Hey Justin! I'm thinking about pulling the trigger locally on an early 90's Orville T-Bird (MIJ). I got to play it - it needs a truss rod tweak but it is really neat, just oozes cool. Sounds real big too - a little on the dark side, but I go for a thumpy, flatwound tone anyway. I typically bring a pair of Fender Precisions on all gigs; they're both light, don't suffer from neck dive, and sound huge (Vintage DiMarzio Model P pickups in both). I'm thinking about getting into this Thunderbird knowing full-well that it's going to be far more clunky than what I typically play, with a longer reach to the first fret, neck-dive, and all other associated issues. That being said, it seems like it would be a fantastic pick bass, and great for the rock stuff my band does (cover band doing ridiculously disparate genres). It also just looks cool as hell and we need all the help we can get on stage. I was wondering - how do you use your T-Bird(s)? Would you feel comfy, say, doing a whole Beck gig with it, or a whole NIN gig with it? Is it only good for picking? Rounds or flats? Thanks!