Well folks, it looks like tomorrow is going to be the day I finally pick up the bass I've been lusting after for many a year...a 4003. I have to drive 4 hours (8 hour round trip) to get the color/price I want, but I suspect it'll be more than worth it. I'll post picks when she (or he) is home safe. P.S. Not sure what is going to make it a he or she...all part of the fun/mystery of buying a new bass, I geuss.