"The Peavey BXP- a great 5-string bass!!"
This is one fine sounding thumper for the bucks. With the right amp, you could use it in any setting or venue under the sun-a friend of mine uses it with a 120 watt amp w/15" speaker and it really gets the job done. A set of Rotosound or D'Addario strings help it sound even better.
The only thing it comes with that I'm aware of is a truss rod wrench. It has a beautiful quilt maple veneer top and is available in some stunning colors. It is equipped with basically what you need to get down and dirty in any musical category.
A very solidly-built instrument, it lives up to Peavey's reputation as fine bass-builders. My friend's BXP had a problem, though- when he changed strings on it the nut broke. (He made a new one out of plastic that worked.) Other than that, I wouldn't worry about taking this anywhere or gigging every weekend with it.
Can't say about the support- I helped my young friend do the necessary work on it and he didn't need to call the company.
This bass is well worth its average price, even more. If you can pick one up "on sale'" it's a steal!
The Wow Factor:
The Peavey BXP is drop-dead gorgeous, with slick finishes & colors, and as noted, the quilted-maple top is sizzling! That low-B string REALLY growls!
This bass would be hard to beat in most categories, especially value. It is excellently built in most respects, and will surely serve you well wherever you play, in any musical style.