Well, I think I am finally joining the Rick posse. After 33 years of playing bass, a Rick has finally made me stop and say, "Oooooooooh." I have always like the way they played and sounded, but thought they were a bit "too much" for me, cosmetically, as well as having certain hipster associations that used to turn me off of them. Well, screw it. This Mapleglo 4003S really caught my eye; it looks close to perfect to me (it needs a dark pickguard and truss rod cover, instead of white). And my Sweetwater guy quoted me what I believe to be a fair price on it (about half what I always assumed I'd have to spend to get one). Problem is...no longer in stock, like they were when I was first talking to him about it a month ago...so I'll be waiting, probably until next year. I have never been big on the Rick look...but I really appreciate the cleanliness of the non-bound, dot-inlaid, plain maple look on this particular bass. Something about it just does it for me.