I have been mostly out of the bass scene for the last 15 years. As i return i have noticed this: made in america seems to be less important. Or rather… things like made in china seem far more accepted, and even defended. Case in point: much of the ampeg line. Fender player series. Orange. H&k. And many brands gave outsourced to china. The line that got me was… “your iphone was made in china, still costs a kidney.” Or another saying the china ampeg stuff is superior to the old americsn made gear. Does where a bass/gear was made matter now… or is it about quality?