Ric's really do play like buttah......I don't know if it's the fact that the neck is dead straight or what, but they have a feel that is quite comfortable and oh so different than my normal trusty P-Bass.
And I gave up playing with a pick a long time ago, but the sound of this bass (especially when played in stereo) just lends itself to being picked as well.
But who really understands the mysteries of the universe anyway!!
The Low Side is the Right Side