Hi Watt, Caught the Banyan show at 14 Below on the 6th while I was in L.A. - great band. Hope to see you guys up in the Bay Area some more. On to my question. Do your Thunderbird II and IV sound very different (did you use the bridge pickup on the IV very much)? I have a couple of old II's that I love, and I'm considering adding a bridge pickup to one of them to get a better fingerstyle tone (paint has been stripped natural - not a collector's piece). I really enjoy how much the sound changes by how/where I play with my right hand, but I'm wondering how useful you found the bridge pickup playing fingerstyle. I love the sound I'm getting with a pick from the neck pickup, but I have to work hard to get a fingerstyle sound that I like for my more percussive/fast parts (I can get it, but I have to work). I know you put preamps in yours, which I don't really want to do.