I've been reading old Epi T-bird threads for the better part of an hour and no side of the argument has won. I've been playing bass for 5 years and have always wanted a T-bird. I have an MIM P-bass with Duncans now, and it's still a bland pbass, plus any note past the fifth fret on any string is dead and thumpy. The T-birds look killer and the fatter the neck, the better. No music store anywhere near me sells them (we need more music stores in PA) so i can't try one. There are alot on here who love them and just as many who hate them. With no regard to how they compare to Gibsons or vintage t-birds (I've never even seen one in real life) how are the epis? Worth buying at $400 plus shipping? Will it last? (someone said said Epi electronics crap out) Is it good for shows? Thanks.