I've recently added a '78 Ric 4001 to go alongside my newer 4003. I totally love it - the dings, the vibe and history...the whole package. Must admit, I also really dig the whole different tone as well, really classic. It's rapidly becoming my no.1 'go to' bass. It's my first 'older' bass as well. Anybody else use a vintage (say, over 30 years old) as their main go to bass? Please beat my 'young' 34 year old 4001!