I've recently become the proud owner of a new fireglo Rickenbacker 4003 and had some questions for you other Ric owners: 1. Dampener on or off? Why? 2. Roundwound or Flatwound? (also, what's the heaviest gauge I could safely put on a 2002 4003?) 3. What rig are you running your Ric through? (effects?) 4. Pick or fingers? 5. Suggestions for using a Ric in a heavy rock situation? Thanks for your help!