I have never owned a Ric. I always wanted one, but it never happened. All my fave rock bassists played them and sounded great doing it. Who wouldn’t want one? Waaay back in the day, I stumbled across a great one for sale. Had it all. Played great, sounded fantastic. I had no money on me at the moment to put down a deposit. By the time I got back later that day, it was sold. None that I ran across since then had that magic. So I never bought one. That is, until last year. In the same neighborhood, one came up for sale. I went to check it out..... it had to be the same instrument. A bit worse for wear, but it played and sounded awesome. The problem was that, after all those years, I found I no longer really wanted it! Funny how that goes.