26 duojet55 10 months ago I'm sorry to hear that Rick's QC is hit-or-miss nowadays. My first Rick 4001 bass is a December 1982 in Mapleglo. It has super low action (completely straight neck adjustment) with Tomastik Infeld flatwounds. My wife used it a few times with her college jazz band and her Army Reserve jazz combo and both bands loved the sound. Of course she still preferred her G&L L-2000, but raved about the feel and action of the Rick. A good 4001 set up properly is a fine bass.