To me, I don't care about the "made in" sticker when I look for playability and sound. I have owned and gigged with Made in Germany Warwicks, Made in USA Fenders, Made in USA Stingray Classic, and even China Squiers. The more expensive basses were good conversation pieces, as fellow musicians always wanted to discuss them, but no one ever complained about my tone or playing when I was using a Squier Bronco on stage or in the studio. Whether or not that helps your post? Not sure.
I guess my point is, forget the "made in sticker" play it and listen to it.. "Made in" is nowhere near as important as "played by".
ESP LTD B206sm, Squier Classic Vibe 50s P Bass in LPB(with HotRails pup), Squier P Bass, TC Electronics BH250 RS210