Your wording is kind of throwing me a bit... Let me clarify: I should have said the difference between the USA and the early Indonesian import (a.k.a. "BXP") versions was marginal, which was the common observation at the time from those who played both. I owned both an Indonesian BXP and a USA model, and they were very close to the same bass guitar, the import was extremely well-made. I think only the electronics were slightly different, but the BXP tone was still very close and the playability was virtually identical to the USA. I think the early BXP had individual finger saddles and the USA version had a high-mass bridge plate. Indonesian BXP was available in only the quilt maple "tiger eye" top, USA was available in a host of finishes. I think when they moved production of the imports to China the quality suffered. Maybe that's what you played. So, who knows what this new import is going to be like. This thread kind of tells the story of the different import BXP's: Peavey Cirrus BXP - Not what I expected! For the prices in that catalog, I certainly hope the new imports are like the early Indonesian BXP's. That's a lot of coin when a gently used USA Cirrus can be had for right around the $1K mark.