8) Well, first things first. What kind of music do you like ? There have been a couple of Gibson basses that helped shaped bass in Rock and Roll over the years. The big hollow body stuff was a real British thing in the mid to late 60's. The Epiphone Rivoli ( when Epiphone was Epiphone and not some Asian knockoff ) and the big bodied Gibson's were essentially the same bass, check out old Cas Chandler lines with The Animals, and many, many other 60's British bands----- cool tone.

But by far the best known and greatest sounding Gibson's were the early Thunderbirds. The RD you speak of is a great Bass, but put more in the same class as the Ripper Bass. Great basses, but do not have their own sound.

Everyone that plays bass will tell you something different, Let me put it this way to you. I have owned many Gibson basses, but never a RD. 8)


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