I will soon take delivery of a Peavey USA-made bass I won on an ebay auction -- for much less money than *should* be the case for an instrument of this caliber and condition. Thought I'd start a thread about these under-rated instruments -- either basses or normal peoples' (just kidding, really) guitars -- since I've heard some of you talking about having/liking them. Why are these things so cheap? Is it some herd mentality at work? Every experienced musician you speak with, or read online, who has owned Peavey USA instruments, has great things to say about build quality and design innovation. They're surely not everyone's cup of tea, but no one faults the quality. They're like Carvin, only with even worse resale value. Strange. Anyway, if any of you have photos, stories, opinions, please post them.