comfortable as my Zon 5 string, and they are both 34" scale basses. The only reason that the bass does not get a 5 in playability is because I prefer 19mm(3/4") spacing at the bridge, and this one is only about 17.5 mm. Time to clean up the slap technique. Sound: 5 This bass sounds absolutely incredible through my Eden Metro combo. More clarity, focus and bottom end thunder than my Pedulla. It also has the best B string of any bass that I have ever played, except for a Modulus Quantum 5 and a Roscoe SKB 6. My Zon and Pedulla both have great B's, but the Cirrus B is in another class. The tone is completely uniform across all 6 strings, with no boominess on the B or E, and no guitar like thinness on the high C. It's going to be hard to play the Pedulla. I love it, but it is not in the same class playability or tone wise as the Cirrus. Value: 5 A world class 6 string for ~$1500. I've not had the fortune to play a 6 that I liked as much. The Yamaha TRB JP was close, and I loved the wide spacing, but the neck was too wide for my small mitts, and the B string was nowhere close to the Cirrus B string. Overall: 4.8 The Zon has some competition for my attention now. I fear that the Pedulla's playing time will be reduced, and the Ibanez, Fender, Electra-Westone and Peavey Foundation may die of loneliness. I am actually considering selling the Pedulla and getting a Cirrus 5. If only the spacing were a little wider.