Hi guys. I am fairly new to the bass world. I have been playing for over one year and have played guitar for over 9 years but have been trying to learn to play bass correctly or not like a guitar player playing bass. Anyway, which would be a better choice a Pre-Ernie Ball Stingray Bass made around 1980 I think or the Gibson Blackbird? The Stingrays seem to have a more trebly tone to them and the neck seems pretty thick but plays great. I haven't played a Blackbird. Any input would be appreciated.