So I have a 64 reissue 500/1 and love its tone but was looking also at the verythin reissues and did not know if there was enough difference in tone between the 2 models to consider adding the verythin. Other models I was looking at include the Coronado or an older Gretsch. Should I just be satisfied with my tonal variations between my P's and J's and 500/1 or can I expand my tonal options with one of these hollow ( or semi-hollow) body basses. I am looking to play more jazz standards and music of the 40's with this instrument. I have not found any threads commenting on different tones between the various Hofners- do they all sound the same with just different bodies?