Hey, i'm thinking of becoming a proud owner of a 4001/4003. I just have a few questions... 1) How is the sustain on the low E if you drop it down to D?(my band is pretty much always in Drop D) 2) How does the rick-o-sound (stereo output) work?? does it split the pickups? (I.E. 1st output is neck, 2nd is bridge) or does it just work like 2 regular ouputs? 3) Can someone tell me what controls are on this bass? i knew at one time, but i forgot... Thanks for all the help guys. P.S. what kind of rig do you guys run your rickenbackers through? do you think it would work well with an ampeg svt-III pro and a hartke 4x10 XL?