so I was snooping around sweetwater today and discovered the 44-01 deluxe spalted a haven't stopped thinking about it. ive always wanted a 44-94 but cant swing the four grand and I always felt that the 44-02 skyline was too expensive and would rather get a usa made fender or stingray. but the 44-01 is about $800! Now for the issue, since I have to be a responsible adult I would have to sell my two current basses to fund this purchase. ive had both of these basses for 10+ years and think its time to move on and stir things up. the first is a late 90's p-bass with sd hot for pbass pups that has a nice classic rock and punk sound and the second is my p-bass lyte deluxe mahogany with 3-band and a natural finish. the p bass lyte is kind of rare and really comfy, but im wondering if ill regret letting it go. I play mostly with friend at partys and occasional open mics, nothing serious and do studio stuff at home. my amp is an eden 210xlt and hartke lh500, ill sometimes use a dbx compressor and bass bigmuff pi. The hartke doesn't have a gain control and neither of my basses seem to be able to drive the pre amp tube like id want. I plan on eventlually getting an eden 112xlt and switching too the lh1000(more for the pre-gain than the added power) or possibly a eden traveler if I hit the lottery. ok so the styles im currently interested in are hard rock and metal but would like as many GOOD sounds as possible, my pbass lyte can get these sounds but they sound kind of pussed out at times or muffled when clean and pickup replacement is out of the question since the only bridge pup upgrade is a $250 Delano. so how about this lakland? ive never played one but from the specs I think ill like the feel but im not sure. how would the neck compare to my current basses? It seems like the profile would fall inbetween the jazz and pbass necks. how versatile are the pups? I would like to have a bass that cn do a thick clean sound and also a puchy/growly sound on the fly. is the 44-01 the right fit?