Now here's a story to warm yer cockles... Since day 1 one of my most desired bass sounds has been Geddy Lee's Rick tone, particularly on Exit Stage Left. But despite trying countless Ricks over the years, I've always felt disappointed in them, telling myself that such a sound can't be obtained from a 'modern' 4003. While playing my mate's 4003 yet again, I felt the same ennui... 'neck's too fat'... 'feels strange'... 'stupid pickup cover'... And felt generally resigned to the fact that me and a Rick are not meant to be. BUT THEN, twiddling the knobs, THAT TONE suddenly jumped out at me. 'Red Barchetta' - perfect. 'Freewill' - spot on. 'Cygnus X-1' - tear jerking. All of a sudden the neck becomes pleasingly substantial, the strange body feel replaced with quirky. I have, again, become obsessed with owning one. THE SOUND is in there. And I know where it is. So if anyone cares to 'donate' £1000 to me drop me a line! Still got to lose that pickup cover.