First - hi. I'm new and have enjoyed reading the threads over the weeks.I know someone else asked a similar question, but he had too many options, plus I need a little advice. It's time to upgrade from the bass I learned on and it's between these two: 96 Fender American Deluxe P Bass 96 Rickenbacker 4003 I've played the Fender in a store and loved it. But I love how the Rickenbacker looks and it has that certain cool/enigma factor. Sadly, no one around here sells them, so I can't go play one and I've read a lot of comments about it not being versitile. Although I've read just as many by die-hard enthusists who love their Rics. Here is were I'd like some feedback. Given that one of my bands plays very Pixies-influenced tunes and my other band does the moody-britrock thing (Jesus & Mary Chain but heavier on the rock), do you think one of these would be better over the other? They're both being sold for roughly the same price, so that's not a factor. Thanks in advance for your input!