I recently switched from a Fender Jazz to a Gibson Thunderbird. I really like the sound, look and feel of the T-bird. This is my first experience with a Gibson T-bird and although I'm really digging it, the bass seems to have some annoying qualities which could ruin the relationship. No, neck dive is not the problem, but rather the pickups have a lot of hum when the tone is set above 6. I know the pickups are supposed to be really "hot", but is this normal? The T-bird has more hum than any single coil pickup I've played (my '51 P bass for example). The T-bird pickups are humbuckers aren't they so I think they should be quiet? Also, the bass makes a crackling sound whenever I move while playing. It sounds like the jack is loose but it isn't. My cords aren't they problem either and it isn't the amp. Any thoughts from the vast TB knowledge? Thanks!