I'm a novice bass player. I've been playing about 1.5 years now and I guess i'm fairly decent since I meet all the requirements of my band and then some. I've been playing a Cort Action bass through a 65W Kustom amp. Anyway, I was leaning towards an Epiphone for my next bass and I'm thinking of the Explorer or the Thunderbird. Anyone have any good reviews? I've searched the forums and didn't find anything about it.