I've got a 2006 Gibson Thunderbird. I know general consensus on these is "they are huge/they sound muddy". I'm looking for a sound in between a Rick/p bass/Gibson Eb3. I know I can buy multiples but I'm trying to be gear minimal trimming down to 2 guitars and 2 basses. My first bass is an Fender American vintage pj hot rod 70's Jazz. I'm fine with it. I wanted my second bass to be something with a more woody full sound. Been considering the rickenbacker 4003. Guild b302 mostly. Also considered a custom build. Maybe a Jag body(or maybe a bolt on Ric clone build). Rickenbackers are so iffy about neck sizes. Tone from year to year. My favorite Ric color(unless im missing something)is the natural with rosewood. I'd love a walnut with rosewood but that doesn't seem to exist. I'm def digging the Guild b302 but finding one thats not junk isn't an easy task. I've been looking at pickup upgrades for my Thunderbird. I don't mind spending the cash but none seem to definitively be the sound I'm after.. only saw a few options pickup wise. I'm 5' 10" with meaty but not large hands so that first through 3rd fret position on the T bird is slightly awkward akd its huge in general but I'm halfway used to it. Oh and I'm running acoustic 371 rig and a acoustic 320 with 2x15. So I'm not after the scooped mids or a modern tone and I don't really want active pickups and vintage styling is a must. What say you?