So I have the option of trading in my Jack casady silver limited edition bass which I receieved for christmas for a non-reverse thunderbird (the new one issued by Gibson, Pelham blue )I tried the casady, even put flat wounds on, it just didnt seem right for my playing style as I like to really strike the strings when I play. Now my question is, has anyone tried/own the new thunderbird? Does it deliver that authentic thunderbird experience? I hear people complaining about the bridge and the hardware choice, but how does it play? Is it versatile? How would it compare to a casady? Or am I just paying for the name. My chance to trade in is this saturday, so please give me all the input you can, good and bad. Thanks everyone!