...so I was talking with another tb'er yesterday about my Ric GAS. I've only owned one in my life, and that was about 15 years ago. He's owned or had pass through his hands over a hundred, so I figure that he's s good source of info on them. It's been his experience that the "good ones" are in the minority, at a ratio of around 1:10. Be it for set up and playability or just "that sound", there are marked differences. Makes me leery of buying one online or used. I'd like to hear others experiences with Rickenbacker consistency in quality.