Howdy folks, I'm new to these forums but had a question for everyone. I've decided to start searching for either a Gibson RD Artist or an Ovation Magnum (leaning towards the Gibson). I'll most likely have to buy online, so I was wondering if anyone with experience can help me determine if the Moog (in the case of the Gibson) electronics are original, and what defects to look for. Finally, any other recommendations on quirky, but quality, older basses? I wouldn't want to spend any more than $1000. Thanks for your help!