Last weekend I was riding across town on a bus and I saw a music store which I had never heard of (I was convinced there weren't many more shops to be found around here). I looked the place up online and lo and behold, they have a pretty nice looking Gibson RD Artist for $650. (http://userpages.chorus.net/elvis/guitars.html down near the bottom). This weekend I'm going to head over there and check it out. I don't know about owning three basses.. but from the discussions I've seen here and the Harmony Central reviews.. the RD Artist seems like something I would really dig. What should I look for in the bass (this bass was made the same year I was born.. what sort of things might have gone wrong over that time?)? How do the controls work? Assuming it is in relatively good condition, is $650 a good price? Thanks!