Topic: NGD (Thunderbird)
After trying several different bass guitars out, I took Zurf's advice and went with the Epiphone Thunderbird Pro IV:
It feels and sounds great, and the Active EQ really makes it growl and honk. I had to add a bit of relief to the neck (truss rod adjustment) because it was almost flat and thus had some string buzz ... problem solved now. All my other guitars and amps are packed, because we're moving next week ... the music room feels empty. It's built using a 5-layered neck-thru construction (3 maple, 2 walnut), so it has lots of sustain and a warm earthy tone.