This I believe! Finding one to re-create the tone of a real Rick isn't exactly the goal; the bands I play in these days don't even make use of the "classic" Rick tone, and especially if I were to go on and upgrade the electronics, I'm sure I could get it sounding just fine for what I'd need from it. And to boot, I've yet to find a Jazz that I can personally bond with (and I've played a bunch!), plus I have a P, so that's also covered. I guess, if I can manage some feedback from folks who own some of these basses, it would be interesting to hear how much these play/feel like a Rick; the playability and comfort is probably the one thing I love about my 4003 above all the others. So if I can get something approximating that element, then any tonal discrepancies I can live with; this bass would be for those gigs and/or tours where I don't feel like rolling the dice with my nicest instrument.