I have a chance to purchase an Epiphone Elite Thunderbird Bass from friend. It's brand new and has less then 5 hours playing time. I was wondering what the community opinions on these basses might be? Would love to add this bass to compliment the Lakland Joe Osborne and G&L L2000 basses that I currently own. I have always loved the style of the Gibson version and most of my research is positive for these special Epiphones. Any input would be greatly appreciated.