I've got a Rickenbacker 4003 bass I bought new in 2002, and it came with the standard hardshell plastic case. It's not the prettiest case but I always liked it because the interior is fitted (molded?) to the body shape of the Ric bass, and keeps it snug and secure. But ... Of course every Ric bass owner knows what I'm gonna say next: the &*$# feet on the case have either fallen off or sank into the case itself. The plastic they made the thing out of is so fragile I had to baby the case almost as much as the bass itself! So I've been trying to find a good replacement case, but I can't find anything that is molded to the shape of a 4000 series Ric bass. Even the official "vintage" Ric bass case just has an open cavity around the lower body, and I've heard people complain that the bass can slide around loose. And for the amount of money they charge it's an easy pass. What I really want to find is a molded interior like I have with my original Ric case. But no third-party case manufacturer seems to offer a Rickenbacker specific molded case. And the actual Ric hardshell cases themselves now seem hard to track down too for a decent price. So I was wondering --- has anyone ever tried to gut the insides of those hard-shell fitted Rickenbacker cases and transfer it into a cheap generic bass case? I think it might actually work if I can find a cheap case with the right inside dimensions.