i'm a guitarist who's interested in getting a cheap 5-string to learn, screw around, and do some recording with (through the bass amp models on a Johnson J-Station or through a PreSonus TubePre), on a poor college student budget. i've heard good and bad about both of these, but a lot of the people i've talked to aren't familar with Brice at all. basically, i just want something that will play well, sound decent, and look good, for under $300. the Peavey is $240 new at a local store, altho i found the same model online, new, for $200, and the Brice is $260. if it makes a difference, the Peavey is made in Indonesia, while the Brice is made in Korea. so which of these is the better instrument for the money? http://rondomusic.bigstep.com/item.jhtml?UCIDs=850849|940496&PRID=1372947 http://peavey.com/products/shop_onl.../wc/1A1A2523/fam/1A35A/tcode/3/millennium.cfm thanx.