I've been playing bass on and off since August. (The other time is spent playing my electric Mexican Fender and my Jasmine Takamine acoustic.) The electric bass that I currently own is a Squier P-Bass, a real cheapie that I paid $150 for. Have any of you ever played one of these? There is hardly any tone to it! I mean, all I really have to compare against is the music I listen to. I'm currently using theory books and learning Paul McCartney bass lines. I figured since Paul used a Ric on Revolver until late 1968 and then again in late '69...a brand new Rickenbacker 4003 would be a good choice. I have small fingers...and aren't Rics known for low-action and narrow necks? I've never played one before...so I know you're going to tell me..."go out and play one and see what you like for yourself." I figured I'd check here first to see what you think. It's either a Ric, Ibanez or a Fender Mexican I think. I just love the look of a Ric....I think at this point anything would sound better than what I have.