I recently scored a white 1984 Gibson explorer bass in white that was miraculously at my local music store. I've always wanted one of these and after testing it out i had to buy it. Now it had strings on it probably from 84' so I didn't think too much of the dead sound. So I took it home and threw some brand new daddario xls on it and... Pretty much the same sound. When I play it with no amp it has barely any note resonance especially on the g string. The sound is similar as if the sting had a foam mute on it. I'm feeling pretty bummed seeing how this was one of my dream instruments and it's seeming like a dud. Any help??