Well the main reason i started playing bass is because of a movie called cliff em all in which cliff burton plays an old ric throughout most of the movie, so the time has come for me to get one myself. I have read nothing but good things about rics and they look so damn cool my mind is made up. But the thing is i have been looking on Ebay at these and i cant decide which one to get. what is the difference between a 4001 and a 4003? I know the 4001s are older models but what else is different? Is one model better in quality that another? Is it better to get a vintage 70's ric or a newer 90's one? or does it not really matter? Thanks a lot!