I bought a Montezuma Brown 4003 from Pick of the Ricks tonight. I haven't had a 4003 for awhile and I'm really looking forward to getting it. Yesterday I drove 75 miles one way (Cinti, Oh to Lexington, Ky.)to look at a Fireglo. It was beautiful, but when I plugged it in nothing happened. The owner took it in the back and fixed it pretty quick. After I plugged it in again it played and sounded great, except when I used the toggle switch for the pickups. It was really scratchy and noisey so I passed on it. (Must have been made on a Monday morning.) Anyone else notice any quaility control problems from Rickenbacker lately? I asked Chris to check the one I ordered before he shipped it. He has 2 so hopefully there's a good one between them. All my other Ricks have been great, although this is my first new one. Used 4003's are going for almost the same as new ones. Even late models that aren't anything collectable.