So, I've been looking into getting a Ric 4003, as it fits my current band's sound and look a lot more than my current basses... plus I've always wanted one, and I get my profit sharing check pretty soon, so I figured I could stretch to afford one.
But... last time I looked at a Ric, it was probably 2004, and you could get one for $1100 new... now they're $1750 new, and all the online retailers have an ETA for a few months out.
I also went onto Rickenbacker's site to get model information and find dealers and such, and the site is just a mess, with database errors all over the place.
Has Rickenbacker been having problems or something? What's with the major price increases, lack of supply, and shitty site?
It's probably from Ed Roman suing their ass from stealing all his good designs.