After talking with a fellow database programmer last year, he mentioned he had an old 70's Ric 4001 that he hadn't touched in decades.
He offered for me to borrow it for a year or more as long as I promised to gig with it and post pictures of it being used. He felt bad such a great old bass was just sitting in his basement.
Plays great. Interesting neck profile. A bit C shaped up by the nut to 12th fret. And a flattened D profile further up the neck. Is that common? Not bad, just different than any if my basses. And it is DUSTY!
Now I'd I could only find a friend with a Washburn B-20-8 I could borrow too.