OK, I've had a Ric 4003 for about 12 years(bought used). It came with a pickup cover, but that got 86'd on day one as it was right were I usually do all my pluckin'. So I've never played it with the cover. Now that I'm a slightly older, less rash person, I've decided to get another cover and try it out. The nice folks at Rickenbacker should be frantically working on my order as we speak, but before I take her for a test drive, I wanted to get some of the TB folk's opinions. What the hell does a pick-up cover do anyway? Is a cover going to change my sound drastically? Is it a waste of 15 clams? Does this question actually belong in the pick-up section? Inquiring minds want to know.