To the Group - Last night I had a thought and spent some time searching the forums to investigate. That process led to this post. Usually, when someone asks about a "Cheap Bass," the first thing folks tend to suggest is an SX (Essex for the search engine.) They go on to discuss how they probably need to be upgraded to make them "sweet" and such. Don't get me wrong -- I have no problem with that. I was looking however, at the MF website and saw the Peavey Millennium BXP's (5 and 4-string/active and passive.) These basses are selling for +/- $200 depending on configuration. They seem to be okay enough for entry-level axes and to my eyes, what you get out of the box seems to be equal to an "fixed-up" SX. Quick point of comparison -- the SX 5-string Jazz is $129 + about $29 for shipping. That's $158. Add the money for new pots/pups/etc. and you're up to around $200. The Peavey 5-string is right around $200/$250 (depending on if you get the active or passive) and I don't hear anything about bad necks/frets/or electronics on these. I'm not hating on SX or the people who love them -- I'm just curious about why no emphatic recommendations for the Peavey BXP's?