From all the positive reviews of sting rays, bongos, and/or active basses with humbuckers, it has disappointed me that there are not more quality passive basses with humbuckers, for people like me who prefer passive basses. So I wanna know whats the best bang for your buck passive bass /w humbuckers? One bass I have heard of turning out really well is the gibson/epiphone thunderbird. What are your thoughts on that? I mostly play classic rock (the doors, the who, the kinks, pink floyd) and I have experimented with various vintage instruments with a humbucker(s) and have really enjoyed the sound. Currently, I am recording with a band that coincidentally plays classic rock and I'm also wondering if humbucking pickups will sound good with the feel of classic rock. Short version: What are some quality-made passive basses with humbuckers? Do basses with humbuckers have a good sound for classic rock?