I need to start seriously considering a light weight 34 inch scale 5 string bass - I am currently using a Brice Defiant 5, which is 35 inch and (despite what the website said) comes in at over 10 lbs. It's (the Brice) a great bass, and I love it, especially because it's passive and I prefer passive basses over active, but I just delivered my daughter a month and a half ago and the ligaments in my lower back and hips got screwed up from carrying the extra pregnancy weight. This is common (I realize most guys probably don't know about this) but it -hurts- to try to heft up the Brice now. It's going to take a while for my lower back to recover and I doubt it will ever be quite the same. Also, while I can work with the longer neck scale, I'm short with short hands, so if I can find a 34 inch 5 string with a decent B, then I'll go that route instead of a 35 inch. Just looking for input. I need a lighter weight bass for sure though. The Peavey Millennium BXP 5 caught my interest - despite being inexpensive (which is good I'd just use whatever I got from my Brice to buy one - all the extra cash in this house is going to diapers and baby stuff currently) it seems to have had very good reviews across the board from many sites - but if anyone has real experience or an opinion on it, that'd be very helpful before I decide to do the deed and sell my Defiant for this model. I'd try one out but the Marshall Music here in town only carries Fender and Ibanez basses, so I'm out of luck. I've listened to a few samples on Youtube and the sound is pretty nice, again passive pickups are a plus for me anyway... So, opinions please?