So like the title would suggest, I am now in possession of one of the new Rickenbacker 4003s/5(in mapleglo) basses. I own a standard 4003 mapleglo as well, amongst other basses... The s/5 sounds better than it has the right to, given the scale length with a low B thrown in the mix. Clanky, growly, that sweet midhollow bloom that makes a Ric a Ric. HOWEVER. It took some E.Q. work to get it where I feel it needs to be, undoubtedly due to the redesigned pickups. They are so much more beefier/modern sounding and definietly it sounds better and more like my original 4003 when the vintage circuit is engaged. But the lower register really shines when it is NOT engaged... Does anyone know if anyone makes a replacement(yet?) It would be nice to drop something in that is more consistent across the board. I cannot find anything online, no matter how I search or rephrase the search. I haven't taken the pups apart to see what's underneath the triangular hockey puck covers to see if I can maybe fit something under them, but that may take some work into territories I'm not willing(maybe literally) dig into yet. My original 4003 is always setup with a dead straight neck, D'Addario standard guage prosteels, and a brass nut. The new bass still has the stock black synthetic horn nut and factory strings, but I have it setup like the former action-wise(super tight, with that tiniest amount of buzz without it being unplayable/dead notes). Sorry for all the information, I want to be as transparent as possible to give you an idea of where I'm at!