Purchased a new Peavey Cirrus Claro Walnut 5-string bass last June. This was my main gigging bass, and all that I had read about it was true - it's the most beautiful instrument I've ever seen, it plays and sounds great, etc. Everything was going fine until about 3 weeks ago .. the Cirrus just simply died on me during a practice session. Changed the batteries but to no avail. Took it back to the dealer who ordered a whole new electronics package (board, etc.), had the tech install it, and gave it back to me (under warranty) last Friday. I was naturally elated to get it back - until yesterday, when it died AGAIN!! Same story .. sounded like a battery failure, then nothing. Replaced the batteries just in case the dealer had given me a bad one or two..but that wasn't the case. To say I'm irritated, PO'd, etc. would be an understatement. Everything I'd read about Peavey basses said the electronics were great..I was told by several people that my initial problem was extremely unusual - it'll be interesting to hear what they say about the second occurrence. Previously, I purchased a Tribute L2500 for use as a backup bass, and for now it's my main axe. This Cirrus is being traded in on an american G&L L2500 which will be ordered to my specs. I'll have to wait a while, and I'll take a $ bath on the Cirrus, but it's well worth it..good riddance to what could have (and should have) been a great bass for many years but instead turned out to be a piece of garbage.