Here's a Rickenbacker 4004 modifed with 2 toaster pickups, stacked pots, and turned into a 5 string. The toaster covers have been removed and the hb-1 gold covers were put on.
Clubs - 5 String, Black and Maple, Rickenbacker
Jeff Rath's web site http://www.3dentourage.com/425
Older basses are not better, they are just older.