I've been playing 30 years and never owned a Rickenbacker. Thunderbirds, Laklands, Jazz's (not P's), even Hofners. Everything but. Suddenly, I hear the siren song of a Black 4003 calling me. Mysteriously beautiful and unique... Ric owners, tell me what I have been missing please. I realize I've got some stereotyping going on when I think of Ric basses. Do any of you guys play predominently fingerstyle on yours? Use flats? Slap? Don't want to sound like Chris Squire? Broaden my world please.