I've been playing bass for off and on for 15 years, ranging from MIM Precision and Jazz Basses and a 6 string before that, but nothing that would be considered high end. I felt it was time to upgrade now that I can afford it. Local music store has a used Rickenbacker 4003, early 2000s. First time played one and it sounds like the tone I've always wanted - straight out of Moving Pictures. The A D G strings sounded amazing even on a practice amp but when I played the E string it sounds like pud. If I hit it with even the slightest aggression, the string hits the neck pick up. The other strings I can wail away on and they seem to sound better harder I attack. I would have put down the 1500 bucks right there if it wasn't for the E string issue. We tried raising the action a little but it just made it harder to play, and it still hit the pickup. Is this a common issue on the 4003s with some fix or do I just have to play one string super light? That would be a deal breaker. Any input would be appreciated!