I'm a novice (weeks) bass player. I've not yet had a chance to fiddle with more than maybe 15 to 20 different basses. But I played one of these at Guitar Center and was blown away by the sound and feel. It's light and has a really really warm sound. It was sooo easy to play. Great action. It's a 1974 Ric 4001. Is it my lack of experience with a variety of basses, or is this bass really that good?