Honestly, I'm mainly a six-string player and this is my first post, but I figured this was the best place to come. I'm going to get my Dad a great 60th birthday gift, He said that he's always wanted a Ric bass so I'm going to get him one. I'm debating between a 4003 and a 4001C64. Really, I have 3 options that I'm considering. Either get a 4003, get a 4001C64, or get a 4003 then replace the stock pickups with a Toaster pickup at the neck and a Horseshoe pickup at the bridge. I'm leaning pretty heavily towards the third option right now, but I figured that I would come here to ask first before pulling the trigger. I've been doing some research and the general consensus of the internet seems to be that the 4001 has better pickups, but the 4003 is a better overall bass. Any advice would be great, thanks guys.