I've been toying with the idea of a new bass, and I've got a few in mind. I just poked into the local shop and found a used Ric that spoke to me, so I need to start doing some research before I throw down the big money. It was listed as a 1988 4001. The quick online looking I've done so far says 1988 should be a 4003. Is that correct? It looks like some "4003xx" models were produced then, but weren't bound had dot inlays. This had the fins and binding. What else should I be looking for or be concerned about? Any specific quirks in this era? Links to resources or suggestions for threads wil be appreciated. Okay, I'm off to google more things.