So, I just purchased a 1974 Rickenbacker 4001 from a very generous TB'er. I haven't recieved her yet but want to be ready to bring her into my home. First, when it comes time to change her first diapers, err I meant strings, I want to get the good old Chris Squire sound. I know I need to get some Rotosound 66's off of bassstringsonline.com but is it just a matter of preference whether they are nickel or stainless? Second, my main rig is a GB Shuttle 6.0 into a MarkBass 2x10 and 1x15. I also have a Roland keyboard amp with a 12" and a horn that I use with my keyboards. If I want to play around with the Rick-O-Sound, should I just run the neck pup to the Roland and the bridge pup to my GB? I know I need to get a 1/4" split cord to do this but does the splitter and the subsequent cables that run to the amps need to be stereo or TRS or will regular old mono cords work? I am sure that I will have a few more questions and I will ask them as I realize them. Thank you to all you TB'ers in advance for your help. Its one thing to look up answers online but I think the greatest resource out there when it comes to real world solutions is the hands on knowledge this community has to offer. Cheers!!