Got to try two at GC today when I was there.I was surprised....hard to tell the sound quality(TONS of pplz there playing)but the feel is really nice! The neck is a weeee bit thicker than I am used to but overall a VERY nice instrument...uh IMHO. The only thing that was wierd to me was having to place my thumb on the single pup near the bridge when I hit the E string. Usually I play on the p pup near the neck of my ergodyne...but I could definately adapt!!! Hmmmmm...the Ric may have some competiton when I go new bass shopping!