1 Proteus 3 months ago The unfortunate Bad Ric 4003 of this thread went back to its vendor. This one - a 2017 - came today. There's so little to say about an instrument that's just right. Looks right (flawless, in fact), plays right, sounds right. Is right, I reckon.Oddly, the action doesn't look so much different than the Bad Bass's, but it feels completely different. Like lower string tension, much easier to play. "Effortless" is going too far, but so much more tractable than Bad Bass. There's still fret buzz, but it's as I expect for a growling, clanking Ric - so OK.Nice even action. Everywhere. I haven't even looked at the relief. (We're going through a helluva humid spell, though, and that everything I pick up seems to need a tweak - so as this one came from Wisconsin, it's reasonable to expect it to pick up some moisture and need attention as it acclimates.)Dealwise, I couldn't be pleaseder. Better condition, perfect case (the first one had a crack), functionally perfect. It already has the Hipshot replacement bridge installed, and the original (and bridge pickup cover) came along as well.I don't know that Rickenbacker is entirely redeemed in my view, but at least this bass hits the mark. It's everything I think it should be.