Hey all, I've owned my Rick for a good 3 years or so, and love the sound the thing gives me through my Mesa 400+! I think that one of the biggest issues with the 4003 basses though, is comfortability (is that a real word?), and where to rest your thumb when playing it. I, like alot of Rick owners prefer to take off the bridge-pickup cover and rest my thumb either ontop of the metal pickup cover or inside on the pickup. Although I don't really have any issues with my bass, I always find when switching over to my P-bass that it is MUCH more comfortable to rest my thumb on top of the P-pickups. Just curious how all you Rick owners get comfortable on your basses, and where you rest your thumbs!