Everybody is always singing the praises of Stingray's and Warwicks, and Carvins. I can't help buy notice how little interest there is in the Rickenbacker basses these days. I have several basses including a musicman, and i must tell you that my bass of choice is the Rickenbacker 4003, with its passive pickups and all. I really think that nothing has the some punch, tone and sustain as a Ric. What do you think?