Well, I concur that bassists are less conservative then guitarist. Shoot, I play both and am a lot less conservative about my bass preferences than my guitar choices. Can you imagine Phil Kubicki selling any X-Factors as guitars, or the Entwhistle Buzzard with a 25" scale six-string neck? I do own and almost exclusively gig my Rickenbacker 4003, though I have a few instruments I like every bit as much, including the Epi Allen Woody Rumblekat and an '80s Ibanez Roadster med-scale, standard Fender J and P models and a Kubicki X-factor. But none of them look the part of long-haired old guy playing classic rock like the Rick.