Does anybody else think that this is a good idea? I sure do. I'd love a Rickenbacker, but there is no way that I'm going to be able to afford one any time soon. And by any time soon, I mean ever. I know that Ric has really tight copyrights set up on their merchandise, but this is why OLP would be so great. Since they're official, Rickenbacker would still be making money off the deal, and I know that it would be profitable for them. I'm sure that there are thousands of others like myself that can't afford a Ric, and this would give us a chance to get one for way less than the $1400 or so that a new one costs, or even the $700 that an abused one will fetch on Ebay. I know that there are the old lawsuit-era Ibanez Ric clones, but they're getting really hard to find. Here's what I'm thinking: we would probably have to give up the neck through design (too expensive and difficult to manufacture) and the hideous triangle inlays. Keep the maple design and the electronics setup. I would imagine that even after the presumably expensive pickups, the bass would cost well under $400. Who else is with me?