For many years I've loved the Rickenbacker sound thanks to the bands Chou Pahrot and Yes. And to be fair, it is a pretty unique sound. Thing is I've never found one I really liked to play (sorry rick fans) and recently I was asked if I could take a look at one for a friend as the strings/action seemed a bit high. where to start? The bridge is an absolute pig to do anything with if your adjusting for intonation or height. the screws are impossible to get to and in the end I had to take the strings off to get to them. Not the best way to adjust for any setup and its a bit hit and miss. It is a pretty bizarre setup altogether though it does look good and chunky. part of its visual charm id say but hardly practical and I would guess if I was asked that it was designed by a motor mechanic and not a bass player. The neck also has two truss rods which are difficult to access and adjust and this is probably why the neck feels so thick/chunky for a 4 string. It would need to be slightly thicker with two cavities running through it or an exceptionally hardwood neck. I guess the thinking is with two, the neck can be bowed/adjusted more precisely, maybe to compensate for the joke that is the bridge adjustment. I will say this though, visually they look good and they have a great sound but as comparisons go, is it better sound than a precision through an old school Wem dominator bass stack? when I gave it back to my mate and told him about this stuff he just said "ah but its a rick" and Its a bass I kinda wanted myself but never found that one, so lets hear your pros and cons for the Ricky. Are they good or just desirable? Likes and dislikes? Why or why not get one?