What happens when its X-Bass -vs- X-Bass?? I want a Ric. I've wanted a Ric for a long time. I like how Ric's sound. Ric's are good Question is, are the 4003 and the 4001 that similar? I've always heard that 4001 had alot of treble punch and good deep lows. I played a 4003 in a music store (albeit a while ago) and I thought it sort of sounded more.. well, like a jazz bass.. Maybe it was the amp, maybe it was that it was too long ago and I wasn't very good at 'hearing' that sort of thing, maybe it was the settings, or something, but if I love the bass sound of bands like Rush and Yes... is the 4003 capable of that? Anyone own/play both extensivly? On a side note, what year did Ric start making the 4003 and not the 4001?