Ok, here's the deal. I am considering getting rid of my Cirrus 5. A guy emailed me with a trade offer, a 92 Tobias Standard 5. It has Bart soapbars with 9 volt electronics (stacked bass/treble, mid control in control cavity). Neck thru, solid black in color. 34" scale. Is this one of the Gibson models that everyone says are not very good?? Would I be "trading up" or "trading down". Oh, and he wants more for his bass than I do mine, so I would have to give a couple hundred to boot. Can anyone give me any info on these things?? Thanks Ryan P.S. Another guy just emailed me about trading a Ray 5. White with a white pickguard. Said it is in great shape, but no pics yet.