I thought i'd start this thread so that someone who knows these basses could help me. I have been on a quest for a good fiver and have been hooked on getting a Peavey TL-5 because i had tried one many years ago and it was beyond my reach financially. I have found one in a store, but it is one of the older models (1986) and the pickups, and knobs look exactly like a dyna bass. Does this bass sound like a dyna bass or better? I just wonder how reliable this old active preamp is. Should I wait to buy the newer TL-5's which are probably better? Thanks guys, maybe some of you have tried both and can tell me some info. R.H.