Really impressed with this bass, not that it matters much but it took flathead screwdriver turns to lower the bridge to be perfect. I’m surprised that being as short as I am and this bass being longer than the others it really fits me well and feels great on a strap. It sounds better than the other thunderbirds that I’ve played. I almost ended up with an active one used for cheap but there was something about how it felt that turned me off. I’ve played the embassy pro and liked it a great deal but the neck on that was too chunky for my liking there’s something about some of epiphone a basses where the neck doesn’t necessarily feel bad but it has this real mass to it that just doesn’t feel good to me, it makes me think of the fat Rickenbacker necks but more rounded, I loved the pickups and how it sounded just couldn’t do the neck. Bought this newest model Thunderbird sight unseen and I couldn’t be happier, the neck is slim but just so ever slightly bigger than the bolt on thunderbirds, perfect! I can’t wait for band practice to see how it sounds against guitar and drums!