Hey, I'm looking for that Thunderbird sound on a 5er, but it seems the whole world is all sold out of Studio 5's. I'm looking at a Gibson Bass V that is said to have the Tbird vibe, TB pickups...it sounds like it might fit what I'm going for. But - it was made in 1987, and I've read that often the low B strings are way floppy even on high end axes in the 80's. Does anyone have experience with this bass or one like it? It'd have to be a sight unseen purchase, so all the info I can gather before hand would be much appreciated. Thanks for your advice!