A friend of mine just purchased a 1970's and 2001 model Ric. I played both of them, this is my first time playing a Ric and to be honest I thought they both kinda sucked. I don't see what the big deal is and why everyone thinks they are so great and why they cost so much. I have a 400 dollar Ibanez bass that i plugged in right after and it blew the Ric away in sound and playability. Am I missing something here?