Right now I own two six string basses, and I think I owe it to myself (and my back) to get a nice, comparatively light four string to go along with it. I mainly prefer active basses and I was leaning towards a Stingray until I started doing some research into Rickenbacker. All the videos I've seen have a really cool tone that I enjoy a lot, and of course the body shape is super sexy, but people seem to think that Ricks are either love 'em or hate 'em and say that they have a lot of problems or idiosyncrasies that you need to experience before investing in one. The problem is that despite living near a major city (Dallas, TX), I can't seem to find a place that carries them to try. Guitar Center doesn't have any new stock, and Sam Ash doesn't seem to have a way to check to see if an item is in store without calling or visiting the store itself. Sweetwater doesn't carry them... It seems like Musician's Friend is the only way to get one nowadays, and with no physical stores, it seems like I'll have to just bite the bullet and order one without knowing if it's really for me or not. Does anyone have any suggestions for trying out nicer equipment without putting money on the line? Does anyone in the Dallas area happen to have a Rick that they'd be willing to demonstrate or let a fellow TBer try out?